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  • See Cultural Differences Between US And China In These Cute Comics By Siya

    04/24/2019 5:50:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    the awesome daily ^ | 16jan18 | By Ksenia
    See Cultural Differences Between US And China In These Cute Comics By SiyaBy Ksenia on January 16, 2018Share Tweet Pin Email Stumble Advertisement Meet Siye. And by meeting her I mean to get introduced to a comic series that she’s been drawing regularly for about a year from which you can learn a lot about Chinese culture or, to put it more precise, about cultural differences between western and this eastern country.Siye is born and raised in Beijing, China, but during her education, she was studying and living in many western countries such as USA, France, and Great Britain. She met many people who were...
  • Stopping the Campusfication of American Life

    04/19/2019 4:31:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | April 19, 2019 | Michael Barone
    Many people, years after they graduate from high school and college, have nightmares about taking exams for a course for which they have done none of the reading and are totally unprepared. They wake up full of anxiety and relax only when they realize they left school years ago. But increasingly, it seems like none of us ever get out of school, as the rules and restrictions that have proliferated on college and university campuses over the last two or three decades ooze out and spread to the wider society. We find ourselves dealing, exams aside, with the campusfication of...
  • How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

    04/19/2019 4:35:12 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 35 replies
    Pro ^ | April 11, | T. Christian Miller and Robert Faturechi
    [Excerpts from a very long and detailed article. Some restructuring made.] On Wednesday, the Navy said it was abandoning all remaining criminal charges against sailors involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific... In June 2017, the Fitzgerald was traveling at night 12 miles off the coast of Japan when it collided with the ACX Crystal, a 30,000-ton cargo ship. Two months later, disaster happened again. The McCain was hit by the Alnic MC, a 30,000-ton oil tanker, while traveling in the Singapore Strait. The 17 sailors who died on the destroyers drowned in their sleeping quarters. The two fatal accidents...
  • Conservatism is the NEW Counter-Culture

    04/17/2019 3:28:04 PM PDT · by week 71 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Watson
  • Are We Dancing Around with Immorality while Avoiding Criminality?

    04/15/2019 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Great Awakening · 84 replies
    Harvard Law School ^ | November 2001 | Steven Shavell
    It is evident that both law and morality serve to channel our behavior. Law accomplishes this primarily through the threat of sanctions if we disobey legal rules. Morality too involves incentives; bad acts may result in guilt and disapprobation, and goods act in virtuous feelings and praise. These two very different avenues of effect on our actions are examined in this article from an instrumental perspective. The analysis focuses on various social costs associated with law and morality, and on their effectiveness, as determined by the magnitude and likelihood of sanctions and by certain informational factors. After the relative character...
  • The So-Called Crisis of Police Legitimacy Was Built on A Lie

    04/08/2019 8:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Jason Johnson
    Despite continued reductions in law enforcement officers’ use of deadly force, this decade is shaping up to be one of the most trying decades in the history of American law enforcement. The debate surrounding the state of policing is dominated by emotion rather than fact. The amount of demagoguery and invective in the national discussion of law enforcement should concern everyone, because effective policing and, in turn, a safe citizenry rely on factual and objective reporting. The police-involved shooting death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California last year is just the latest example of how facts tend to get hijacked...
  • The intolerant Left thirsts for blood

    04/07/2019 7:27:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 07, 2019 12:00 AM | Washington Examiner
    The Left has won the culture war, and now it's exiling anyone with sympathy for the losing side. Two recent incidents evince a growing trend to try to ban any view on gender or sexuality from public life that is to the Right of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Federalist Society at Yale Law School recently incurred the wrath of students because it invited Kristen Waggoner to speak. Waggoner is a renowned attorney at a public-interest law firm who was part of a successful Supreme Court case. Why would a speaking invitation to a successful female attorney trigger the...
  • Hollywood: Do You Know Why You’re in Georgia?

    04/05/2019 7:45:35 AM PDT · by budj · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 April, 2019 | Trevor Thomas
    After Georgia lost out to Louisiana on the production of Ray (the film about Georgia native Ray Charles) in 2008, then Georgia governor -- now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture -- Sonny Perdue, a Republican, signed tax-incentive legislation that was intended to lure the film industry to Georgia. It worked, and in a big way. Georgia is now often referred to as “the Hollywood of the South.” However, the way things are trending in film production, California may soon seek to become “the Georgia of the West.” Just a couple of weeks ago, a report by Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate “11-Alive”...
  • Millennials need a dose of reality

