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  • There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.

    10/13/2015 9:00:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Rob Myers ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rob Myers
    There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”You ready? Here it is:“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately...
  • School District Overspending for Last Nine Years Keeps Getting More Funding Per Pupil

    10/13/2015 8:11:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Clintondale Community Schools has been in continuous deficit-spending mode dating back to 2005-06. The Macomb County district was not contrite in explaining nine consecutive years of being unable to balance its budget. On a form required by Michigan Department of Education, the school district’s administration defiantly gives this reason for its failure: “Inadequate funding and declining enrollment.” And in a recent Detroit News story, Ken Austin, the president of the district’s teachers union local said, “We would likely not be in the current position if it were not for the many huge cuts to school funding that districts have been...
  • For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree

    10/12/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | Collin Binkley, The Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change. In a pilot project announced Wednesday, students will be able to take a semester of free online courses in one of MIT's graduate programs and then, if they pay a "modest fee" of about $1,500 and pass an exam, they will earn a MicroMaster's credential, the school said. The new credential represents half of the university's one-year master's degree program in supply chain management....
  • FYI to all FReepers! New Driving Tricks to get you to Stop! Important!

    10/12/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 93 replies
    Art in Idaho | October 10, 2015 | Unknown
    About Eggs Mixed with Water... It could save your Life Warning #1: A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN: SITUATION.. While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised...
  • Even Compared to Workers With College Degrees, Teachers Are Well Paid

    10/12/2015 5:20:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The new Dearborn school district superintendent Glenn Maleyko says he is worried about losing his best teachers. Maleyko told the Dearborn Press and Guide there will be a teacher shortage, and the newspaper claims the teacher pay scale is lower than what many professionals earn with a bachelor’s degree. But the U.S. Census data doesn’t back that claim up. The median salary for a person with a bachelor’s degree is $50,450, according to the American Community Survey 2014 put out by the U.S. Census. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree in the Dearborn school district and nine years of experience...
  • Detroit Public Schools Takes Out a Loan to Pay Off Another Loan

    10/09/2015 12:48:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The depth of the Detroit school district’s financial troubles can be staggering. As of last June, the district owes $238.2 million it borrowed to cover routine operating expenses, a burden that has received some media attention. Another $572 million owed by Detroit Public Schools to a state “authority” within the Michigan Department of Treasury has received less coverage. But some eyebrows were raised recently when DPS went back for another loan from that source on the same day it made payment on an earlier loan. According to state Treasury records, a “Michigan Finance Authority” gave Detroit Public Schools a loan...
  • The Uni-party’s 2016 Election Strategy

    10/08/2015 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 19 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 23, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
    The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the...
  • Parents Must Demand Change or Lose Their Children to Radical, Leftist Educators

    10/08/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center continues to indoctrinate the children of this country with a radical, anti-Christian campaign. No longer a civil rights activist group, the SPLC now uses its power to program children into a pro-homosexual agenda using identity politics, social justice and socialist collectivism. The “Teaching Tolerance” curriculum teaches second graders that they should ignore their parents and cross dress if the feel like it. The book 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert is a text recommended by the SPLC to teach tolerance and promulgated by activists. In the book, Bailey, a boy dreams of dresses, and is told...
  • Student diversity officer 'posted racist comment on Twitter' saying 'kill all white men'

    10/06/2015 3:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 6, 2015 | Various agencies
    Bahar Mustafa former welfare and diversity officer for the union at Goldsmiths’ University of London Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths University, has been ordered to appear before magistrates. A university diversity officer who allegedly tweeted "kill all white men" will appear before judges to answer a charge of racism. Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been ordered to appear before magistrates regarding a complaint of making "racially motivated malicious communication". The Met police said Miss Mustafa must attend Bromley Magistrates' Court to answer charges of sending a threatening message and communicating obscene or menacing messages at the...
  • Even Compared to Workers With College Degrees, Teachers Are Well Paid

    10/06/2015 1:40:33 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The new Dearborn school district superintendent Glenn Maleyko says he is worried about losing his best teachers. Maleyko told the Dearborn Press and Guide there will be a teacher shortage, and the newspaper claims the teacher pay scale is lower than what many professionals earn with a bachelor’s degree. But the U.S. Census data doesn’t back that claim up. The median salary for a person with a bachelor’s degree is $50,450, according to the American Community Survey 2014 put out by the U.S. Census. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree in the Dearborn school district and nine years of experience...
  • Firm Picked to Evaluate State Education Spending Always Wants More State Education Spending

    10/06/2015 11:08:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The Snyder administration's preliminary pick for a contractor to do a study on whether Michigan spends an “adequate” amount on public schools has a long history of coming to the same conclusion on similar questions: “Not adequate." The company’s 12 most recent state studies have all concluded that spending on public schools should be increased. The record includes a 2013 report which found "inadequate" school spending by the District of Columbia, which year after year spends more per student than all (or nearly all) the 50 states. Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans committed to buying what is known in...
  • At Wesleyan U, the Argument of Choice Is ‘Shut Up!’

