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  • Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption

    05/01/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    Christianpost.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that requested and were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda. The document reveals that an increasing number of colleges are seeking exemptions, and that evangelical Wheaton College is not on the list. As of April 1, as many as 232 colleges have obtained exemption from Title IX while 31 requests are pending, according...
  • Why Trump is the Real Deal...My Dear Friends, please watch and share...

    05/01/2016 1:18:15 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 35 replies
    WRECKED AS ^ | 5/1/2016 | nikos1121
    PLEASE WATCH THIS... AND FORWARD IT TO A FRIEND...A RELATIVE...A DEMOCRAT...A LIBERAL...A BERNIE BUDDY...A BLACK..A HISPANIC OR ANY ETNIC FRIEND OF YOURS... Watch the whoooooooooole thing. Please...watch the whole thing. I'M ASKING YOU TO WITNESS FOR DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT.... I don't know who put this together... "Wrecked As?" Whomever... please let me know, and I will give you full credit. Having said that....PLEASE WATCH THIS...PLEASE MY DEAR FRIENDS.... You all know me. I've been posting Live Threads of our Trump Family Rallies every day since when?...October..November? Click on "trumprallytoday" and you see how many times all of us, have...
  • Target's Stock To Get Flushed From The Bathroom Policy

    05/01/2016 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 51 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 1, 2016 | David Zanoni
    Summary Target’s bathroom policy is scaring away many customers. Over 1 million people have signed a pledge not to shop at Target. This is likely to have a negative impact on sales and the stock price. I think Target's (NYSE:TGT) bathroom policy is a serious mistake from a business standpoint. The policy is scaring away customers, which is likely to lead to sales declines and a falling stock price. Target recently went public with its bathroom policy which states:
  • Mexico Is Sending Us Colonists, Not Immigrants

    05/01/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    “Mexico First” has been the open, avowed policy of the government of Mexico for a generation, and Mexico expects its former residents to be loyal to Mexico for the next 200 years. Yet, when Donald Trump calls for an “America First” foreign policy, as he did in a speech this past week, he is denounced by pundits and the national security establishment for “nativism” and “demagoguery,” as if that policy is a novel and radical idea. Well, not in Mexico. I know that for a fact because I had it explained to me in Mexico City back in 2001 by...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 49 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.
  • Hundreds of people arrested during protest in Germany

    05/01/2016 10:58:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | Lindsay Isaac
    Five hundred people were arrested in Germany after violent clashes broke out, authorities said. More than 1,000 people were protesting Saturday in Stuttgart, where Alternative for Germany, a far-right political party, is holding a two-day conference over the weekend.
  • Migrant Teen Caught Sending ‘Anonymous Hate Letters’ To Herself

    05/01/2016 10:53:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/16 | Virginia Hale
    Anonymous hate letters sent to a Senegalese migrant teen living in Italy turns out to have been sent by…herself.A tale of envy, racism and mystery had the Italian media hooked last May when a series of hate-filled letters sent to the daughter of Senegalese migrants brought about a nationwide conversation about racism and roused high-profile figures such as national politicians to pledge solidarity with the girl. The case received so much attention that it prompted one of the country’s Cabinet ministers to visit her school. A year on from that whirlwind of publicity, the investigation has concluded quietly with the...
  • Archbishop of Cologne Blasts Germany’s Anti-Islam Party: Churches ‘Same As Minarets’

    05/01/2016 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/27/16 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    The Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne, Rainer Maria Woelki (pictured), has publicly criticized leaders of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party for their statements against Islam, insisting that “whoever says ‘yes’ to church towers must also say ‘yes’ to minarets.” The Cardinal was reacting in particular to recent statements by AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch, who told the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper: “Islam is in itself a political ideology that is not compatible with the constitution.” “We are in favor of a ban on minarets, on muezzins and a ban on full veils,” said von Storch, who is also a...
  • America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2016

    05/01/2016 10:38:43 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08 March 2016 | Erin Carlyle
    When Nate and Vanessa Quigley were deciding where to build Chatbooks, the photobook startup the married couple founded together, they looked for a place deep with creative and technical talent — preferably, that they could have all to themselves. That ruled out the rocketship-heavy Bay Area, where Nate’s friends running tech companies told him that “if they hiccup even for a second all of their best talent bolts.” Florida, the Quigleys’ home at the time, didn’t have enough tech talent. In New York, it seemed the company would need to be in Brooklyn or the Flatiron area to access the...
  • Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan child rapist will [be allowed to] stay in the Army

