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  • Swastika scrawled on RISD bathroom in human waste [gender-neutral BR; Rhode Island School of Design]

    02/24/2017 4:37:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WJAR, NBC 10, Providence ^ | Thursday, February 23rd 2017 | Brian Crandall
    Vandalism in a dormitory bathroom has RISD students’ stomachs turning for several reasons. “It’s pretty shocking because I think everybody is wondering, you know, who it is,” student Cooper Thompson told NBC 10 News. The Rhode Island School of Design confirmed to NBC 10 News Thursday that anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a dormitory bathroom during the weekend. Students told NBC 10 the school informed them it was a swastika made with human waste. […] And the bathroom is a gender-neutral one. …
  • Colorado Doctor Finds Way To Treat Common Vertigo

    02/24/2017 3:14:40 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 31 replies
    CBS Denver channel 4 ^ | April 23, 2012 | Dr Carol Foster
    More than seven million people in the U.S. suffer from vertigo with 50,000 in the Denver area alone. The symptoms include feeling surroundings spinning when nothing is moving. Now there’s a new do-it-yourself way to treat the most common form of vertigo. CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh met the doctor who discovered the maneuver. Dr. Carol Foster is at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Foster’s recently published research is a breakthrough in the treatment of vertigo and could be life-changing for people who are disabled at times by extreme dizzy spells. “You’re rolling over in bed and suddenly...
  • Graduate students vote to unionize at Yale University

    02/24/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by Puppage · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/24/2017
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Graduate students from a half dozen departments at Yale University have voted to form unions. Elections were administered Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board for graduate students in nine departments.
  • Jameis Winston Addresses Comments Telling Young Girls to 'Be Silent' During School Visit

    02/23/2017 12:30:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent." While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Winston intended to inspire the students with his three rules of life: God, school and the idea that "I can do anything I put my mind to." But when some of the male students appeared to be bored by the speech, Winston's attempt to energize them appeared to put down the females in the room, the Tampa...
  • Illegal aliens here making plans in case they have to go home

    02/23/2017 8:53:55 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies
    Local sources of information | 23 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens in this part of Texas are making plans (including financial plans) to leave and go home should the actions taken by the government make it necessary. This comes from those working in financial institutions locally who deal with this demographic on a daily basis. Apparently, the recent raids by ICE are having an impact. Should anything major (like a large roundup at some company at which they are working) happen, more than likely thousands will start to self-deport.
  • UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

    02/23/2017 5:48:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 23, 2017 | Mason Clark
    A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”
  • Geordie Put-Downs: The Wittiest North East Ways to Put You in Your Place

    02/22/2017 9:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    ChronicleLive ^ | 21 FEB 2017 | BYSARA NICHOL
    Geordies are known to be some of the friendliest people on the planet but, get on our nerves, and we can quickly put you in your place. It’s been confirmed Tyneside was the birth place of the word ‘charva’ and you can barely walk through Toon on a Friday night without hearing someone being described as a ‘workyticket’. Here’s a look at some of the best Geordie put-downs. Charva/Charv Usage: “How man, have a deek at them charvas gannin’ radgie owa there”. It’s basically the Geordie word for ‘chav’. The Oxford English Dictionary’s online service confirmed the term was born...
  • FSU student organizations, community groups rally for undocumented students

    02/22/2017 11:36:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 16 replies
    WCTV.tv ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brittany Bedi
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Florida State University students and members of community organizations collaborated at FSU to make the school a safe-haven for undocumented students. The demonstrators want the FSU administration to publicly declare the university as a sanctuary campus. By doing so, demonstrators want university agencies to refuse to release the immigration status of undocumented students to Immigration or Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
  • Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again

    02/22/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | February 16, 2017 | Creation-Evolution Headlines staff
    Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again Posted on February 16, 2017 The old picture of human evolution is in tatters again. “Your face is probably more primitive than a Neanderthal’s.” That surprising headline on the BBC News summarizes the radical change in thinking of leading evolutionary paleoanthropologists about so-called ‘modern’ humans: i.e., those members of our genus Homo that have been unblessed by the self-serving species name sapiens (“the wise”). If you read Richard Gray’s article without the assumption of evolution, you may find yourself questioning the sapience of some moderns.
  • Mother sends care packages full of trash to college son

