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  • Listen You Queer Stop Calling Me a Godd*mn Nazi

    04/01/2015 11:00:54 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8 ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Bill Buckley was one of the greats and he called it like it was.
  • William Buckley and Gore Vidal trade insults

    04/01/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0ChLVTpaA ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Well isn't this a fine kettle and pot? Buckley shot straight from the hip & no holds barred.
  • New instrument dates old skeleton—'Little Foot' 3.67 million years old

    04/01/2015 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-01-2015 | Provided by Purdue University
    A skeleton named Little Foot is among the oldest hominid skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old, according to an advanced dating method. Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus first discovered 21 years ago in a cave at Sterkfontein, in central South Africa. The new date places Little Foot as an older relative of Lucy, a famous Australopithecus skeleton dated at 3.2 million years old that was found in Ethiopia. It is thought that Australopithecus is an evolutionary ancestor to humans that lived between 2 million and 4 million years ago. Stone tools found at...
  • Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space

    04/01/2015 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 04-01-2015 | Staff
    Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or an alien message? BURSTS of radio waves flashing across the sky seem to follow a mathematical pattern. If the pattern is real, either some strange celestial physics is going on, or the bursts are artificial, produced by human – or alien – technology. Telescopes have been picking up so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) since 2001. They last just a few milliseconds and erupt with about as much energy as the sun releases in a month. Ten have...
  • Bikram yoga founder, 69, breaks his silence over rape claims and says women love him

    04/01/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 April 2015 | By Lydia Warren
    Bikram yoga founder claims and says women love him so much he wouldn't need to attack them to have sex 'Bikram yoga' - practicing yoga in a room heated to 105F - and has a huge following, including celebrities He has been accused of unwanted sexual advances in six civil lawsuits Speaking out about the accusations for the first time, he has denied ever assaulting the women and said he feels sorry for them He became emotional when asked how his wife of 30 years has reacted to the claims, saying: 'She never looks at me anymore' The founder of...
  • Congressman’s Son Named In Lawsuit Over Clemson Fraternity Brother’s Death

    04/01/2015 7:06:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/31/2015
    The family of a Clemson student who died last year has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the school and three fraternity members, including the son of Delaware U.S. Rep. John Carney. Tucker Hipps, a 19-year-old sophomore, died after going over a bridge railing and into Lake Hartwell on Sept. 22. His family’s lawsuit alleges that Hipps was the victim of a fraternity hazing ritual, according to Columbia, S.C.’s newspaper, The State. Hipps was one of 27 Sigma Phi Epsilon pledges embarking on a pre-dawn pledge run. The suit names Clemson University as well as fraternity members Thomas Carter King,...
  • College Debt Bubble Crisis: 33% Of All Student Loans Are Delinquent On Repayments

    03/31/2015 1:47:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | 03/31/2015 | Mac Slavo
    With all of that job creation being claimed by the Obama administration and disseminated by mainstream media outlets as signs of a sustained recovery youÂ’d think most college graduates would have no trouble keeping up with their bills. But new data released by the Department of Education tell a different story. According to the report as many as 33% of American college grads with student loan debt are now in delinquent status on their repayments. About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal data.The...
  • ‘Sick’ postcard to students compares supporters of gay marriage to Jimmy Savile (Ireland)

    03/31/2015 12:16:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 31/03/2015 - 13:01:20
    The students’ union at Maynooth University has described a postcard it received this morning, which compares those who support gay marriage with people who have been convicted of sexual abuse and pedophilia, as “sick”. The postcard calls for a No vote in the same sex marriage referendum in May. It states that Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris all propagated Homosexual marriage and it calls itself the “No Way is Ireland Gay” campaign. The college voted this afternoon on whether or not to raise a Pride flag on the campus in support of equality. …
  • Face scans show how fast a person is aging

    03/31/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dennis Thompson
    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 issue of the journal Cell Research. A computerized 3-D facial imaging process uncovered a number of "tells" that show if a person is aging more rapidly, including a widening mouth, bulging nose, sagging upper lip, shrinking gums and drooping eye corners,...
  • Students Expelled After Racist Comments on Bucknell University Radio Station

