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  • Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    Page Nine ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | The Uninvited Ombudsman
    TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas! The lamestream media told you: A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous. Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into...
  • College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food During Sci-Fi Event

    04/16/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/16/15 | Aurelius
    Stevenson College is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during "Intergalactic" night. In a letter sent out to students, the college apologized for having "a Mexican food buffet," while also featuring spaceships and aliens. The college received complaints saying the combination was racist because of the association between Mexicans and illegal immigrants. "We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and "aliens" and I am so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that," wrote Carolyn Golz, who had taken this picture of the activities before the complaints:...
  • 10 Things to Have Ready before the Huge EMP !!!

    04/20/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by ClaudeDavis · 144 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | Claude Davis
    Dr. Peter Pry (Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security) warns that the consequences - of not being prepared for this event - are much more severe than one may think: “within a year of an EMP event at least 2 thirds or the us population will perish from starvation, disease and social collapse” Former CIA double agent (Reza Kahlili) who spent time in the Iranian Army confirmed that the Iranian have conducted missile tests of ships in the Caspian See that are consistent with an EMP attack: “They are going to get to the Gulf...
  • Meet Toya Putnam, Detroit Charter School Parent

    04/20/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/19/2015 | Audrey Spalding
    Toya Putnam, a mother of two boys, chooses to send her seven-year-old son to a Detroit-area charter school in Roseville. Though some nonprofit organizations are urging the state to limit school choice in the City of Detroit, Putnam says it is incredibly important for her to be able to make the best educational choice for her family. Shopping around for the best school "wasn't a problem for me," Putnam said. "I don't want anyone else to pick and choose for my kids' future." Later this month, Putnam and her family are moving back to Detroit from Warren, and her son...
  • The Schnitzel Republic

    04/18/2015 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 12 replies
    I thought I might inform the German Freepers about a web-blog called The Schnitzel Republic. http://schnitzelrepublic.blogspot.com/ It is the closest I've come to finding a Free Republic in Germany. It is run by an American military retiree who now resides in Wiesbaden. It is primarily an essay site of his random thoughts on current events going on in Germany. He is also a bit of a history buff. One can post comments, but there is very little activity on his site unfortunately. But it is informative to get his perspective on German and EU events. It is a good place...
  • Hillary Clinton Message to Kids Trapped in Failing Schools: Move to a Better Area

    04/18/2015 8:43:54 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 25 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 17, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    As one begins to dissect and find meaning in Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement video, Getting Started, once striking message is that she sends to parents whose kids are trapped in failing schools, move to a better area. While much of the video is merely a fluff piece designed to pander to every conceivable demographic her campaign can target in its 2 minutes and 18 seconds, there are a few striking observations, none as disturbing as her apparent solution for addressing the problems of under-performing public schools. After introducing us to a woman whose home-grown tomatoes are apparently "legendary" the Hillary campaign...
  • Poor Children May Have Smaller Brains Than Rich Children. Does That Tell Us Anything?

    04/18/2015 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann
    Social scientists have found that by the time children enter kindergarten, there is already a large academic achievement gap between students from wealthy and poor families. We still don't know exactly why that's the case. There's a sense that it at least partly has to do with the fact that affluent mothers and fathers have more intensive parenting sytles—they're more likely to read to their kids, for instance—and have enough money to make sure their toddlers grow up well-nourished, generally cared for, and intellectually stimulated. At the same time, poor children often grow up in chaotic, food-insecure, stressful homes that...
  • Communists Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

    04/17/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by HammerT · 30 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hammer and Loupe
    Yes, we are joining the "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America" because gun owners are a threat to our children, persons, and government. There are seasons when weapons cause mass genocide to persons. Don't believe me? PETA will tell you. Gun owners should not have guns, even in their own dwelling. Guns may end up killing one or more persons. Think of the children!!! What would happen if Bambi's mother was still alive... If Michael Brown was still alive... If Che was still alive... If.... well you get the picture. Guns are bad. That includes cookie guns, paper...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/17/2015 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/17/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Who’s Fighting For 15? Workers Or Big Labor. A nationwide minimum wage protest planned for Wednesday is being called out by critics who claim the self-proclaimed grassroots movement is actually just a paid stunt by big labor. “This is an orchestrated effort,” Ryan Williams, media advisor for Worker Center Watch, said during a press call Monday. “The union has invested upwards of $20 million.” Additionally, as sources for The Daily Caller News Foundation point out, the SEIU has spent $637,243 in strike benefits to some groups involved despite them not reporting any members. The concept refers to when a...
  • Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose

    04/17/2015 9:04:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/16/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Educational choice in Detroit is worth the fight. That's the message from 11 Detroit-area families whose children attend charter schools and spoke to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy about a proposal to limit public charter schools in the city. The Mackinac Center met with the families at their homes and at schools so they could publicly share their views on school choice. “Let them flourish,” said Corey Hughes, who has had experience with charter schools first as a father and now as a grandfather. A coalition of foundations, public school officials and other interests has proposed centralizing control of...
  • Watching a Biased Social Documentary in College for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

    04/16/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 16 replies
    Ulmius
    Today, the faculty of my university told my class we had to view a movie in order to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, shown by our school's counselor. The film was a social documentary by a guy that was showing his opinions about changing mens' perception of their masculinity. As the film progressed, he started to blame the white male status quo for imposing media messages on vulnerable minds. He even compared John Wayne and Ronald Reagan in the film, portraying their respective appeals as white mens' desire to return to a past accepting of gender and racial discrimination (one...
  • There Was Never a $470 Per Pupil Education Funding Cut in Michigan

    04/16/2015 5:01:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2015 | Tom Gantert
    This year, the Huron Valley School district in Oakland County will get $7,126 per student under the state of Michigan’s “foundation allowance” funding formula. Foundation allowance money is the main revenue stream flowing into Michigan public schools each year, but by no means is it the only one. For example, Huron Valley will get another $12.4 million from the state, or $1,293 per student, in so-called “categorical” funding. This money covers things like employee pension benefits, special education, school lunch subsidies and even a program to teach students how to build a robot in six weeks. These “categoricals” add an...
  • Take that, Ted Cruz: Jeb Bush heads to Liberty University to pander to the Christian right

    04/15/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | April 15, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    The "moderate" Bush will contest the evangelical vote because next to big donors, they’re his most loyal base. Jeb Bush famously told us that to win the White House, a Republican presidential candidate had to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.” It was widely interpreted as evidence that if Bush ran, he’d do it as a more centrist, reasonable candidate who’d be, in his own words, “much more uplifting, much more positive,” and willing to stand up to fire-and-brimstone party hardliners. Now comes the news that Bush will give the commencement address...
  • Emasculating America and the Sexism of Shapes

    04/14/2015 11:46:09 AM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 4/13/15 | Me
    Modern day feminists are brainwashing an entire generation of women into believing they are helpless, inferior creatures who are incapable of buying birth control, coping without abortion, raising a family, using a gun for self-defense, getting married or working with men because the Sandra Fluke's of the world are nothing more than sexual objects trapped in a meat-eating, misogynistic society. Essentially, according to the genetic scholars at Salon magazine, it has become feasibly impossible for those human beings with two "X" chromosomes to function, let alone to be responsible for their lives. Yes, the sorority sisters of Sappho actually want...
  • Let Detroit Students Attend School Anywhere They Want

    04/14/2015 11:06:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In 2009, students in Detroit Public Schools posted the worst test scores ever measured on a national test. “There is no jurisdiction of any kind, at any level, at any time in the 30-year history of NAEP that has ever registered such low numbers,” said Michael Casserly, then the executive director of the council that administered the assessment. “They are barely above what one would expect simply by chance, as if the kids simply guessed at the answers.” Since then, charter schools have flourished in the city and more than half of Detroit's students attend them. A recent study from...
  • Coalition Wants $153 Million a Year Bailout for Detroit Public Schools

