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  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Atomic Clock Sync: a free configuration utility [For PC's]

    07/20/2017 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.worldtimeserver.com ^ | 07-20-2017 | Staff
    While WorldTimeServer.com can help you look up accurate times around the world, our visitors have expressed much interest in our help to keep your local computer clock accurate, too. Atomic Clock Synchronization is the best way to make this happen. Windows can do it ... Windows has a built-in "service" that allows your computer to reference an atomic clock server, such as the atomic clock servers operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States. Your current computer time is compared with the current atomic time and an adjustment is made to keep your local...
  • Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality

    07/20/2017 7:21:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | July 19, 2017 | Richard Weikart
    Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality Richard Weikart July 19, 2017 In a recent blog post, already noted by Michael Egnor and Wesley Smith, University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne not only argued that infanticide and assisted suicide should be permitted, but he insisted that our increasing acceptance of these deeds is a sign of moral improvement in our society. He stated, “This change in views about euthanasia and assisted suicide [i.e., legalization in some states and countries] are [sic] the result of a tide of increasing morality in our world.”In his book Faith Versus Fact, Coyne...
  • [Moslem] Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

    07/19/2017 10:54:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 19 July 2017 15:19 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Muslim school in Sweden that separated pupils by gender on a school bus did not break anti-discrimination laws in doing so, the countrys Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. But the same could not be said about gender segregated sports lessons. Earlier this year, a documentary by Swedish broadcaster TV4 featured footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb, showing boys entering a bus from the front, and girls from the back. It led to criticism from politicians, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lfven, and an investigation by Swedens Discrimination Ombudsman. The school explained that some of...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Chemistry Teacher Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

    07/19/2017 6:47:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOB4 ^ | July 19, 2017
    A former high school chemistry teacher convicted of cooking methamphetamines in New Mexico like the fictional Walter White character in the show "Breaking Bad" was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison on four meth-related counts, according to the Doa Ana District Attorney. The 56-year-old John W. Gose was arrested in October after police discovered glassware, rubber tubing and chemicals used to cook methamphetamines during a routine traffic stop.
  • The Flawed Logic of the Atheist

    07/19/2017 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | June 5, 2012 | Moshe Averick
    The Flawed Logic of the Atheist Dr. Stuart Kauffman - "Anyone who tells you that he or she knows how life started is a fool or a knave." Dr. Stuart Kauffman, distinguished Origin of Life researcher, in a critique of the popular “RNA World” hypothesis for a naturalistic origin of life writes that, “the [problem] I find most insurmountable is the one most rarely talked about: all living things seem to have a minimal complexity below which it is impossible to go…Your curiosity should be aroused…all free-living cells have at least the minimum molecular diversity of pleuromona. Your antenna should...
  • Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance?

    07/18/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2017 | Wesley J. Smith
    Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance? The evolutionary biologist, Jerry Coyne, writes a blog entitled, Why Evolution is True. One would think that by choosing that title, Coyne should restrict his discussions to questions of science that touch on questions and explanations about how and why life changes over time. But Coyneas many Darwinists dotakes the question beyond science, and extrapolates evolutionary theory into questions of morality, philosophy, and ethics. And now, he is promoting the propriety of infanticide. From, Should One be Allowed to Euthanize Severely Deformed or Doomed Newborns?: If you are allowed to abort a fetus that...
  • Ex-Teacher Convicted of Sexual Assault Blames Student for Seducing Her Like a Used Car Salesman

    07/17/2017 11:41:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 65 replies
    People ^ | 7/17/2017 | Melissa Chan
    A former Georgia teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her student appeared to blame the teenage victim in court for roping her in like a used car salesman, PEOPLE confirms. Therese Gunn, 54, confessed Friday to having a sexual relationship with a student who was 17, Karen West, Managing District Attorney at the Gwinnett County District Attorneys Office, tells PEOPLE. The ex-orchestra teacher apologized for her actions before telling a judge the teen had coerced her. He was like a used car salesman, Gunn said. Gunn was sentenced to 90 days in prison and up to 10 years of...
  • Mac User has to buy a PC - need advice

    07/17/2017 9:04:12 AM PDT · by jacquej · 92 replies
    grandma joy | July 17 2017 | jacquej
    My grandson has been accepted into the Business School at the University of Michigan, and we are all happy for him. Here is the dilemma. They strongly advise that all incoming student have a PC, not a Mac. Since we are all Mac users from way back, we do not know enough about PCs to make an intelligent purchase. We do know that Macs can run PC software partitioned, but it seems that there are some software programs that do not run well on partitioned Macs (proprietary, maybe?) So can you all offer to help, without turning it into a...
  • Teaching Time

    07/17/2017 3:21:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 89 replies
    unknown | 7/17/2017 | unknown
    SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ? A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/ 100th of a second. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. All 50 states are listed across the top...
  • CHRIS SPIELMAN FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OHIO STATE TO BLOCK USE OF PLAYER IMAGES

