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  • Son's school wants to do "Peace Day" (vanity)

    09/20/2018 8:18:10 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 57 replies
    me | 9/20/18 | me
    Today my son brought up that they're having a "Peace Day" "celebration" tomorrow at school with stations to do things at. Such as "painting rocks with peace signs" and origami (wanted to do "peace" sign but wouldn't work he thinks). I.e., looks like they're pushing the stupid UN idea and of course, the hippie norm.
  • Anti-Trump Georgetown professor goes on profane tirade against Kavanaugh, GOP

    09/20/2018 2:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    An anti-Trump professor at Georgetown University went on a profanity-laced Twitter rant against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing a sexual assault as a teen. Dr. Carol Christine Fair is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown, according to the school’s website. Fair referred to “Kreepy Kavanaugh” as a “perjurer” and a “rapist” on her verified Twitter account, adding that “nothing has changed since Anita Hill.” Fair also said the “GOP doesn’t care about women. We knew this. F--- them.” In another tweet about Kavanaugh, Fair referred to the GOP as “pro-rape,...
  • WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HS YEARBOOK SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Drinking & Promiscuity

    09/20/2018 9:24:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this: CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS. And it would be an accurate headline. That’s why...
  • Professor Shoots Self to Protest Trump [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 3:37:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    At the College of Southern Nevada, Professor emeritus Mark Bird shot himself in the arm in a restroom as a protest against President Trump's anti-gun control policies. "People like me should never be permitted to have a gun," Bird said. "The demented Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms clearly failed to prevent me from shooting myself. Trump's unwillingness to repeal this Amendment is the cause of the injury I suffered from my self-inflicted wound." Bird acknowledged that "those who enacted the Second Amendment in 1789 inhabited a simpler and saner world than we do today. Back then...
  • The Innovation Dilemma Facing Betsy DeVos

    09/14/2018 7:34:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 14, 2018 | Preston Cooper
    No one can accuse Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of inaction. Just within the past few weeks, her Department of Education announced the overhaul of two major Obama-era regulations. The next stage of DeVos’ agenda will review several of the rules governing which higher education institutions and programs are eligible for federal funding, with an eye toward giving colleges more flexibility. The changes DeVos will likely attempt highlight a dilemma all conservative higher-education reformers face: the tension between promoting innovation and protecting taxpayers. While still in development, DeVos’ agenda comes down firmly on the side of creating a more hospitable environment...

    09/13/2018 9:12:21 AM PDT · by w.m.rose · 13 replies
    I'm the source | Thursday 9-13,'18 at 11:30 a.m. | Wayne Rose
    (ON MONDAY 10-24-2016 OUR DAUGHTER TRACI'S BIRTHDAY I WROTE THE FOLLOWING): CALL BE CRAZY AND LAUGH, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WHICH THE WORLD CALLS THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING IS ACTUALLY "THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL DUSTING." TRUE, I'M NOT A METEOROLOGIST OR CLIMATE EXPERT, BUT NEITHER ARE THE ONE'S WITH DEGREES "LOL". I've made many such claims since I was a little boy and most have become reality as confirmed by science and other formal authorities, PLUS my own Family and Friends. My theory here is, due to there being more people on earth at this time than ever before...
  • Social Justice Teaching Has Invaded Business Schools

    09/12/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Many professors cannot resist the temptation to smuggle their personal beliefs into the courses they teach. As long as those beliefs are “progressive,” there is little chance that higher-ups in their departments or top administrators will try to rein them in. For example, engineering has been infiltrated by activists who are concerned about social justice concerns, not just how to best design objects for performance and safety, as Michigan State professor Indrek Wichman pointed out. A recent article published on Inside Higher Ed, “B-Schools That Don’t Boast About Billionaire Alumni,” similarly informs us that some business school professors have decided...
  • Amazon to train community college students in cloud computing

    09/11/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Education Dive ^ | August 14, 2018 | James Paterson
    Dive Brief: • Amazon is the latest big tech company to help graduate students with the skills that employers want, training some experts say private firms can most easily and effectively provide, according to the Los Angeles Times. • Amazon Web Services is partnering with a group of community colleges in the Los Angeles region to offer a 15-credit certification in the broadening field of cloud computing program. Planners expect the program will be expanded to a two-year degree program soon. • A pilot program was offered last year through a local high school and Santa Monica College, which helped...
  • Timeline for the day of the September 11 attacks

    09/11/2018 4:56:18 PM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    Wikipedia | Sep 11, 2018 (we will never forget!) | upchuck
    As my tribute to the heros of 9/11, here's a link to Wikipedia's 9/11 timeline.
  • Pro-2A Student Shuts Down Anti-Gun Syllabus

    09/07/2018 12:13:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Sept. 7, 2018
    Quick action by a vigilant pro-Second Amendment student at the University of Kansas has resulted in shutting down a professor’s anti-gun syllabus. After KU senior Victoria Snitsar shared a copy of the offending syllabus with university officials, the university forced the professor to remove language from his class syllabus that is not “in compliance with university guidelines and state law.” In his syllabus history professor Eric Rath requested students “not bring firearms to class or anywhere I am present.” Referencing widely discredited and biased gun control claims, Rath’s syllabus warned students that carrying a firearm could increase a student’s likelihood...
  • How Political Indoctrination Destroyed the Promise of Learning in College Writing Courses