    04/03/2019 5:53:10 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/3/2019 | Carol Roth
    Under President Trump, things are going very well in America. After experiencing 2.9% economic growth in 2018, we are currently enjoying structurally low unemployment, with historic lows for people of color, and close to 7 million jobs that have yet to be filled. Wages are up, inflation has remained in check and while there are always exceptions to the rule, overall, people should be feeling great, right? Well, millennials missed the memo and feel like they haven’t participated in American prosperity at all, Charlotte Alter claims in a Time Magazine cover story on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.. Alter, who is...
  • Mexican Cartel ‘Coyotes’ Threaten Texans 80 Miles Past Border, Says Victim

    04/01/2019 4:44:27 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2019 | BOB PRICE
    A resident of a Texas community located about 80 miles from the Mexican border says cartel-connected human smugglers threaten people who live around their paths. The “coyotes” utilize this area to force migrants on dangerous marches around the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. Hundreds died in this area over the past several years, county officials say. “Whoever tells you there is no danger out here and we don’t need the wall, they have no idea what they’re talking about,” a woman identified only as “Solia” told a KVEO reporter. “They don’t care as long as the businesses keep thriving in McAllen...
  • (Don’t) Tear Down Those Monuments

    04/01/2019 11:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 1, 2019 | Young Voices Advocates
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Ross Marchand.To say the least, America has a complicated relationship with its past. Hundreds of Confederate monuments dot town squares, mountains, and prominently-placed paintings, and recent tussles show we still have no idea how to deal with them. Dallas’s Confederate War Memorial (near City Hall) was recently deemed by the City Council as “non-contributing to the historic overlay district” in which it resides, and will probably be removed soon—at a cost of half-a-million dollars. Soon, one of Winston-Salem’s most prominent Confederate statues will also come down, amidst “public safety” concerns cited by Mayor...
  • Arizona lawmaker David Stringer was accused of paying teens for sex in 1980s

    03/30/2019 10:12:15 AM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 30, 2019 | Sara Dorn
    A Republican state lawmaker from Arizona who resigned this week was accused of paying teen boys for sex in the 1980s, according to police records released amid a probe. Representative David Stringer, 71,...
  • When Justice Is Corrupted at the Top, a Society Becomes Corrupted Downstream

    03/29/2019 6:44:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-29-19 | Dov Fischer
    (Skip) When a society’s justice system breaks down, the society collapses. When justice is corrupted, the society devolves into chaos. Justice is the foundation of the earth, and a nation’s population needs to know that, at some bottom-line fundamental level, the rules by which all are supposed to play are applied and enforced evenly, fairly. The image of the masked lady of justice holding the scales is evocative: justice must be blind. It may not favor the rich over the poor, the strong over the weak, the favored over the unfavored. When people truly believe that they cannot get justice...
  • The 10 Dumbest Cities in America

    03/28/2019 3:29:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 28, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    In order to rank the dumbest cities in America, we had to look at which cities have the highest high school dropout rates as well as which cities have low college graduation rates. This is a pretty good indication of where people live who don't have educational backgrounds. Additionally, we measured how many libraries are in each city, as a ratio versus number of places to party.
  • Biden criticizes ‘white man’s culture,’ role in Hill hearing

    03/27/2019 3:09:45 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies ^ | 3/27/19 | Steve Peoples
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned “a white man’s culture” as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill’s credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, said Hill, who is black, should not have been forced to face a panel of “a bunch of white guys” about her sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. “To this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to give her the kind...
  • Trannysaurus Wrecks--Deconstructing the gender dysphoria of the Left.

    03/25/2019 5:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 25, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “It is surely unfair on women who have to compete against people who, biologically, are still men,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova recently proclaimed. “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.” Activists blasted Navratilova as “transphobic” and years after she identified as a lesbian the tennis star was booted from the board of a LBGT nonprofit.  Long before any of that happened, women who were biologically still men were competing against other women.  The Union...
  • Waging War Against the Dead

    03/16/2019 8:40:22 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 2 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Mar 14, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past. In 2001, the primeval Taliban blew up two ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan on grounds that their very existence was sacrilegious to Islam. In 2015, ISIS militants entered a museum in Mosul, Iraq, and destroyed ancient, pre-Islamic statues and idols. Their mute crime? These artifacts predated the prophet Muhammad. The West prides itself in...
  • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    03/13/2019 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/16/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 7, 2019 [prayer]

    03/07/2019 3:46:31 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 39 replies ^ | March 7, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for LOVE, TRUST and FIDELITY to the Word to bring about mercy and healing for our nation.
  • New York is failing non-English speaking students, report finds

    02/28/2019 11:56:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 28, 2017 | By Nicole Acevedo
    New York state is failing to ensure that children and teenagers who come from families who don't speak English as the first language don't fall behind, according to a coalition that advocates for educational opportunities for people of color. A newly released report from the LEAD coalition, a group of 30 organizations, points out that the state has the nation's second lowest graduation rate among multilingual learners (MLLs) and English Language Learner (ELLs), as well as higher dropout rates and lower rates of proficiency in math and English as compared to the rest of the student population. In just the...