    03/30/2015 8:36:13 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    wnep news scranton ^ | 3-30-15 | Nikki and Clay
    LEWISBURG — Three Bucknell University students were expelled Monday afternoon after making racist and violent remarks on Bucknell’s student-run radio station, WVBU, according to officials. “Administration found out about a radio program that aired the previous Friday in which some students were using reprehensible, inappropriate, inexcusable language,” Bucknell Vice President for Communications Andy Hirsch said. Authorities say they heard about the foul language from someone at a local prison who was listening to the program. The three students were suspended on Thursday. “All the individuals involved are going to be held fully accountable for their actions,” Hirsch said. Students we...
  • Former Utah State University frat president accused of sexual abuse during party

    03/30/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 (Updated March 27, 2015) | Michael McFall
    A former Utah State University fraternity president is accused of sexually abusing a woman at a fraternity party. Logan police arrested Ryan Wray, 26, on Tuesday night on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care, said police Capt. Tyson Budge on Wednesday. "Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and now, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement...
  • Why Hitler Wished He Was Muslim

    03/30/2015 1:30:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/16/2015 | DOMINIC GREEN
    ‘It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” Hitler complained to his pet architect Albert Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity, with its meekness and flabbiness?” Islam was a Männerreligion—a “religion of men”—and hygienic too. The “soldiers of Islam” received a warrior’s heaven, “a real earthly paradise” with “houris” and “wine flowing.” This, Hitler argued, was much more suited to the “Germanic temperament” than the “Jewish filth and priestly twaddle” of Christianity. For decades, historians have seen Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 as emulating Mussolini’s 1922 March on Rome. Not so, says Stefan Ihrig in “Atatürk...
  • Thanks, guys !

    03/29/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | March 29, 2015 | knarf
    Just ...
  • 8 Basic Money Lessons Everyone Should Know

    03/29/2015 8:27:28 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Daily Worth ^ | 3-24-15 | Natasha Burton
    Where should we learn how to handle money? School. But we don’t. Instead, what you know — or don’t know — about finances stems from a number of factors: how you were raised and what you learned from friends, financial advisors, a spouse, random Internet searches, and so on. Which leads to money habits that aren’t ideal. So we talked to the pros to find out what you should have learned in school. Here’s what they said.
  • Get Ready For Church

    03/29/2015 5:05:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | March 29, 2015 | knarf
    I shave and bathe the night before ... Sunday morning is slow moving preparation for God to wash my brain
  • WSJ's Dorothy Rabinowitz on Fox News today

    03/28/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    Today on Journal Editorial Report
  • The greed of super wealthy liberal colleges is astounding

    03/28/2015 11:11:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2015 | NewsMachete
    According to the Washington Post, New York University is charging $66,000 a year in tuition.  This includes room and board but is still a fantastically expensive figure.  Columbia University is charging $63,000 a year, and even less well-known schools like Sarah Lawrence College and Harvey Mudd College are charging about $65,000 a year. Now, to be fair, these figures include room and board.  But even with room and board, these are fantastically expensive rates.  Many schools like NYU play a game, where they say that their asking tuition is $66,000, but after scholarships and grants, the average tuition is...
  • Anti-Common Core amendment passes Senate vote

    03/27/2015 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-27-2015 | JASON RUSSELL
    An anti-Common Core budget amendment passed a Senate vote Thursday, allowing states to opt-out of the educational standards without penalty from the federal government. The amendment would also prohibit the federal government from "mandating, incentivizing, or coercing" states into adopting Common Core or any other standards, instructional content, curricula, assessments, or instruction programs.
  • Texas Rep Villalba’s Public Education Bill Will Force Mental Health Screenings on Students

    03/27/2015 10:22:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 03/27/2015 | by Merrill Hope
    A bill in the Texas House authored by State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) would allow a school district to require mental health evaluations of students at the sole discretion of the school. This could lead to wrongful mental health determinations, and result in suspensions or alternative education placements of students, even creating an offense. Villalba has received much negative criticism for his previously proposed House Bill 2918, which would criminalize bloggers, independent journalists and regular citizens in filming police officers, which Breitbart Texas reported. The Dallas rep also authored HB 2006, which would negate religious and philosophical exemptions that have...
  • Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Nancy Pearcey
    Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness Nancy Pearcey March 27, 2015 5:59 AM | Permalink How has evolution shaped our view of humanity? We often hear that evolution is the key scientific prop for the philosophy of materialism, with its reduction of the human person to a complex biochemical machine. But spiritualized versions of evolution have appeared as well -- for example, in the philosophy of Hegel. In our own day, Hegel's spiritual/cultural view of evolution has led to its own form of reductionism: the postmodern reduction of individuals to social groups based on race,...
  • Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees

    03/27/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Denton
    Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees Michael Denton March 27, 2015 3:34 AM | Permalink One of the critical requirements for sustainable fires, sufficiently hot to smelt metal ores, is wood. Thin twigs, dried grasses will burn, but such materials are unsuitable for making fires, which reach temperatures of several hundred degrees, sufficient to smelt metals from their ores. Wood or wood products such as coal or charcoal or coke are the only natural fuels available that will do. It was the mastery of fire that led to metallurgy and the energy stored in wood and coal...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • The 20 US colleges with the most conservative students

    03/25/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/25/2015 | Lauren Browning
    As part of its annual college rankings, The Princeton Review ranks the US colleges with the most conservative students. While a few of the schools on the list are big sports and party schools, 20% of the colleges in the ranking are military schools. Over half of the most conservative colleges on the list also appeared on the Review's lists of the most religious students, students who are stone cold sober, and students who don't smoke. A whopping 17 of the 20 schools were ranked on The Princeton Review's list of future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution. Texas,...
  • Why Two Mommies Cannot Replace Daddy

    03/25/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/2015 | Judi McLeod
    Orlando, FL - Heather Barwick, who was raised by two lesbians, shared her compelling story and why she opposes same-sex marriage. Married to a man and raising four children, Heather has come to realize why same-sex marriage is wrong and why it harms children. In her powerful story, Heather wrote in The Federalist: “Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now,...
  • I have AN answer to the teacher's pension problem

    03/24/2015 7:46:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    self | March 24, 2015 | knarf
    Every legitimate American child has a SS number, and ......
  • TURN, the new characters are introduced -- 4-13-15

    03/24/2015 5:54:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New characters to appear in the upcoming season of TURN are introduced tonight on the TURN AMC website. Series starts Monday, April 13, 9 Eastern, 8 central.
  • Can you read me? Boy Scouts send a message with a new merit badge.

    03/24/2015 3:42:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 23, 2015 | John Kelly
    Eventually, everything comes back. Young men are wearing beards again, just as they did in Victorian times. Vinyl albums — thought to have been killed by CDs and MP3s — are so trendy that record-pressing plants are working round-the-clock to satisfy hungry hipsters. Coffee used to be bad for you. Now it’s touted for its miracle properties. I wouldn’t be surprised if doctors start promoting cigarettes for “lung health.” John Kelly writes "John Kelly's Washington," a daily look at Washington's less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. The...
  • Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now!

    03/24/2015 2:06:17 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 24, 2015 | News
    Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now! Evolution News & Views March 24, 2015 3:43 AM | Permalink Finally, the stirring and profound documentary with geneticist Michael Denton, Privileged Species, is available to see now, free online. Dr. Denton extends the argument for intelligent design to the ultra-, ultra-fine-tuning of the cosmos for carbon-based life forms like ourselves. You cannot watch these 33 minutes without coming away with the very powerful conclusion that the universe was designed with us very specifically in mind.The documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that...
  • US Fraternities lobby for reduced powers for universities to investigate and punish rape allegations

    03/24/2015 12:54:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | David Glovin, Bloomberg News
    College fraternities and sororities, concerned that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly, are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations. The groups’ political arm plans to bring scores of students to Capitol Hill on April 29 to lobby for a requirement that the criminal justice system resolve cases before universities look into them or hand down punishments, according to an agenda reviewed by Bloomberg News. “If people commit criminal acts, they should be prosecuted and they should go to jail,” said Michael Greenberg, leader of 241-chapter Sigma Chi, one of many fraternities participating...
  • Lexington, Mass. High School Vetoes Dance Theme For Being ‘Too American’

    03/24/2015 6:19:44 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Mar 23, 2015 | Heather Laskin
    Lexington, Mass. The place where the “shot heard round the world” was fired, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and now, the home of a high school whose administration has vetoed an “American Pride” dance theme because it is “too American.” Students on the dance committee at Lexington High School voted on the theme for their junior/senior dance and chose “American Pride,” a seemingly appropriate theme for a school whose mascot is the Minuteman. Their decision was quickly vetoed, however, when the powers that be decided the theme was not inclusive enough. “Given the diverse demography of our community,” Assistant...
  • LA Teacher Accused of Using N-Word, Making Racist Stereotypes in Classroom

