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  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/21/2016 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground. Observations of life in an extended power failure by Bart D. (Australia) South Oz is continuing with its streak of extreme weather. The latest being our encounter with what's being described as a category 2 'hurricane' with the added bonus of a severe front preceding it that produced many low-grade tornados. A score of major power transmission towers were twisted off their footings, 80 000 lightning strikes fried out a lot of...
  • Sheriff Clark Disinvited from University Speech, Campus Official Lied

    10/21/2016 6:48:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriff David Clark was scheduled to speak at New Haven University.  He had been invited, and had accepted the invitation.  After the University considered the political ramifications, the person who invited him, Patrick Malloy, came up with a face saving excuse to revoke the invitation.  He said that Sheriff Clark made extravagant demands, such as requiring a "presidential suite" to speak at the event. Sheriff Clark produced emails that showed the arrangements and correspondence. The excuse was false. It compounded the lie with the injustice of smearing Sheriff Clark as being unreasonable and greedy. From the University of New Haven...
  • Rights and Responsibilities Collide: Student Free Speech Bill Struggles

    10/20/2016 7:08:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/16/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A bipartisan bill that would expand the First Amendment rights of student journalists in public high schools and universities has been met with opposition from school administrators who say they must maintain editorial control over school-sponsored media. The legislation's prospects are questionable this late in the legislative season, even though the bill was advanced to the Senate floor and has support from civil liberties organizations and student journalist groups. Senate Bill 848, the "Student free press and civics readiness act," was introduced in March by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. The bill would prohibit school administrators from censoring school-sponsored publications...
  • Dear America, 10 Undeniable Election Facts

    10/19/2016 10:41:35 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-19-2016 | Rob Cunningham
    - Los Angeles Time Poll - Trump 44.1, Clinton 43.9 - Rasmussen Survey - Trump 42, Clinton 42 - Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll - Trump 41, Clinton 40 * 3 historically accurate polls = Dead. Even. Race. Today. * 10 Undeniable Election Facts: 1 - The U.S. Economy is "Issue #1" among all voters. 2 - Hillary Clinton is viewed as "Status Quo" in a "Change" year. 3 - Voter enthusiasm in 2016 heavily favors Trump. 4 - 98% of traditional news media is 100% "in the tank" for Hillary. 5 - The media "Huffs & Puffs to blow Donald...
  • Tuition Up 4 Percent, But University of Michigan Finds $85 Million More For 'Diversity'

    10/19/2016 6:38:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2016 | Derek Draplin
    Officials at the University of Michigan announced last week that the school will spend an additional $85 million over the next five years to promote diversity and inclusivity on its campuses. According to an online announcement by Jeremy Allen of the university's public affairs office, the university currently spends $40 million each year to promote diversity. According to the 43-page strategic plan, the additional $17 million a year will pay for a three-part campaign that will “create an inclusive and equitable campus.” It will also help “recruit, retain and develop a diverse university community,” and “support innovation and inclusive scholarship...
  • Voters Support School Choice

    10/19/2016 4:54:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    The idea of school choice has taken some hits in the media and Michigan Legislature of late. Yet according to a recent statewide survey, popular support for it remains strong, with almost a quarter of voters wanting even more choice. In July, the firm Marketing Research Strategies conducted a survey for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The survey, designed like one the firm conducted for the Mackinac Center in 2014, showed that support for parental choice remains strong, and that voters support several versions of choice. Six out of 10 voters believe the state offers about the right amount...
  • On Harvard’s Campus, Supporters for Trump are Scarce but Resolute

    10/18/2016 9:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | October 19, 2016 | Derek G. Xiao
    Being a Republican at Harvard has historically been difficult, but supporting Donald J. Trump may give a whole new meaning to the phrase “the elephant in the room.” As the populist appeal of the Republican presidential nominee burned its way through the nation this past year, some students in the ivory tower at Harvard have felt the heat of his message, too. Just don’t expect them to walk around wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. Surrounded mostly by liberal-minded peers and abandoned politically by the Harvard Republican Club, which took the unprecedented step of publicly denouncing its own Party’s standard-bearer...
  • Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

    10/17/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime. The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”
  • Fight breaks out at University of Calgary over Trump hat