    10/06/2015 10:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    By NY Post Editorial Board Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), CiR Staff Writer “Move over, trigger warnings, and make way for full-blown censorship. Students and staff at Wesleyan University are demanding the school cut funding to its own newspaper, The Wesleyan Argus, for publishing a column questioning the Black Lives Matter movement. What’s in this piece of blasphemy? The op-ed asks BLMers to ‘rethink how’ they’re approaching the problem of racial injustice and recommends they distance themselves from the ‘vilification and denigration of the police.’ Sounds pretty reasonable to us. Not to some in the ever-outraged Wesleyan community. Until...
  • When I see this sign "fair" doesn't come to mind...

    10/06/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Well, this kinda turns the "liberals demand equal results" meme on its head... So, if the fat kid at the lunch table decides he needs a piece of the other kids lunches...he gets to have it? That's how "fair" is being defined here isn't it? Or maybe it's the other way around, the fat kid's lunch gets redistributed among the skinnier kids who need the fat kid's calories more than the fat kid does...But isn't that "fat shaming" the poor little thing? Is that a need now too? What a fantastic way to destroy the difference between "need" and "want"...
  • Political Correctness, Not Critical Thinking, is the Key to Our Demise

    10/06/2015 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Leigh Bravo
    We must get back to common sense, logic and critical thinking and it must begin at home and within our educational institutions We have all heard it before. Students at colleges and universities around the country are demanding that anyone who has a differing opinion than their own should be tarred, feathered, banned and removed from their sight. Student groups claim that inviting anyone with a differing opinion onto their campus threatens their very safety or well-being. Sound ridiculous? Leaders at these educational institutions are listening to these demands resulting in the creation of a generation that is single-minded, self-absorbed,...
  • Oregon Community College Shootings - Another Important Aspect To Consider

    10/06/2015 5:14:41 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 10/4/15 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    First, let's all pray for the repose of those killed in the mass murder last week. It is no secret that this gunman Chris Mercer, targeted Christians. He queried his victims before he shot them; the Christians were shot in the head while non-Christians were shot in the legs. That aspect was curiously absent from Obama's remarks after the shooting. Had the victims been shot because they were anything but Christian, Obama would have denounced the hate-crime aspect of the murders. But it is not Obama's screed that I want to address at this time, loathsome as it was. As...
  • Urban Survival-Every Day Carry

    10/05/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    More often than not I encounter women who have their concealed-carry permit yet leave their gun at home. During the first six months after receiving my permit I did too. Just like so many, I was almost more fearful of being under-prepared to bring the gun than I was about my own safety. I had the gun, holster, belt and more than a few hours spent down range, but had no idea how to transition from the range to carrying every day. What was missing? The tools and the knowledge to address the moments before, during and after the critical...
  • Allah And Man At Yale

    10/05/2015 9:57:20 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2015-10-05 | Ben Weingarten
    So why is Yale University, whose crest written in Hebrew and Latin translates to “Light and truth,” giving a platform to an ideology that blots out light and conceals or obfuscates truth as part of its greater mission for world domination? If all ideologies are equal in value, and if our own heritage is to be defined primarily in the Obama/Zinn milieu of The Crusades, Western imperialism, and slavery, then perhaps Yale’s decision is not only justified but represents a healthy dollop of redistributive justice. Even so, Yale is endorsing an ideology under which Yale itself could not exist, just...
  • PSU Students/Activists Protest Armed Campus Officers (Portland, Oregon)

    10/04/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Skanner News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Donovan M. Smith
    Students and community members protesting Portland State University's then-proposal to arm campus security officers in a demonstration downtown last December. Nearly 100 students walked out of the PSU Convocation opening ceremonies to protest the administration’s decision to arm campus security last December. Inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom the diverse crowd of students chanted “Disarm PSU!” and “Black Lives Matter!” before leading the rally into the streets of downtown. Olivia Pace, freshman at PSU and an organizer for the school’s student union who organized the event said the group’s attempts to work with administration to reverse their decision have...
  • Free meals continue in Reedsport schools

