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  • Parent: Newark substitute teacher threatened to cut off heads, bury students who acted up

    10/21/2016 6:33:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | Olivia Fecteau
    NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — Denver Ham gripped his daughter Riley’s shoulders tight in a protective hug outside Legend Elementary School in Newark. “I couldn’t lose another child,” Ham said, choking back tears. Riley, 7, told her family she had a “bad day” at school on Wednesday. The second-grader said a substitute teacher who called himself “Mr. S.” threatened her class. “He doesn’t deal with bad behavior and said if we act up or do anything that he didn’t tell us, that he would cut our heads off and bury us,” Riley said. Denver Ham, who said his oldest daughter died...
  • 2,000 Seattle teachers wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts to class

    10/20/2016 6:14:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/19/2016 | Paige Cornwell
    About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education. Schools across the district held “Black Lives Matter at School” rallies before classes began for the day. Students, parents and teachers also wore stickers and buttons emblazoned with the “Black Lives Matter” slogan. The purpose of the day was to affirm that “black lives matter in the public schools,” according to organizers, who are members of Social Equality Educators, a group of educators within the Seattle teachers union. Teachers also wanted to show their support for John Muir Elementary, which...
  • * VANITY * Soon To Be Our Newest Patriot * VANITY *

    10/19/2016 9:10:01 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    self ^ | October 19, 2016 | knarf
    My Filipina wife is studying for her citizenship using a youtube assist of 100 questions and answers and at the question; "Who Is The President Of The United States?", she blurted ...
  • Let’s stop defining women by men or Sexism is a man’s issue

    10/19/2016 6:25:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 10/19/16 | Gaudette
    It’s 2016 and gender relations are the best they’ve been in American history. The wage gap between men and women is one of the smallest ever on record, we’re on the cusp of the first female presidency and more attention is being paid to issues that affect women. But despite progress, women make 80 cents on the dollar compared to men and sexual assault is a plague on college campuses. There is a long way to go until equality is realized and gigantic issues are addressed. The world can’t change in a day, but anyone can make small changes that...
  • Can Trans Girls Be Sorority Girls?

    10/18/2016 10:33:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies ^ | October 17, 2016 | Michelle Ruiz
    Iam the first transgender woman to rush sororities at the University of Michigan," Emily Kaufman captioned a selfie on Tumblr in September 2015, "and because I am representing trans people, looking cute is a must!" She wore her dark, naturally curly hair in a bob; a dainty silver necklace with starfish charms hung around her neck. Emily is bubbly and chatty and, as a sophomore, already had friends in a few of the sororities. After 18 years of what she calls “suppressed femininity,” Emily started coming out to friends and family during her freshman year; she’d spoken about her transition...
  • New Britain schools prohibit hooded sweatshirts in the classroom

    10/18/2016 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Puppage · 12 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/18/2016 | Puppage
    NEW BRITIAN, Conn. (WTNH) — Superintendent of New Britain schools Nancy Sarra has issued a statement Tuesday morning regarding the hooded sweatshirts rule. Sarra says in an effort to standardize practices that all administrators decided their goal was to teach students how to dress for success during the school day. They agreed that there is a time and place for hooded sweatshirts, but they should not be worn during classroom instruction time. This is about preparing our students to be career ready and recognizing that in many cases, hooded sweatshirts aren’t a part of the attire adults wear to work....
  • Police Called When 40 Kids Try Bhut Jolokia Peppers

    10/18/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    While I took up a few fun food challenges, both in school and in my fresh produce career, I can say that none of those foods ended in someone having to call 9-1-1. Not the case for a class full of Ohio junior high schoolers. Last Friday, Sept. 2nd, about 40 kids ranging from age 11 to 14 were treated by medics after ingesting “suspected ghost peppers” at school, according to a Dayton Daily News report, five of which had to go to the hospital. The culprit? A food challenge to ingest one of the hottest peppers in the world....
  • So, who are they polling?

    10/18/2016 6:34:49 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 29 replies
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | self
    So, who are they polling? This is the first time I have not been able to find even one person, in Maine, that has been polled. So let's go a bit further: We know the Amish, who for the first time have come out and endorsed a presidential candidate can't, since they have no phones, be polled, BUT, what about you? Have you or anyone you know been polled in any of the reported presidential polls? I think the reported polls are fabricated.
  • A Quarter of Americans Believe George W. Bush Killed More Than Stalin

    10/17/2016 8:26:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/17/2016 | Dan Joseph
    A newly released YouGov study aimed at surveying American attitudes towards socialism reveals just how little Americans know about communism and events surrounding the history of communist and socialist regimes. Among the study’s most alarming findings, one in four Americans (26 percent) believe that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. […] The survey focused largely millennials and found that they are severely lacking in knowledge when it comes to communism and its bloody history. The poll shows 25 percent of millennials have a favorable view of Vladimir Lenin and 42 percent...
  • Clark County School District: Changing Physical Education (adopts Crossfit - Video)

    10/17/2016 5:24:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Video Link -- This school district is in metro Las Vegas. Crossfit has had a tremendous impact.
  • This Week In History with Tara Ross.

    10/17/2016 4:59:34 AM PDT · by knarf
    Tara Ross ^ | October 16, 2016 | Tara Ross
  • What it’s like to be a college professor who supports Donald Trump

    10/16/2016 8:24:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 Oct, 2016 | Daniel Bonevac
    I recently joined 145 other scholars and writers in declaring support for Donald Trump for president. For every Trump supporter who agreed to join us, several others declined, believing that coming out publicly in favor of Trump would harm their careers. I’ve been upfront about my conservative views for more than 30 years, since before I got tenure, so any harm to me is probably already priced in. I debated economist James Galbraith in front of thousands in the University of Texas’s University Lecture Series in 2008, for example, arguing in favor of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)....
  • Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room

    10/15/2016 10:57:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies ^ | 15 Oct 2016 14:02 GMT+02:00 | (TT/The Local)
    A high school in Sweden is to build an additional gender neutral changing room to cater for pupils who identify with a gender other than their biological sex, or consider themselves neither male nor female. St. Eskil’s gymnasium, in Eskiltuna, a city west of Stockholm, has decided to build the new changing facilities at the request of pupils. […] Mary-Jane Nehme, a pupil who was born male but identifies as female, has faced difficulties as she has not been permitted to use the female changing rooms, and has instead had to use her own small room. …
  • K-12: Teaching Knowledge vs. Teaching Ideology

    10/15/2016 2:21:21 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In 1974, Jamie Escalante took a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California. He found himself in a challenging situation: teaching math to Hispanic students at a rundown school known for violence and drugs. While many dismissed his students as unteachable, Escalante pushed them to reach their potential. He started an advanced mathematics program with a handful of students. He was so successful a testing service accused his students of cheating. They weren’t. Hollywood made a fine movie out of the story called “Stand and Deliver” (1988). Escalante’s students were the last ones expected to succeed academically...
  • Anti Cultural Violence Organization

    10/15/2016 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Doreener · 4 replies
    New Civil Rights Alliance is a loose federation. The members of this alliance are brought together under the same umbrella of ideas. It was coordinated and started by the members of the Chinese American Summit. Its use of new media advantages will promote the success of the protest series, and internally enhance the community's participation and leading role in the mainstream society in the long-term. This campaign disregards political factions, nor the personal and organizational interests of fame and fortune. Together, we will establish the cornerstone of community development and contribute to cultural upgrading of American society. We hope that...
  • College offers round-the-clock counseling for students 'troubled' by Halloween costumes

