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  • World War II Vet Gets High School Diploma After 71 Years

    05/29/2017 7:13:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 29, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    It’s never too late to graduate. That’s the lesson World War II veteran Milton Mockerman shared with the Kalkaska High School class of 2017 with whom he graduated on Saturday. Mockerman, 89, received an honorary diploma from the school and participated in its graduation ceremony, fulfilling his lifelong dream of earning a high school degree – 71 years later than expected. “We got a phone call from Milton Mockerman wondering if there were any classes he could take to finish his graduation,” Kalkaska High School Principal John Sattler told CNN.
  • My new oil painting

    05/29/2017 5:39:57 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 109 replies
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  • Video of High School Student’s Profanity-Laced Meltdown Goes Viral

    05/29/2017 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 29, 2017 | CBS
    <p>LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Cellphone video of a Lancaster High School student screaming profanities and racial epithets at a teacher made the rounds on social media Friday, with shares topping 4,000 shares on Twitter. Students and authorities are stunned.</p> <p>In the footage captured earlier this week, the student, whose name has not been revealed pending confirmation of his age, can be seen entering an Eastside High School classroom behind the teacher. The video doesn’t capture what happened before the altercation inside, but it shows the visibly upset teen yelling and attempting to destroy objects in the room.</p>
  • Flags of the 50 States

    05/29/2017 7:51:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    netstate ^ | 5/29/2017 | self
    The new State flag design was similar to the 1894 design except that the canton corner color was changed from red to blue and the representation of the Confederate Battle Flag was replaced with 19 small white stars surrounding one large white star. The 19 small stars represented the number of states that were already part of the Union when Mississippi joined in 1817. The large white five-pointed star in the center represented the State of Mississippi. When all the votes were counted the message was clear. The 107 year old Mississippi State Flag would continue to fly over the...
  • Princeton professor calls Trump 'a racist, sexist meglomaniac' during commencement speech (Tr.)

    05/29/2017 6:31:53 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-29-2017 | Regina Graham
    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who is an assistant professor in African American studies at Princeton, delivered a roughly 20 minute speech to the graduating class of 300 students at the private liberal arts college on May 20. 'The president of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, is a racist, sexist megalomaniac,' Taylor said roughly two minutes into her speech. Taylor, who is the author of 'From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation', suggested that political activism is the reason why the federal court has struck down Trump's executive orders that restrict immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson - Paul Bloom - Empathy can Shut You Up..or Worse!

    05/28/2017 8:53:07 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    Zero Fox given Youtube channel ^ | 03/01/2017 | Dr. Jordan B Peterson
    How an excess of empathy goes from virtue to vice, becoming counter productive and destructive. You can click here to go to watch Dr. Jordan Peterson's video on how too much empathy as social justice warriors have is bad.
  • The original sin of white privilege

    05/28/2017 7:40:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 27 May, 2017 | MARGARET WENTE
    Justus Walker was enjoying his Grade 11 class in sociology. Then came the lesson on white privilege. The teacher handed out a checklist with instructions for the students to score themselves on how much of it they had. The questions included things such as: “I can go into a supermarket and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions.” The answers would determine their “privilege points.” After they had completed the exercise, the students were asked to line up in order, from least points to most, and discuss the impact of white privilege on their lives. Some of...
  • Dog of a dilemma: the rise of the predatory journal

    05/27/2017 2:28:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    MJA Insight ^ | May, 2017 | HUGO WILCKEN
    OLLIE is in many ways a typical dog. She likes going for walks and chasing birds, and is especially fond of having her tummy rubbed. But in one respect, the Staffordshire Terrier differs radically from her canine peers: she has a burgeoning academic career, and sits on the editorial boards of seven medical journals. As you may have guessed, the journals on whose boards Ollie sits are of the predatory variety. These are shadowy, online publications that mimic legitimate journals, but are prepared to publish anything in exchange for a fee that can run into thousands of dollars. Predatory journals...
  • Dr. Quits Profession After Urging Minorities To Rape Front National Voters to Create Half-Breeds

    05/26/2017 7:08:23 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-26-2017 | Virginia Hale
    A doctor who called for ethnic minorities to rape female Front National (FN) voters so as to bring France “multicoloured descendants” and “kill right wing poison in the egg” has quit work after a ruling by the Order of Physicians. “Blacks, Negroes, North Africans, Jews, leftists, gipsies, disabled, Freemasons and even my gay friends, in solidarity: bring up your hard [penises]! Let our consciences sleep under the pillow, and jump the right-wing tail that’s on offer.“Hail to a vast altruistic copulation. Provide multicoloured descendants to the sinking country of France. “With one goal: kill the [right wing] poison in the...
  • Eleven-year-old girl hilariously accuses her teacher of WAR CRIMES for punishing the whole class...

