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  • Democrats Ready to Grill DeVos on School Choice

    01/17/2017 5:16:46 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Real Clear Poliyics ^ | 17 Jan, 2017 | Christopher Beach
    Betsy DeVos, the billionaire conservative activist and nominee for secretary of education, will likely face one of the most contentious confirmation hearings in the history of the department on Tuesday. Since being tapped by President-elect Donald Trump, DeVos has been a lightning rod in the media and on Capitol Hill. Her supporters praise her outspoken commitment to school choice and her efforts to expand charter schools around the nation. On the other hand, critics believe that her agenda will undermine public education and drain resources from traditional public schools. DeVos will face rigorous questioning regarding her school choice advocacy, her...
  • ALL ABOUT TURD......

    01/17/2017 6:39:03 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    ME | Today
    Symptoms - knowing is half the battle Know the signs, spot the symptoms, and save a life. Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)? TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of childlike rage, rioting and uncontrollable crying. People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again. TURD Is caused by the election...
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Pro-164 - Prophecy Update, 15 January 2017 (The Great Deceiver)

    01/16/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by SubMareener
    The Superior Word (YouTube) ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Usama Dakdok
    One of the most time-critical updates we have ever done. We have a guest speaker, Usama Dakdok, who will enlighten you to the implications of what occurred due to the obama presidency. How will the future unfold in the world and in the US? He gives us invaluable insights into what is ahead
  • NYC launches $1.6M plan to bring more black, Hispanic students into Advanced Placement courses

    01/16/2017 12:21:38 PM PST · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 15, 2017 | BEN CHAPMAN & Lisa Colangelo
    City Education Department officials have launched a $1.6 million plan to bring more black and Hispanic students into Advanced Placement courses, the Daily News has learned. The city’s new Lead Higher program aims to bring 1,400 of these students at two dozen public schools into AP classes that are often dominated by white and Asian students. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the program will help shrink the achievement gap faced by black and Hispanic students, who enroll in AP classes and pass AP exams at lower rates than their white and Asian peers. “This is an exciting initiative that reflects...
  • Progressive Justice and the Communist Diet

    01/16/2017 8:18:51 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/1/2017 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The biggest injustice that was perpetrated on people, tricked or forced to accept communism, was the destruction of the human spirit, the terror, torture, and brutal beatings people had to endure in the name of social justice
  • 10 Rules for Radicals of the Right

    01/14/2017 6:34:57 PM PST · by unlearner · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 1/13/2017 | Scott Lively
    In 1971 Marxist strategist Saul D. Alinsky published his infamous handbook for “community organizers,” titled “Rules for Radicals,” which ever since has been the essential resource for left-wing agitators, including the Clintons and Obama. Alinsky dedicated his “Rules for Radicals” to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer” [the entity also known as Satan, the Father of Lies and Enslaver of Mankind]. As we conservative populists begin to reclaim our nation from Alinsky’s anti-American Bolsheviks, we need a resource for pro-American...
  • Zhou Youguang, Architect Of A Bridge Between Languages, Dies At 111

    Zhou Youguang, the inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died Saturday at the age of 111. Since his system was introduced nearly six decades ago, few innovations have done more to boost literacy rates in China and bridge the divide between the country and the West. Pinyin, which was adopted by China in 1958, gave readers unfamiliar with Chinese characters a crucial tool to understand how to pronounce them. These characters do not readily disclose information on how to say them aloud — but with such a system as Pinyin, those characters...
  • Fun Fact: That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn't for Storage

    01/14/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Travel + Leisure staff
    Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we've all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back-up cooking tools, it's actually meant to be a warming drawer. You may notice a message printed on the inside of the drawer or in some sort of owner's manual that says something like this: "The warming drawer is designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. Cold or...
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    01/14/2017 12:30:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski
    YouTube ^ | 1/14/2016 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • Oklahoma mother furious after she says her son was forced to kiss child during game at daycare

    01/13/2017 9:59:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    kfor ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jessica Bruno,
    ARDMORE, Okla. – A mother is speaking out after she claims her son was forced to kiss another child following a game of 'spin the bottle' at his daycare. A few months ago, Dominique Green said an inappropriate incident happened at her son’s daycare. "I'm standing up for these children, because somebody needs to,” Green said. Green said her friend sent her a video that was posted to the social media app 'Snapchat' by an employee at the Little Angels Daycare. "She told me 'You know, I don't know if you're going to like this video. You know, it's really...
  • Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week

    01/13/2017 8:51:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 6:19 PM EST | Kristen DeGroot
    A teachers’ organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement’s 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online, organizers said Friday. “The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it’s important to affirm the lives of...
  • Bucks County School District Apologizes For Homework with "Adult" Content