    10/03/2015 10:48:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Umpqua Post ^ | September 16, 2015 | Steve Lindsley
    REEDSPORT — The Reedsport School District again is able to provide free meals to every student for the 2015-2016 school year, a program that began last year. A controversy in the North Bend School District, with which Reedsport cooperates to get bulk pricing on food items, should not affect that program. “We're a school-wide free-lunch program,” said first-year Superintendent Brian Gander. “That's based on our local incidence of poverty. We started that last year.” Gander said the district would have 65 percent of students eligible for free and reduced lunch, if that program were still in effect. The current program...
  • Oxford University Bans ‘No Offence’ For Being Offensive

    10/02/2015 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Oxford University has banned a free speech magazine named “No Offence” from being distributed at a freshman fair because some people might find the content offensive. “No Offence” is described as being a “new political magazine based in Oxford, devoted to controversy and free speech.” In a call for submissions, “No Offence” wrote, “We aim to broaden the spectrum of opinion at Oxford, and create a climate where people are more comfortable expressing ideas some see as offensive. Our purpose is to publicize ideas and arguments that people otherwise may never encounter.” The creators of “No Offence,” Jacob Williams and...
  • Parents Complain Students From Adjacent Districts 'Overcrowding' Their Schools

    10/01/2015 11:50:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/30/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A recent story in the Lansing State Journal on a Michigan public school choice program featured parents from two different school districts complaining that the program is causing overcrowded classrooms in their own districts. But data from the Michigan Department of Education show that the complaints are not supported by the historical record. Enrollment at one of those districts has been in decline for the past eight years, while the other has not experienced any significant enrollment increase. The story focused on how the East Lansing and Holt school districts have benefitted from the schools of choice program begun in...
  • Former Teacher Lionized by Left for Resignation Letter Omitted Key Details

    09/29/2015 9:52:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/26/2015 | Tom Gantert
    n August, Michigan public school teacher Stephanie Keiles became a folk hero when she went public with her story about why she was quitting her job. Keiles had spent nine years as a teacher in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools when she announced in an online essay that she was leaving the profession. The Michigan Education Association promoted her story as did prominent national websites, including The Washington Post and Huffington Post. A Michigan newspaper columnist recited Keiles' claims as if they were the gospel truth as an example of how teachers are not respected. National public schools advocate Diane Ravitch even...
  • Pennsylvania school districts feeling effects of budget impasse

    09/28/2015 1:57:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 24, 2015 | Karen Langley, Mary Niederberger and Eleanor Chute
    Pennsylvania schools have a new source of disparity: A state budget impasse that has driven some districts to borrow while others expect no problems for months. School districts missed more than $1 billion in payments in August and expected to miss another $700 million in September, according to estimates by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. How the state’s 500 school districts are absorbing the loss depends on their reliance on local resources and existing budget reserves. “I believe firmly 10 percent of the districts have had to go borrow,” said Jay Himes, executive director of the association. “Some...
  • Baylor students reluctant to ride Trump train into 2016

    09/24/2015 9:46:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Baylor Lariat ^ | September 24, 2015 | Katie Grovatt, reporter
    The rules of politics are being rewritten, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump is behind it. He’s released bold, undiplomatic statements and stirred up controversy, all while dominating the Republican primary race. The businessman and former “Celebrity Apprentice” host has led every Republican poll for the past two months. But as the candidate continues to sell out rallies, triumph in polls and gain supporters, some Baylor students are shaking their heads. “He’s high up [in the polls] because no one knows what his actually policies are,” said Dallas sophomore Michelle Rigg. “He’s focusing on sensational issues and making provocative claims without...
  • Wesleyan’s student newspaper faces a defunding threat for (sort of) criticizing the movement.