    09/07/2018 7:40:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Stephen Combs
    By wide agreement of writing professors and composition scholars, new freshmen arrive not only ill-prepared for college writing but many show little improvement after four years of undergraduate education. In 2002 the College Board established the National Commission on Writing, which found “growing concern within the education, business, and policy-making communities that the level of writing in the United States is not what it should be.” This may be the mother of all understatements. Using 2004 figures that have not been updated, a 2016 story at Inc. Magazine reported that U.S. businesses spend $3.1 billion annually on remedial writing training...
  • Foundation for Moral Law Sends Memorandum to Schools on Prayer at Football Games

    09/06/2018 7:03:51 PM PDT · by Coleus
    Christian Newswire ^ | 09.05.18 | John Eidsmoe
    Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245,     MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 5, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Prayer at public school football games, including over the school loudspeaker, does not violate the Constitution if it is a student message and not the school's, according to the Foundation for Moral Law which last Friday sent a memorandum on the subject to all Alabama school superintendents. The Memorandum on Student Religious Speech at Athletic Events countered letters sent by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation ("FFRF") to several Alabama public schools claiming that prayer at school athletic events is unconstitutional...
  • Proposal to arm Santa Fe Public Schools guards fails (New Mexico)

    09/05/2018 10:42:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 4, 2018 | Robert Nott
    Santa Fe school board President Steven Carrillo made an unsuccessful final attempt to win approval for the idea of hiring armed officers for the district’s two high schools this school year. During Tuesday’s board meeting, he couldn’t even sway the other four members to support the idea of holding a special study session to discuss the issue, let alone get them to agree to commit to hiring such guards, commonly known as school resource officers or SROs, with the goal of better protecting students against shooters on campus. “I’m not ready to entertain SROs,” board member Maureen Cashmon told Carrillo....
  • Universities and the ‘Coddling’ of the American Mind

    09/05/2018 9:47:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 5, 2018 | George Leef
    In 2015, Greg Lukianoff (president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and Jonathan Haidt (professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business) wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled “The Coddling of the American Mind.” In that article, the authors argued that students (college but also pre-college) increasingly react to words, books, images, and speakers with fear and anger because they’ve been taught to exaggerate danger, to let their emotions rule, and to engage in binary thinking. It proved to be one of the most read and discussed articles ever published by the magazine....
  • …But I’m Happy It’s Over For My Enemies Too

    09/04/2018 7:38:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-4-18 | MOTUS
    I would be in trouble if I was still of school age as I overslept this morning. No particular reason, wasn’t up particularly late, didn’t sleep any worse than usual, just protesting the end of summer I guess. Apparently I’m still at step one of grieving the end of summer: denial.I will eventually move on through the other 4 stages, sometime around Thanksgiving, but for now I will remain in denial. That should be easy as it’s supposed to hit the mid-90’s today with the heat index topping 100. Unfortunately it’s also the first day of school around here which...
  • There Is One Thing You Can’t Call Your Teacher

    08/30/2018 7:06:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-29-18 | MOTUS
    Remember when teachers were the adults in the room? Apparently that’s not always the case these days. Take the case of 10-year old Tamarion for example; his teacher punished him for addressing her (zir?) as “ma’am” – a term of respect towards the female gender until such time SJWs began creating new genders and gender neutrality rules. This was his punishment: writing “ma’am” over 200 times – 4 columns, both sides of the page.Now I don’t pretend to know what grievance the teacher was attempting to redress by instructing her young student to cease and desist. It could be ageism,...
  • Trump’s Latest Circuit Nominee Graduated Law School In 2007

    08/29/2018 12:58:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Above the Law ^ | August 28, 2018 | Joe Patrice
    Allison Jones Rushing has a sterling academic record, high-profile clerkship experience, and doubtless a solid vote for protecting the rights of fetuses as, based on her résumé, she still is one. Rushing graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 and Duke Law School in 2007. After three clerkships — with then-Judge Gorsuch, Judge Sentelle, and Justice Thomas — she joined the ranks of Williams & Connolly where she’s practiced actual law for a mere seven years. Doesn’t anyone think we’re, forgive me, “rushing” this? She could go to her 10-year Gorsuch clerkship anniversary already a federal appellate judge herself. Before this...
  • More young people must be steered from college track programs into apprenticeships

    08/28/2018 3:44:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Wheaton Business Journal ^ | August 27, 2018 | Peter Morici
    The Trump economy has delivered strong growth and low unemployment — now the challenge is to keep it all going. Cutting taxes and clearing out burdensome regulations offer businesses better incentives to invest but as in Tinkerbell’s admonitions to Wendy, Americans have to believe for it to happen. Despite relentless criticism from Democrats on the Hill, the liberal-dominated media and barnstorming socialists like Bernie Sanders, the president has persuaded businesses and ordinary folks that good old fashioned capitalism and enlightened self-interest still works. It’s in the numbers. The pace of hiring is up, and Mr. Trump’s economy coming off a...
  • I moved to the USA so my daughter could go to school

    08/27/2018 5:34:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 23 replies
    August 27, 2018 | Vanity
    I brought my daughter from 10,000 miles away to be educated in the USA. My prime goal is to have her speak like an American. Today was her first day of Kindergarten, the school assembled all the students in the courtyard. They recited the Lord's Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. I am starting to believe I made the correct decision. Of course, it is not a public school.
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber

    08/26/2018 5:44:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2016 | Active Self Protection
    An evidence based argument with real life situational videos for carrying a concealed pistol with a round in the chamber.