    01/13/2017 4:39:25 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WPVI.COM ^ | 13 JANUARY 2017 | 6ABC.COM
    PERKASIE, Pa. (WPVI) -- A school district in Bucks County is apologizing to parents and students after one of its high school teachers assigned mathematics homework that included what the district is calling "adult content without a proper context." It happened at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Pa. The assignment focused on Maya Angelou and her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Two of the questions were captured in a photograph sent to Action News from Pennridge Reform.
  • Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

    01/13/2017 4:01:02 PM PST · by BBell · 58 replies
    http://www.spiegel.de ^ | 1/5/17 | Philipp Oehmke
    Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing.It's a Friday afternoon in Oberlin, Ohio, around one month before the country heads to the polls to elect Donald Trump as its next president. The final classes and lectures of the week have just ended, and a young woman comes walking by in bare feet with a hula hoop gyrating around her waist while others are performing what seems to be a...
  • Too Many FR Pop-Ups

    01/13/2017 5:04:49 AM PST · by knarf · 73 replies
    self ^ | January 13, 2017 | knarf
    I need a pop-up blocker, or is it the nature of things these days ?
  • St. Louis Park High School Reports Tuberculosis Case (MN)

    01/12/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Nate Leding
    The superintendent of St. Louis Park High School reported a case of tuberculosis. The school district says it was notified by the Hennepin County Department of Health that one individual at the high school had been diagnosed with active TB in late November. The individual was receiving medical care by the time the school district was notified. But the school district says the person was contagious in September, October and November before the diagnosis was determined. The superintendent says the Hennepin County Department of Health asked the district to wait to communicate the information until they could determine who else...
  • “Privilege” does not exist to White Penn professors; and they keep “trying it”

    01/12/2017 7:04:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 61 replies
    Last semester was honestly the worst semester I’ve had at Penn so far. And all because of one thing: the white professors I’ve had at Penn. It appears that the term “privilege” does not apply to them. Nor do they care to learn what it is. Imagine being a black student on Penn’s campus with even one of these types of professors. I had three. And each one of those professors either did not care to learn about their white privilege, or lied to me and said that they did.
  • Right-wing people are better looking than those on the left, study claims (we all knew that)

    01/11/2017 7:39:45 PM PST · by max americana · 28 replies
    indy100 ^ | 1/11/17 | ana swanson
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are...
  • Idiot tries to rob gun store - receives instant justice

    01/10/2017 4:21:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2017
    Two armed men chose the wrong place to attempt a robbery Monday morning, when an employee at the Cobb County gun shop confronted them and shot one dead at the scene, Cobb County police said. The two men entered Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 a.m. and attempted to rob the business. A store employee happened to be armed and exchanged gunfire with the men, striking one of them. The robbery suspect died at the scene, police said. The other suspect fled on foot. Police said Monday afternoon they have no information about him. The worker was not injured and...
  • White teacher is suspended for calling black suspects in Facebook Live torture video 'Obama's....

    01/10/2017 4:04:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 10, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: White teacher is suspended for calling black suspects in Facebook Live torture video 'Obama's children' and railing against Muslims on Twitter A high school teacher from West Virginia has been suspended with pay over a litany of racially charged and anti-Muslim tweets, including some posts targeting President Barack Obama. Mary Durstein, a social studies teacher at Huntington High School, was asked to leave the campus on Monday after district officials in Cabell County were made aware of her vitriolic social media posts and comments dating back to at least 2015. Posting under the user name 'pigpen63,' Durstein recently...
  • Critical message for Rush Limbaugh

    01/10/2017 10:35:43 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    Living it for more than 25 years | 10 January 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Rush, you continue pointing out that the Democrats believe Russia had a hand in their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. We all know that Russia had nothing to do with the election loss for Hillary. More importantly, another country made a concerted effort to sway our elections FOR Hillary and failed miserably, but the Democrats and their attack poodles in the media refuse to investigate and expose Mexico's involvement in our political process. Mexico openly urges its people to support the leftist, liberal side in this country and Mexico advocates here openly side with illegal aliens here to...
  • Chinese professor sacked after criticizing Mao online

    01/09/2017 11:22:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 12:29am EST | Christian Shepherd
    A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as the founder of modern China, and his face appears on every yuan banknote. But he is particularly respected by leftists who believe the country has become too capitalist and unequal over three decades of market-based reforms, and attitudes towards Mao and his legacy mirror differences between reformers and traditionalists. Deng Xiaochao, 62, an art professor at Shandong Jianzhu...
  • A new theory challenges everything astronomers thought they knew about how the Moon was created

    01/09/2017 9:59:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.businessinsider.sg ^ | Jan. 10, 2017, 12:32 AM | Lindsay Dodgson
    Currently, the leading theory of the creation of the Moon is that it formed from a giant impact between a very early Earth and another Mars-sized planet. Yet new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has put forward a theory that the Moon may have actually formed from a series of large impacts, rather than just one. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, explains why the Moon appears to be made mostly from Earth-like materials, rather than a mixture of our elements and those of another mystery planet. Lead author Dr Raluca Rufu and her...
  • Teachers union spent millions on baseball, retreats and food

    01/09/2017 8:15:16 AM PST · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Carl Campanile
    It takes more than just a shiny apple to satisfy the city’s teachers union, which is spending member dues at a furious pace. The United Federation of Teachers has blown through millions of dollars on fancy catered meals, tens of thousands of dollars on Yankees and Mets tickets, and big bucks on trips to destinations like Orlando, New Orleans and Las Vegas, records show. And the big salaries are bolstered by pricy perks. Its membership increased last year from 180,145 to 187,157, thanks in part to new teachers hired under de Blasio’s universal pre-K program. That membership increase led to...
  • London Students Want College to Drop ‘White Philosophers’

    01/09/2017 7:51:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Students at a leading London college say the majority of philosophers studied there should be from Africa and Asia, and white thinkers should only be examined “from a critical standpoint” or in a “colonial context”.
  • Sephora Ikalaba is Miss Helsinki 2017 (Hubba-hubba!)

    01/08/2017 8:22:54 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 87 replies
    Ilta Sanomat ^ | 1-7-2017 | Tunnous Salane
    Hallitseva Miss Helsinki Hannaleena Laaksamo kehotti finaalivalinnan jälkeen uutta Miss Helsinkiä olemaan oma itsensä loppuun asti. Hänen mukaansa ei tarvitse olla pinnallinen ollakseen missi. Missivuoden kohokohdaksi hän nostaa kaikessa yksinkertaisuudessaan kruunun saamisen Jessica Ruokolan siitä luovuttua. – Se oli niin suuri yllätys, Laaksamo kertoi Ilta-Sanomille. Neljänneksi sijoittui Melina Häyrinen ja viidenneksi Salla Nyholm. Lehdistön ihannetytöksi valittu Vivianna Eksymä, joka kuitenkin oli vasta finaalin kuudes.
  • Cayenne Pepper: King Of The Herbs

    01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST · by Sontagged · 99 replies
    Your Cayenne Pepper Guide ^ | 2010 | Glenn Reschke
    If cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is not the king of medicinal herbs, it is certainly a prince among them due to the incredible health benefits it gives. It may have been presumptuous for me to have first coined it "king of herbs" but I feel it is just that -- for there is no other medicinal herb or spice that can do what it can. If you have heard about Capsicum or are interested in its benefits, you've come to the right place. Bold to say yes, but I stand by it. For I am the one who conducted the...
  • The Green Fields of France-Willie McBride

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UvQ52A7ksM This song really hit home tonight... I'm tired of our best men and women (warriors) fighting and dying because of our worst men and women (politicians) starting corporate dust ups....... From Korea...over 100,000 of our brothers have died...bravely they picked up arms...then THEY paid the ultimate sacrifice.... and I ask humbly tonight...for what? Where is the 'glory'....what have we won? What the hell did ANY American die for from Korea on...that has had..or has made ANY difference in our world? I know I am painting with a broad brush...but not THAT broad... When will the sane stand up and...
  • Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse lawsuits have cost Penn State almost a quarter million dollars

    01/07/2017 2:23:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 7, 2017 | Associated Press and Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
    Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse scandal is costing the Penn State almost a quarter million dollars almost half a decade after the former assistant coach was arrested for child molestation. The Associated Press reports the college has reached $237million, including a recent $12 million verdict in the whistleblower and defamation case brought by former assistant coach Mike McQueary. The university has also settled with 33 people who alleged they were sexually abused by Sandusky. Penn State paid out $93 million in damages.
  • Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ parodies campus SJWs, but with company’s history fans can’t tell

    01/07/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by Hube · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dave Huber
    The latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Captain America: Sam Wilson features writer Nick Spencer taking jabs at campus social justice warriors (SJWs). Which seems quite, well, odd given Spencer’s far-left politics and hatred for all things conservative/Republican. As confirmation, readers and fans on Twitter and elsewhere couldn’t figure out whether to take the writer’s latest creation, the “Bombshells,” seriously or not. The Bombshells show up at a college to thwart an appearance by what Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong calls an amalgam of right-wing provocateurs Lauren Southern and Milo Yiannopoulos (although the woman’s name is Ariella Conner which indicates to...
  • Help with Headlights on 1998 Ford Explorer