    10/16/2016 8:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Calgary Metro ^ | October 16, 2016 | Aaron Chatha
    A Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat is once again stirring tempers at Calgary universities – this time leading to a physical altercation. According to a University of Calgary statement, a fight broke out between two males, one of who was confirmed to be a university student, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Andrew Brookman, a political science major, alleges that someone called him over, referencing the hat, and what looked to be a ‘fist bump’ quickly escalated. Minor injuries were sustained, and both individuals were treated at the scene. Neither was sent to hospital. Brookman said he had never...
  • Here are the Issues Facing Detroit Schools

    10/14/2016 8:29:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/13/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Recent debates about whether persistently underperforming Detroit schools should be exempted from state closure laws prompted the Excellent Schools Detroit coalition to share some observations behind their gloomy outlook. People of good will want much better opportunities and outcomes for Detroit students, even as the path to that destination appears steep and foreboding. Most of Excellent Schools’ broad points about the state of education in the Motor City and its future prospects (restated below in bold lettering) hold a great deal of truth and offer good starting points for conversation. The following additional key facts and insights need to be...
  • Univ. of Florida to students: If someone’s Halloween costume upsets you, counselors are ready

    10/14/2016 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Masquerading as educators God only knows what might actually be acceptable when you dress up and head out to mooch candy. We already know you can’t dress in a sexy burka, and I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest David Duke won’t go over well. Anyway, if you’re a University of Florida student and someone’s Halloween costume upsets you, fret not. Or do. And as you’re fretting about oh-so-upsetting costumes that “reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,” there are counselors waiting 24/7 to take your call: October brings fall weather and Halloween. If you...
  • Trump Details Student Loan Policies, 15 Year Forgiveness Program

    10/13/2016 6:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    WIP-FM ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Donald Trump on Thursday offered up his most detailed prescriptions yet to address the student debt crisis, proposing an income-based cap on student loan payments and an ambitious student loan forgiveness program. Trump, in a meandering speech to a group of rowdy high school and college students, called for a single student loan repayment plan capped at 12.5% of a borrowers’ income and suggested borrowers would see their student debt forgiven after 15 years of making full payments. “We’re going to work it out. It’ll be a negotiation,” Trump said, prompting one student to shout out “Art...
  • Union Sloppiness Costs Teacher Thousands in Lost Pay, Blames Mythical ‘Funding Cuts’

    10/13/2016 9:14:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s largest teachers union claimed an Algonac public school teacher's pay was so low he was eligible for charitable housing assistance, even though he had 16 years of experience. But this teacher’s plight appears to be due to the union’s failure to enforce contract language it negotiated, which could have increased his annual salary as much as $15,000. The Michigan Education Association highlighted Algonac teacher Jeff Smith in a story on its website. The union said that Smith had an “untenable financial situation” after 16 years of teaching and still lived in “cramped one-bedroom duplex” with his sons. MEA President...
  • Having More College Grads Around Doesn't Mean Less-Educated Workers Earn More

    10/12/2016 1:01:14 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Researchers from Georgia State University and the University of Michigan have found that having a higher proportion of more highly educated individuals in a metropolitan area is not necessarily associated with higher pay for those without a college degree. Their findings may have implications for the incomes of low-skill workers in Detroit and other cities in Michigan, as well as for public policies that aim to increase college attendance. University of Michigan economist Don Grimes and Georgia State University professors Mary Beth Walker and Penelope Prime wrote the study, titled “Exploring Wage Determination by Education Level.” The study stated: “In...
  • Send these CORRUPTION Videos Far and Wide

    10/12/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse | Art in Idaho
    I think the key to the election now is to focus on Clinton corruption. The recent WikiLeaks revelations and a recent report that 61% of Americans view Federal government corruption as their primary concern. Previous studies have revealed 70-75% of Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction. A study from last year showed 57% are frustrated with the federal government. **A Chapman University study released today showed Corruption as the number one fear: "More than 60 percent of respondents in the Chapman University study said they were afraid or very afraid of corrupt government officials. Terrorist attacks...
  • District Bans Homeschooled Girl From Homecoming Dance

    10/12/2016 11:45:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 39 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a policy that states that homeschooled students who want to attend a dance such as Homecoming would have to come from an “accredited” homeschool. That would effectively ban homeschoolers from attending dances held by the district since homeschoolers have no reason to be accredited and the state doesn’t require it. Karen Braun, a nationally recognized homeschooling activist in Michigan, said the school district is putting an unfair and unnecessary burden upon homeschoolers. Braun said parents contacted her and said their daughter, a homeschooling student, was invited to the upcoming Homecoming dance within the Wayne-Westland district. The...
  • How to kill a rattlesnake with your bare hands