    02/22/2017 4:51:09 AM PST · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    ACJ.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | staff reporter
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. When Westminster College student Connor Cox received a pair of care packages from his mother he expected to find cookies. Instead, Cox found the box was full of empty soda cans, used tissues and other trash. Confused, he opened the second box and found even more trash inside.
  • Mass. should diversify teaching force - and here’s how (barf alert)

    02/22/2017 4:40:57 AM PST · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/22/2017 | Staff
    Diversifying Massachusetts’ overwhelmingly white teaching force will be no simple task. But there are some intriguing efforts here and around the country that policy makers should seriously consider replicating or expanding. As the Globe’s Matt Rocheleau reported last week, minorities account for 37 percent of the state’s public school students, but just 7 percent of its teaching staff — a troublesome mismatch that, research shows, can harm minority student performance. “I think if we’re serious about closing achievement gaps, then we’ve got to treat this like it’s a crisis,” said Kim Janey, senior project director for the nonprofit Massachusetts Advocates...
  • Teacher who used students to date hot relatives gets job back

    02/22/2017 4:33:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/22/2017 | Julia Marsh
    A married Brooklyn teacher who pestered his students for dates with their hot relatives can return to the classroom thanks to an appeals court —but he still isn’t satisfied. PS/MS 282 gym instructor Terrell Williams was initially booted by the city Education Department in 2013. But he won a new hearing because a judicial panel said last September that he “did not violate any specific rule or regulation” by using his classes as his own personal Tinder. He was given a less harsh punishment earlier this month —a ­­3.5 year unpaid suspension. But Williams is now back in Manhattan Supreme...
  • How the Earth Moves

    02/21/2017 11:13:34 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 13, 2016 | VSauce
    This is a really good video describing precession and how the Earth moves through space. How The Earth Moves
  • Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

    02/21/2017 7:24:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 8:51 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups. The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously in favor of a Republican bill cutting the phrase from sex education law. The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Utah sued last fall, saying the law creates a “chilling culture of silence that stigmatizes LGBTQ students” and exists only to express disapproval of being gay. A number of states have similar laws, but few others are moving to overturn...
  • Questions to ask at every Islamophobia Conference

    02/21/2017 7:36:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Freerepublic | 2/21/2017 | Jan Sobieski
    Under the constant threat of being a racist (even though Islam is not, and has never been, a race) all dissent, disagreement, or critical analysis of Islam is squelched by current Islamophobia, "the conflation of racism with critical analysis of Islam". Do you disagree with Islam in theory or practice? Islamophobe! Are you concerned about the Hijrah (Islamic Colonization) of free western countries? Racist! Do you believe that Sharia (Islamic Law) is incompatible with the free western Constitutions? Racist Hater! After all, who can question the tenets of Allah (moon god of the Arabs) and his prophet, Mohammed? Although you...
  • Yale Student Group Wants to Force Fraternities to Admit Women, Gives Sororities Free Pass

    02/20/2017 4:03:18 PM PST · by BBell · 27 replies
    http://heatst.com/ ^ | 2/17/17 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Yale student group has waged a war on the university fraternities and will use Title IX to force them into admitting women—while letting female-only sororities off the hook. Engender, a group led by students of Yale, claims it will lobby the university—citing Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender, and internal Yale policies against discrimination—to issue sanctions against male-only fraternities. Will McGrew, a co-director of the organization, told Yale News that it’s a “logical next step” to approach the Yale administration “because all of these organizations fall under the purview of Yale legally, either because they are registered...
  • Yale Women: Renaming Calhoun College for Feminist Icon ‘Perpetuates White Supremacy’

    02/20/2017 2:42:18 PM PST · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Not everyone is happy about Yale’s decision to rename Calhoun College from a slaveowner and white supremacist to a feminist icon, Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper. The loudest outcry comes not from anyone wishing to preserve history, but from the Yale Women’s Center, which claims that choosing a white woman ignores Yale’s history of slavery and perpetuates white supremacy. The university organization is displeased that Yale chose the accomplished alumna and computer science pioneer instead of a woman of color. On Facebook (via Yale Daily News), the center said the choice of Hopper doesn’t reflect the issues and values raised...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL student faces charges after 'hurling wooden block at Trump's motorcade'