    10/14/2016 10:50:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    It's almost Halloween, and for colleges and universities across the country, that means numerous opportunities for students to demonstrate how sensitive they are to things like diversity, cultural appropriation, racism, sexism, classism, and any other politically correct "ism" that reduces the poor little snowflakes to quaking, quivering, wobbly bowls of Jell-O. How to combat the coming onslaught of emotionally painful violations of right thinking? One college is offering around-the-clock counseling for students who find some costumes too much to bear. American Mirror: The University of Florida wants students to know that if they’re offended or scared by Halloween, there’s counselors...
  • 'Blue Lives Don't Matter': College Students Demand End of Campus PD [UC-Irvine]

    10/13/2016 9:45:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:55 pm
    College protesters at the University of California-Irvine recently staged a “Blue Lives Don’t Matter” protest. […] Dozens of students at the school disrupted a discussion on police-community relations, chanting: “No justice, no peace—take to the streets; [expletive] the police”. They called for the end of the campus police department, [Elizabeth] MacDonald said. …
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...
  • How ISIS Resembles Yesterday’s Anarchists

    10/13/2016 8:17:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 11 October 2016 | Katrina Gulliver
    Today, revolutionary anarchists seem archaic, almost quaint. But for around 50 years, from the 1880s to the 1930s, anarchists carried out terror attacks all over the world. Buildings blew up; world leaders and random civilians alike were killed. The parallels between then and now, when we face the threat of ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups, are many. During the decades of anarchist terrorism, it seemed like each week we heard of another incident carried out by an immigrant from a politically unstable region of the globe, and some prominent public figures called for banning all immigration from these regions....
  • Say it again...Brussels Attacks Islams European Offensive is Only Beginning

    10/10/2016 10:46:16 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 13 replies
    Audio at link....All should listen.Ping your useless Congresscritter...Ping your useless Senator...Ping your friends,,,It's on us...folks. Not you State Senator..not your State Congressman. Not your local politician...It's on us.............Be aware...
  • Missouri families confront School Board over graphic sex ed programs targeting young children.

    10/10/2016 7:24:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/2016 | n/a
    What you are about to read about will be happening more and more around the country. Are you ready to fight it? Parents from Missouri MassResistance stood up to pro-LGBT activists and continued to confront the school board in their effort to stop a horrific LGBT-sexuality curriculum being imposed on their school system in suburban St. Louis. As we reported earlier the new district-wide “comprehensive sexuality” curriculum voted in by the Parkway District School Board in March aims to normalize homosexuality and cross-dressing beginning in the lower elementary school grades. It includes lessons about oral and anal sex for middle...
  • Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

    10/10/2016 11:40:51 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | ANDREA PETERSEN
    Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the increase has been about 12% each year over the past decade. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, demand for counseling-center services has increased by 36% in the last seven years. ... It is unclear why the rates of mental-health problems seem to be increasing among college students. Therapists point to everything from the economy and rising cost of tuition to the impact of social media...
  • Occasional birdy thread (In Memory of SWAMPSNIPER)

    10/08/2016 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 73 replies
    Photos | Oct 8, 2016 | Me
    How about a little sanity break from the politics and mayhem? Blue jay Crested caracara Cormorants hanging out at the pier
  • Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Learn Sight-Words

    10/08/2016 1:33:46 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 37 replies
    LinkedIIn ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In 1955 Rudolf Flesch famously explained “Why Johnny Can't Read.” The problem was obvious. Schools made children memorize words as abstract graphic designs (i.e., sight-words), nothing else. In fact, English words contain a lot of essential info about how words should be pronounced and why they’re spelled the way they are. The Education Establishment said, “Oh fiddlesticks, forget all that old-fashioned stuff. Memorize the word-designs as if they are currency symbols or electrical symbols.” That, of course, is very hard work. But our Education Establishment has pushed this nonsense for 80 years. As a result, we have 50 million functional...
  • Strings Of Fire and Gypsy

    10/07/2016 4:10:03 PM PDT · by NFHale · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Ronan Hardiman
    The Strings of Fire Violin Duel from 1996's "Lord Of The Dance" and Gypsy, with the beautiful and amazing Gillian Norris.
  • Ex-student Sues Over Bad College Roommate

    10/06/2016 3:17:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2016
    A former Montana State University student has filed a lawsuit alleging the university failed to protect him from a roommate who stole his money and engaged in unspecified sexual behavior described as disturbing. Evan Clark’s lawsuit against the state alleges campus officials, including the dean of students, knew his roommate had been removed from other dormitory rooms due to the alleged sexual misconduct, but ignored Clark’s requests to have him moved until Clark went to Bozeman police. Clark became so depressed that he took an overdose of painkillers in late November 2015 and quit going to class.
  • Is Modern Science Polluted?

