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  • ObamaCare's Glaring Weakness Is Reliance On the Young To Finance It

    09/15/2015 7:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/15/2015 | David Hebert
    A sluggish economy has kept young Americans unemployed and underemployed as our nation's high school and college graduates find they have inadequate skills for a dynamic and increasingly global economy. And it's no secret that the enrollment rate for ObamaCare has been disappointing: Of a projected 35 million enrollees, only 16.2 million have actually enrolled. The White House knows the president's health spending law is untenable unless 40% of the enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 34, because this age group is significantly healthier than all other age groups. This age group now comprises a mere 24%, meaning...
  • Micromanaging Free Speech

    08/21/2015 11:12:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Back in the day, when bosses and CEOs got a little too attentive to detail, we would wryly note that they were “micromanaging.” Today, students actually want university administrators to micromanage free speech, putting the First Amendment at risk. “Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance,” Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt write in the latest issue of The Atlantic. “Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a...
  • MTSU student charged with murder in Murfreesboro woman's death

    08/18/2015 8:40:05 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 20 replies
    WSMV ^ | 8/17/15 | Miller
    Murfreesboro police have charged 22-year-old Brandon Richmond Bowling with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Heather Maples. Bowling, who is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University, was booked into the Rutherford County jail just before 3 a.m. Saturday. A spokesperson with the university confirmed Bowling's status to Channel 4. Bowling was registered to resume classes this fall. His arrest comes more than a week after Maples' body was found in her apartment on Brown Drive. She was not a student of MTSU. Police are still not saying how the 22-year-old woman died.
  • Kentucky Pastor Barred From Ministering to Youth Over Biblical View on Homosexuality Sues State

    08/17/2015 8:08:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/17/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    A Kentucky pastor was stripped of his right to minister to youth while using the Bible at a Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green earlier this year after he refused to sign a new policy that would prohibit him from referring to homosexuality as sinful. The pastor, David Wells of Pleasant View Baptist Church in McQuady, has helped sexually abused youth at Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center for 12 years, and is being represented by the Liberty Council, a Christian law firm that's filing a lawsuit against the state on his behalf for refusing to reinstate him. "They have...
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign appoints ‘Millennial Director’

    08/14/2015 2:59:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 13, 2015 | Rebekah Swieringa, Campus Correspondent
    Today, Sen. Ted Cruz announced the addition of a new Millennial Director to his South Carolina campaign efforts. “I understand the crucial role Millennials will play in the 2016 presidential election,” Cruz said in a statement. In 2008, Millennials voted for Obama by a ratio of 2 to 1 – the largest margin within any group since 1972. President Obama’s popularity among young people decreased in 2012, however, he still won the under-30 age group by 24 points over Mitt Romney (60 percent to Romney’s 36 percent). Recognizing Millennials could prove important for the GOP candidates in the upcoming election....
  • Iran Deal: Jews Now Oppose 2-To-1; Youth 4-To-1

    08/07/2015 5:48:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    American Jews now oppose the Iran deal by a margin of two-to-one, according to a new poll–with those between 18 and 30 against the deal four-to-one. The telephone poll of 1,035 registered voters, conducted by McKeon & Associates July 29 and 30, found that a large plurality of registered Jewish voters oppose the deal, 45% to 22%.
  • Can Mark Levin’s New Book, ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ Rescue America’s Youth?

    07/30/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-29-2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter. Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund...
  • The 5-point anatomy of a Hillary youth flyer gone VERY wrong

    07/27/2015 1:03:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-27-2015 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this beauty via The American Mirror.Not counting the desire to elect Hillary to be president, there are 5 things wrong with this flyer: Is this a political campaign in 2016 or 2000? No part of this flyer shows that it was created in the 21st century. No social media accounts, none, in a flyer espousing youth. That's a little odd, but...the "take me" tags are a nice touch (even though they look untouched) for young people who still don't know how to add events to the calendar on their phones, or about cameras on their phones, or how to use their...
  • How Do We Counter the Appeal of Radical Islam for Our Youth?

    07/17/2015 10:34:27 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 33 replies
    7/17/2015 | A Navy Vet
    What is going on with the young adults of this Country and other Nations? Why are so many susceptible to the radical beliefs of ISIS and others to take up arms against innocent civilians?
  • No Jobs for the Young, No Retirement for the Old [Financial Insecurity rising for everyone]

    07/08/2015 2:35:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 07/08/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    We shouldn't wonder why people are working into their 70s--we should wonder why anyone retires, assuming they'll still be receiving their full pension in five years.You may have seen a variation of this chart of employment in the U.S. by age group. This chart--courtesy of shows the number of those employed (with any kind of job--full-time, part-time, self-employed) as a percentage of the Civilian Noninstitutional Population (CNP), which includes everyone 16 years of age and older who is not institutionalized or on active duty in the Armed Forces. A number of striking features pop out of this chart: 1....
  • Why is The GOP Embracing the Overvalued ‘Youth’?

