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Education (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Colleges produce SJWs at the expense of common sense and the nation

    04/26/2017 8:41:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Social Justice Warriors: Antifa, anarchists, racial elitists of color and educated snobs have gone the extra mile to make themselves obsolete Social justice wish lists have grown over the years by adding the impossible: reparations for slavery, controlling CO2 levels, eradicating offensive speech, selective homicide and regulating thought in general. Advocates of these causes have ramped-up assaults on anyone who disagrees. Flooding college campuses and spilling onto surrounding streets, their disruptions signal the disintegrating state of what we refer to as education. It’s convenient to blame the rise of media, televised and electronic, for the increasing anger and violence among...
  • Black students at Pomona College demand hiring of sociologist be rescinded because she is white

    04/25/2017 6:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    According to the ethos of black students at Pomona College, one of the nation’s most competitive (and expensive) small liberal arts colleges, white people cannot legitimately study and write about black criminals. Tony Airaksinen of Campus Reform writes: Students at Pomona College have published a demand letter urging administrators to rescind their offer to hire Sociology Professor Alice Goffman because she’s white. The “Letter to the Pomona College Sociology Department,” published last Friday argues that by hiring Goffman, the administration has neglected their commitment to promoting diversity and supporting women of color. “This practice is detrimental to Pomona’s goal of...
  • Wesleyan University to Open Social Justice Center at Cost of $220K Annually

    04/24/2017 8:38:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 23, 2017
    Wesleyan also has a terrible rating for free speech. Go figure. The College Fix reports: University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll out a new center dedicated to advancing social justice, an effort estimated to cost more than $200,000 annually to promote various “gender, queer, students of color” causes. Claiming the center was prompted by “racist, misogynistic and transphobic issues and events” at the private Connecticut campus, which...
  • Obama’s Hidden Iran Deal Giveaway

    04/24/2017 5:26:50 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | April 24, 2017 | Sean McCabe
    When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of course, at the beginning of this negotiation that they would have liked to have seen released,” one senior Obama administration official told reporters in a background briefing arranged by the White House, adding that “we were able to winnow that down to...
  • Activist Says Having ‘Genital Preferences’ In Dating Is Transphobic

    04/24/2017 12:43:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/24/2017 | Kira Davis
    Trans-activist Riley J. Dennis says having ‘genital preferences’ in dating is transphobic.Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re a man who wants your woman to have a vagina you’re a bigot.Dennis released a video at Everydayfeminist.com about his theory on “cissexism”, which he says is interchangeable with “transphobia” and means “prejudice or discrimination against trans people.”My head is spinning. So, you’re born gay, you’re born trans, but no one is born straight. Straight people are just bigots.Got it….I think. To quote Dennis: [People] might argue that being attracted to women without vaginas in no way negatively affects trans people,...
  • Dean Asserts that “Hate Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment” [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean expressed his alarm that author Ann Coulter has not been effectively silenced by the University of California at Berkeley. Initially, the University forbade Coulter from speaking on campus citing the event as “dangerous.” After Coulter took steps to go ahead without the University’s official approval Dean became irate. “Coulter is notorious for rejecting the mainstream consensus on immigration, Muslims, taxes, welfare, you name it,” Dean maintained. “Her jibes are so venomous as to generate ridicule for those who hold opposing views. Clearly, she hates liberals and the victims we...
  • Peacetime Flyer

    04/23/2017 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Bogle
    I've received a much-appreciated request to follow up my post about the "Communism at 'Peace'" website ( communiststats.com ), with a direct link to the printable flyer available at the bottom of the home page: http://communiststats.com/peacetimeflyer.html . If by the graces of the webmaster, no one has any problem with my so quickly following up, the link to the flyer is posted here. The hope is that volunteers (anonymous or otherwise) will post the flyers at schools, community colleges, universities, coffee shops (heck...phone poles), etc. to reach those people whose minds haven't yet been tainted. Needless to say, your help...
  • Communism at "Peace": An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities

    04/22/2017 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Bogle · 40 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | April 22, 2017 | J McCachren
    Those of you who embrace freedom, please help teach the next generation about communism’s horrors. Steer them toward “Communism at ‘Peace’: An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities” ( communiststats.com ). Unique demographics are used (e.g., villagers, the religious, homosexuals, landowners, etc.) in a way that personalizes 85 million deaths.. torture.... imprisonments... QUICKLY making them real to even the least engaged adolescents (and as a teacher, I'm very familiar with un-engaged millennials). I've seen and heard these students flinch in repulsion. Your help promulgating this information--particularly to those students who are about to be preyed upon by their professors--would be appreciated...
  • Study of Animal Penises Called “Crucial to Solving World’s Problems” [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, who spent nearly $400,000 of taxpayer dollars studying duck penises has become a spokesperson in opposition to Trump’s proposed cuts to funding studies like hers. One of the research topics likely to be cut off from tax-funding is her current project to study whale penises. She is eager to examine a recently acquired an orca penis. “It’s enormous!” she exclaimed. “It takes up an entire lab sink. The very idea that Congress might not fund a thorough investigation of this extraordinary specimen is criminal. In order for us to...
  • No Free Tuition for Black Students Despite Slavery Reparations Resolution at Western Kentucky

    04/22/2017 10:46:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 21, 2017 | Julia Glum
    Students at Western Kentucky University voted this week to give their black peers free tuition as a way to make amends for slavery, but administrators say it's not going to happen. President Gary Ransdell issued a statement Thursday after the student government passed its "Resolution to Support Reparations" laying out the reasons black students should receive a free education at the Bowling Green school. "We appreciate the Student Government Association’s interest in these issues, but it’s important to clarify that their resolution is not an official position taken by the university," Ransdell wrote. "I have read the SGA resolution, and...
  • Murderer Demands Release as "Reparation for Slavery" [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 9:43:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Kori Ali Muhammad, the man under arrest for four murders, demanded he be released as "reparation for slavery. Whites enslaved millions of blacks and killed thousands of them. The four white men I shot can't begin to balance the scales of justice. I need to be free to continue my work to even the score." His initial victim was Carl Williams, an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno, California. Muhammad claimed this killing was additionally justified because "he disrespected my right as a Muslim to consummate the sex for which I had paid a resident at the...
  • Howard Dean on Coulter-Berkeley Controversy: 1st Amendment Doesn't Protect 'Hate Speech,' You Know

    04/21/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 21, 2017 | Guy Benson
    This man was the governor of a state, a leading presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and he evidently (and wrongly) believes that the Constitution doesn't protect "hate speech" -- a term of art that is by its very nature subjective. In fact, the Constitution protects nearly all speech, with extremely limited exceptions. In response to the disgraceful flare-up over Ann Coulter's scheduled appearance at Berkeley, a New York Times writer dug up and highlighted one of her more inflammatory jokes, the proper response to which is: Okay, so what? I don't find it especially funny at...
  • EXPOSED: The Left-Wing Media's Plot to Take Down the Trump Administration

    04/21/2017 7:46:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Roger Aronoff
    The progressive media, and their left-wing allies, have been on an endless binge of Trump-bashing that began even before Donald Trump took office as president. This Trump derangement syndrome results from the fact that during the campaign, and later when he was elected, Trump took firm hold of the national debate and reshaped it in his image. But progressives have their own dueling national narrative, one which they are trying to reassert through the use of allegations of Russian collusion and through a war on "fake news." Nicholas Kristof, in an opinion piece for The New York Times, argues that...
  • A Mob Of Black Youths Attack A Man In Broad Daylight So Is It Racism Yet? - Caught On Video

    04/21/2017 2:12:16 PM PDT · by bogusname · 59 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/21/2017 | Salt
    9 Teens were arrested after and assault in Downtown Baltimore , Maryland. The incident was caught on camera.
  • Stop federal funding for universities and police that tolerate left-wing violence

    04/21/2017 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/17 | David Hogberg
    Cutting off federal funds to permissive universities and police departments is a good first step When I first saw the video of the Berkeley riots from this past weekend, I thought to myself, well, it’s good that those on the Political Right are fighting back. After a few minutes, though, I realized that unless the police and the courts stop this, someone will eventually get killed. It’s hard to blame folks on the Right for showing up prepared for a fight, especially in radical whack-a-doodle Berkeley. The authorities there – if you can even call them that — seldom do...
  • When Murderous Political Opinion is Passed Off as Artistic Expression

    04/21/2017 8:15:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press | 04/21/17 | Judi McLeod
    Professor’s Painting of a Decapitated Donald Trump Displayed as Artistic Expression What do you get when you send out political opinion masquerading as contemporary ‘Art’? A painting, depicting a decapitated President Donald Trump, riding full-bore on a pale horse supposedly stressing the importance of “protecting even objectionable artistic expression”. That’s what!
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • Good magazine/news source for a non-internet conservative?

    04/20/2017 2:19:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    April 20 2017 | me
    Please pardon the vanity. I have a friend in his eighties but still healthy and active. Retired medical professional, active Christian, conservative Republican. His political knowledge level is rather low. He has an IPhone but has no regular internet access. He may just be too old to learn to use the internet. He is very interested in political news. I have thought about suggesting a conservative print magazine to him. In past years, I read National Review when William F. Buckley was in charge, but I know that it is much less reliable now. Today, I get my news from...
  • Campuses Turn Against Free Speech, Open the Door to Thuggery

    04/20/2017 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 20, 20172 | Stephen Gregory
    The doctrines taught in our schools are now spilling out onto our streets, and political thuggery is becoming part of American life. On April 15, in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, a free speech demonstration by supporters of President Trump quickly degenerated into a riot, as pro- and anti-Trump forces began fighting one another. The fighting was not a surprise. Several of the Trump supporters had shown up at the event carrying homemade shields, wearing helmets of different kinds, and carrying sticks.
  • Toxic Masculinity Must Me (sic) Purged At Universities: They Want Queer Men In Charge

    04/20/2017 7:41:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | April 19, 2017 | ET Williams
    Toxic Masculinity Must Me (sic)Purged At Universities: They Want Queer Men In Charge