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  • Parents threaten lawsuit if kids sent out for anti-gun activism

    04/08/2018 7:07:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 4/7/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Mass shootings have generated a wave of anti-gun activism, and the Feb. 14 attack in Broward County, Florida, has been no exception. The “March for Our Lives” movement has generated wide media coverage, school walk-outs and anti-gun rallies across the country, highlighted by the demonstration attended by tens of thousands in Washington last month. It’s also created instant celebrities, such as Parkland, Florida, student David Hogg, who’s made a name for himself on television and social media for his demand for gun control. But parents in one school district say that while they recognize free-speech rights, the district is going...
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • Video: College students support socialism even though they can’t explain what it is

    07/17/2017 9:06:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 7/16/2017 | John Sexton
    Campus Reform published a video yesterday showing college students in Washington, D.C. responding to two simple questions. The first question was: Do you think socialism is good or bad? As you’ll see, there was enthusiastic agreement from the students that socialism was a good idea, one which is about “helping people” and spreading the wealth. Some of the students even seem defensive, noting that socialism, inexplicably, has a bad reputation. The second question was also simple: What is socialism? All of the students who were confident socialism was a good idea seem unable to really explain what it is or...
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • Scott Walker’s Education May Hurt A Presidential Bid in 2016 [student is trying to understand]

    03/04/2015 6:12:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    IVN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Taylor Lybrand
    The point of mentioning all of this is not to say that those without college degrees cannot be successful. Clearly Walker’s experience has been the exact opposite. Rather, this information simply highlights why some Americans might be surprised when they come across his education experience coupled with the success he has obtained.Over the past month or so, several media outlets have made a big deal about the fact that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s education does not include a bachelor’s degree, and have speculated on how this could affect a potential 2016 presidential run. Some have taken to the media to...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • David Shuster gets educated by Kevin Jackson

    03/13/2013 8:46:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/13 | Kevin Jackson
    Shuster tries to tell Jackson, that the Tea Party is Racist. Jackson points out that it's all hype and that Democrats have a very racist history.
  • The Irony: Highly Educated Have Biggest Debt Problems

    10/28/2012 10:40:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/28/2012 | Dan Kadlec
    It’s widely accepted that unscrupulous bankers tricked unknowing consumers into loans they could not afford, leading to the financial crisis. No doubt, plenty of that occurred—underscored Wednesday with a $1 billion federal suit against Bank of America’s mortgage arm Countrywide Financial. But it turns out the “victims” were not, by and large, unsophisticated rubes. A new study finds that highly educated Americans were most likely to take on unmanageable debt in the pre-crisis years. What’s more, gross personal financial mismanagement occurred across the population and not just in the mortgage market and not just among the unsophisticated. The study draws...
  • Why, Oh Why is Iowa so Iowhite?

    01/07/2012 11:18:45 AM PST · by caveat emptor · 18 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | Jan 7, 2012 | The Editors
    On New Year’s Day, NBC honking head Andrea Mitchell tried making America hip to the Hawkeye State’s unforgivable lack of hipness: The rap on Iowa: it doesn’t represent the rest of the country—too white, too evangelical, too rural. This isn’t the first time Ms. Mitchell—presumably a reporter rather than some wacked-out urban-supremacist sockpuppet—has made such a statement. In 2008 she chuckled while wondering why Barack Obama would bother to campaign in Southwest Virginia: This is real [laughs] redneck, sort of, um, bordering on Appalachia country.
  • What have we come to when middle-class girls like this see whoring as a career choice?

    09/09/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th September 2010 | Ben Mooney
    When it comes to human failings, I always try to be understanding. In fact, readers of my Saturday advice column in the Mail will know that it’s my stock-in-trade. But there are times, I’m afraid, when sympathy fails me and I am left nursing a deep anger which needs putting into words. Sometimes, even those words fail me. How else to respond to this week’s story of well-educated girls — brought up in decent homes with every privilege — choosing to sell their bodies for a fast buck, not caring how many footballers use them in one week?
  • Will IITs, IIMs fall victim to poaching by foreign universities?

    04/09/2010 2:53:42 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 633+ views
    Times of India ^ | Mar 16, 2010, 02.51am IST | Hemali Chhapia
    MUMBAI: In 2008, when Atlanta-based Georgia Tech University bought 250 acres of land in Hyderabad it left many gaping. It did something even more astonishing shortly afterwards: it invited its own faculty members to quit their jobs and consider moving to India. A professor in the computer science department of the university told TOI: ‘‘Each one of us got a formal note. Even more amazingly, he added, all of us were offered the same salary that we were getting in Georgia. It was clearly an offer very few would even think of refusing; given the cost of living in India,...
  • Band of Brooks Brothers

    01/07/2010 7:34:33 AM PST · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 535+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Band of Brooks Brothers Malcolm A. Kline, January 7, 2010 When you make a rapid ascent from college classroom to metro newsroom, you may miss a lot. Plucked from the University of Chicago by none other than William F. Buckley himself to toil at National Review, David Brooks then made a dazzling climb up the editorial ladder to where he is perched today at the New York Times. In the course of his career, he might have overlooked some pivotal trends in America. “The public is not only shifting from left to right,” he wrote in a recent column. “Every...
  • Man vs. God: Debate Becomes Consensus