    02/19/2017 6:17:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | AP and Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' - with five middle school students now facing charges, according to Florida authorities. One middle school student admitted to hurling the object, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. in West Palm Beach.
  • Anyone one else doing this: [ Liberal Exodus suggestions ] ~ Vanity

    02/18/2017 6:47:02 PM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    So I have had a few discussions with idiot liberal acquaintances over the last few months since Donald trump won and then became our President. Many of them revolve around how horrible Trump is and how they feel like everything is going to hell. I just humor them as I tried to get a feel how they were before the election and they were either for the old dirtbag hag Hillary or some of the real fruitcakes were for Jill Stein. When they say that they want to move out of the United States I always recommend the following countries:...
  • Went to the Trump Rally. Holly cow was that a great time

    02/18/2017 6:19:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 February 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I had the best time today. I decided to take my family to the Trump Rally. It was so much fun. I left for the Rally around 2 o'clock and got there about 3:45. I parked in the Dollar General which I THOUGHT was close....Haha. Nope had to walk a mile to the end of the line. Once we were in line, it was so much fun being among patriots. It really brought home that we are going to be ok. We were immediately behind 3 Law School young guys from University of Florida and a young Lady who was...
  • Atheist Demographics - Who Are The American Atheists?

    02/18/2017 5:18:01 PM PST · by bogusname · 28 replies
    Posted specifically to irritate Atheists. I give 7 shameful facts about American Atheist demographics gleaned from the Pew Research Center report. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/01/10-facts-about-atheists/
  • Education Establishment versus USA: War of the Worlds

    02/18/2017 2:18:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Saving Our future ^ | Dec.15, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price –
    A famous novel by H. G. Wells begins: “No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely…[that]intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the 20th century came the great disillusionment.” That’s a perfect summary of Professor John Dewey and his friends— intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. They looked at our culture and our schools and came to a hostile conclusion: this place needed fundamental transformation. So John Dewey and...
  • Illegal aliens often get large insurance settlements when in wrecks or injured. Here's why.

    02/18/2017 10:05:20 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Local sources of information | 18 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here's another important fact. Many Mexicans go to Mexico for medical care, including surgery and all kinds of major medical care. As a result, when one of them is in a wreck or injured, no medical records are available here to show previous injuries/conditions and they are able to claim it was because of the wreck/injury. As a result, lawyers argue that all injuries they have were a result of the incident which occurred here. Conversely, Americans whose records are available can not claim previous injuries were caused by the recent wreck/injury due to availability of records AND a different...
  • Campus Leftists at UChicago say Free Speech Shouldn’t Apply Equally to Everyone

    02/18/2017 9:31:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 3:20 pm, February 16, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Students at the prestigious University of Chicago say that free speech should not apply equally to everyone. The students objected to the school’s Institute of Politics’ invitation to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They claim that allowing him to speak “normalizes bigotry” and provides a platform for fascism. Lewandowski did not join the White House staff but by many accounts remains an influential advisor to the president. The coalition of students from U of C Resists, Graduate Students United, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists claim that the school’s “commitment to free expression” doesn’t require the institution...
  • Blondes Are Not Having More Fun As Muslims Rape and Rampage Across Sweden

    02/18/2017 8:05:39 AM PST · by tony75034 · 28 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/18/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    We all heard that old saying that goes "Blondes have more fun". Well if you are a Swedish blonde you are cowering in your home, fearful to not go out n public without escorts. Why? becasue the idiots of the EU and Swedish government have imported over 150K Migrants from Muslim nations. Only 500 have found empoyment and the rest have made Sweden the Rape Capital of Europe and crime capital too. Had Clinton won the election in the U.S., this would have come to American shores. Only we Americans would be shooting these creatures and the media would be...
  • Climate Change in Germany Merkel Might Lose After All