    03/23/2015 5:54:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Asher Klein and Ted Chen
    Dozens of parents and students are defending the eighth-grade teacher after he was removed from the classroom pending a review of the accusations.The school district said the teacher named in the suit had been removed from the classroom, but did not comment on the lawsuit. It accuses administrators of brushing aside the concerns of the student, who is half white and half black, and her family. "District policy is adamant that all students are to be treated with respect. The safety of students is L.A. Unified’s highest priority," an LAUSD statement read. LAUSD Aims to Be Safe Haven for Immigrant...
  • Indiana Leads the Way in STEM Education

    03/23/2015 3:18:45 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-23-15 | Lindsay Russell
    March 14 was Albert Einstein’s birthday, a scientific legend known worldwide whose name has become synonymous with the word ‘genius.’ How many Einsteins are growing up in America’s public schools today but are hindered from reaching their full potential due to poor education policy? Today, some states are leading the way in improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to keep this from happening. Indiana, one of America’s highest performing states regarding educational options and student achievement, has prioritized and fostered STEM education for years. Under the leadership of Governor Mike Pence, Indiana has implemented new academic standards at...
  • Students Choose a Patriotic Theme For Dance…So Their School Cancels It Because It’s ‘Offensive’

    03/23/2015 12:29:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 50 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 03/23/2015 | CONOR SWANBERG
    A Massachusetts high school is having a serious debate over the theme of a scheduled dance. According to WHDH, students at the school in Lexington said that the school administration canceled their ‘American pride’ dance because it may exclude other nationalities. The ‘American pride’ theme received the most votes from the Lexington High School dance committee. Despite this, the administration is standing behind its decision, saying it’s are willing to tweak the theme in order for ‘everyone to be included.’
  • Night at The Museum 3

    03/23/2015 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    today | Me
    Watched the movie over the weekend and it is a very GOOD example of what libs think the world would be if they could have it their way.
  • White Slaves in Colonial America

    03/23/2015 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 68 replies
    My Research | March 23 2015 | Me
    I am certain we never heard this in school. The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white....
  • Colonial Statue Triggers Race Debate in South Africa

    03/22/2015 9:26:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 21.03.2015 | Eva Wulke
    University of Cape Town students have called for the removal of a statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes from university grounds. The event reveals deeper discontent with South Africa's state of affairs.Controversy has erupted at the University of Cape Town (UCT) following vandalism of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes - a British-born mining magnate and South African politician active in the late 19th century. A group of students threw a bucket of excrement over the statue and later wrapped it in garbage bags. They also staged a protest on campus. The demonstrators are calling for the statue's removal...
  • Moment of Neti-zen: ‘Wolf Dad’ Refuses to let Baby Boy Wear Clothes

    03/22/2015 7:08:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Global Times ^ | 3-18-2015
    'Wolf Dad' refuses to let baby boy wear clothesA man in Chengdu, Sichuan Province has been dubbed "Wolf Dad" by media for insisting that his 15-month-old son remain naked all year round in order to toughen him up. Tan Juncheng, 41, said he has not dressed his son in a shred of clothing since he was six months old following an accident that scalded the boy's skin. The tough dad gives his son two baths in cold water a day to "boost the boy's health," West China Metropolis Daily reported on Tuesday. Tan and his wife, both sanitation workers, nicknamed...
  • (August 31, 2011) The 1979 6-Year-Old: Less Reading, More Range (This first-grade readiness checklis

    03/22/2015 3:57:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2011 | KJ Antonia, Slate
    Is your child ready for first grade? Earlier this month, Chicago Now blogger Christine Whitley reprinted a checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series designed to help a parent figure that one out. Ten out of 12 meant readiness.... "Can he travel alone in the neighborhood (four to eight blocks) to store, school, playground, or to a friend's home?" It's amazing what a difference 30 years have made.
  • “Angle of Attack” is a short film looking at a day of carrier landing qualifications...

    03/22/2015 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies
    biggeekdaddy.com ^ | unknown | biggeekdaddy
    Naval and Marine Corps Aviators are without a doubt some of the most skilled pilots in the world and if you don’t believe me then just ask one. Pretty cool vid..makes ya proud
  • Horse Therapy Helps Local Kids With Special Needs

    03/22/2015 12:46:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WGEM ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Valeree Dunn
    The local chapter of Horses with Wings is helping area kids with special needs develop their skills while having some fun. The program is kicking off its third year here in the Tri-States, and local organizers received training with the Spirit Horse International Therapeutic Riding Center in Texas. Horses with Wings President Terri Houser says they learned that riding horses helps build neuropathways, helping kids with physical or mental disabilities do things they can't ordinarily do. She says kids who aren't able to walk have seen improvement through the horse therapy program and one boy was even able to overcome...
  • The Culture of Entitlement: Somebody Else Should Pay for My College Tuition!