    05/26/2017 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 26, 2017 | Unity Blott For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Eleven-year-old girl hilariously accuses her teacher of WAR CRIMES for punishing the whole class when one pupil is naughty (and she even cites the Geneva Conventions) An 11-year-old girl's genius response on a school feedback form has earned her online fame. Ava, who is the daughter of Mason Cross, was asked to give feedback on her teacher for an end-of-year review and said she took issue with his use of 'collective punishment'. When asked what her teacher could do better, Ava, from Glasgow, wrote: 'Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who...
  • Monkey mafia steal your stuff, then sell it back for a cracker

    05/26/2017 10:58:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 25 May 2017 | By Brian Owens
    Macaque with stolen goods I’m willing to trade Kylie McLaughlin/Getty ================================================================================================================================= Long-tailed macaques living near an Indonesian temple have figured out how to run a ransom racket on visiting tourists. The monkeys grab valuables, such as glasses, hats, cameras or, in one case, a wad of cash from the ticket booth, then wait for temple staff to offer them food before dropping their ill-gotten gains and dashing off with the tasty prize (see video below). Although this behaviour has been reported anecdotally at Uluwatu Temple on the island of Bali for years, it had never been studied scientifically in the...
  • Planned Parenthood Dresses Turn Killing Babies in Abortions Into a Fashion Statement

    05/26/2017 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Two high school students at one of the most elite private schools in New York are getting attention this spring for creating dresses that celebrate the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The student fashion show is an annual event at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a “highly selective” private school in the Bronx. The New York Times describes it as one of the most politically “progressive” schools in the United States. This year, students Karolina Montes, 17, and Zoe Balestri, 16, made pink dresses by hand to highlight one of their favorite causes – Planned Parenthood, according to BuzzFeed News. Planned...
  • Word For The Day - MISPRISION

    05/26/2017 9:24:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 05-26-2017 | Red Badger
    ................It’s FRIDAY!................... 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”. MISPRISION mis·pri·sion misˈpriZHən noun - historical The deliberate concealment of one's knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony. Origin: late Middle English: from Old French mesprision ‘error,’ from mesprendre, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + prendre ‘to take.’ 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........
  • How to Build a Fallout Shelter (Basic)

    05/26/2017 6:27:56 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 44 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 5/26/17 | MALIA WOLLAN
    “The most important thing is to build underground,” says Cédric Vuilleumier, an engineer for the Federal Office for Civil Protection in Switzerland, where all citizens are legally guaranteed a spot in a bomb shelter. Packed earth insulates against radiation and blast waves, but don’t go deeper than 10 feet; if your exits (make two) become blocked in the blast, you may need to dig yourself out. Start with what Vuilleumier calls a “protective envelope” of concrete and reinforced steel rebar with walls between one foot and 2-feet-7-inches thick. Don’t build near anything flammable. Your budget may allow for more spaciousness,...
  • Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

    05/25/2017 8:24:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2017 8:39 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David Razu Aznar, a former city leader who led the effort to legalize gay marriage in Mexico City, and Agnes Igoye, who grew up in conflict zones in Uganda and now trains law enforcement officers. “And this is my story too,” Zuckerberg added....
  • *VANITY* ... I NEED A MEME ... *VANITY*

    05/25/2017 1:40:10 PM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | May25, 2017 | knarf
    I can't find one I can fill in, nor can I find a way of inventing it myself ...
  • Caught On Cam: Fight Between Stone Mountain Teacher, Paraprofessional

    05/25/2017 6:37:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Patch ^ | 5/24/2017 | Craig Johnson
    STONE MOUNTAIN, GA -- A video showing two women, purportedly a Stone Mountain Middle School teacher and paraprofessional, fighting in a classroom is circulating on social media this week. The video shows the women tussling and slamming into the whiteboard while students scream in panic and disbelief. While there is no word on what sparked the altercation, the 24-second clip shows the two women going at it even as a student runs up to try to stop them and another woman physically intervening, screaming "STOP! STOP! STOP!" Neither of the participants have been identified in the brawl, which appears to...
  • Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later

    05/24/2017 1:13:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | 05-24-2017 | Seph Lawless
    Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years. The park's pool was filled in with concrete last year. Seph Lawless, a Cleveland-based photographer whose work includes abandoned spaces like the inside of the vacant Chicago-area Lincoln Mall, took photos of the empty Disney River Country for a series available in his forthcoming book, "Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation." You can check out more of Lawless' work on his website, YouTube channel and Instagram. CORRECTION (May 24, 2017, 10 a.m.): Disney...
  • Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs [CO]

    05/24/2017 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.steamboattoday.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | Scott Franz
    Todd and Kim Robertson are convinced their Ford Focus was targeted by a black bear because of the aroma of donuts that permeates inside. =============================================================================================================================== Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders. Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car's back bumper. The Robertsons had no doubt about the bear's motives. "It always reeks of doughnuts in there," Kim Robertson said. The bear left a paw print on the car and left the scene...
  • OpEd: The Punishment of Deanna and Mya Cook is Much Bigger Than Braids

    05/24/2017 10:42:02 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | May 22 2017 | Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman
    Sadly, this type of disciplinary action is just as common as it is outrageous, as girls of color face many overlapping barriers to succeed in school, the workplace and even in society. National data shows that Black girls are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls, and that rate balloons to 8.5 times in my own state of New Jersey.