    04/14/2015 6:30:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A coalition hoping to restructure the Detroit Public School district is asking the state to absolve the district of as much as $153 million in annual pension and debt payments. John Rakolta, CEO of Walbridge construction company, is a co-chair of Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, and laid out to Michigan Capitol Confidential how the group came up with their calculations. The coalition’s report states: “The state of Michigan should take responsibility for past operating debt that occurred on its watch: $53 million a year." In addition, the group wants the state to let Detroit schools off the...
  • Here are the Highest Paying School Districts in Michigan

    04/14/2015 5:24:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    In 2013-14, the highest paid teachers in the state on average were from Redford Union Schools in Wayne County. They made $86,675 a year, according to the Michigan Department of Education. However, data cited by the state on teachers' salaries isn't always accurate. For example, teachers in Detroit public schools whose management had been turned over to a state Education Achievement Authority office (EAA) – a “school district” comprised of the poorest-performing schools in Michigan – were the state's second-highest paid, according to data released in March by the Michigan Department of Education. Except, the reported figures were almost certainly...
  • Chess grandmaster accused of using iPhone to cheat during international tournament

    04/14/2015 4:43:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2015 | Michael E. Miller - Morning Mix
    Gaioz Nigalidze’s rise through the ranks of professional chess began in 2007, the year the first iPhone was released. In hindsight, the timing might not be coincidental. On Saturday, Nigalidze, the 25-year-old reigning Georgian champion, was competing in the 17th annual Dubai Open Chess Tournament when his opponent spotted something strange. “Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet,” Armenian grandmaster Tigran Petrosian said. “I noticed that he would always visit the same toilet partition, which was strange, since two other partitions weren’t occupied.” Petrosian complained to the officials. After Nigalidze left the bathroom...
  • Poor Cities' School Districts Receive the Most Funding

    04/13/2015 9:09:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The city of Flint has more than twice the percentage of people living in poverty as the state average. And Flint Community Schools has been running a deficit since 2010-11. But poor cities such as Flint don't necessarily translate into poorly funded school districts. Flint schools isn't losing money because of a revenue problem. According to the Michigan Department of Education, Flint received a total of $13,127 in total per-pupil revenue in its general fund (local, state and federal dollars) in 2013-14, making it the highest-funded district in Genesee County. The chart shows each district's general fund per-pupil funding received...
  • Eight More Years of Obama?

    04/12/2015 2:53:19 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 73 replies
    self | April 12, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    Well, today's the day. Hillary has announced her run for the Presidency. What are we going to get? I attest we are going to get eight more years of Obama. Why is that? My opinion is they are two peas in a pod, not a scintilla of difference. Let's look at their records, political platforms and philosophy and see why. They both worship at the God of Alinsky and are hard core followers of the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Mao. They both are atheists. Yeah, they put on the religious trappings when it suits them, and yeah, Obama...
  • Calling Out Columbia College/University Alumni or Students

    04/12/2015 11:26:46 AM PDT · by wildbill · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/23/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    I. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Columbia University is home to some of the most well-known anti-Semitic professors in the nation such as Rashid Khalidi and Joseph Massad, who has been accused of harassing Jewish students on multiple occasions. In addition, it is home to a highly active SJP chapter that has recently brought BDS founder Omar Barghouti and disgraced anti-Semitic professor Steven Salaita to campus.
  • Beyond Generation Wuss

    04/10/2015 2:11:21 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/10/15 | Steve Berman
    The liberal is a particular breed of herd animal, a breed which tramples all to get to the front of the stampede, leaving behind nothing but a wide trail of destruction and feces. Such as it is with the latest eruption of bat guano that advanced the notion anything can be racist.  Kimberly Ross aptly described this mindset as “Generation Wuss,” but now that the stampede has started, the faster hooves are trampling into what can only be described as harebrained absurdity. At least Generation Wuss had the decorum to publish their declarations in The New York Times, with proper grammar and an...
  • A $46,000 Spread in the Cost of Tuition Per Degree at Michigan Universities