    06/14/2015 10:16:14 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 17 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 6/14/15 | Bob Parks & Laura Erickson
    It’s very clear by observing the state of our nation that the Republican Party is on the wrong track. Not just because our so-called leaders are looking after themselves and their personal self interests. That’s been the theme for decades. No, another major reason is their belief that embracing the priorities of the “youth” is a ticket to electoral success and it's NOT.
  • AWANA Clubs International - What We Believe

    06/13/2015 11:06:42 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 39 replies
    AWANA Clubs international is a Bible-centered youth ministry with 30,000 charter "clubs" around the world. Their statement of faith describes a sound doctrine. I invite you to take a look.
  • Media Downplays Youth Unemployment

    06/11/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Recent college graduates contemplating their post-graduation job prospects might find that the media is as inaccurate a source of information as their university career services division is. The Washington Post reported on June 5, 2015 that the “U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs in May; unemployment rate at 5.5%.” Generation Opportunity took a closer look at those numbers and found them wanting: • “The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by including those who have given up looking for work, is 13.6 percent (NSA). The (U-3) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is...
  • Marriage Redefined: Young Evangelicals in Crisis

    05/28/2015 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 46 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | May 28, 2015 | John Stonestreet
    What does the rising generation of young evangelicals think about marriage? [Catholics too!] Here's the troubling truth. For five years, Dr. Abigail Rine has been teaching a course on gender theory at George Fox University, an evangelical school in the Quaker tradition. At the beginning of the semester, she tells her students that “they are guaranteed to read something they will find disagreeable, probably even offensive.” Writing at recently, she related how five years ago it was easy to find readings that challenged and even offended the evangelical college students “considering the secular bent of contemporary gender studies.” But...
  • In Arab Spring, Obama Finds a Sharp Test (and Fails Utterly)

    09/25/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/24/2012 | HELENE COOPER and ROBERT F. WORTH
    President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he shot back. “You don’t understand this part of the world,” the Egyptian leader broke in. “You’re young.” Mr. Obama, during a tense telephone call the evening of Feb. 1, 2011, had just told Mr. Mubarak that his speech, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, had not gone far enough. Mr. Mubarak had to step down, the president said. Minutes later, a grim Mr. Obama appeared before hastily summoned cameras in the Grand Foyer of the White House. The...
  • Why Are Palo Alto Kids Killing Themselves?

    05/22/2015 7:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, San Francisco Magazine published an anthropological incursion by Diana Kapp into the lifestyles of the most privileged teens in the nation in order to ask: Why are the kids of Palo Alto killing themselves? A cluster of teen suicides at Palo Alto high schools in 2010 was followed this year by another four suicide victims from the wealthy and achievement-blessed Henry M. Gunn High School. Fifty-two of its 1,900 students were treated for suicide ideation this past school year. By Kapp’s account, the suicidal cases are only the tip of a very large iceberg of kids who,...
  • Md. Man Brutally Beaten By Group of Teens

    05/12/2015 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies ^ | May 12, 2015 |
    A Maryland man faces a long recovery after he was brutally beaten by a group of teens.
  • Baltimore mom: "I just lost it" seeing son at riots with rock in hand

    04/29/2015 12:36:46 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/29/2015 | Staff
    The Baltimore mom heralded for smacking her 16-year-old son at the Monday riots says she doesn't feel like a hero. In a CBS News exclusive, Toya Graham explained why she angrily confronted her son in an incident captured on a video that went viral. "To see my son come across the street with a rock in his hand, I think at that point, I just lost it," Toya Graham said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning." “He knew he was in trouble,” says Baltimore mom. The single mother of six was unofficially dubbed "mom of the year" by many on social...
  • Baltimore Police Cite Presence of Minors in Defending Response to Unrest

    04/28/2015 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Richard Pérez-Peńa
    BALTIMORE — Addressing questions about the police’s tempered response to unrest on Monday in Baltimore, a police spokesman said Tuesday that officers took a restrained approach early on because most of the people involved seemed to be minors. A social media campaign that appeared to be goading Baltimore residents into rioting on Monday afternoon was timed to 3 p.m., about when schools were being dismissed, Capt. J. Eric Kowalczyk of the Baltimore Police Department said Tuesday during a news conference. “When we deployed our officers yesterday, we were deploying for a high school event,” Captain Kowalczyk told reporters. “I don’t...
  • The Really Lost Generation