    03/21/2015 10:54:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/21/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The headline on this op-ed piece in the Washington Post says it all: College applicant: I got in! But I can’t afford it. Was all my hard work for nothing? The author of the piece is a high-school senior in Lousiana who just got admitted to Tulane, so let’s cut her some slack here. But what does it say about the success of President Obama’s constant yammering about how college should be “free” (incrementally, of course, beginning with community college, but we’ve all seen this leftist movie before and know where it’s going)? A lot, is what: I am...
  • The Not "So" Dark Ages

    03/21/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 28 replies
    A Reassessment of the Medieval TimesThe Medieval era is perhaps one, if not the most misunderstood times in history. Ask people what they know of the medieval times, and most will tell you that they were a time of mere superstition, rampant barbarism and wars, oppression of women and minorities, scientific ignorance, totalitarianism, and a host of many other things.Nothing could be further from the truth, not in an era were reasonable thinking with scholasticism and Thomism were present, or the development of education, including that of the university system. An era were scientific development was starting out, and were...
  • Medieval Education and the University

    03/21/2015 10:07:12 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 5 replies
    The foundation of Education and the University during the Middle AgesAnti Catholic HistoryIt is the main point of this section to point out some of the contributions which the Catholic Church made specifically in regards to education and the University in the Middle Ages. Before I start this section I think it would be good to point out two simple facts regarding this time period. The first one is simply the fact that much of the history regarding this time period (at least until recent scholarship) was vehemently anti-Catholic which Hilaire Belloc points out in his book Europe and the...
  • Leopard Kills A Baboon, Discovers Her Baby And Then Protects It! Very Emotional!!!

    03/21/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by seantruet · 23 replies
    albasun ^ | seantruet
    Mercy in Nature, but no Mercy in Humanity, Somethings wrong...
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • School bans pupils from watching the eclipse for 'cultural and religious' reasons

    03/20/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jenny Awford
    Pupils at a primary school were banned from watching today's once-in-a-generation eclipse because of 'religious and cultural reasons', it has emerged. Parents of children at North Primary School in Southall, London, said they were 'outraged' by the decision and claimed it showed a triumph of 'religious superstition' over scientific education. Phil Belman, whose seven-year-old daughter goes to the school, met with headteacher Ivor Johnstone who said he was unable to elaborate on the decision because of 'confidentiality'. [snip] The headteacher said: 'The school made this decision when we became aware of religious and cultural concerns associated with observing an eclipse...
  • THIS is why we're screwed

    03/20/2015 10:22:58 AM PDT · by knarf · 37 replies
    FaceBook ^ | March 20, 2015 | knarf
    Found this frightening clip, and considering the rebellious and dangerous obama administration ...
  • Two Shades of Dismay: The Perverse Bondage Wrought by Liberalism and Islam

    03/20/2015 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 3-17-15 | Trevor Thomas
    In opposing the godless and bloody French Revolution, Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, concluded that, “I should therefore suspend my congratulations on the new liberty of France, until I was informed how it had been combined with government; with public force; with the discipline and obedience of armies;…with morality and religion;…with peace and order; with civil and social manners. All these (in their way) are good things too; and, without them, liberty is not a benefit whilst it lasts, and is not likely to continue long. The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what...
  • 30 specific tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

    03/19/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2015 | Julie Bort
    Being a tech professional is a good career with plenty of high-paying jobs. But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not. Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills. Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list. Of course, skills alone won't always lead to a high salary. Work experience counts, too. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No. 30: RDBMS is worth $114,100 RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is the full-jargon term for the thing otherwise known...
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Physicist: Computer Models Used by U.N. Overstate Global Warming

    03/19/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A scholarly paper explaining why predictions made by climate computer models used by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tend to exaggerate global warming has ignited a political firestorm. Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, a solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, came under attack by environmentalists after co-authoring a peer-reviewed paper explaining “the widening discrepancy between prediction and observation” in climate change models, and members of Congress soon took sides. The scientific paper, entitled “Why Models Run Hot,” concludes that the computer models overstated the impact of CO2 on the climate: “The impact of anthropogenic global...