    10/10/2016 7:13:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/10/2016 | C Bailey
    Rattlesnakes can be dangerous and TerrifyingRattlesnakes are common in certain states others are not. Some like them, some don't, if you encounter one and need to dispose of it. Meet Neal Hunt, he demonstrates the correct, easy, and ethical way to do so. Neal explains it’s the best way to dispose of one, see the video below. That man bravely picked up the disturbed rattler and snapped it like a bull whip. The snake dies instantly from the neck break and loses its mobility or any natural body twitch like a bite. Sometimes if the head is severed, the snake...
  • School Newspaper: MAGA is "Inherently Racist"

    10/07/2016 2:01:14 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 29 replies ^ | October 5, 2016
    NOTE: Annandale High School is in Fairfax, Virginia. Today, the "A-Blast", Annandale High School's student newspaper, ran a story that stated that Donald Trump's signature campaign slogan is "inherently racist." Written by Serene Ghul, the arts editor for the Blast, the post makes a plethora of unsourced, spurious, and borderline libelous claims about Donald Trump. "In fact, Donald Trump’s slogan is strangely related to the ideas and words of the Ku Klux Klan." "Donald Trump wants to make America great again by going back to the way it was before. And by “before,” he means half a century ago, when...
  • Question about long term fuel storage

    10/07/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    Question ^ | 10/6/16 | Rebelbase
    No link at source. Question: Regarding long term storage of gasoline are there any stabilizer alternatives other than Stabil? What was used prior to Stabil? Does non-ethanol Gasoline keep longer than the ethanol type? Google has a mess of stuff that mostly circled back to Stabil. Thank-you for helping.
  • EMU students return to site of racial graffiti in silent protest

    10/07/2016 11:36:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 7, 2016 | Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI -- More than two weeks after Eastern Michigan University staff discovered racial graffiti spray painted outside of King Hall, students returned to the spot on Thursday, Oct. 6, seeking to create unity and heal as a campus community. While the the spray paint was gone, the pain associated with the incident was still present for many students. A silent protest march organized by EMU student Desmine Robinson, however, aimed to remove some of the tension associated with the hateful act. "We want to kill racism and I know we can't chase that feeling out of everyone, but if...
  • Sheriff David Clarke disinvited from campus speaking gig because he opposes #BlackLivesMatter

    10/07/2016 10:14:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Black man can't speak. It wouldn't be diversity, man It’s hardly even news anymore when we encounter the pathetic “conservative disinvited from campus speaking gig” storyline. It’s happening so often now we pretty much just shrug and say that’s life - so terrified are the guardians of higher education that someone might hear something upsetting to their tender little ears. But it is unusual that the disinvited speaker would call out the cowards as beautiful as Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has done this week to the University of New Haven. Keep in mind that the original speaking invitation was...
  • Oregon school thinks students need a 'white privilege survey'

    10/04/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/16 | Herman Cain
    No. I've experienced first-hand how racial tension is conquered. Here's how you really do it. So I see that a high school in Oregon thinks it’s a good idea to make students take a survey about “white privilege.” It asks them if they would agree to statements like “I can be in the company of people of my race most of the time,” or, “If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of hassle-free renting or purchasing in an area in which I would want to live.” These are designed to make white students believe they are...
  • Bullet splitting axe blade

    10/04/2016 11:11:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/4/2016 | C Cocoles
    Watch an axe splitting a bullet in super slow-motion. Thanks to film technology and the Internet, we’re able to answer the big questions in the universe. For instance: "Can an axe blade split a .45 Caliber bullet?" No need to wonder no more, and watch a marksman settle this question. See the video here.
  • .30 Cal vs Body Armor

    10/04/2016 5:58:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2016 | J Hines
    Will the military grade ballistic plate stop these rounds? Watch as Jerry Miculek pits an AR-10 .30 cal against body armor with some high-volume rapid fire. Jerry is trying to duplicate what Richard Ryan of Full Mag did, and that is he fired a .30 cal machine gun at a piece of armor. Jerry will be using the same cal with an AR-10 with the standard NATO 7.62 ball 147 grain rounds. There it is, the plates were able to absorb the hits against it, round after round. There is a reason modern light infantry and combat soldiers wear integrated...
  • Review: Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage by Chris Bird