    10/06/2016 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/4/2016 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Is Modern Science Polluted? For years, scientists and non-scientists alike have complained that something is fundamentally wrong with the way we do this business. Something has corrupted the integrity of our science.This is a serious charge because it means that more and more government policy -- from limiting carcinogens to regulations on carbon emissions -- is based upon an increasingly polluted canon of knowledge. If that were somehow corrected for, we would live under a far less intrusive government.Last week, this view received strong support when two researchers published a bombshell article in a journal of Britain's Royal Society...
  • Mass hysteria as thousands of Penn State students spark riot as they hunt CLOWNS

    10/06/2016 8:44:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 5 OCT 2016
    Dozens of students sparked mass panic as they descended on a university campus to hunt CLOWNS. Rumours spread online that the bizarre creepy clown phenomenon sweeping the US had hit Penn State University Hundreds of rioting students ran through the streets, chanting as they hunted for the circus characters. Students armed with tennis rackets, lacrosse sticks, baseball bats and hockey sticks scoured the area hoping to spot the creepy clown, reported. A 'Penn State Clown' Twitter account even popped up during the riots posting spoof updates on the fugitive funnyman. Northumbria Police Inspector Stephen Wykes said: "The people carrying...
  • Village Creek Train Wreck

    10/06/2016 8:18:57 AM PDT · by waterhill · 13 replies
    Train wreck between Arlington and Ft Worth. 1880's. Engine never recovered.
  • Torah Pin Test

    10/05/2016 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    My master's professor shared with our class the concept of the Torah "pin test." Basically what it is, "...A pin would be placed on a word, let us say, the fourth word in line eight; the memory sharp would then be asked what word is in the same spot on page thirty-eight or fifty or any other page; the pin would be pressed through the volume until it reached page thirty eight or page fifty or any other page designated; the memory sharp would then mention the word and it was found invariably correct. He had visualized in his brain...
  • Parents Pull Son From School Because ‘Hateful’ Third Graders Don’t Think He’s A Girl [VIDEO]

    10/04/2016 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies ^ | October 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The parents of an 8-year-old Texas boy pulled their son out of school after his “hateful” third grade classmates wouldn’t treat him like a girl. Marilyn Morrison began the school year at Cannon Elementary School in Grapevine, Texas identifying himself as a transgender girl for the first time, a local Fox affiliate reported. WATCH: Marilyn said his classmates were bullying him and not accepting of his new identity, which made him feel uncomfortable. “It makes me feel like I’m my old self when I was a boy,” he explained. “It’s hard to have to speak up and out my daughter,...
  • Hillary the Satanic Necromancer, Bill Admits

    10/04/2016 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Old Landmarks · 47 replies
    CNN | June 22, 1996 to the present | Bob Woodward and others
    Bob Woodward has a new book out (which this post is not about) so I thought it was a good time to remind everyone of what Woodward revealed in an older book he wrote, called "The Choice".Woodward suggests the White House hoped to keep Mrs. Clinton's relationship with Houston and her talks with the dead a secret. "Most people in the White House did not know about Hillary's sessions with Houston ...(he is referring to Jean Houston, her adviser who helped her commune with the dead). ... To some of the few who did, the meetings could trigger politically damaging...
  • Hampton teen arrested for soliciting clown to kill teacher