    05/01/2016 10:20:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/1/16 | Dickstein
    <p>WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret once selected for involuntary separation from the service after he struck an Afghan police commander who had admitted to raping a child, will remain in uniform.</p> <p>An Army board on Wednesday determined Martland’s military personnel file contained an “error or injustice,” an Army spokesman said Friday morning. Removing that error from his record means Martland, 33, will continue to serve at least through the end of his enlistment.</p>
  • US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers

    05/01/2016 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | April 29, 2016 | BBC Staff
    Snooping on a tablet computerImage copyrightThinkstock The US Supreme Court has approved a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers around the world. Previously, magistrate judges could order searches only within the jurisdiction of their court, often limited to a few counties. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the change was necessary to modernise the law for the digital age. But digital rights groups say the move expands the FBI's hacking authority. The DoJ wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which...
  • Transportation Secretary: Interstate Highway System Targeted Black, Low-Income Neighborhoods

    05/01/2016 9:21:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Penny Starr
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants to make the nation’s roadways more “inclusive,” according to articles published by National Public Radio (NPR) and Think Progress, the reporting arm of the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP). NPR reported [1] Thursday that Foxx, who was raised by his grandparents in Charlotte, N.C. and became the city’s mayor before President Barack Obama appointed him to Transportation secretary, said highways were designed to deliberately hurt certain residents. “I didn’t realize it as a kid,” Foxx said of the interstate highways snaking through that state. “I didn’t think about it as economic barriers, psychological barriers...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/01/2016 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Faith · 5 replies
    May 1, 2016 | Faith
    And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. - Isaiah 42:16
  • Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

    05/01/2016 9:10:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2016 | Amy Taxin
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
  • Why has there been an exodus of black residents from West Coast liberal hubs?

    05/01/2016 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    LAT (LA Slimes Op Ed) ^ | May 1, 2016 | Aaron Renn
    The Black Lies Matter movement has brought the challenges facing black America to the fore, and introduced racially conscious quality-of-life questions into the national debate. How are black residents in America's cities faring? And how are those cities doing in meeting the aspirations of their black residents, judged especially by the ultimate barometer: whether blacks choose to move to these cities, or stay in them? Though results vary to some extent, the broad trend is clear: West Coast progressive enclaves are either seeing an exodus of blacks or are failing to attract them. Midwestern and Northeastern urban areas are attracting...
  • Michael Bloomberg Denounces ‘Safe Spaces’ in University Commencement Speech

    05/01/2016 8:32:02 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 April 2016 | Josh Feldman
    “The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups, and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words, and trigger warnings, is in my view a terrible mistake. The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that, micro.”
  • Muslim favourite to run London after racially charged campaign

    05/01/2016 8:30:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | William James
    Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head a major western capital. London's population of 8.6 million is among the most cosmopolitan in...
  • The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

    05/01/2016 7:44:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | unknown
    Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for the company to write a report about the risks climate change creates for its insurance companies. CEO Warren Buffett says he agrees that dealing with climate change is important for society, but he doesn’t think climate change creates serious risks for Berkshire’s insurance businesses. Buffett says the fact that Berkshire generally writes insurance policies for one-year periods allows it to regularly re-evaluate risks, such as climate change. The activists who proposed the motion tried to urge Buffett to take a public stance in favor of measures to reduce consumption of...
  • 2016 Primary Forecasts (Trump 69% chance of winning Indiana)

    05/01/2016 7:38:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    538 ^ | 5/1/2016 | Nate Silver
    According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Donald Trump has a 69% chance of winning the Indiana primary.
  • 9/11 monuments across America are being defaced and neglected

    05/01/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | May 1, 2016 | Susan Edelman
    “Never Forget” has been forgotten. A startling number of 9/11 monuments around the country have been vandalized or fallen into disrepair, including a $2 million Nassau County memorial. In Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, graffiti is scrawled across a section facing the wall of 10 plaques honoring 344 county residents murdered in the terror attacks. The empty fountain had condom wrappers; the base of a fountain displaying two 30-foot-tall aluminum towers is marred by peeling paint, while black marble tiles surrounding it are missing. Others are loose, some streaked with oozing white adhesive. “A lot of blood and sweat went...
  • Donald Trump Leads Cruz by 15 Points in Crucial Indiana Race

    05/01/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by GilGil · 78 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/1/2016 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Trump gets support from 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters — followed by Cruz at 34 percent and John Kasich at 13 percent. If that margin in Indiana holds on Tuesday, Trump would be on a glide path towards obtaining the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the Republican nomination on a first ballot at the GOP convention in July.
  • VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz Argue With Disabled Man’s Family About Health Care