    10/03/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    398 pages, paperback, Privateer Publications, 2016 I met Chris Bird at a Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC).  We were sitting next to each other in the front row.  We had both interviewed Vic Stacy, the hero who made hits at 57 yards at the Peach House gun fight.  Stacy shot the insane killer who was shooting at police sergeant Steven Means from behind cover.  He made the shots with a 6 inch, stainless .357 magnum Colt Python. Not surprisingly, the stories we got were nearly identical.  Chris published his account in one of his books, mine went on Gun...
  • Sympathy for the Devil

    10/03/2016 7:18:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 5 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 3, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints, just call me Lucifer, ‘cause I’m in need of some restraint.’ Those stirring words are a part of the 1968 song, “Sympathy for the Devil,” sung by the Rolling Stones. For those who did not live through those tumultuous times, take it from someone who did, it was a really bad time in America. What was bad for America was bad for the world and it was a clamorous time everywhere. We are entering a time much worse than the revolutionary 60’s. The major difference is that most...
  • Regency Beauty Institute announces closing (All 79 campuses)

    10/03/2016 4:34:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | September 29, 2016 | Staff
    The Regency Beauty Institute has closed after more than 50 years of educating cosmetology students. The institute announced on its website that it permanently closed on Wednesday, impacting all 79 campuses, including the Miami Twp. campus at 2040 Miamisburg Centerville Road. “This is incredibly difficult news for everyone affected: especially our students, teachers, and staff,” Regency’s website says. “We recognize that some of you may be finding this out for the first time by reading this. We are truly sorry for the abrupt nature of this information.” The institute said that it does not have the money to continue to...
  • School Data Mining Surveys are Fundamentally Unreliable

    10/01/2016 8:08:06 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 6 replies ^ | October 1, 2016
    Every year, FCPS sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade students take an intrusive, graphic, and pointless survey, officially known as the FCPS Youth Survey. Elizabeth Schultz, a Fairfax school board member from the Springfield District, has urged parents to opt out of the survey. Others who concur include Concerned Parents and Educators and One of the main arguments against the Youth Survey has centered on the graphic content that children are exposed to, namely 13 separate questions about various forms of sexual abuse, 3 questions about suicide, 3 questions about eating disorders, and an astounding 26 questions about drug...
  • Michigan May Begin Closing Bad Detroit Schools

    09/30/2016 10:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Attorney General Bill Schuette released an official legal opinion Wednesday that schools operated by the reconstituted Detroit school district may be closed due to poor academic performance. Attorney General spokesperson Andrea Bitely confirmed that the opinion is binding on state agencies. Schuette's opinion rebuffs a contrary legal opinion Gov. Rick Snyder had endorsed. “The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school,” Schuette said in a press release. “Detroit students and parents deserve accountability and high performing schools. If a child can’t spell opportunity, they won’t have opportunity.” Senate...
  • Open Carry at the Grapefest Festival between Dallas and Fort Worth

    09/30/2016 8:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My Daughter and Son in law, and two grandchildren were going to the Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth. They graciously invited me to tag along.  Sunday afternoon, 19 September, 2016, was the time that fit with schedules and the kids naps.  The temperature was 97 in Dallas, and I could feel the humidity. I missed my Sun Helmet.  I am heat acclimated, but the kids were not.  We had to walk a couple of blocks to the festival, and the family stopped in some shade to consider options. I notice some sign-age that looked as...
  • UNF students hold Black Lives Matter rally on campus; anti-protestors show up with Trump gear

    09/29/2016 5:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WTLV-TV | September 28, 2016 | Brittany Dionne
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  • Students Can Now Choose Their Gender Pronoun at the University of Michigan

    09/29/2016 12:17:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 41 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/28/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A new initiative by the University of Michigan invites students to report their preferred gender pronouns to the university so faculty and staff can use these when addressing each student. Students can update their gender pronouns on Wolverine Access, a portal for students, faculty, and staff. Directions on the university's website titled “Help: Gender Identity” say: “Wolverine Access enables you to add, modify, or delete your designated pronouns on record with the University. Designated pronouns are only shared with those who have a legitimate education interest in the information.” An email sent to the student body by Provost Martha E....
  • Rhode Island escapee's abusive communist family and shrink respond