    09/23/2015 11:01:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 23, 2015 | Frederick M. Hess, director of education-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
    Wesleyan’s student newspaper faces a defunding threat for (sort of) criticizing the movement. Colleges keep finding new ways to define “hate crime” down. This week, more than 140 students and faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have signed a petition to defund the school’s newspaper for running a student op-ed that (sort of) criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. The petition will be the subject of a university town-hall meeting next Sunday. The column had the temerity to suggest that the drumbeat of vitriol that Black Lives Matter has unleashed on police may be sparking violence against police officers. Eager...
  • Michigan Taxpayers Pay Union Officials Millions to Do Union Work

    09/23/2015 10:07:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The public school district in Taylor, Michigan is in big trouble financially. It is shedding students and has run significant deficits in recent years due to spending more than it takes in, requiring special oversight from the state. But the district still finds the money to pay four union stewards to do union work on the taxpayer’s dime. More than $108,000 is given up so that the union can enjoy this privilege. The practice is called “release time,” and school districts across the state do it. The arrangement allows union officials, typically the president of the union local, to be...
  • Few and Far... Teacher Accolades

    09/21/2015 7:23:38 PM PDT · by lyby · 11 replies
    Lyby | 9-21-2015 | Lyby
    Although many teachers strive to uplift each student daily, it is infrequent that we receive positive comments for our efforts. Today I was blessed with an affirmative email from a parent. I will share a few words from that email: "... currently navigating the transition from homeschooling to attending public school... (we) are quite impressed with how well (he) is doing academically, socially, and emotionally... My husband and I couldn't be more please with the instruction and attention (he) has received... I'd like to thank you personally, Mrs. Bailey, for your dedication and obvious commitment to a profession that is...
  • Colleges using gender-neutral pronouns to be inclusive to transgender students

    09/21/2015 6:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Shevaun Bryan
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A number of colleges now offer gender neutral pronoun options to acknowledge transgender students. Harvard University has become one of the most recent to embrace words like ze and hir (pronounced 'zee' and 'hear,' respectively). "The classification of students by one of two genders if a student doesn't identify by that gender, its a way of making that student continue to feel like an outsider," said Chad Thomas, professor of English with a specialization in gender studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Research shows that many transgender people attempt suicide due to a lack...
  • Skyrocketing Pension Costs Trigger Parent Angst Over Loss of Teachers

    09/21/2015 10:22:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/19/2015 | Tom Gantert
    At a recent event related to the Grand Ledge school district, teachers and parents expressed concern over the loss of departure of some teachers. A TV station report on the meeting said the district is losing 19 teachers, 12 to retirement. Yet most attendees were unaware that just the increase in the district's costs for the school employee pension system over the past five years could have paid the salaries of about 140 new teachers (not including benefits). To put this context, state figures show that Grand Ledge had 280 teachers in 2013-14. The Grand Ledge school district shares a...
  • Philippines to complete 100 Go Negosyo centers in September (Business incubators)

    09/18/2015 8:24:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Rappler ^ | September 18, 2015 | Chrisee Dela Paz
    The centers are seen to help micro-, small-, and medium-scale entrepreneurs with business registration, financing, and market promotion.MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines expects to complete construction of 100 Go Negosyo centers by the end of September – 3 months ahead of target – providing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) extra push to expand operations. "For Negosyo centers, we have 92 up already. We continue to monitor the progress of the centers. Anecdotally, we’ve seen that they’ve been able to help micro and small entrepreneurs," Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV told reporters on the sidelines of P&G Leadership College 2015...
  • Obama Administration Slams Conservative School As Not A Real College

    09/18/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2015 | Blake Neff, Reporter
    An Obama administration representative took a shot at a well-known conservative college Thursday, saying the school wasn’t included on its much-heralded new “College Scorecard” because it isn’t a real two-to-four year college. Hillsdale College, a 1,500-student liberal arts college in Michigan, is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as the 67th-best national liberal arts college in the country. The college is well-known for the conservative identity of its student body and its focus on a core curriculum that emphasizes Judeo-Christian tradition and the U.S. Constitution. It’s also known for its refusal to accept any federal funding (including federal student...
  • Tyler Vigan of the Harvard Law School highlights his new book, “Spurious Correlations,”

    Tyler Vigan of the Harvard Law School highlights his new book, “Spurious Correlations,” which invites us to take a critical view of statistical correlations. Just because the divorce rate in Maine correlates with per capita consumption of margarine does not mean that we should cut back!
  • School Pension Costs Have Increased by $622 Per Pupil