    02/18/2017 7:48:22 AM PST · by jonno · 16 replies
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | February 14, 2017 | SPIEGEL Staff
    With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. In November 1998, Angela Merkel gave an interview to the photographer and writer Herlinde Koelbl. It was a moment of uncertainty in Merkel's career, coming as it did just after Chancellor Helmut Kohl, on whose cabinet Merkel had served for seven years, lost that year's general election. Kohl had failed to recognize that Germans had grown weary of...
  • D.C. fourth-graders send Valentine to the Washington Post ‘for being strong and telling the truth’

    02/17/2017 6:53:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Twitchy (and Twitter) ^ | February 16, 2017 | Brett T.
    That’s nice, but it can’t begin to compete with a Valentine’s Day letter written by some D.C. fourth-graders and sent to the Washington Post. Fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee posted it on Facebook, explaining that the young students wanted it to “go to journalists.”
  • Interview: Martha Salomaa Talks About the Night She Defended Her Family With a .38

    02/17/2017 9:26:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 2/15 | Dave Maas
    DM: First, it’s an absolute pleasure to meet you, and congrats on your recent marriage. Even though your last name has changed from Lewis to Salomaa, I’m guessing that not everything has changed . . . including your belief in the right to defend your family and home? Martha: Thank you, Dave. I certainly still believe in the right to defend my home and family. My husband is an immigrant from Finland, and he respects and admires the Second Amendment of our Constitution. He counts it among one of the great aspects of American life. My daughters continue to practice...
  • Texas lawmaker introduces legislation against Texans using the Chilean flag emoji

    02/16/2017 8:50:38 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/16/17 | Craig Hlavaty
    A resolution introduced into the Texas state legislature is urging Texans to think twice before using a certain flag emoji. House Concurrent Resolution 75, "urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag," was introduced by Republican State Representative Tom Oliverson from Cypress on Thursday. "Most major electronic messaging applications provide a number of flag emojis, including that of the Republic of Chile, but the official flag of Texas, also known as the Lone Star Flag, is not included in the selection," Oliverson wrote in the resolution text.
  • Parents concerned after seeing abortion posters near high school (GRAPHIC)

    02/16/2017 4:29:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    abc6 ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Michelle Newell
    WESTERVILLE, Oh (WSYX/WTTE) — A graphic message has parents in a central Ohio school district concerned. Anti-abortion signs were posted along a street near Westerville South High School Tuesday. Students saw the signs as they walked out of school. The group, Created Equal, said its goal is to talk to students about the dangers of abortion. "We are outside the high schools to present all the evidence. We want students to have the full facts about what abortion does so they can make an informers choice," said Seth Drayer, who is the Director of Training for Created Equal.
  • Liberal Hysteria Won't Derail the Trump Train

    02/16/2017 3:13:26 PM PST · by ckinv368 · 11 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 2-16-17 | Cameron Kinvig
    We’re not even a month into the Trump Administration, and liberal thoughts have irrationally moved from hoping and planning for Hillary Clinton’s third run for President to just plain silliness—President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. To me, this signals good things. I haven’t seen liberals this upset and powerless for decades. While I believe liberal tears will keep me young, I just can’t understand how such smart people could be so seriously delusional. I recently read a Hoover Institution article by the “classically liberal” NYU law professor Richard Epstein, who suggested that President Trump should immediately resign. Not because of Trump’s...
  • “It’s really unfortunate:” MPS principal accused of intimidating victim/witness in sex assault case

    02/16/2017 10:04:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    fOX6NOW ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Myra Sanchick, FOX6 News and Ben Handelman,
    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee Public Schools PRINCIPAL is in jail -- and the allegations against her have shocked some of her students. At Washington High School of Information Technology, the principal would often post about how proud she was of students or the school's basketball team. But what 42-year-old Valencia Carthen is accused of is nothing to be proud of. She is accused of intimidating a witness.
  • The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793

    02/16/2017 10:02:38 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control. Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV. After donning the crown, things only got worse. The economy spiraled downward (unemployment in Paris in 1788 is estimated at 50%), crops failed, the price of bread and other food soared. [...] In 1788, Louis was forced to reinstate France's National Assembly (the Estates-General) which quickly curtailed the king's powers. In July of...
  • So ... you think you're disabled ?