    04/10/2015 11:26:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2015 | Richard Vedder
    Most Michigan residents would guess that the University of Michigan’s flagship campus in Ann Arbor is easily the most expensive of the 15 public universities in the state. After all, a student enrolled there for 15 credit hours typically pays more than $14,000 in annual tuition, compared to less than $9,500 at Northern Michigan University or Eastern Michigan University. But those numbers are often deceiving, because tuition varies with whether a student takes lower- or upper-division courses and, at many schools, with the number of credit hours taken during an academic term. Some schools are also generous with tuition discounts...
  • State Superintendent Puts Failing Schools Ahead of Students' Choice

    04/10/2015 10:41:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014, there were 35 public high schools in Detroit, 20 of them “conventional” public schools and 15 charter schools. Of the 20 conventional schools, all but two earned an “F” on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s student progress grading system, which unlike official state ratings take into account the effect of student family backgrounds on performance. In contrast, only two of the city’s 15 public charter high schools received a failing grade. Nevertheless, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan says the Legislature should impose a moratorium on opening any more charter schools, so that conventional school districts like Detroit can...
  • Media Amnesia on Walker and Common Core

    04/10/2015 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The argument that Scott Walker Supports Common Core is false A few months ago, I received the following Eblast (provided in italics) from another PAC supporting a different presidential candidate. Some of the information is misleading at best, and false to its core at worse: Dear Fellow Conservative: You’ve probably already heard of Common Core—the latest federal “education” program being rammed into local schools from coast to coast. Common Core is gaining more traction as a bad program, one which states have already rejected outright or opted out of altogether. Even New York State is pushing back against the further...
  • Media Amnesia on Walker and Common Core

    04/10/2015 6:21:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 10, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    A few months ago, I received the following Eblast (provided in italics) from another PAC supporting a different presidential candidate. Some of the information is misleading at best, and false to its core at worse: [snip] The argument that Scott Walker Supports Common Core is false, and in fact demonstrates the measured, reform-minded nature of the governor of Wisconsin, who does not simply take pot-shots at unpopular, liberal ventures, but provides leadership and skill in removing the obstacles to provide something better.
  • Hillary's Server Conundrum: Is it going away?

    04/09/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 47 replies
    self | April 9, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    I was afraid this was going to happen. The rumor is Hillary is going to adorn the TV screens this weekend and announce she is thee Democrat candidate in the 2016 presidential race. This after one of the biggest scandals of the last 50 years, that of premeditatedly releasing the contents of her private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Whether this was for her own blackmail reasons, money laundering, or to secure even more bribes for the Clinton Foundation remains to be seen but I can envision of slew of potential indictable offenses not to mention straight...
  • Ted Cruz, Onetime High School Drama Geek, Loved Playing the Bad Guy

    04/09/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz is used to having plenty of opponents cheer for his demise, and it turns out that he got some practice for that role back when he was a high school drama geek. The Texas senator and presidential aspirant says that he relished playing the villain in his teenage theater productions, which he enjoyed so much that he toyed with dropping out of school to try his luck in Hollywood. "It's one thing to play the good guy in drama," he told CNBC's John Harwood in an interview. "It's a fun thing also to play the bad...
  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • Why Does Jim Harbaugh Hate Paddington Bear?

    04/09/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    In its wisdom the University of Michigan decided it should still show a movie so it replaced "American Sniper" with Paddington. Yep, that Paddington. The one about a Bear...who talks...and wears a rubbery maize hat. One of the greatest schools in the world cancelled the showing of a movie that would spark discussion and debate in exchange for a movie about a talking caniform. If you asked someone to define higher ed in America today this was it.
  • Deficit-Ridden District Almost Demolishes Building Rather Than Take $3.5 Million From Charter

    04/09/2015 10:56:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The Saginaw Public School district has been operating with a deficit since the 2010-11 school year, and the proposed sale of a shuttered school building could erase the red ink, according to the Michigan Department of Education. Rather than sell the building to an interested party— a charter school — the Saginaw school board originally elected to demolish it. However, after months of effort, the board had a change of heart and approved the deal. On Thursday, the Saginaw district board accepted a $3.5 million offer from the Francis Reh Academy to purchase the Phoenix Science and Technology Center, which...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • College Student Claims White People, Patriarchy Giving him Heart, Breathing Problems