    04/14/2015 9:31:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If the raccoon coat-wearing youth of the 1920s really were the lost generation, what would you call millennials? Generation Opportunity, “a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization,” crunched the employment and unemployment data for March in its Millennial Jobs Report for March 2015” and found that: • “The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29-year-olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by including those who have given up looking for work, is 13.9 percent (NSA). The (U-3) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is 9.1 percent (NSA). • “The declining labor force participation rate has created an additional 1.842 million young adults...
  • Young Christians Spiritually Failing Because Youth Groups Depend Too Much on Emotional High

    04/14/2015 9:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The main reason people abandon Christianity is unanswered intellectual questions, yet many churches treat faith as a mostly emotional experience, philosopher Nancy Pearcey argued in an interview with The Christian Post. Her new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, provides five practical strategies to help Christians think about issues that challenge their faith. Pearcey is a best-selling author whose previous works include Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, and, coauthored with Charles Colson and Harold Fickett, How Now Shall We Live? Following the Apostle Paul's example in the first chapter of...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • Chaotic Night in Downtown Mpls (Amish Yutes)

    03/18/2015 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Abigail Adams · 40 replies
    KSTP ^ | March 18, 2015 | KSTP
    A chaotic night Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis included fights, injuries and arrests. Police say it all began with a large group of teens who used mass transit to travel downtown with the intention of causing trouble. The group of young people fought amongst themselves and blocked traffic near Nicollet Mall amid St. Patrick's Day celebrations. View raw Chopper 5 video of the scene here. The disturbance was widespread and included the areas between 3rd and 8th streets, and Marquette and Hennepin avenues. Additional police officers were called in to restore order. They arrested as many as six people, and used...
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Cowards! Video shows student mercilessly beaten by gang of girls at a McDonald's as large crowd [tr]

    03/12/2015 8:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | David McCormack
    Graphic cell phone footage has emerged of brutal attack on a school girl that took place in Brooklyn after class on Monday afternoon. The three minute clip shows an unfair fight that begins with a small girl in a light blue hoodie being set upon by at least four other students. As the girl is mercilessly pummelled by the gang her blonde hair extensions are ripped from her head as she is repeatedly punched and kicked.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s employees attacked by ‘mob’ of birthday party attendees, police say

    A complaint over a malfunctioning photo booth at an Ohio Chuck E. Cheese’s escalated into a terrifying attack involving a dozen birthday party-goers on Sunday — an incident that left two employees seriously injured, according to police. Police say a female patron complained to Chuck E. Cheese’s employees in Parma, Ohio, about the photo booth not working, and that a manager told her she had to wait. Then, police said, one of the male party attendees followed the manager into the kitchen, threatened to kill him and began to attack. “I’m characterizing this as an attack on the employees of...
  • Rapper, Shaped by Tumultuous German Youth, Is Designated a Global Terrorist

    02/10/2015 11:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 2/10/15 | ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN — Denis Cuspert was drawn early to gangsta rap, and later to Islam. Born and raised in West Berlin, jeered at as a half-African child and often at odds with his American stepfather, he fell in with Salafists in Germany, left for Egypt in 2012 and made his way, eventually, to Syria. By last spring, the German authorities said, he had joined Islamic State guerrillas and swore allegiance to their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This week, Mr. Cuspert was transformed again. The American State Department announced Monday that, as “a willing pitchman” for the extremist group’s “atrocities,” Mr. Cuspert...
  • Newly Released Recording Recounts High School Teacher’s Ordeal

    01/20/2015 2:01:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/20/15
    Word first came in a 9-1-1 call from South Dade Senior High last September 19th – a male teacher relating a disturbing encounter with a dazed, bloody female teacher. “She was walking down the hallway and she has blood on her face and pants,” the caller told the operator. “She just told me to call 9-1-1.” Documents, photographs and recordings released the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office Tuesday detail how the teacher was allegedly beaten, choked and raped in her classroom by 18 year-old student Victor Marshall Nash. Evidence photos show the alleged horror story played out amid desks, chairs, pencil...
  • 'You think this is a game?' St. Charles Avenue robbery suspect said before victim shot: NOPD

    01/10/2015 12:34:55 PM PST · by BBell · 28 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/9/15 | Naomi Martin
    A 21-year-old man remained hospitalized Thursday (Jan. 8), more than two weeks after he was shot during a botched robbery at a park on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said. But the recovering victim got some good news this week: With his identification of a suspect in a photo lineup, police arrested Taman Martin, 18, in the case. Police allege Martin and three others went on a crime spree Uptown throughout December, robbing people, breaking into cars and stealing a vehicle. Martin was rebooked on charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery late Wednesday.Police say Martin and his...
  • Young Americans extra-miserable under Obama

