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  • High School Football Quarterback not only stars in win, but sings the National Anthem!

    09/23/2017 4:13:36 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 7 replies
    (LA Times) ^ | 9/22/07 | Devin Ugland
    From the LA Slimes: A quarterback for high school powerhouse Orange Lutheran (funny how all the great schools are religious, isn't it?) not only dominated the game, but he also sang the national anthem BEFORE the game. A beautiful respite prior to the debacle known as the NFL, aka "F*%# White America!" tour. Exerpt: There doesn’t seem to be anything that Orange Lutheran quarterback Ryan Hilinksi can’t do on a football field. The 6-foot-3 junior had completed 73.1% of his passes coming into Friday night for 1,451 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the No. 13 Lancers to a perfect record...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Harvests White House Garden with Local Children

    09/23/2017 6:03:58 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22 September 2017 | Penny Starr
    First lady Melania Trump helped children from organizations in the District of Columbia harvest vegetables and plant a fall crop in the White House garden on Friday. The “White House Kitchen Garden” and the tradition of inviting local children to take part in planting and harvesting was started by former First Lady Michelle ObamaMelania Trump is continuing the tradition, this year with children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington and FBR Clubhouse. Trump greeted the children, one of whom asked if she was Melania Trump. “Yes, I am the first lady for those of you who don’t...
  • Saudi textbook recalled due to photo of Yoda next to King Faisal

    09/22/2017 1:02:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A social studies textbook in Saudi Arabia was recalled for including a photo depicting a Star Wars character next to a king. The black and white photo, by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, features the small, green Jedi Yoda seated next to King Faisal as he signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Saudi education minister Ahmed al-Eissa apologized for the mistake and said measures were being taken to correct the error. "The Education Ministry regrets unintentional error that appeared in the picture of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations Commission on social studies...
  • I’m a Conservative College Student. The First Amendment Is Dying on Campuses Like Mine

    09/22/2017 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Bradley Polumbo
    I’m a Conservative College Student. The First Amendment Is Dying on Campuses Like Mine. Bradley Polumbo As a conservative columnist for my campus newspaper, it’s not unusual for me to be derided and accused of hate by leftist students.Some have been calling for my firing ever since I started writing. I’m a mainstream conservative-libertarian. Apparently, that is beyond the pale.Campuses are lively places, full of debate on political, social, and religious topics. But new ideological boundary lines have been drawn, and their crossing is met with reproach, accusations of hate, and even violence.In March, a professor at Middlebury College in...
  • Word For The Day - vitiate

    09/22/2017 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | 09-22-2017 | Red Badger
    vi·ti·ate ˈviSHēˌāt/ verb formal verb: vitiate; 3rd person present: vitiates; past tense: vitiated; past participle: vitiated; gerund or present participle: vitiating 1. spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. "development programs have been vitiated by the rise in population" 2. destroy or impair the legal validity of. Origin: mid 16th century: from Latin vitiat- ‘impaired,’ from the verb vitiare, from vitium (see vice).
  • Melania Trump: It Is Parents’ Responsibility to Raise Children Who Have Moral Clarity(trun)

    09/22/2017 5:47:57 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 72 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | Penny Star
    Melania Trump said on Wednesday that peace, human rights, and human dignity — especially for vulnerable children — will be the pillars of the work she does in her role as first lady of the United States.But she repeatedly said that it is, first and foremost, parents’ responsibility to raise their children to be moral, charitable, and to have love of country. Speaking to the spouses of dignitaries from around the globe who attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the first lady said family is at the heart of instilling values in children. Trump...
  • Laura Kipnis’ second ‘Title IX inquisition’

    09/21/2017 6:37:51 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    FIRE ^ | 09/20/2017 | Nico Perrino
    A female author subjected to a Title IX tribunal for questioning rape culture in an article is now the subject of a SECOND tribunal for writing “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus”, a book that includes a description of her first Title IX tribunal.
  • Seven Signs of Liberal Privilege

    09/20/2017 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 20, 2017 | Timothy Daughtry
    Seven Signs of Liberal Privilege Alongside accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia, we can now list “white privilege” and “male privilege” as ideological weapons that the far left uses in their nonstop attacks on America’s culture.  Rather than going on the defensive against the left’s latest accusations, however, the rest of us should see the tactic for what it is and for what it reveals about the need to confront a much more pervasive problem:  liberal privilege.It is important to see the left’s privilege offensive in its broader strategic context.  The left’s accusations of white privilege and male privilege...
  • Palestinian women talk about their lives as refugees (and victims of evil Jews)