    10/10/2009 5:05:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies · 655+ views
    the ^ | 10/09/09 | Jeremiah Jacques
    “The most highly educated,” wrote the late Herbert W. Armstrong, “view all things through the eyeglasses of evolutionary theory. … That is why the most highly educated are, overall, the most ignorant—they are confined to knowledge of the material, and to ‘good’ on the self-centered level. Knowledge of God and the things of God are foolishness to them.” A recent issue of the Wall Street Journal featured a discussion between prominent thinkers on the subjects of evolution, science and the role of religion which proves the accuracy of Mr. Armstrong’s statement. The feature, titled “Man vs. God,” is far from...
  • Institutionalized Fraud - Ben Bernanke Style(Market Ticker)

    09/24/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT · by Revel · 13 replies · 529+ views
    Ticker Forum ^ | 9/23/08 | Karl Denninger
    Click on article source to view video: So now we learn about it, in a Senate hearing: "Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that the government should buy devalued assets at above-market values to make its proposed $700 billion rescue package most effective in combating the financial crisis. ``Accounting rules require banks to value many assets at something close to a very low fire-sale price rather than the hold-to-maturity price,'' Bernanke said in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee today. ``If the Treasury bids for and then buys assets at a price close to the...
  • Joe Biden tells small town America, Barack Obama is too educated and smart for your neighborhood.

    09/16/2008 5:05:24 AM PDT · by · 83 replies · 334+ views ^ | September 16, 2008 | Biden, the gaffe master keeps on going. Video at the above link, here is the transcript: Joe Biden: The Republican party and some of the blogs and others on the far right, are trying very hard to paint a picture of this man, they’re trying the best as they can to mischaracterize who he is and what he stands for. All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they’re not just used to somebody really smart. They’re just not used to somebody who’s really well educated. They just don’t know quite how to handle it. Cause if he’s...
  • Memo to Andrea and Eleanor: In Ohio, Not College-Educated Women Are Supporting Obama

    09/13/2008 6:51:19 PM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 12 replies · 266+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | Tom Blumer
    On August 31 at Newsbusters, Warner Todd Huston caught NBC political correspondent Andrea Mitchell's assessment about the kind of women who would be supporting the McCain-Palin ticket: ..... they (McCain-Palin) think that they can peel off some of these working class women, not college educated, who, the blue collar women who were voting for Hillary Clinton and may be more conservative on social causes. Combining Mitchell's take with the statement by Eleanor Clift (noted by NB's Brent Baker) that "in many newsrooms" McCain's pick of Sarah Palin was "greeted by "laughter," you get the distinct impression that the media believe...
  • Alzheimers 'hits the educated faster'

    02/22/2006 3:49:16 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 59 replies · 1,529+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 February 2006
    THE rate of mental decline seen within patients with Alzheimer's disease is directly related to the educational level of the affected individual, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The new findings are based on a study of 312 patients living in New York who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and followed for an average of 5.6 years. Up to nine neuropsychological tests were performed on each subject during the course of the study. Overall, mental agility fell by nine per cent of a standard deviation each year, lead author Dr Nikolaos Scarmeas and colleagues...
  • Sorry Liberals: Being Arrogant Does Not Make You Right - (HA! ... yes siree!)

    06/12/2005 5:42:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,208+ views
    Back during the Presidential Election, Kerry enthusiasts were constantly gushing over the perceived intelligence of John Kerry. If it was not praises toward his “nuanced” approaches of how to creatively surrender to the United Nations and international terrorists then it was how all of his aides had to run around carrying dictionaries just so they could understand his “big words.” Well, the truth is out. Eight months after everyone quit caring about John Kerry’s records, he has finally released them to “The Boston Globe.” Chance of chances, these records show that Senator Kerry was a “C” student with a virtually...
  • Success: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit

    04/04/2005 7:08:41 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 10 replies · 1,008+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 4, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    Good news is bad news for those who need bad news.According to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, college-educated black men earn less than their white counterparts, providing evidence of America's continued discrimination against blacks. College-educated black women, however, earn more than their white counterparts, providing further evidence of America's continued discrimination against blacks. If there seems to be a conflict in logic between these two conclusions, then that's probably because you are a racist. Or perhaps you just lack the razor-sharp deductive reasoning of the folks at the Associated Press, who implied such conclusions in a...
  • Loan debt, burden hit worse now - Student liabilities triple over decade

    01/28/2003 12:53:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 710+ views
    NY Times via the Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 28, 2003, 8:51AM | By GREG WINTER -- | Section: Business Jan. 28, 2003, 8:51AM Loan debt, burden hit worse now Student liabilities triple over decade By GREG WINTER New York Times Every so often, when the phones grow quiet and the copiers still, Margot E. Miles glances at the lawyers devouring cases around her and thinks: "I could do that. I would love to do that." A smile overtakes her as she envisions life as a lawyer -- fighting injustice, changing the world -- until the prickly reminder of having $25,000 in undergraduate loans wipes it away. Dreams can wait. As for the need to...