    04/08/2015 1:25:32 PM PDT · by rightistight · 151 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/8/15 | Aurelius
    Writing an opinion piece to Michigan State University’s paper the State News, Rashad Timmons says that microaggressions are causing him several medical afflictions. His letter was titled, “Intentional or not, microaggressions severely impact underrepresented members of society.” According to Timmons, people who “are not privileged” are suffering greatly from the intentional and unintentional triggers that others are causing. “On a campus,” he writes, ” — and nation at large — in which whiteness, patriarchy, heteronormativity, cissexism, ableism and classism prevail, students that are not privileged by these constructs often have difficulty navigating hegemonic, oppressive environments.” Timmons writes about different maladies...
  • UMix won't screen film in wake of complaints (University of Michigan, American Sniper)

    04/08/2015 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | Lara Moehlman
    The Center for Campus Involvement announced Tuesday afternoon they would cancel a planned showing of “American Sniper” at UMix following a student petition over the depiction of certain communities in the film. In a statement posted on by Facebook CCI, which runs UMix, the organization said the choice was made in response to concerns raised by students about the film in the petition. “Student reactions have clearly articulated that this is neither the venue nor the time to show this movie,” the statement read. “We deeply regret causing harm to members of our community, and appreciate the thoughtful feedback provided...
  • Progressive Pedophiles & The Castration of American Values

    04/07/2015 9:06:35 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 30 replies
    Self | 4/7/15 | Me
    "University 'Academics' Say Pedophilia Is “Natural For Males” and Normal For Men To Be “Aroused By Children”. On what planet is this even remotely moral, let alone true? And on what planet do these sick, ethically bankrupt scholars hail from? If you view a child in any sexual connotation whatsoever, you are not a man but rather a soulless scourge of creation; a predator devoid of all emotion and humanity who deserves to be castrated. What parent would ever accept their little boy or girl being violated in the name of “nature”, or more succinctly, progressive thought? Honestly, who in...
  • HS student has been accepted to every college he applied to...including ALL EIGHT Ivy League schools

    04/06/2015 2:03:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Harold Ekeh has a very tough decision to make. The 18-year-old Long Islander has waited anxiously for weeks since sending off his college applications. But he didn't expect this. Harold has been accepted by every single one - including all eight Ivy League schools. It comes a year after another high schooler from Long Island, Kwasi Enin, was met with the same news. He chose Yale....
  • White privilege was invented to discourage blacks kids from trying to succeed

    04/05/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    After reading yesterday’s AT article "Teaching Racial Hatred" by David Deming, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, I realized something that had not occurred to me earlier about the goal of teaching college kids about white privilege. Many people believe that white privilege is a tool that is used to make white Americans feel guilty about their success by claiming that the mere fact that they were born with white skin gave them an upper hand in life (especially white heterosexual males). Once made to feel guilty, the white individuals soon begin to hate themselves for...
  • The Gay Agenda: What Does the Rainbow Flag Mean?

    04/03/2015 3:01:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 24 replies
    Free Republic | April 3, 2015 | Self
    Have you wondered why militant GLBT activists adopted something as seemingly benign as a rainbow, incorporated it into a flag and attempt to use it as a statement for "equality"? Like many and movements symbols, origins and meanings use by those movements are not necessarily what they purport to be. In fact, sometimes they are outright lies. The current politically correct meaning of the rainbow flag is as follows. Now of course such terms seem perfectly innocent. Who could possibly disagree with any of the above concepts or words? You're not against sunshine and nature are you? If you do...
  • Presidential candidate could become TAMIU commencement speaker (Texas A & M)

    04/01/2015 7:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Bridge ^ | April 1, 2015 | Louis San Miguel
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz could be headed to Texas A&M International University as the commencement speaker for Spring 2015 should an agreement between the University and the senator be finalized within the coming weeks. Senator Cruz’s visit, however, will have to be accommodated with some changes to the usual graduation schedule. Should Cruz be confirmed as the speaker, the three commencement ceremonies usually held throughout the morning of graduation day would be consolidated into one night-time ceremony to be held at 8 p.m. outside of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library. The visit will be the first time a candidate...
  • Epi-Genetic Data and Irreducible Complexity

