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  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. […] Regulations imposed through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act put strict limitations on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements of foods served in public schools that participate in the national school lunch or breakfast programs. …
  • British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

    06/23/2017 6:32:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 22, 2017 | AP
    Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley said about 30 boys turned up to school in skirts on Thursday, when temperatures dropped to a cool 20 degrees Celsius (68F) after days of much...
  • Word for the Day - INVEIGLE

    06/23/2017 6:15:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 06-23-2017 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". INVEIGLE Verb (used with object), inveigled, inveigling. 1. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into): to inveigle a person into playing bridge. 2. to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by from or away): to inveigle a theater pass from a person. Synonyms 1. induce, beguile, persuade. 2. wheedle. ORIGIN: 1485-95; variant of envegle < Anglo-French enveogler, equivalent to en-...
  • Ohio State Football Recruit Wears T-Shirt: ‘I Hope I Don’t Get Killed for Being Black Today’

    06/23/2017 5:59:10 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-22-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Tyreke Smith, a player attending Ohio State’s football camp, made quite the impression when he showed up on the Buckeye’s campus. However, it wasn’t for anything he did on the football field. Instead, it was for what he wore. Smith reported to camp wearing a T-shirt that said, “I hope I don’t get killed for being black today.” Smith explained his decision to wear the shirt to ElevenWarriors, a site which covers Ohio State football. Smith said, “I decided to wear the shirt because I wanted to bring attention to the epidemic of blacks being killed at an alarming rate....
  • Don't get too close to the buffalo!

    This could have been me, but I don't think it would have been my fault as I wouldn't have wanted to come this close. I was at Elk Island park, in Alberta, and I went around a bend on a trail and came over a hill and the bison was unexpected close enough that I could have petted the thing. I got out very quick. It also moved off the path a couple hundred yards away, once I was out of sight. I was very lucky that day.
  • North Carolina parents protest forced ‘equity training’ on ‘structural racism’, ‘white privilege’

    06/22/2017 11:47:51 AM PDT · by johnk · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | By World Tribune
    Parents are outraged that a North Carolina school district which faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall is paying for so-called “equity training” for school staff which includes topics such as “structural racism” and “white privilege.” Rockingham County Schools is paying OpenSource Strategic Consulting a flat fee of $45,000 and will reimburse up to $1,500 for travel expenses over the course of the training, according to a June 20 report by A.P. Dillon of American Lens. Rockingham County commissioners recently cut the county’s education allotment by $269,000. The district faces around a $5.7 million shortfall, the report said. The Rockingham...
  • Multiple sclerosis study reveals possible trigger

    06/21/2017 3:15:48 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    ISRAEL21c ^ | 6/20/17 | ISRAEL21c Staff
    Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack.
  • Who is this Allahu Akbar?

    06/21/2017 11:02:12 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Freerepublic | 6/21/2017 | Jan Sobieski
    Islamic apologists and their politically correct western useful idiots say that "Allahu Akbar" is simply an Arabic term interpreted as "God is Good". They say it is no different from a Christian proclaiming their faith and love for God in church or in song. Muslims know that this is a cleverly invented lie to conceal the real and intended meaning of "Allahu Akbar". "Allahu Akbar" is an Islamic war cry that accompanies every Islamic military engagement. "Allahu Akbar" is literally translated to English as, "Allah is Greater!" Who is Allah? Allah is the Moon God of Mohammed's native Quraysh tribe....
  • Borough presidents urge deBlasio to give black, Hispanic kids fair shot at gifted classes

    06/21/2017 12:18:45 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 21, 2017 | BEN CHAPMAN
    The Bronx and Brooklyn borough presidents are demanding the city take drastic steps to end the unequal access to gifted classes and specialized high schools that have penalized kids in several districts. In a 22-page report, Brooklyn BP Eric Adams and Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. say Mayor de Blasio and the city Education Department must make a number of fixes to help needy kids from their neighborhoods. Adams said current department policies block black and Hispanic kids from the city’s top schools. “Your zip code determines your ability to get into gifted and talented classes, that’s the system that...
  • Last century: Western nations lost an average 14 IQ points

    06/20/2017 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | May 23, 2013 | UPI
    BRUSSELS, May 28 (UPI) -- Since 1889 to 2004, IQ declined 14.1 points among those from Western nations, researchers in Europe say.
  • White University of Tennessee professor is FIRED after launching a Facebook Rant at African [Trunc]

    06/20/2017 10:14:50 AM PDT · by Cecily · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 20, 2017 | Harvey Day
    A lecturer teaching slave history at the University of Tennessee Knoxville has been fired following a dispute with a black student who accused her of being racist. Judy Morelock, a lecturer in the department of sociology, was terminated in April after the dispute with student Kayla Parker. The argument was based on a multiple-choice exam question about the impact of slavery on African American families. After the student challenged her teacher, Ms Parker says the lecturer unleashed a string of posts attacking the student on Facebook. A spokeswoman for the university would not confirm why Morelock was removed part way...
  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/19/2017 2:01:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies (Australia) ^ | 06-19-2017 | By James Thomas and Lesley Robinson
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison is against the law, Animals Australia's campaign director Lyn White said. "The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a...
  • "Muslim is a Religion of Peace"

    06/18/2017 2:26:00 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 63 replies
    Verses from the Koran that ALL MUSLIMS (not just "radical Islamics") read with the same reverence that Christian read the Bible: “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood.” Koran 9:123 “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85 “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Koran 9:30 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin...
  • What Was the Best Advice Your Father Ever Gave You?

    06/18/2017 12:42:24 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 251 replies
    And why?
  • Study Finds Surprising Number of Americans Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows

    06/16/2017 4:21:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NBC4I ^ | 6/15
    According to a recent survey, seven percent of Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The survey was conducted by the Innovation Center of US Dairy in April. 1,000 adults 18 and over were asked questions about the role milk plays in their daily lives, Food & Wine reported. The study found 48% of respondents weren’t sure where chocolate milk came from. Seven percent thought chocolate milk only comes from brown cows. That adds up to about 16.4 million people, more than the population of Ohio. The Washington Post linked the study to past studies that consistently show many...
  • The end of the valedictorian? Schools rethink class rankings

    06/16/2017 7:44:03 AM PDT · by Puppage · 44 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/16/2017 | Puppage
    At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past.
  • Word For The Day - DILETTANTE

    06/16/2017 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 06-16-2017 | Red Badger
    DILETTANTE dil·et·tante noun noun: dilettante; plural noun: dilettantes; plural noun: dilettanti a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge. Example: "a dilettante approach to science" synonyms: dabbler, amateur, nonprofessional, nonspecialist, layman, layperson Example: "there is no room for the dilettante in this business" antonyms: professional archaic: a person with an amateur interest in the arts. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day........
  • An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language [Ruh-Roh!]

    06/15/2017 1:36:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 06-15-2017 | Adrienne LaFrance
    When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating. A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots’ conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language. In the report, researchers at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab describe using machine learning to train their “dialog agents” to negotiate. (And it turns out bots are actually quite good at dealmaking.) At one point, the researchers write, they had to tweak one of their models because otherwise the bot-to-bot conversation “led to divergence from human language as...
  • Second Civil War Update

    06/14/2017 4:30:02 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 23 replies
    self | By J. Johnson
    On certain blogs, there was some controversy regarding my article, Welcome to the Second Civil War. I believe that more eyes among my fellow Real Americans are being opened to that fact that not only was this attack of this nature predicted, but also may come to the realization that treating shooting of Congressmen as a mere news story may not be in the best interest of our long-term survival. Fighting back may no longer be an option. The question is: Are you ready?
  • Put the shoe on the other foot. What if some conservative had tried to shoot Democrat legislators?

    06/14/2017 9:47:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    A friend | 14 June 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A good friend just asked me this morning, "What would have happened if a conservative were to have tried to shoot Democrat legislators?" He went on to say that all hell would have broken loose in the media and across the country. Conservatives, however, have not had violent, in-the-street demonstrations and calls for reprisal.