    09/17/2015 1:57:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In the spring of 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder proposed what was characterized as a $470 per pupil reduction in public school funding, media reports described this as so “massive” that it left school officials “in a state of shock.” "This is going to be potentially devastating," declared David Martell, the executive director of the Michigan School Business Officials organization. Yet, those who advocate for spending more on public schools have been nearly silent about a growing and far more severe threat to budgets — the skyrocketing cost of the school employee retirement system. In 2010, the pension system cost...
  • Ex-Nobel committee exec regrets Obama Peace Prize [Buyer's Remorse]

    09/17/2015 1:40:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    RT ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee Geir Lundestad reportedly notes in his new book that the body “didn't achieve what it had hoped for” when it gave Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt and conferred the prestigious award on him in 2009. While it is quite rare for Nobel officials to openly discuss the nuts and bolts of their secretive committee, the former director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has apparently owned up in his memoir ‘Secretary of Peace’, to be released on Thursday, that the panel had expected the award to somewhat challenge Obama, who received...
  • Constitution Day

    09/17/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 25 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | September 17, 2015 | Self
    Our Ageless Constitution "The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...." -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said: "The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages." He went on to say: "In America, a new people had risen up without...
  • The Making of a Huntress

    09/17/2015 8:13:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/17/2015 | Jason Brooks
    Raising Girls to HuntIf you are a hunter and think that merchandisers and marketers are getting girly lately, you would be right. In recent years the fastest growing demographic of hunters are actually huntresses – women who head afield to put food on the table. This is no surprise to myself or those in my hunting camp. We have known for years that there would be a trend towards more women chasing game. Fifteen years ago my hunting partner, Chad Hurst, called one day to announced the birth of he and his wife’s first child, Brittany. Right away I began...
  • Selecting the Best Optics

    09/16/2015 1:07:26 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/16/2015 | Tom Claycomb III
    We can all boast life lessons that have taught us certain principles. For me, the optics lesson happened years ago. Ed Sweet, the host of Kid Outdoors, and I would take a lot of kids bear hunting. I’d write articles about the hunts and he’d film them for his show. On one of our first hunts we saw 10 bears in two afternoons. Only once did I spot the bear before anyone else. That’s because my partners had good glass. I had an average pair of binoculars and have realized over the years that I had been missing a lot...
  • Liberal students need to buck up and deal with other points of view, says . . . Barack Obama?

    09/16/2015 9:18:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Yes he really did. But as you might expect, there's a problem One of those rare moments when we have to give Obama credit for getting it right, and there’s really no caveat to attach to the credit? Er, mostly. Apparently the context is that he’s just finished slamming people who criticize colleges for being too liberal, so take that into consideration. Even so, how can you quarrel with what he says here? What he says is correct, of course, so he deserves credit for it and we herewith extend it. Nice job, Mr. President. HTML5 video is not supported!...
  • University of California Totalitarians Strike Again

    09/16/2015 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The new Orwellian speech policy being considered by the UC Board of Regents In yet another descent into Orwellianism, on Thursday, the Regents of the University of California’s Committee on Education Policy will attempt to formulate an agenda for students and faculty that amounts to nothing more than a censorship free pass by establishing a right not to be offended. The “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance” is a compendium of progressive contradictions that begins by stating the University of California (UC) “is committed to protecting its bedrock values of respect, inclusion, and academic freedom,” as well as free expression and...
  • Gaps in Earnings Stand Out in Release of College Data (Pay 10 years after enrollment bleak)

    09/14/2015 1:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | September 13, 2015 | Kevin Carey
    Colleges give prospective students very little information about how much money they can expect to earn in the job market. In part that’s because colleges may not want people to know, and in part it’s because such information is difficult and expensive to gather. Colleges are good at tracking down rich alumni to hit up for donations, but people who make little or no money are harder and less lucrative to find. On Saturday, the federal government solved that problem by releasing a huge new set of data in a website called College Scorecard, detailing the earnings of people who...
  • Some Have Already Forgotten

    09/11/2015 5:51:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9/11/15 | Dave Blount
    After September 11, we swore America would never forget. Only 14 years later, the country is already forgetting:Young people who have any ideas at all about why the unprovoked Muslim terror atrocities of 9/11 occurred seem to buy into a vague and totally false notion, fed to them by Muslims’ liberal allies, that it was somehow America’s fault.Killing 3,000 people and destroying a few buildings was not a victory that would change the course of history in favor of expansionist Islam. But us blaming ourselves for it is.
  • No Raises For Ten Years? Teachers' Contract Tells a Different Story