    05/01/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/30/2016 | Tommy Christopher
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has placed a lot of electoral eggs in the basket that is Indiana, and so it was that Cruz found himself gamely pressing the flesh with voters outside the Pie Pan restaurant in Evansville this weekend. Pool cameras caught most of what was a truly impressive display of retail politicking by Cruz, who dutifully posed for photos and chatted up voters, and even managed to find a couple of eight year-old girls who weren’t terrified of him. All this was done to periodic bursts of song from Cruz body man Bruce Redden:...
  • Indiana: Trump 49, Cruz 34, Kasich 13

    05/01/2016 6:59:01 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/1/2016 | Staff
    The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted April 26-28 — so mostly after Trump’s six-consecutive primary victories in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, as well as after Cruz and Kasich announced an alliance/truce, whereby Kasich wouldn’t campaign in Indiana to help Cruz (in exchange for Cruz not campaigning in Oregon and New Mexico). But 58 percent of likely Republican primary voters in Indiana say they disapprove of Cruz and Kasich teaming up to beat Trump in the Hoosier State, while 34 percent say they approve of the move. What’s more, only 22 percent consider the Cruz-Kasich alliance a major factor in deciding their...
  • John Kasich: People "probably" born gay

    05/01/2016 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/30/2016 | Reena Flores
    Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that gay people are "probably" born that way, conceding that view during a testy exchange with a gay voter at a California event. Asked by Kelly Bryan, a gay 62-year-old man, during an event at the Commonwealth Club of California whether people are "born gay," Kasich first attempted to avoid answering the question. "I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that," Kasich said at the San Francisco town hall. "I'm not gonna do that." But the questioner pressed again: "It's not analysis. Are people born gay?"...
  • CRUZ POACHES NEARLY ALL AZ DELEGATES=> Former Gov. Jan Brewer Screams “I Got Cheated!”

    05/01/2016 6:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump won the Arizona Republican primary with 47% of the vote to second place Ted Cruz with 25%. But that didn’t stop the Cruz campaign and GOP elites from coming in and poaching all of the delegates at today’s state convention. The Cruz camp and GOP elites call this a “good ground game.” Even former Governor Jan Brewer, an outspoken Trump supporter, had her name removed from the online ballot and did not make the cut.
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • Are You Perfect?

    05/01/2016 5:57:05 AM PDT · by kindred · 14 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | DJP I.F.
    Which man or woman among us can EVER profess and claim that we have kept PERFECTLY the Ten Commandments of Almighty God with ALL (100%) of our heart, soul and minds? No one is that crazy to make such a foolish statement. If you are one to make such a claim please take this brief test. Almighty GodÂ’s Holy Law (The 10 Commandments) clearly reveals and conveys to every human being that we are truly transgressors of the natural and SPIRITUAL absolutes of Almighty God and that we are fully accountable to Him on this matter (Isa. 1:18, Rom 3:23;...
  • Russia reportedly shows renewed interest in Israeli natural gas

    05/01/2016 5:40:25 AM PDT · by kindred · 9 replies
    http://www.jns.org/ ^ | April 25, 2016 | Israel Hayom
    Sources said Sunday that another round of negotiations over the development of Israel’s Leviathan offshore gas field by a serious player from Russia’s energy sector could be in the works. The degree of Russian interest is still unclear, but the potential renewed Russian interest comes on the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last Thursday. Some three years ago, the state-run Russian energy giant Gazprom expressed interest in buying gas harvested from Israel’s Tamar offshore filed. While a memorandum of understanding was signed on the issue, it never matured into a...
  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 4:57:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/30/2016 | Matt Agorist
    As the debate over which bathroom an individual should use based on their sexual identity heats up, we are witnessing the ignorant and brash nature of state enforcement of these edicts come to a head. It is not only a distraction and a means for the state to get involved in your bowel movements, but it paints the trans and gay community in a negative light by asserting there is some sexual stigma involved in relieving oneÂ’s bladder. The end result of such obstinate legalese clouding the minds of the public is going to be state violence initiated against individuals...
  • Larry Wilmore Roasts the Press in White House Correspondents’ Monologue

    05/01/2016 4:01:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 30 Apr 16 | Matt Wilstein
    President Obama was a tough act to follow, but Wilmore reminded some of Stephen Colbert with his audience-unfriendly jokes. Tonight, Larry Wilmore proved exactly why he was the perfect choice to host President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Even if the crowd of journalists in attendance didn’t seem to agree. More than ever before, the president was an impossible act to follow. Not only did Obama deliver a slew of jokes at Donald Trump’s expense but he also presented an elaborate Curb Your Enthusiasm-style video that included an epic John Boehner cameo. Wilmore began by welcoming the...
  • The “Trump Effect” – Fox News Joins Macy’s On The Losing End of Anti-Trump Efforts…