    02/16/2017 7:32:31 AM PST · by knarf · 13 replies
    Sue Austin ^ | August 18, 2012 | Sue Austin
    A wheelchair unbound artist is amazing!This came in my FB page and after viewing it ... I HAD to share it. Here's her website
  • College, riding club bring rodeo to Fort Huachuca

    02/16/2017 6:56:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    U.S. Army .mil Web ^ | Joan Vasey army.mil
    Fort Huachuca, Arizona--The Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation; the Sierra Vista Riding Club; and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo March 5 and 6 at Wren Arena. Gates open at noon and the rodeo will start at 1 p.m. both days. On March 6, Exceptional Rodeo will start at 10 a.m. at the arena, followed by Cowboy Church at noon. On both March 5 and 6, four-person teams from various units on Fort Huachuca will compete against one another to see which can be the first to put a big pair of underpants on a young...
  • Vendor Selling Swastika Shirts on USC Campus Asked to Leave

    02/15/2017 9:11:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 2/15 | Whitney Irick and Irene Moore
    "Art should not be a cover for hate," USC's campus Rabbi Dov Wagner wrote in a Facebook post. A vendor selling shirts featuring the swastika symbol on the University of Southern California campus was asked to leave Wednesday. USC's campus Rabbi Dov Wagner said that students were "understandably upset" and saw students and the vendor arguing about the shirts designed with the emblem of the German Nazi Party. The vendor was asked to leave campus because the merchandise did not meet the university's community standards. "Art should not be a cover for hate," USC's campus Rabbi Dov Wagner wrote in...
  • 3 Resign After Video Shows Michigan Teachers Making Vulgar Comments About Students

    02/15/2017 1:32:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Michigan school district official and two teachers have resigned after a video surfaced apparently showing teachers and school staff playing a vulgar game at a bar. The footage shows staff members from Bangor Public Schools naming students and other teachers in the game, according to KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids. The game, which apparently took place at a restaurant or bar, was recorded last month by someone at a nearby table. The video was posted on YouTube and then shared widely, WXMI reported.
  • Cursive writing could become required for Ohio students

    02/15/2017 9:41:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | wowk
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Columbus-area state representative has introduced legislation that could make cursive writing a requirement in Ohio schools. Rep. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell and Rep. Marilyn Slaby, R-Akron introduced HB 58 on Monday. The bill adds the following to the state’s educational requirements:
  • Autistic high school student raped classmate TWICE while aide napped, lawsuit claims

    02/14/2017 10:01:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | ap
    An autistic high school student in Honolulu raped a classmate while the adult assigned to monitor him was taking a nap, a federal lawsuit filed Monday claimed. The autistic student had a full-time one-on-one aide because he was known to be violent, the lawsuit accusing Hawaii's statewide school district of negligence said. The aide was asleep when the 2012 attack happened during Pearl City High School band practice, the lawsuit said. A 10th-grade girl was in the back of the band at the percussion section when the larger 11th-grader raped her once there, and then again in a curtained area...
  • Trump Drops Obama’s Transgender School Agenda

    02/14/2017 11:04:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is signaling he won't force public schools to adopt Obama's transgender bathroom guidance mandating students be allowed in opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms. The White House filed a motion Friday Feb. 10 with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively keeping in place a nationwide injunction that blocked Obama's transgender bathroom "guidance" until the Supreme Court addresses the issue in March. A challenge to the injunction late last year by the Obama administration had been scheduled to go before the court this week but was canceled by Friday's filing. Sarah Warbelow, legal director...
  • Geraldo Rivera Quits Post After Yale Removes Slavery Supporter's Name

    02/13/2017 3:28:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/17 | Jennifer Calfas
    Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera quit his position at Yale University after the Ivy League school announced it would remove the name of a pro-slavery lawmaker from one of its residential colleges. Yale's Calhoun College was named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, a 19th-century slavery supporter and white supremacist from South Carolina who attended Yale. Yale announced plans to rename Calhoun College after Grace Murray Hopper, an alum of the school and a renowned computer scientist and Navy rear admiral, the New York Times reported. Rivera announced his decision to resign from his position at the university on Sunday...
  • Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's son, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a .......