    01/08/2015 7:31:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2015 | Drew Belsky
    Buyer's remorse among America's Obama-supporting youth?  One would hope so. Young America's Foundation released its latest Youth Misery Index – a compilation of what the organization considers the three most important statistics to determine how young people in the United States are doing.  Those stats are youth unemployment (18.1%), average graduating debt ($30,000), and national debt per capita ($58,400).  YAF calls these numbers, respectively, "one of the highest levels since World War II," "record-breaking," and "the highest ever." Put them all together, and you get a Youth Misery Index of 106.5. I corresponded with YAF's Ashley Pratte on the...
  • Some Cuban celebrities react with optimism to Obama's move, others conspicuously quiet

    12/20/2014 4:12:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ....Obama announced the administration’s move to normalize relations with the communist government of Cuba — the most dramatic shift in U.S. policy toward the island nation in more than 50 years.... Fox News Latino reached out to music power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan, both Cuban-born and outspoken critics of the regime, but their publicist said the couple had no comment. They were on the set of “Glee” when news broke.

    12/02/2014 7:58:24 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
  • Obesity Affects Number Of Those Eligible For Military Service (70% ineligible)

    11/21/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jessica Kartalija
    Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military. Jessica Kartalija reports now there’s a push for kids to eat healthier. Recruiting for our military is facing a growing challenge. “I am very concerned about the reduced number of men and women who can meet all of the qualifications required to serve in our armed forces,” said retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steven Tomaszeski. Now, retired admirals from Maryland are releasing a report, citing obesity as the number one reason...
  • The youngest women elected to office are Republicans [No War on Women there]

    11/05/2014 8:38:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/5/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Memo to all of you “Republican War on Women” talkers: Take a hike.Two races of particular interest yesterday speak to an issue which goes far beyond the borders of their respective districts. One was a House race which I’ve written about here before. In New York’s north country, Elise Stefanik has won her battle against millionaire filmmaker Aaron Woolf and is now the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress. Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York’s 21st open district 56-32, ABC...
  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if today’s young...
  • Celebrities embarrass themselves in effort to get young people to care about the midterms

    10/08/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is possible to count on two hands the number of politically active celebrities who demonstrate thoughtfulness and substance in their activism. The rest, a great horde of marginally famous mediocrities, can be counted on to reduce politics to the parochial frivolities that capture only their relatively constrained imaginations. The youth voter advocacy group Rock the Vote can be counted on every two years to put the trivial concerns of those celebrities on parade. Rock the VoteÂ’s latest effort to patronize young voters was released this week in the form of a music video featuring luminaries ranging from Whoopi...
  • Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea' (an insightful response to a teen's question)

    08/15/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | August 15, 2014
    Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Daejeon, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness. “There is only one Korea, but this family is divided,” the Pope said to a large gathering of young people from across the continent. His off-the-cuff comments came during an Aug. 15 gathering with youth of Asia at Solmoe Shrine, birthplace of...
  • Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

    07/08/2014 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2014 | David Leonhardt
    There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever. Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues. They worried more about poverty. They voted strongly Democratic.In retrospect, we refer to this period as the 1960s, and it didn’t last long, let alone forever. Less than a generation after young people were marching for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, they voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan.Today, of course, the young are liberal again, and it seems as if they will be forever. They favor...
  • 15-Year-Old is Creating a 3D Printer ’10X Faster, Most Reliable & Advanced Ever’

    07/06/2014 10:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    3D blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO,, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    The number one issue that people have with 3D printers today, is the speed at which they print at. People now-a-days want things quickly, at the touch of a button. Over the years, many of our everyday jobs, chores, and desires have reached a point of almost becoming instant. For example, when you want to print a document from your computer or tablet, its done in approximately 5-10 seconds. When you want to bring up a website on your smartphone, itÂ’s up in a matter of 1-2 seconds. Just about every aspect of our lives, when compared to that of...
  • Knockout Game Victim Chases Down Attackers In Baltimore, Calls Them ‘Cowards’ [Video]

    06/29/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 29, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A victim of the knockout game decided that he would not let the teenage attackers get away with the violent assault, chased them down, and managed to bring them to justice. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the idea behind the knockout game is that a group or an individual targets the first person they see and attempts to knock the unsuspecting person unconscious with just one punch. Media reports have focused on “black mobs” going after Jews when targeting people. There is also a book that documents the trend toward violence called White Girl Bleed a Lot:...
  • Dream Defenders to try to mobilize youth vote in Hillsborough & Polk Counties (Florida)