    09/20/2017 9:50:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/20/17 | Murphy
    Ashkar began the presentation with a short, graphic video about life in the refugee camps of Lebanon. The nameless children interviewed in the video said, “We have no place to play…People keep on fighting…The camp doesn’t make people happy…I want to return to Palestine.” The Palestinian Exodus was instigated after the religious group called Zionists claimed that Palestine was a land without people, therefore, encouraging Israelis to occupy Palestine. This ultimately led to the 1947-1948 Civil War of Palestine, sparking conflict from four surrounding Arab states, beginning the Arab-Israeli War. The end result was more land taken over by Israel,...
  • Parents protest, support teaching gender identity at Rocklin charter schools

    09/20/2017 8:34:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    KCRA ^ | September 19, 2017 | Natalie Brunell
    Hundreds of parents packed a Rocklin charter school district board meeting Monday night to voice their opinion about teaching gender identity in class. The discussion was sparked after a kindergarten teacher read a book to the class about a transgender girl's transition. The school board heard more than three hours of comment before they voted late Monday to not to change their current literature policy, which allows the inclusion of transgender characters, and "endeavor" to notify parents about controversial topics.
  • Students demand bathroom accountability

    09/20/2017 7:28:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/20/17 | Wiesenberg
    Students, faculty and administration gathered to discuss why the sign for the first-floor bathroom in Baker Hall was changed from “gender-inclusive” to just for “women.” Held in the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall by the University Bathroom and Restroom Committee on Tuesday, the town hall-style meeting was intended to address why the bathroom—which is on the Spectrum LGBTQIA and Ally Floor in Baker—was re-signed and any steps that can be taken to resolve the issue. Jean MacKimmie, Director of Residence Education for UMass Residential Life, led the meeting, beginning with an apology. “We should have and could...
  • SPIRE changes to include more gender and sexual orientation options

    09/19/2017 10:00:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/19/17 | Buyinza
    Not only are students able to indicate their gender and sexual orientation, they are able to update this information over the course of their time at UMass. Students can log in to their SPIRE account and under “Gender and Sexual Identity” in the “My Personal Information” tab, they are given options such as androgyne, trans, bisexual and more. High school students applying to UMass through The Common Application are given the option to indicate their gender and sexuality as well.
  • German WW-1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

    09/19/2017 8:23:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 09-19-2017 | Staff
    The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast. "The submarine is in such good condition that we reckon all the bodies are still on board," said West Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwé. The vessel is thought to have been sunk by a mine. Mr Decaluwé told reporters on Tuesday that the location of the wreck was being kept under...
  • 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special...

    09/18/2017 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For
    FULL TITLE: 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special needs son a 'monster' at school A father was left heartbroken after bullies called his seven-year-old son a 'monster' at school. Dan Bezzant broke down crying after hearing what happened to his son, Jackson, on Thursday. The Idaho dad said he received a phone call from his ex-wife explaining that Jackson was eating when three older boys started bullying him. 'They were saying he looked like a monster and kept calling him names,' Bezzant told
  • Baylor U. professor & M.D. Carol Baker: ‘Let’s just get rid of all the whites in the United States’

    09/18/2017 6:12:24 PM PDT · by softengine · 39 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | September 17, 2017 | Dr. Eowyn
    "...We’re talking about the minority [of vaccine refusers], and strategies against the minority. So I have the solution: Every study published in the last five years, you look at vaccine refusers, I’m not talking about people we can talk them into coming to terms, but refusers. (54:28 mark) Let’s just get rid of all the whites in the United States, ..."

    09/18/2017 5:12:01 PM PDT · by randita · 50 replies
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  • Melania Trump’s image used on billboard to sell English classes to Croatians

    09/18/2017 11:13:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/18/2017 | Lucy Handley
    Want to learn English? What better role model than first lady Melania Trump, whose image has been used by a language school in Zagreb, Croatia, on advertising billboards in the city. "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English," the poster from the Americki Institut (American Institute) states, next to an image of Mrs Trump and against a backdrop of the American flag. The Institut published a picture of the poster in a tweet Friday, with the caption: "We entered the billboard game." Ivis Buric, the Institute's communications manager, said Melania Trump, who is from...
  • John Kerry to lead climate change conference at Yale

    09/17/2017 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2017 6:06 PM EDT
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry is leading a conference on climate change this week at Yale University. The two-day conference that begins Monday on the Ivy League campus will feature speakers including General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, World Bank President Jim Kim and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. …
  • After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress

    09/15/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | September 15, 2017 | Eric Trager
    After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past. U.S. officials and members of Congress would be wise to decline Darrag’s requests for meetings: The Muslim Brotherhood is an international hate group that seeks to overthrow the region’s existing governments, and Washington should have no interest in allowing the Brotherhood to score a propaganda victory by giving Darrag...
  • Unprepared NYC graduates spend $63M a year on remedial classes

    09/15/2017 7:12:19 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2017 | Selim Algar
    Thousands of city public-school graduates falter as college freshmen, and have to empty their pockets because of it, according to a new report. Ill-prepared for collegiate course work, more than 21,000 city graduates end up shelling out an average of $3,000 annually for remedial classes, according to a study by pro-charter advocacy group StudentFirstNY.