    03/31/2015 11:25:10 PM PDT · by allessior · 20 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | Alessio Ventura
    Atheist physicists often refer to a "primordial soup" as a basis for the development of life on earth. However, they cannot precisely map from that soup, in a mathematical way, into an actual life form. Sure, there are plenty of theories about atmospheric conditions that are "ripe for creating life", but it remains conjecture, although the die-hard atheist physicist presents it as factual. They use the "authority" associated with their title, or their position within a university or other research organization, providing false fodder for young minds full of mush, who could not think critically of their lives depended on...
  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • Project Veritas, Progressive Academia, and Our National Security

    03/30/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Can someone tell the U.S. academia that supporting terrorists such as ISIS or Hamas on their campuses and financing their mayhem goes against our national security strategy and interests? James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has unveiled a new shocking video. Officials from Barry University in Florida, a private and Catholic institution founded in 1940, appear more than willing to approve the inception of a campus club that would raise money to support ISIS, the very terrorists who are killing indiscriminately Muslims, Christians, and gays in Iraq, taking over regions that were formerly freed by our American soldiers. According to the Vice...
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • Crazy Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/30/2015 11:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Iowegian's Raging Moderate Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Will Durst, award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic
    Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. This seasonal harbinger is Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the highest office of the land. Throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring at Liberty University, Cruz spoke to an assembly of students whose attendance was required. Mandatory attendance at Liberty University. Sounds like definition of the word "freedom" is fairly fluid...
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • National Study: Detroit Charters Should Serve as a Model for Other Communities

    03/30/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/28/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit schoolchildren in charter schools are getting a better education in reading and math than students in the city's conventional public schools according to a report released Wednesday by an organization described as the “nation’s foremost independent analyst of charter school effectiveness.” The authors suggest that Detroit charter schools should serve as a model for other communities. The study was performed by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), which analyzed student and school data from 2006 through 2012. It found that each year students in Detroit charter schools receive the equivalent of a few weeks to as...
  • Scott Walker's partner in power [Tonette]

    03/29/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure. The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight. Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as “tournament-tested” and “unflappable,” and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level...
  • Don’t use Common Core math to count the Core’s deficiencies

    03/29/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 7 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 3-29-15 | Quin Hillyer
    Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal is actually engaging the Legislature in his fight against the Common Core (mis-)educational standards, it’s time for a refresher course on why the standards are so misguided. First, though, there’s this: Some usual Jindal allies, such as Speaker Chuck Kleckley, say they particularly object to Jindal’s idea of reverting back (temporarily) to the testing regime of the old Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, which the state used for two decades before the state’s board of education fell prey to the airy groupthink of Common Core. But why? What was wrong with LEAP? For years Louisiana pointed...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Common Core Way Better Than ThinkProgress Does

    03/27/2015 11:10:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Heartland Institute Blog ^ | March 27, 2015 | Joy Pullmann
    ThinkProgress has not one but two articles bashing this tweet from Sen. (and now presidential candidate) Ted Cruz: Federal Govt has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core! #nhpolitics #MakeDCListen The headlines pretty much sum it up: “Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist” and “Every Claim In This Ted Cruz Statement Is Completely False.” The second critiques this statement from Cruz’s spokeswoman: “Common Core is a federally created curriculum that the state’s ‘Race to the Top’ grants are tied to. So if the...
  • Opinion: What’s the difference between liberals and conservatives?

    03/26/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The University of Tennessee Daily Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Alexandra Chiasson, Social Media Editor
    After Texas senator Ted Cruz announced his intention to run for president on Monday, I was pleased with my Republican friends' response to this news. It's not often that college-aged liberals and conservatives roll their eyes in unison, but that appeared to happen when that boob asked his Liberty University audience to imagine an America where "young people (come) out of school with four, five, six job offers." This was nice, this shared derisive response to Ted Cruz and his astounding senselessness. I like it when we all can agree on things. But then I thought of all the times...