    02/13/2017 1:17:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Daily Mail Staff
    FULL TITLE: Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's son, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a child after 'asking his girlfriend's daughter for nude photographs' Jeffrey Sandusky, the 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child. The younger Sandusky was arraigned on charges on Monday afternoon in Belleftone, Pennsylvania. Court records filed Monday claim the 41-year-old was charged with 14 counts, including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors. The online court docket said Jeffrey Sandusky was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $200,000. He's currently in the Center County Correctional Facility. The papers list...
  • Geraldo Rivera resigns [Yale] as Calhoun associate fellow

    02/13/2017 4:49:38 AM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    YaleDailyNews ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Jingyi Cui, Adelaide Feibel & Ryan Gittler
    In a tweet Sunday morning, Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said he resigned from his position as an associate fellow of Calhoun College, a day after Yale announced that it would rename the college in honor of Grace Hopper GRD ’34.
  • US Vs. Germany Fed Cup Tennis Match Opens with Nazi Anthem

    02/12/2017 3:42:00 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 64 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 2-12-2017 | Staff
    German tennis player Andrea Petkovic said it was “the worst thing I experienced,” and the “epitome of ignorance,” after her Saturday match in Lahaina, Hawaii, against American Alison Riske began with a robust singing of the German national anthem so cherished by the late Adolf Hitler, Das Lied der Deutschen, which opens with the immortal verse, “Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles” (Germany, Germany above all), and has been banned in Germany since 1945.
  • Study: The Liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio in academia will blow your mind

    02/11/2017 8:09:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2017 | Petr Van Derzwet
    Multiple studies released by statisticians and psychologists have revealed evidence for potential professional and personal harm to academics and students expressing conservative political leanings in universities across America. As the largely conservative "Greatest Generation" faded into retirement in the 1990s, "Baby Boomers" holding increasingly liberal worldviews came to dominate university faculty.  Studies released by the Heterodox Academy, tasking themselves with studying the evolving hegemony of "progressives" in academia, have revealed a significant lack of diversity in political thought encompassing various universities and academic departments. So dominant is leftist ideology that across university departments in nearly all states, an average...
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Midwest City Football Standout Keeping Promise To Late Dad

    02/11/2017 11:40:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2017 | NATE FEKEN
    "Y'all ready?” The hats were put in place, and the phones were out as Evan Fields shifted his focus and future to Arizona State. With around 40 schools fighting for Fields' fate it tested the teenager before growing into gratitude for him and his family. “It just came with a lot of attention on me, you know, I had to carry myself a little bit differently, but it’s a blessing,” Evan said. “I’m thankful to be in the position I am.” “A dream come true for Evan,” Evonnda Fields, Evan’s mother, said. “It’s something he has been wanting since he...
  • Knowledge of Islam Exam for every 4th Grader

    02/11/2017 10:44:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    History Lesson | 2/11/2017 | Jan_Sobiesk
    Since the public school system in the United States has decided to openly promote Islam to its pupils, I, Jan Sobieski III, Commander of the Winged Hussars, Lion of Lechistan, and past King of Poland, proscribe that all Freeper parents administer the following 5 question assignment/test to their children... Five pillars of Islam taught in American public schools 1. Islam is a religion of _ _ _ _ _ ? [Answer: Death. Since its inception the political movement and quasi-religion known as Islam has glorified and promoted "death" as a primary virtue. In fact, the only sure way that a...
  • The Library of Babel and the Information Explosion

    02/11/2017 10:34:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    That’s Maths: Mathematical concepts influenced the structure and style of many of Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories The world has been transformed by the internet. Google, founded just 20 years ago, is a major force in online information. The company name is a misspelt version of “googol”, the number one followed by one hundred zeros. This name echoes the vast quantities of information available through the search engines of the company. Long before the internet, the renowned Argentine writer, poet, translator and literary critic Jorge Luis Borges envisaged the universe as a vast information bank in the form of a...
  • Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering......

    02/10/2017 1:22:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering the first school she tries to visit, forcing her to sneak in via a side entrance New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got turned away and blocked physically as she tried to make her first visit to a public school Friday. DeVos, whose nomination only cleared the Senate after Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie following a contentious process, was greeted by parents, retired teachers, and a small band of aggressive protesters as she visited a middle school in southwest Washington. She ultimately made it inside, but not before...