    06/24/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Creative Loafing - Tampa Bay ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mitch Perry
    Last summer, student activists in Florida known as the Dream Defenders held one of the longest sit-in demonstrations in recent Tallahassee history, as they attempted to get Rick Scott to call for a special session on the controversial Stand Your Ground self-defense law. The sit-in began just days after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Though Scott declined to convene such a session, the group received national attention for their actions, and they vowed that they would be back in 2014 to educate thousands of new voters in advance of the 2014 state elections. That's...
  • Obama's Economy: Where Did All The Young Workers Go?

    06/18/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/18/2014 | Stephen Moore
    Economists are scratching their heads trying to figure out a puzzle in this recovery: Why are young people not working? People retiring at age 60 or even 55 in a weak economy is easy to understand. But at 25? The percentage of adult Americans who are working or looking for work now stands at 62.8%, a 36-year low and down more than 3 percentage points since late 2007, according to the Labor Department's May employment report. This is fairly well-known. What isn't so well-known is that a major reason for the decline is that fewer and fewer young people are...
  • 15-year-old Plans to Launch 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program & Store via Kickstarter

    06/15/2014 8:56:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D blog ^ | June 15, 2014 | Monica Aderholt
    The Filastuder One question arises quite often when talking to people who utilize FDM 3D printers on a daily basis. What do you do with your 3D printed scraps and junk? When an object doesnÂ’t print correctly or when an object just simply is not wanted or needed any longer, where do they eventually end up? Most likely they get tossed in a the trashcan, and end up in a landfill for the next 500 years before the earth reclaims them. That filament that you paid $40/roll for becomes wasted money. One 15-year-old boy, named Grayson Galisky, has taken it...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Dem poll: Half of young Obama voters don’t plan to vote blue in November

    05/16/2014 9:21:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2014 | Guy Benson
    Behold, yet another data point indicating that Obama’s 2012 re-election coalition is splintering or flat-out apathetic heading into the midterm cycle, via the Washington Post: As this graph illustrates, less than a third of Obama’s 2012 Millennial voters say they’ll “definitely” vote for Democrats this fall. Almost as many have abandoned the party label completely, either by shifting to independent status or by supporting Republicans. When this Democratic pollster tabulates the data, he finds that only half of all the young Obama voters surveyed will definitely, probably, or maybe vote for Democrats in the midterms. The rest plan to...
  • Thanks for Nothing Obama—Sincerely, Millennials

    05/08/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    Surprise, surprise, the labor force participation rate in April for young adults between the ages of 25-29 hit a record low. Liberals continue to tout that young people are doing just fine under the Obama economy, but alas the data shows otherwise. Young people have been the hardest hit by Obama and his leftist policies. Young Americans are the ones expected to pick up the tab for the reckless spending coming from Washington while facing an increasingly tough job market. Each year Young America’s Foundation releases its Youth Misery Index (YMI), which adds together youth unemployment, average graduating student debt,...
  • College Gets Even More Costly: Federal Student Loan Rates Set To Rise [Obamanomics Fail]

    05/08/2014 4:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/7/14 | Maggie McGrath
    Bad news for students who need to borrow federal student loans: your interest rates for the 2014-2015 school year will be higher than they were during the 2013-2014 academic calendar.
  • Hillary Clinton, Youth Candidate

    04/15/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Republicans will nominate someone younger than her, and it won't make a difference to young people.Our old colleague Patrick Caldwell has an interesting article up at Mother Jones about the way the Hillary Clinton campaign—or whatever we can call it at this point, since it isn't actually a campaign but it isn't exactly just a bunch of independent people doing their own thing either—is going after college students. I had forgotten how idiotically hostile the Hillary '08 campaign was toward college students in Iowa, but that's just one of innumerable mistakes that one presumes she'll attempt to correct this time...
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards...
  • Overqualified and Underpaid: Europe's Educated Unemployed Youth Flee the Continent

    03/22/2014 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The European ^ | 03/22/2014 | Daniel Tkatch
    Europe’s unemployed youth do not mind a little economic insecurity. What they can’t stand is a chronic atmosphere of political hopelessness. No wonder they are fleeing the continent. Young people appear to be the social group most affected by the lingering economic crisis of the EU. Around a quarter of them is unemployed. As expected, the situation is the most dramatic in the countries on the European periphery: In Spain 57 per cent of the population below 30 is unable to find a job, according to the most recent Eurostat figures. The worrying list also includes Greece with 58 per...