    10/04/2016 3:16:39 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    WAVY ^ | 10/3/16 | Kevin Green
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 13-year-old Hampton girl is in police custody for allegedly reaching out to a person on social media to kill one of her teachers. Police say the person she contacted was using a clown image as their profile picture. She allegedly reached out to this person to murder a teacher at Davis Middle School. “The profile that she contacted actually was using a clown as a profile picture and so using a clown related alias,” Officer Ashley Jenrette of Hampton Police said. According to police, a dispatcher received a call Sunday evening about a threat being...
  • Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age

    10/03/2016 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | 2015/12/07 | Albert Mohler
    Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age This intellectual revolution began with four lectures in late 1915 presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The lectures were given by Albert Einstein, and before the end of the year Einstein would publish his argument for a “General Theory of Relativity.” Those lectures launched an intellectual revolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity is essential to our understanding of the modern age.The 100th anniversary of a scientific theory is not necessarily a matter of great cultural importance. Einstein had developed his Special Theory of Relativity a decade earlier, but his General Theory–extended to...
  • Egyptian MP Calls for Virginity Tests for Female Students

    10/02/2016 9:53:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    iNews ^ | Sunday October 2nd 2016 | Jem Collins
    An Egyptian MP has come under fire after calling for women to undergo compulsory virginity tests before being let into university. The National Council for Women has demanded Elhamy Agina is expelled from parliament, and a criminal investigation launched to look into his comments. The politician, who previously called for women to undergo female genital mutilation, said no one should be upset by the policy and that it was only a “suggestion”. In a statement to Egyptian newspaper Youm7, Mr Agina said the test should apply to all girls going to university. “Any girl who enters university, we have to...
  • Women at Duke University, to teach Men to be Men

    10/02/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2016 | rovenstinez
    I just returned from a MENS conference, 8,000 men trying desperately to find their manhood, and feel that women in America don't understand.... Gods Original Design for the male to bear responsiblity for his semen, for the forming of life values of his offspring, and showing little boys how to be men. The Duke Universtiy Womens Center wants to teach says. "Now, it may also become known as a great place for men to gather and contemplate why they’re such horrible people."
  • Jim Carrey Accused Of Giving Ex-Gf STDS... Triggering Suicide (3 STD's)

    09/29/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9-22-2016 | TMZ Staff
    Jim Carrey's deceased ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was suicidal because she had STDs she believed she contracted from Carrey ... according to a lawsuit filed by White's estranged husband. Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey -- and in the new docs he says Cathriona had a text conversation with Jim in Feb. 2013 ... where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD. In the docs, Burton says Cathriona got tested and discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea. He says Jim tried to pressure her to keep quiet...
  • For Your Friends Who Say It's Hillary's "Turn"

    09/29/2016 1:25:20 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 25 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 9/29/2016 | blueunicorn6
    We all know people who think that it's Hillary's "turn" to be President. Usually, the concept of "turns" is found with children. "It's Megyn's turn to be the goose!" "It's Sheperd's turn to use the potty. We don't want another accident!" Adults generally try to select the person for President who will squeeze the most efficiency and effectiveness out of every hard-earned American Taxpayer provided dollar. But, for our friends who worry about "turns"...... IT'S DONALD TRUMP'S TURN TO BE PRESIDENT! It's official! I, blueunicorn6, the acknowledged Universal Grandmaster of the One Potato - Two Potato Game, conducted an official...
  • An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: [tr]

    09/29/2016 11:19:56 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 26 | Marybeth Gasman
    An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ While giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions at a recent higher education forum, I was asked a question pertaining to the lack of faculty of color at many majority institutions, especially more elite institutions. My response was frank: “The reason we don’t have more faculty of color among college faculty is that we don’t want them. We simply don’t want them.” Those in the audience were surprised by my candor and gave me a round of applause for the honesty.
  • Another pastor misleading Christians--Hillsong and BLM!!

    09/28/2016 1:51:09 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 18 replies
    Blaze ^ | 9/28/2016 | Blaze
    Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz has struck a nerve. The pastor took to Facebook Sunday to explain why his church — made up of Hillsong’s NYC campuses — will not be using the phrase “all lives matter.” Instead, Lentz wrote, his church will be saying “black lives matter.” The pastor wrote: At THIS church, we are not saying ‘all lives matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that most reasonable people agree with. All lives are not at risk right now. We ARE saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our...
  • Satanic Temple brings ‘Satan Club’ to elementary school

    09/28/2016 11:43:54 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2016 | Fox News
    Rezz previously told the paper that most members of the Satanic Temple are atheists who see Satan as an allegory for free thought, and that the program is intended to promote “benevolence and empathy for everybody.” The purpose, Rezz told the paper, is meant to counter “the Good News Club,” an after-school club put on by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, “a Bible-centered organization. Satanic Temple of Seattle spokesman Tarkus Claypool said a parent brought the Bible club to their attention because the parent was concerned the club was teaching children to evangelize to other children, according to the Associated Press.
  • Dictionary Expert on Trump: Bigly Is Actually a Real Word

    09/27/2016 11:26:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/27/2016 | Peter Flax
    A lexicographer with Merriam-Webster says Donald Trump isn’t making up words — he’s just using them all wrong. One of the stranger moments in Monday night’s presidential debate came when Donald Trump looked Hillary Clinton in the eye to make an important point about taxation. “I’m going to cut taxes bigly. And you’re going to raise taxes bigly.” And then Twitter had a minor explosion — smaller than the sniffling but maybe bigger than the 400-pound hacker. People wondered aloud if the Republican candidate, so often critiqued for being flexible with facts, had just made up a word. But lexicographer...
  • UW-La Crosse Student 'Very Upset' Over Dorm's Harry Potter Mural

    09/27/2016 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jillian Melchior
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm. The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself. The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our...
  • A Sound Like The Rattling Of Dry Leaves In A Tree

    09/27/2016 3:01:33 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 4 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 9/27/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Words without action are just puffs of wind passing over vocal cords. They are like the sound of dry leaves rattling in the tree. They make an unimportant noise. Hillary Clinton speaks a lot of words. She is trained to do that. She has been paid to do that. But words do not build a bridge. Words do not fill an empty belly. Words do not stop the blast from a terrorist bomb. It takes action to make things happen. Not words. "Talk is cheap. I can get all the talk I want over at the Monarch Boarding House." We...
  • Was I wrong?

    09/27/2016 2:15:58 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 28 replies
    I asked if that was a red Mao suit Hilary was wearing. I was told that I was showing my hate and ignorance. I admitted that they were correct and thanked them for that, because it is true that I hate red Mao suits, but I wasn't up on the latest fashion trends. Was I wrong? Are red Mao suits in fashion?
  • MILO's Dangerous Debate Preview at USF: Why Trump Can Take the White House (live video 7pm EST)

    09/26/2016 3:06:38 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 15 replies
    YouTubeLiveEvent ^ | Sept 26, 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Milo previews tonight's Presidential Debate and explains why Donald Trump can take the White House in November.
  • DVR the debate !!!

    09/26/2016 11:47:17 AM PDT · by djf · 20 replies
    Hello all! Just to let you know I am planning on cutting the debate to DVD tonight! I would encourage ALL to do the same, as we are very familiar with Hillarys "health issues" to be lost in the news fodder!
  • Map of France- Percentage of Births in 2015- Babies born with Sickle Cell Anemia (Immigration Stats)

    09/25/2016 5:44:38 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 14 replies
    AFDPHE ^ | 9-24-2016 | AFDPHE
    This is a map of France, and overlaid upon it are the births from 2015 where the baby was diagnosed with having Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disease that almost exclusively concerns the extra-european population, it affects mainly people from the the Caribbean, Black Africa, and North Africa. This disease is detected at birth. 38.85% of births in France are non-white.

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...
  • Take The Test

    09/22/2016 4:26:03 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 33 replies
    Here are the three questions of interest (try to answer each rather quickly)