    05/01/2016 12:04:14 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 57 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | 05/01/2016 | sundance
    "Fox News can’t say they were not warned this would be an outcome of their insufferable decision to continue promoting a media narrative in opposition to Donald Trump. The same thing happened to Macys Department Store after they dropped Trump."
  • Diversity DESTROYS Social Cohesion in the West

    04/30/2016 10:59:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Black Pigeon
    Video only. (Destroys the myth of multiculturalism and diversity as strengths)
  • Raw Video: Donald Trump Supporter Walks Through Angry Crowd Of Protesters

    04/30/2016 10:37:42 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 43 replies
    KTVU ^ | April 29, 2016 | KTVU
    A Burlingame man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" ball cap decided to walk through a group of protesters outside the California GOP Convention in Burlingame.
  • Eurovision bans waving of PLO, ISIS flags

    04/30/2016 10:35:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/16
    As the annual Eurovision Song Contest approaches, the Stockholm theater hosting the event has published the rules about waving flags, and enumerated several flags that will be forbidden. Flags with commercial messages, those that discriminate against sectors of the population, those that disrupt the broadcast and those with messages in languages other than English will not be permitted. The specific list of banned lags include those of Kosovo, Basque, the Crimean Peninsula, the PLO, Donetsk, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria and ISIS. Saeb Erekat, a senior member of the Palestinian Authority, sent a letter in response, demanding an apology from the organizers...
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • Target stock plummets as “transgender” bathroom boycott swells to over one million

    04/30/2016 7:34:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    When retail giant Target announced their new policy of allowing anyone to use whichever bathroom they wish in their stores it was completely predictable that a firestorm was going to follow… and boy howdy, has it ever. While the SJW crowd cheered the decision, realists around the country signaled their collective displeasure with a boycott of the store spearheaded by The American Family Association. In a relatively short time, more than one million people had signed on to the protest. (Fox News) More than one million people have decided they will no longer buy their Nutter Butters or Wet...
  • Unstereotyped: Meet the white valedictorian of a historically black college

    04/30/2016 6:33:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tanzina Vega
    At first glance, Joshua Packwood is the embodiment of white privilege: He's college educated, married, a father of two and he runs a successful hedge fund in Manhattan. But his life, which began in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn't always been so good. Before Packwood was born, his father was in a motorcycle accident that left him unable to walk or talk. His mother had to care for her ailing husband and two sons alone. Eventually, Packwood's father went into an assisted living facility and his mother began a relationship with a man who became physically abusive. At the same time,...
  • Aptos High to host 19th annual queer youth leadership awards

    04/30/2016 6:14:54 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 04/30/16 | Jessica A. York
    Nearly two decades after the Queer Youth Task Force first began honoring student leadership and ally support, its annual recognition ceremony will be hosted for the first time at Aptos High School next weekend. The 19th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, will celebrate the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer allies and high school student leaders. Aptos High School Principal Casey O’Brien said hosting the event is in line with his school’s mission to provide education for “each student.”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF A TEACHER ~ 01 May 2016

    04/30/2016 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE POWER OF A TEACHER Yesterday, I related the story of a young man who had been labeled as "retarded," yet achieved remarkable success because of one teacher who convinced him that someone else's judgment need not become his reality. The account pointed out the importance of a healthy self-image, and the power of a vision. Today, I want to expand on that thought a bit. What was it that made the teacher in that story so different? Confidence? Experience? Expertise? No, I think it was something far more basic. Let me illustrate with another...
  • REVEALED: Inside the 76-page guide handed to migrants to evade borders through EU

    04/30/2016 3:34:16 PM PDT · by LucyT · 30 replies
    Express. UK News ^ | Sat, Apr 30, 2016 | Rebecca Perring
    A COMPREHENSIVE handy guide is being dispersed among migrants giving them tips on how to evade borders to travel through the promised land of Europe. The gleaming 76-page manual lists train routes, bus routes and complete maps of road networks for asylum seekers to make their whole way across the continent without stopping. It has been described as a "complete invasion plan" for Europe by frustrated lorry drivers who face daily break-ins to their freight as they travel across the continent. In a chilling warning, worried British politicians raised concerns the guide will feed into the hands of evil people...
  • MyVisaJobs.com Get your H1B Visa here