    09/28/2016 9:55:37 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | multiple authors
    About 2 months ago, we presented the story of Roger Bauer, a victim of communism in the state of Rhode Island. The Democrats who control that state and support communism along with his liberal family abused him, denigrated him and forcibly held him captive in Rhode Island. He was unable to find work, be independent or take care of himself because of the bad treatment he received. Roger was accused of having Asperger's syndrome, a very terrible disease of the brain that is believed to exist by liberals and those sympathetic to them and to government. Also they say those...
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • HILLARY QUOTES: Potty Mouth Clinton (Trump Vindicated For Questioning Hillary's "Temperament")

    09/27/2016 2:19:43 PM PDT · by HangUpNow · 27 replies
    Conservative Liberatarian Outpost ^ | 2007 | Hillary Clinton
    "Where is the G-damn f**king flag? I want the G-damn f**king flag up every f**king morning at f**king sunrise.” (From the book 'Inside The White House' by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 – Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor’s mansion on Labor Day, 1991) "F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.” (From the book 'American Evita' by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with...
  • Phonics vs. Sight-Words / VIDEO

    09/24/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | January, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Parents with children in elementary school should take a look at this short video. At this moment, tens of thousands of public schools are making millions of little children memorize sight-words. This malpractice will retard their education and cripple their reading ability. This four-minute video explains why. Sight-words are, of course, the problem that Rudolf Flesch wrote about in 1955 in his famous book "Why Johnny can't read." Our Education Establishment is relentless in pretending that phonics is no good and must be replaced by various "modern" methods. These methods had many names over the last 80+ years. But it...
  • "Peacetime" in the Communist States: Atrocities against Civilians

    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • Seaweed Solid State Cell

    09/23/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by amorphous · 5 replies
    Robert Murray-Smith Youtube Channel ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Rober Murray-Smith
    I posted this so you could share that moment of discovery - there is no real point in asking me about performance characteristics regarding this cell as it is quite literally 1 day old - so i have no idea. - Robert Murray-Smith.
  • Union and School Illegally Take Dues from Teachers' Paychecks

    09/22/2016 5:57:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Armada Area Schools teachers union contract allows for automatic union dues deductions, which is a violation of state law. The agreement between the Armada Board of Education and the Armada Education Association, which was agreed upon on March 6, 2013, explains how teachers can pay union dues. “The Service Fee shall not exceed the amount of Association dues collected from Association members,” the agreement says. “The bargaining unit member may authorize payroll deduction for such fee.” The contract appears to be a violation of Public Act 53 of 2012, which states: “A public school employer’s use of public school...
  • School Superintendent: 13-Star 'Betsy Ross' Flag Injects 'Hostility' and 'Hate'

    09/21/2016 7:05:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 37 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/19/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Michigan public school superintendent wrote in a published “letter to the community” that students at a high school football game injected “hate” and “hostility” because they waved a historical Betsy Ross flag that has 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies. The students waved the flag at a Sept. 9 football game at Houseman Field between Forest Hills Central and Ottawa Hills. The students also brought a Donald Trump for President banner to the event. The superintendent received a complaint from a parent and then published the letter which is dated Sept. 12. “And to wave a historical...
  • Yeshiva U. Students Back Donald Trump in Poll — Women Even More Than Men

    09/21/2016 12:36:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Forward ^ | September 20, 2016 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    Donald Trump has struggled with low poll numbers among college students and among women. But a new survey from Yeshiva University’s student newspaper suggests that at least one type of student prefers Trump: Orthodox Jews, and particularly Orthodox Jewish women. According to a survey of 300 Yeshiva University students published September 18 by student paper The Commentator, 37% prefer Trump, while 27% back Hillary Clinton. Another 17% said they were undecided. Among female students, the paper’s reported results were more striking: 45% of the female students surveyed backed Trump, compared to 35% who back Clinton. That’s in sharp contrast to...
  • CWA Releases Important Information About Virginia Gender-Identity Policy in Public School

    09/18/2016 12:21:24 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 10 replies ^ | September 18, 2016
    Concerned Women for America, a national conservative activist group with up to 750,000 members, has exposed the implications of the FCPS "gender-identity" policy, and urging parents to opt their children out of the annual FCPS Youth Survey. Dear Friend, Do you or someone you know live in Fairfax County? If so, please read the following important information and pass it along to any parents of students in the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) District. We reached out to you in July regarding the new transgender “guidelines” that were to be implemented into the curriculum by the Fairfax County Public School...
  • ‘Making America Great Again’ not welcome on Canadian Campus