    01/06/2017 3:26:52 PM PST · by TheRobb7 · 22 replies
    Http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 01-06-2017 | TheRobb7
    I have a 1998 Ford Explorer that has a timer for the headlights. Apparently it's messed up because the headlights stay on WAAAAAY longer than they should. I know it's a safety/convenience feature, but it's draining the battery...even a brand new one I put on a month ago. Is there a way to disable the "timer" so that the headlights shut off when the motor does? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • This is how the United Federation of Teachers spends its members' dues monies

    01/06/2017 12:40:14 AM PST · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    UFT.org email from the UFT president Michael Mulgrew | 1/6/17 | Me, myself, & I
    Teachers in NYC are given a choice to contribute $1 from each paycheck to a political fund to be used to lobby for things beneficial to teachers. That adds up to a tidy sum, but I am sure that the libtard union does not limit their expenditures on their various unauthorized "social justice" causes to what is specifically designated for political purposes--the $1 contributions. Last year, I was infuriated to learn that they organized a rally to protest the death of the petty criminal Eric Garner while in police custody, with buses, placards, and whatever else is needed at a...
  • Principal admits stealing nude photos from students’ phones, police say

    01/05/2017 1:12:05 PM PST · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    The State ^ | JANUARY 5, 2017 | AP
    A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students’ phones so that he could steal nude images and trade them online, investigators said. Stephen Kyle Goodlett, 36, of Elizabethtown, was indicted Wednesday in Louisville on federal charges of possessing and transporting child pornography. Last month, he pleaded not guilty to 63 state felony child porn charges. The investigation began in September after a 20-year-old woman learned that naked images she had taken for her boyfriend when she was 15 had been uploaded to a pornography trading website based in Russia. She went to Elizabethtown police, who sought federal...
  • France Bans Spanking

    01/04/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 81 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 4, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    France has joined the ranks of the fifty plus other countries which have banned corporal punishment or the spanking of children. As a longtime advocate of peaceful parenting, Stefan Molyneux responds to this news and the reaction it has received online. 52 Countries Now Ban Spanking http://www.livescience.com/57373-52-c... Why Spanking Does Not Work with Elizabeth Gershoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBm8i... Peaceful Parenting Series Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Parent Effectiveness Training http://www.fdrurl.com/Parent-Effectiv...
  • Dan Rather teaching ‘Truth in the News’ course

    01/04/2017 3:39:20 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | January 4th, 2017, 14:17 EST | Brian Maloney
    Raising eyebrows among some critics, former CBS anchor Dan Rather is now teaching an online course focused on ethics in journalism. Called “Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News” and offered through Udemy, the class is aimed at both media career aspirants and the general public.
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth could be an asteroid or a comet

    01/04/2017 6:39:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated14:17, 4 JAN 2017 | ByLibby Plummer
    The American space agency says that one object is a massive comet, but has so far been unable to identify the other NASA recently spotted two massive space objects hurtling towards Earth. While the American space agency has pinpointed one as a comet, the other has left it slightly more baffled. The comet is set to fly close to Earth this week, but the mystery object isn't expected to make an appearance until February. The object, dubbed "2016 WF9", was detected by NASA's asteroid- and comet-hunting NEOWISE project on 27 November 2016. It is roughly 0.3 to 0.6 miles (0.5...
  • New Documentary Provides Evidence Corporate Greed, Not Act of God, Sunk Titanic

    01/01/2017 4:47:58 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    Sputniknews ^ | 02.01.2017 | Staff
    [snip] Molony, who has been studying the Titanic for 30 years, examined rarely seen photographs taken by Titanic's chief electrical engineer before it left the shipyard to identify black marks left by the fire on the front right-hand side of the ship's hull. The photos came to light in a recent private auction, The Sun reports. They show 30-foot long black streaks — just where the iceberg would later strike. "We appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast," Molony said. He notes that there is a "myth" of...
  • What time of day (in DC) will Trump actually take the Oath of Office?

    12/31/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 47 replies
    Self ^ | 12-31-16 | TheRobb7
    Is there a generally set time of day that the PEOTUS publicly take the Oath of Office? I was wanting to have radio on at work around that time.
  • Thieves in Germany Nowadays

    12/30/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 3 replies
    Thieves in Germany Nowadays ^ | 12/20/16 | Liveleak
    Quick video of what looks like one of the Middle East's finest doing a mea culpa on camera. Fake?Video Here.
  • University of Kansas students are being offered buttons spelling out their preferred gender pronouns

    12/29/2016 3:14:00 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | AP
    University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school's library system meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear. Various University of Kansas Libraries employees now sport the square-shaped pins, with extra ones also doled out to interested students, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. Library leaders say the buttons are part of the library system's 'You Belong Here' marketing effort meant to lure undergraduates and ensure that they feel welcome, including transgender students. The buttons come in three versions: 'He him his,' ''She her hers' and, for people who don't identify themselves as male or female, 'They them theirs.'...
  • Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

    12/29/2016 11:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the...
  • EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide....

    12/28/2016 7:52:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 28, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide of sexual abuse A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation. South St. Paul police closed the investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband, Matthew Deyo, and released the documents this week. The couple was found dead August 25 in an apparent murder-suicide with gunshot wounds on Lopez Island in Washington state. Neither was charged in relation to the abuse allegations.
  • Where is Obama when terrorists teens are causing people to hurt themselves in malls?

    12/27/2016 11:13:34 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    News | 28 December 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Where is Obama with all of the mall terrorism going on? Someone has apparently orchestrated a dry run on hurting and/or killing a lot of shoppers at a mall and there is silence from the White House? Where is the head of the FBI? Why isn't Comey coming out and saying they are going to find out who has violated the Rico Statute and organized a low-level terror run on the malls causing a lot of shoppers to injure themselves? Where are the leaders to condemn this and promise to put a halt to it? What about Michael Moore? Why...
  • Why our journalists are so awful

    12/26/2016 3:50:42 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 7, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Many people, especially liberals, were surprised that Trump won the election. The surprising thing for me was that so many people were so surprised. What, do liberals actually believe their own lying media? That is shocking. The media have an approval rating below 20%. Surely anyone confronting this stat must conclude that the media are hopelessly incompetent and/or crooked. The New York Times went way off the deep end, announcing a few months ago that defeating Trump was more important than telling the truth. So they had to send a post-election apology to their readers: we're sorry, we'll try to...
  • UW Funding in Jeopardy Over 'The Problem of Whiteness' Course

    12/22/2016 9:51:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:35 PM | Cathy Burke
    GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are reportedly threatening to block additional state funding unless a new course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, called “The Problem of Whiteness” is canceled. State Rep. Dave Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he has told his staff to pore over university course offerings to make sure “they’re legit.” “We are adding to the polarization of the races in our state,” Murphy told the newspaper about the course. Murphy planned to push for more funding for the UW system in the next state budget, but said he would rethink that support if the university chose to...
  • Oxford, Harvard, And Other Top Universities Offer Free Courses

    12/22/2016 9:53:39 AM PST · by HLPhat · 18 replies
    University Herald ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | Chris Brandt, UniversityHerald Reporter
    After bagging the first spot as the best university in the world, Oxford announced that it is going to open an online course starting next year. Oxford is not alone in this endeavor because other top universities, like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT are also offering online courses.
  • Video Shows Officer Helping UW-Stout Student with Necktie During Traffic Stop

    12/21/2016 6:02:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/21/16 | Scott Theisen
    A University of Wisconsin-Stout student who was in a hurry to get to an important class presentation got some help with a necktie instead of ticket from a Menomonie police officer who stopped to talk to him about his speeding. A video posted on the police department's Facebook page Tuesday shows officer Martin Folczyk pulling his squad car behind Trevor Keeney's car in a parking lot Nov. 30. When the two get out of their vehicles, Folczyk tells Keeney he stopped him for his speed going down Eighth Street. Keeney, sounding rushed, explains that he was in a hurry because...
  • Contact Juggling - His Skills are Totally Hypnotizing (Video-Like David Bowie in "Labyrinth")

    12/21/2016 3:52:09 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Kuma Films
    Chinese kid performs the art of "contact juggling," which was made famous by David Bowie in "The Labyrinth."
  • Teach Einstein's Theories in School

    12/20/2016 7:24:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 20 Dec, 2016 | Martin Hendry , Ellen Karoline Henriksen & David Blair
    The discovery of gravitational waves, announced earlier this year, marked the ultimate test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Einstein published his theory in the form of 10 abstract equations 101 years ago. The equations did away with Newton’s theory of gravity and replaced it with curved space and warped time. Within weeks, Karl Schwarzschild found a solution to Einstein’s equations. His conclusion was astonishing and almost unbelievable: it told us that time depends on altitude and that matter can create holes where space and time come to an end. A few months later, Einstein himself found a solution to...