    04/30/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    MyVisaJobs.com ^ | 4-3--16 | MyVisaJobs.com
    Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors 2016 Salary is the average salary of all proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors (employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.
  • In wake of toddler's slaying, 2 VMC doctors fired

    04/30/2016 1:11:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/29/2016 | Eric Kurhi and Tracey Kaplan
    Santa Clara County has fired the doctor in charge of its Center for Child Protection and another pediatrician for allegedly failing to report egregious abuse of a toddler whose mother's boyfriend has since been charged with his murder, the Mercury News has learned. Just six months before the 2-year-old boy was found dead in mid-January, both of his arms had been broken, multiple sources familiar with the investigation said. Yet even though medical personnel suspected the injuries were not accidental, as the mother said, the incident was never reported by the doctors to Child Protective Services, as required by law.
  • The American Reprobate Mind

    04/30/2016 11:48:27 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | DJP I.F
    The secular reprobate mind is filled with violence, moral relativism and lawlessness designs and its actions have ravished this nation since the 60's beyond all recognition of what the founding fathers envisioned. Let us first look at the barbaric act of abortion. Since 1973 there has been 55 million abortions of our American children. May I say that NO gun has ever achieved that statistic not even all the combined arsenal of WW2! The abortion agenda of the Left is the holy grail of their godless ideology. The abortion ideology is a narcissistic ideology, which at its core is rooted...
  • Love of a woman

    04/30/2016 11:29:17 AM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Paul Eidelberg
    The Knesset: 61 years of parliamentary democracy in Israel. But do its members properly love their country? Commenting on the Torah portion, the Life of Sara, Rabbi Matis Weinberg writes: “With the Cave of Machpela, Avraham discovered … the intensity of his love of Sara, the depth of his roots in the earth, and his own need to remain rooted …” In a marginal note, Weinberg quotes Simone Weil: “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and the least recognized need of the human soul.” How pallid is the love displayed by Israel’s secular and religious Zionists. How tamely...
  • When You Ban the Sale of Ivory, You Ban Elephants

    04/30/2016 11:18:12 AM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | January 21, 2013 | Doug Bandow
    Elephant poaching is rampant throughout Africa. Unfortunately, Western nations have exacerbated the problem by banning the sale of ivory. Elephants are dying as a result. The West should reopen the ivory trade. Artists and artisans have used ivory for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to get tusks off a live elephant. So in 1989 the international sale of new ivory products was prohibited. Concluded analyst Peter Fitzmaurice, “with most nations adhering closely to the ban, the legal ivory trade has been decimated and value of this natural resource for range countries has been vastly diminished.” Nevertheless, the...
  • Kidnapping accused up-and-coming rapper

    04/30/2016 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Doucette
    A couple of up-and-coming Toronto rappers — one of whom appears to be following in the footsteps of his brother and father — are among the suspected gang members accused of recently kidnapping and torturing two 17-year-old boys. ---snip--- Gardiner, aka Pressa, is a rapper from a neighbourhood north of Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., known by area residents as Up Top, who had some success recently with his song Deadmihana. In Deadmihana, Pressa spits rhymes such as: “Run up and I’m blazing up this block. RIP and free the ones locked, locked. Headshot, headshot.”
  • Barack and Michelle Obama humorously trash talk Prince Harry and the Queen

    04/30/2016 11:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 4/28/2016 | Mark Gray
    You wanna play games, do you? Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry seemed less than impressed with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's trash talking skills.But, before you start negotiating a peace treaty, know that it's all in good fun to promote the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style games for wounded veterans which will take place in Orlando in May.The Kensington Palace's official Instagram page posted a hilarious video on Friday that opens with The Queen (yes, the actual Queen) and Harry watching a video sent to them by United States Commander-in-Chief and First Lady Michelle Obama."Oh, it's from...
  • Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal?

    04/30/2016 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 32 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal? by Daniel Clark "Boys are boys from the beginning, and girls are girls right from the start." This bit of political heresy was brought to you by PBS. Or at least, it used to be. Fred Rogers sang those lyrics frequently on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired from 1968 all the way until 2001, yet nobody ever seemed to find anything wrong with it. What small-minded bigots we all must have been. In this new, enlightened age of ours, you can't just go around saying that one's sex is an immutable fact of...
  • West Point on Track for First Female Dean

    04/30/2016 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Chode · 55 replies
    abcnews ^ | Apr 29, 2016, | Associated Press
    West Point is on track to get its first female dean. The U.S. Military Academy says President Barack Obama has nominated Col. Cindy Jebb to be the academy's next dean of the academic board. She also has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general.