    09/11/2015 6:48:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/10/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a report by Lansing TV station WLNS on a public meeting related to the Grand Ledge public schools, teachers made claims about their pay that don't stand up to scrutiny. The district’s latest teachers union contract expired June 30. The report quoted teachers who said they haven’t had pay raises in 10 years. One described a stipend of up to $4,000 to teach one extra class period a day as “tiny.” The TV station reported: “Some teachers say they haven’t gotten pay increases in 10 years and that’s led some to resign.” That is contradicted by the last union...
  • Are you flying a FLAG? Are you Remembering? 09/11 14 years after! [Vanity]

    09/11/2015 5:46:27 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 37 replies
    09/11/2015<a href= | Self
    TODAY is the 14th Anniversary of that horrible event of 09/11/2001! We know the roll call of the dead of record BUT the number of dead from terrorist actions is uncountable! PLEASE fly the FLAG in honor of those who were lost! Please take a minute to remember and fight the memory hole of those who want us to forget!
  • BT-1000 DSE Beats Up A Teacher After Being Asked To Put Up Her Cell Phone! Watch

    09/10/2015 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    TNNRaw2 ^ | Sep 10, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayor
    BT-1000 DSE Beats Up A Teacher After Being Asked To Put Up Her Cell Phone! Watch video only on link
  • The Worst Performing School District in the U.S. Says It Has Only One 'Ineffective' Administrator

    09/09/2015 1:06:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    There was just one bad apple among the 171 members of the Detroit public school district’s leadership corps, if the district’s most recent evaluations of its principals, superintendents and administrators are accurate. Despite being called “the nation’s lowest-performing urban school area” by Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year, just one of its 171 managers was judged to be “ineffective.” The evaluations are for the 2013-14 school year, the most recent year available. There were 96 officials given the highest rating of “highly effective;” 68 were rated “effective,” while six were deemed to be “minimally effective.” Plus the single “ineffective” administrator....
  • Democratic Staffer: Homeschooling Lobby 'Scary', Not Rational

    09/04/2015 11:25:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 54 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The left-leaning nonprofit ProPublica recently ran an article on home schooling that opened by relating an anecdote from 2003. It tells of a 19-year-old man in New Jersey who weighed just 45 pounds and was found rummaging through a neighbor’s garbage. The explanation for how such a thing could happen is delivered by a state politician who says, “I was told it was because he was homeschooled.” The story, co-published on the liberal, then quotes Ellen Heinitz, who is the legislative director for a Democratic state representative from Detroit, about her experience with a national homeschooling lobbying group called...
  • Black Girl Stabs Teenage Classmate With A 12 Inch Knife At School Gets No Prison Time!

    09/04/2015 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    TNNRaw2 youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Girl Stabs Teenage Classmate With A 12 Inch Knife At School Gets No Prison Time!
  • State’s Faltering District Managers All Given High Rankings

    09/04/2015 6:00:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/2/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Earlier this year, a group investigating reform options for Detroit’s public schools recommended that the state's Education Achievement Authority (EAA) be ended. The EAA was created in 2011 to take over management of the state's lowest-performing schools — which currently means 12 schools in Detroit. The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren wrote in its March report: “Fifteen years after the state took over our school system, three years after the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) took control of the city’s lowest-performing schools, academic achievement remains tragically low, by far the worst of any big city in the country.” When...
  • Thermal Camera Review: These Heat Seekers Reveal an Unseen World

    09/02/2015 8:54:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Prepper · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 1, 2015 | Jon Keegan
    Heat-vision cameras have been used widely in many industries for decades: Soldiers find targets through heat-vision rifle sights, police mount them on helicopters to search for people on the ground and contractors use the sensors to look for cold air seeping into homes. Now you can buy a simple smartphone attachment to reveal the widely varying temperatures of the people and things around you. Maybe you’re not up for hunting Arnold Schwarzenegger, like the heat-seeing alien hunter in the classic 1987 film “Predator.” There are many practical home uses for the latest thermal camera accessories from Flir and Seek, too:...
  • Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

    09/02/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The victims of Obama's failure On Monday, as many as 126 teachers, schoolgirls and kindergartners were poisoned at the Habibul Mustafa School in Afghanistan’s western Herat province. Herat provincial hospital spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai revealed some of the victims were vomiting and some were unconscious when they were admitted, but that they were all in stable condition. “A health team has been sent to the area for investigations,” he added. Herat police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said police have initiated an investigation, but no arrests have been made at this point. And while no group has claimed responsibility for the...