    09/16/2016 5:15:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/16 | Judi McLeod
    Since 'safe spaces' have been up and running, some critics have deemed them to be a convenient excuse for the extension of political correctness They live in a country whose Liberal Government only last week made calling ISIS Daesh official, but some students at Mount Royal University in Calgary are afraid of a baseball cap bearing the words “Make America Great Again”. Just wearing the cap somehow threatens “safe spaces” so a female student claiming that the cap’s message stands for “hate language” loudly insisted in a sustained confrontation with a male cap-wearing student that he “must” take it off.
  • Social Justice Hypocrites (Ryan McElveen's Transgender Crusade)

    09/16/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 2 replies ^ | September 16, 2016
    >>> To all Free Republic members who are not aware of who Ryan McElveen is, he is a leftist school board member in Fairfax County Virginia, which is in the top 10 largest school districts nationally. He is behind the Fairfax transgender policy, which allows students and teachers to use whichever locker room, bathroom, or shower they wish, based on their current "gender identity." He also attempted to push through a policy that would censor all student speech, both in and out of school, that criticizes the LGBTQAAIABCXYZ agenda. >>> Ryan McElveen has long been considered a "social justice warrior."...
  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Fairfax School Board

    09/15/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 3 replies ^ | September 15, 2016
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against FCPS by the conservative organization Liberty Counsel, which represented an anonymous FCPS student and his/her parents. The student alleges that his/her civil rights were violated by the FCPS policies that allow individuals to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers based on their "gender identity", not their actual, physical, gender. According to the Liberty Counsel, the FCPS policy constitutes an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was appealed from the Fairfax Circuit Court, where Judge Brett Kassabian dismissed it on procedural grounds. However, the Virginia Supreme Court disagreed with the...
  • Guns that shoots around corner

    09/15/2016 8:00:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2016 | J Hines
    Without leaving your Head out in the Open Guns that shoot around corners are more than grist for the mill of an old Bugs Bunny plot in a Saturday morning cartoon. They’re real, and were first used, with limited success, by the German army in World War II. The weapon in question was the STG44 Krummlauf, a variant of the standard STG44 assault rifle. Why on earth would you want to shoot around a corner? The better question is why on earth wouldn’t you? It’s a lot safer than standing out in broad daylight where the enemy can take shots...
  • What to do if the government comes after you

    09/15/2016 6:08:31 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 20 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | mainestategop
    In our last article we talked about warning signs that the government had it in for you and planned to take away your home and your livelyhood. Well today well talk about what to do in the even you uncover these warning signs or if government tries to come after you! The tips we'll be giving you came from people I've known over the years who've had their struggle with the government, people you may know like Maurice NewHope, who was wrongfully arrested and detained in a psychiatric hospital for handing out copies of the constitution in East Harlem....
  • Open Carry at the Gas Station with Colorado Visitor

    09/15/2016 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I often open carry, especially in the summer when the temperatures make concealed carry a bit more cumbersome.  I was open carrying at this Yuma, Arizona gas station when a man approached me. He asked if Arizona were an open carry state.  I said that it was, and went on to explain that most states were.  He said he was from Colorado, where open carry was forbidden in some cities.  Yes, I said, the Colorado Supreme Court had made a weird decision that Denver could ignore state law.  He said the city of Aurora also prohibited open carry in...
  • I’m Black and I’m Horrified That African-American College Students Are Choosing Segregation

    09/13/2016 11:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | September 10, 2016 | Kira Davis
    In 1938, Lloyd Lionel Gaines, a young black scholar from Mississippi, filed a suit against the University of Mississippi School of Law after being denied entry because he was “colored.” The Supreme Court eventually ruled that under the “separate but equal” clause Mississippi had the obligation to either admit him or establish a separate law school to accommodate people of color. Mississippi chose to do the latter. The NAACP planned to challenge the inadequacy of the school, as was their strategy against the tone-deaf “separate but equal” laws of the day. Unfortunately, Gaines never saw this suit completed: He disappeared...
  • How many Drywall does it take to stop a .22LR bullet?

    09/13/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 60 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2016 | J Hines
    This was tested with a Henry Lever Action Rifle and a S&W M&P 22. The purpose of the test was that there are some people do use a 22 long rifle for home defense. If they missed their target and hit the drywall in their home. The video was demonstrated by 22Plinkster and discovered most of the .22 rounds went through 9 drywall and some into the tenth drywall, its very impressive for a 22 round. See the test here.