    07/15/2017 2:51:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 44 replies
    Eleven Warriors ^ | JULY 14, 2017 | D.J. BYRNES
    Former Ohio State consensus All-American linebacker and current FOX Sports college football analyst Chris Spielman filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the university to block the usage of player images for promotional purposes. The suit alleges unfair usage images for financial gain. It also names Nike, Honda, and the IMG Sports Radio Network. I personally do not have a financial interest in the outcome of the banner program as my share in any recovery will be donated directly to the athletic department of The Ohio State University," Spielman said in a statement. My concern is about the exploitation of...
  • Southwestern College Issues Safety Alert Concerning Potential Threat(Tranny barf)

    07/14/2017 10:17:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 13, 2017 | NBC 7 Staff
    Southwestern College officials have issued a safety alert to students and employees regarding a college student. The student, identified by the college as Nataliya Holmes, has made a "credible threat of violence" and may be a potential threat to the safety and welfare of herself and others, according to Lillian Leopold, Chief Public Information and Government Relations Officer for the college. Alexa Pena was one of the students who received the text messages from the college. ***VIDEO ON LINK**
  • Just facts [extensive documented stats on healthcare]

    07/14/2017 6:58:36 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    justfacts.com ^ | Just Facts.
    Between 1960 and 2014, healthcare spending in the United States increased: from an average of $146/person per year to $9,532 (by 65 times). from an inflation-adjusted average of $1,172/person per year to $9,544 (by 8 times). from 5.0% of the nations economy (gross domestic product) to 17.5% (by 3.5 times).[1] * In 1942, the price for a maternity room at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, NJ was $7.00 per day.[3] Adjusting for inflation, this amounts to $97.29 in 2011 dollars.[4] In 2011, the price for a maternity room at the same hospital was $1,360 per day.[5] * In 1980, the...
  • Survival of the Fondest - Love Defies Darwin and Defeats the Devil

    07/13/2017 4:47:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 11 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 7/7/2017 | Jon Bloom
    Which is the real delusion love or selfishness? This isnt just a rhetorical question. Its a question that gets at the heart of Western civilizations moral and existential confusion. Are you most in sync with reality when you seek your self-interest first or when you count others more significant than yourself (Philippians 2:3)? Is love, and its resulting virtues, truly the highest moral good for humans, or is it really a grand illusion created by our genes to get us to behave in ways most likely to result in our genetic survival? In other words, does love really exist?...
  • You Want More Students Applying for Financial Aid? Bring in Michelle Obama.

    07/12/2017 3:39:18 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Education Week ^ | 7/12/2017 | Catherine Gewertz
    Researchers spend long hours trying to figure out how to get high school students to apply for financial aid. It turns out that Michelle Obama is a powerful weapon in that fight. A new study from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education has found that a visit from the former First Lady can spark "substantial increases" in a community's FAFSA-completion rate. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the door-opener to grants and loans. A team of three researchers from the University of Virginia examined four FAFSA-completion events Obama headlined in the spring of 2014: in Washington....
  • Are universities bad for America?

    07/11/2017 7:02:04 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    Now this is a very interesting poll. 58% of republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. I've seen several reports about this poll, and surprisingly, every single report omits the most important word: INDOCTRINATION.The real question isn't if republicans have a negative opinion of universities. The real question is: Does America even have universities? I'm very serious about that. A "university" that engages primarily in progressive and communist propaganda and indoctrination and does not actually educate, can it legitimately be called a college or a university? I would answer that question quite firmly as a no. America...
  • Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US [Pew]

    07/11/2017 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/17 01:49 PM EDT | Rebecca Savransky
    A majority of Republicans in a new survey think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. The Pew Research Center poll finds 58 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think colleges and universities hurt the country. Just 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect. In contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country. Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.
  • Poor Design Will Be The Death of us All

    07/11/2017 10:36:53 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/2017 | John Conlin
    Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists of all time understood the importance of the design of a system. Commenting on the incredible power of levers he noted, Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth. With a properly designed system almost anything is possible; with a poor one, almost nothing.
  • 14-year-old electrocuted by cellphone while taking a bath

    07/11/2017 8:47:48 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 7/11/17 | Theresa Seiger
    A 14-year-old Texas girl died Sunday morning after she was electrocuted while using her cellphone in the bathtub, according to family members. This is such a tragedy that doesnt need to happen to anyone else, Madison Coes grandmother, Donna OGuinn, told KCBD. We want something good to come out of this as awareness of not using your cellphone in the bathroom as it is plugged in and charging.
  • Tuesday's Test

    07/11/2017 6:57:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 52 replies
    unknown | 7/11/2017 | unknown
    This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.. The answers are in the comment. 1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. 2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? 3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial...