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    10/04/2015 3:25:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 47 replies
    e-mail. various | October 4, 2015 | knarf
    In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s crust would have provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water was needed to supply bountiful crops. What he didn’t know was what was waiting for him deep below the soil. He began to dig a deep...
  • Buraq

    10/03/2015 3:30:31 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Al-Burāq (Arabic: "lightning") is a steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the prophets. The most commonly told story is how in the 7th century, Al-Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi'raj or "Night Journey", which is the title of one of the chapters (sura), Al-Isra, of the Quran.
  • Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death...(Nat Geo documentary via You Tube)

    10/03/2015 3:47:17 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 25, 2014 | Documentary Hd
    Link to video...despite time shown at link, it is just over 48 minutes long: Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • Cheating [in UK] soars in race for school places

    10/02/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by pabianice · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/15 | Harding
    Figures show councils being bombarded with bogus forms from parents Their tricks include using the addresses of grandparents or businesses Authorities found at least 470 allegations of admissions fraud in 2012-13 Soared to at least 1,232 in 2014-15, when 696 pupils had offer withdrawn Desperate parents are increasingly lying on school admissions forms, with cases of suspected fraud nearly trebling in the past three years. Figures released today show councils are being bombarded with bogus forms from parents trying to get their children into the most sought-after schools amid a 'chronic' places shortage. Tricks include using the addresses of grandparents...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: ‘Math Misplacement’: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated “math misplacement.”She claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of “B” or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren’t very good at their jobs.The...
  • At Colorado college, a ban on the words 'God,' 'Jesus,' and 'Lord'

    10/02/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Colorado School of Mines has taken speech codes to a nonsensical level. More than that, they are making it up as they go along. Those are the only conclusions you can draw from a the events surrounding a suit filed by a former football player at the school who wanted to donate money to the athletic department. What happens next reads like a dystopian nightmare. Daily Caller: Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate...
  • How to Use Split View in Full Screen with OS X El Capitan

    10/01/2015 10:53:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    OSXDaily ^ | October 1, 2015 | OsXDaily Staff
    Split View is a new feature in OS X El Capitan which allows you to take two apps into full screen together, placing them split side-by-side. For example, you could take a Safari window into full screen mode and then split the fullscreen with another app, like Pages. Split View sizes the windows automatically for any screen size, so you don’t have to drag them to accommodate the display, and it’s quite easy to use once you learn how to access and use the split screen feature on the Mac. We’ll cover two ways to enter into Split Screen...
  • Does being an atheist interfere with being moral?

    09/30/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 75 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 | Lydia McGrew
    Does being an atheist interfere with being moral? by Lydia McGrew There are two atheist "memes" (to use a jargon term) that seem to me to be in prima facie conflict. I will not claim to be able to cite chapter and verse showing that the same atheist uses both of these memes. But I'm quite sure that there are atheists out there who have done so. So these are not exact quotes from anyone but approximate statements that reflect things that I, and I suspect you, dear Reader, have heard and read. Atheist meme #1: It is offensive to...
  • A Quick And Easy Guide To The Planned Parenthood Videos

    09/29/2015 8:40:56 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    On July 14, the Center for Medical Progress began releasing a series of videos about the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Reporting for the video project was done undercover and took place over the course of several years. The videos feature executives and staffers at Planned Parenthood and affiliated businesses discussing and demonstrating human organ harvesting and the fetal body part trade. Some of the discussions and footage taken inside abortion clinics is quite graphic. The journalism project immediately went viral, with millions of people watching the videos. But the media have largely struggled to even mention the videos and what...
  • Bedtime story is key to literacy, says children's writer Cottrell Boyce

    09/29/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by samtheman · 37 replies ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sally Weale ​
    A recent survey, by YouGov for the children’s publisher Scholastic, revealed last week that many parents stop reading to their children when they become independent readers, even if the child isn’t ready to lose their bedtime story. The study found that 83% of children enjoyed being read aloud to, with 68% describing it as a special time with their parents. (“It felt so warm, so spirit-rising,” as one 11-year-old boy put it.)
  • Why Cursive Should Be Taught In School(and perhaps why it is not)

    09/27/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by knarf · 118 replies
    The Tudor Tutor | September 27, 2015 | knarf
  • Brace Yourself: Our Latest Look at Student Debt

    09/26/2015 10:13:18 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    advisorperspectives ^ | 09-23-2015 | Doug Short
    College Tuition and Fees constitute one of the biggest threats to our economic outlook. Here is a chart of data from the relevant Consumer Price Index sub-component reaching back to 1978, the earliest year Uncle Sam provides a breakout for College Tuition and Fees. As an interesting sidebar, we've thrown in the increase in the cost of purchasing a new car as well as the more substantial increase for the broader category of medical care, both of which pale in comparison.
  • Unusual College Classes 2015: Beyoncé, Zombies And Harry Potter Among Course Topics

    09/26/2015 8:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/2015 | By Julia Glum
    Here's a tip for incoming college freshmen: Class doesn't have to be boring. If you plan your schedule carefully, you will have time for some fun. Course offerings change every semester, and many schools peg seminars and pop culture classes to current events. Chances are you'll have to take ancient history or molecular chemistry courses at some point, but you'll also have opportunities to explore topics you genuinely think are interesting, like zombie survival tactics or Harry Potter. Check out a few of the offerings at various institutions for the upcoming school year: * Lucid Dreaming, Oberlin Experimental College Oberlin's...
  • The Purpose of Public Schools

    09/26/2015 3:27:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 31 replies ^ | Sept. 9, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The traditional view is simply stated: the purpose of public education is to take each child as far as each child can be taken. Who can disagree with that? If a school is aiming for less, that school would seem to me to be guilty of malpractice or false advertising. Doesn’t the word “education” imply a striving for excellence? At the end of each school year, children are presumed to know more than at the start. Isn’t that a reasonable presumption? Somewhat bizarrely, given what’s going on in our public schools, the Education Establishment might claim they agree. Oh yes,...
  • Beheading Ishmael:Islamic Extremism and the Denial of History

    09/25/2015 8:39:27 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 16 replies
    The New Oxonian ^ | May 10,2015 | rjosephhoffman
    The pathology of the religious movement called Islamic State (ISIS) is a flesh wasting disease that erupts out of the attempts of conservative Islam to correct its recent record of failure
  • Feds new ‘college scorecard’ excludes top conservative, Christian colleges

    09/25/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/25/2015 | VIVIAN HUGHBANKS
    Hillsdale, Grove City colleges among those snubbed by Department of Education The new “College Scorecard” released by the Department of Education and the White House that ranks universities excluded several institutions widely considered among the best conservative colleges in the nation: Hillsdale and Grove City colleges. The feds claimed Hillsdale, which offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum grounded in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, does not grant enough bachelor degrees to be ranked, while Grove City – a staunchly Christian institution – was snubbed because it refuses federal funding. The “College Scorecard” was released last week and is a collection of...
  • Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design

    09/25/2015 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 39 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | September 25, 2015 | News
    Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design Evolution News & Views September 25, 2015 3:12 AM | Permalink Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of opening of arguments in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case that resulted in the most absurdly hyped court decision in memory. In 2005, did an obscure Federal judge in Dover, Pennsylvania, at last settle the ultimate scientific question that has fascinated mankind for millennia? Of course not. The decision by Judge John Jones established nothing about intelligent design -- far from being the "death knell" sometimes claimed by Darwin defenders. For a definitive take,...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • 'We're going to be the majority soon!

    09/23/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by petercooper · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/22/2015 | Daily Mail
    Full title: 'We're going to be the majority soon! Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure. Muslim families wanted Jersey City schools to close down September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday. After initially approving closure, school board ultimately voted to keep schools open so as not to disrupt lives of non-Muslim families. Students who choose to stay home Thursday to celebrate the holiday will not be penalized. By Snejana Farberov For
  • Palo Alto Library Closes For Bed Bug Infestation

    09/24/2015 10:44:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Lisa Fernandez
    Palo Alto on Wednesday announced it was closing a public library for a couple of days because of a bed bug infestation. The city’s website said that Mitchell Park Library would be closed for “one to two” days after bed bugs were found in two chairs on the first floor. The city has asked a pest control company to treat the area. The city is also sending bed bug-sniffing dogs to the library to inspect four other libraries. Despite a sign posted that says all the city's libraries will be closed, city spokeswoman Claudia Keith said Thursday that only the...
  • Colleges with the craziest waterparks

    09/24/2015 6:56:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jeanie Ahn
    This month, as students are diving into their college studies, many are also diving into some of the coolest pools you’ve ever seen. Increasingly, schools across the country are spending millions of dollars on recreational water amenities that would rival some of the most elaborate waterparks out there. Colleges that used to compete on the basis of libraries and majors are now turning to lazy rivers and indoor beaches to attract and entertain a new generation of students.
  • Should public schools close for Muslim holidays?

    09/23/2015 1:46:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Annika Fredrikson
    School districts debate closing school for holidays observed by a growing number of students. As Eid al-Adha approaches, how will schools observe the holiday?Public schools in the US close in observance of Christian holidays including Christmas and Easter, and now other religious denominations are asking for their holidays to be respected, too. This Thursday is Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the biggest holidays of the year for Muslims, and school administrators must decide whether or not to close school for the day. In New Jersey, where almost 2 percent of the population identifies as Muslim, several...
  • What it's REALLY like to live in the world's most dangerous city: (in Honduras)

    09/23/2015 4:56:40 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 23 September 2015 | By Lucy Waterlow for MailOnline
    What it's REALLY like to live in the world's most dangerous city: Teenager reveals the terror of seeing dead bodies on the pavements and gangs ruling the streets Darwin, 15, from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, had to drop out of school City has highest murder rate in the world thanks to gang violence Works at a funeral parlour dressing corpses to support his family A teenager who lives in the most dangerous city in the world has revealed what it's like to grow up in a place where gang violence is so commonplace, it's 'normal' to see the bodies of...
  • 50 Things From 50 States That Will Make You Proud To Be American

    09/23/2015 1:32:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jun. 30, 2015 | U.S. Army
    The U.S. Army proudly protects all the things that make us proud.
  • Ted Cruz Conference Call On Right Now

    09/22/2015 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    Sept 22, 2015 | Tennessee Nana
    I just got called to join in a couple of minutes ago.. There's a man named Mark running it..
  • Windows 10 : Microsoft's Waterloo?

    09/22/2015 3:13:30 PM PDT · by publius911 · 82 replies
    Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 for over a year now, and it seems to be "successful."
  • Oklahoma Pre-K teacher allegedly calls being left-handed ‘evil’ and ‘sinister’

    09/22/2015 10:46:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 111 replies
    kfor ^ | September 21, 2015 | Abby Broyles,
    OKEMAH, Okla. -- A 4-year-old was allegedly forced by his teacher to write with his right hand, even though he’s left-handed. The child was sent home with a letter about how left-handedness is often associated with evil and the devil. Zayde is only 4 years old. It's his first year at Oakes Elementary in Okemah, but his mom kept him home Monday after a dispute with his teacher over being left-handed. Zayde, like most kids in Pre-K, is learning how to read and write. And like his mom, Alisha, Zayde is a lefty. “From picking things up to throwing things,...

    09/22/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    This is amazing..people on this list YOU didn't know were there. From Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Entrepreneur Declared Republican Presidential Candidate Esteban Oliverez Esteban Oliverez (age 34) Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Former Governor of Maryland Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Ehrlich (age 57)
  • Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School

    09/22/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | KGS
    Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about ‘Israeli oppression.’ " Infamous Palestinian Arab “activist” Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the “suffering” of Palestinian Arab children in Israel. Tamimi’s visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International – an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state....
  • Found in my 9 y.o.'s backpack. Solid business model (Not my child...young entrepreneur)

    09/21/2015 6:15:57 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    IMGUR ^ | September 21, 2015 | dentiteoz
  • Engineer Builds Rapid Fire 'Paper Plane Gun'

    09/20/2015 11:44:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    When one engineer in Düsseldorf began making paper planes to order, he realised he couldn't do it all by hand. Luckily, he found a novel solution to the problem. German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves (26 Aug 15) Bavaria fights activist assault on cow bells (24 Aug 15) At the push of a button, the A6 1.0 folds, builds and shoots out paper planes. It's a revolution in the world of paper plane construction. But for inventor Dieter Krone, it all started out as a simple hobby. 'They wanted 500 paper planes' Engineering graduate Krone first became interested in...
  • Bidding My College-Bound Son Good Riddance

    09/19/2015 9:42:38 PM PDT · by Huntress · 105 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | 9/9/15 | Ronnie Cohen
    My son, Cory, will leave our Northern California home to start college back East in the fall, prompting other mothers to offer condolences about my soon-to-be-empty nest. Though they expect me to break into tears, my overriding emotion when my youngest departs will be relief. I will finally be freed from the constant scrutiny of the ever-vigilant eco-warrior I raised. I can do nothing right in my teenage son’s eyes. He grills me about the distance traveled of each piece of fruit and every vegetable I purchase. He interrogates me about the provenance of all the meat, poultry, and fish...
  • This Dad Wrote A Check To His Kid’s School Using Common Core Math

    09/19/2015 7:34:50 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Sept. 18, 2015 | Morgan Shanahan
    But one Ohio dad showed his kid’s school how far removed from real-life application he feels Common Core is in a way that’s sure to get their attention: He challenged them to take it to the bank.
  • This Dad Wrote Out a Common Core Math Check to the School and It’s Brilliant

    09/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | PAULA BOLYARD
    An Ohio dad wanted to let his son’s elementary school know how frustrated his family is about Common Core math. Douglas Hermann from Painesville posted a picture on his Facebook page of a check made out to Melridge Elementary School with place value chart in place of the dollar amounts: If you’re unfamiliar with this method of teaching math, check out this video of a little girl demonstrating how to add three-digit numbers using both the traditional method and the Common Core method: Little Girl Destroys Common Core Math in Under 2 MinutesHermann also wrote on his Facebook page, “It’s sad...
  • This guy went to college, but it doesn't make him husband material [Difficulty finding eligible men]

    09/19/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/16/2015 | By Karol Markowicz
    It’s a complaint at least as old as “Sex and the City”: Where are all the good, dateable men? Why are there so many amazing women and so few acceptable mates for them? For a long time, the conclusions drawn were that women were doing something wrong. Too aggressive, not aggressive enough, not putting themselves out there, putting themselves out there a little too often. A new book “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game” by Jon Birger sets out to show that women aren’t doing anything wrong: There just aren’t enough Mr. Rights to go around. Birger explains...
  • Meet the Students Living in Million-Dollar Dorms

    09/18/2015 9:34:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | Hana R. Alberts\
    Some students have deeper pockets — or more generous parents — than others. Take 33-year-old Negev, who moved from Israel to the city last month with his wife and kids to start a master’s in computer science at Columbia. (He asked to be identified by his first name only for privacy reasons.) Photo: Kimberly Miller Photography With a budget of about $20,000 per month, they landed a spacious four-bedroom in a prime prewar Upper West Side building. Because his family will only be in town for two years, he hired Sean Juneja of Decor Aid to outfit the 3,200-square-foot home...
  • School Bus Driver Caught Running Stop Signs With Elementary Students on Board

    09/18/2015 6:27:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015, | K. QUERRY
    A school bus driver is out of the driver’s seat following a video that has been viewed thousands of times. The woman who shot the video says the bus driver constantly runs through stop signs with children from Springdale Elementary School on board. One day, she decided to record what happened on the route and posted it to social media. “I can’t believe someone would have that type of position and that responsibility and neglect it,” Rhonda Brown-Jones told WLWT. “That makes me scared. It makes me frightened because they have other people’s children in their hands and we expect...
  • Student charged with attempted murder in vicious Frederick Douglass High School lunchroom fight
  • Minority Teachers Quitting Due To Racism And Black Income Disparity; Common Core, Child Discipline?

    09/17/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Patrick Frye
    A new report claims the United States’ education system is seeing minority teachers quitting at an alarming rate. Experts cited by the Washington Post claim it is possible a history of racism and income disparity might explain why some black teachers are quitting their jobs, but others believe the new standardized curriculum like Common Core and the inability to apply child discipline may have frustrated these teachers.
  • Friends, family praise push to name COD building for Medal of Honor recipient

    09/17/2015 3:19:22 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies ^ | 17 Sept 2015 | Robert Sanchez
    Those who knew U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller say they're pleased by the prospect that College of DuPage officials may name a building after the Medal of Honor recipient with ties to Wheaton. We need to remember who the heroes are in our society," Ives said. "And it's not self-serving bureaucrats." Miller died at 24 during a Jan. 25, 2008, battle with Taliban forces. Despite his own injuries, he continued advancing, firing and hurling grenades. He drew fire away from fellow soldiers and saved their lives. Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.
  • I am a Christian, but...[2 Thess 2]

    09/17/2015 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Denny Burk
    By now many of you have no doubt seen the viral video “I’m a Christian, but…” (click the image above to view it). Not only has the video been making the rounds, but the hashtag #IAmAChristianBut is ubiquitous on social media right now. After you watch the video, it’s obvious that this is a propaganda piece for a version of Christianity that is Christian in name only–a progressivist vision of the faith that has more to do with maintaining street-cred with Christianity’s cultured despisers than with the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3). It is what...
  • Ranking of Big Debate tonight

    09/16/2015 9:12:38 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 158 replies
    Republican Debate ^ | 16 September 2015 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    My ranking of the big table. I took it as how the performed tonight only. Trump Carley Rubio Walker Huckabee Christie Carson Kashich Cruz Paul The kids table Jindal Santorum Pataki Linda
  • First Lady to visit my MD campus - tomorrow! (vanity, sorta)

    09/16/2015 4:40:31 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 9/16/15 | me
    I started working last week at my old college in MD. Guess what came in the e-mail? Michelle is visiting us - tomorrow. What a way to start my job. Sorry so late but I've been SOOOO busy it's been hard to even read FR! Messages actually came out last week. If any local FReepers are interested....well, here you are.
  • Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

    09/16/2015 9:45:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 43 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | John Whitehead
    “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat...
  • 37 Face Charges in Hazing Death of Baruch College Freshman Michael Deng

    09/15/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A grand jury has recommended charges against three dozen members of a New York City college fraternity in connection with the death of a freshman who was killed during a "brutal" hazing ritual, police said on Monday. Five of the young men face third-degree murder charges. Police and prosecutors are expected to announce details at a Tuesday morning press conference. The victim, Michael Deng, went on a weekend retreat to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with the Baruch College chapter of Pi Delta Psi in December 2013 and never came home. He and other pledges were were blindfolded and ordered to carry...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Mob Leader DeRay McKesson Gets Teaching Gig at Yale

    09/14/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Ferguson protests and riots were never a grassroots movement. The mob action was a carefully coordinated Soros-funded astroturf movement bent on destruction Professional race activists Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie (ShordeeDooWhop), pictured here in Baltimore, helped whip up the Ferguson mobs. This year Fortune Magazine named these two professional activists two of the world’s greatest leaders. ** Nearly half of the roughly 500 businesses operating in Ferguson and adjacent communities, such as Dellwood and Jennings, suffered property damage or lost revenue as a result of the coordinated Ferguson protests and riots. DeRay McKesson was also on the ground in...
  • Navy skeptical of marine corps study declaring all-male squads perform better

    09/14/2015 5:33:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/12/15
    Findings reveal all-male units outperformed mixed-gender unit but Navy secretary says study was flawed because of mindset of volunteers A US marine corps study examining how women would perform in ground combat roles showed all-male units broadly outperformed mixed-gender units on everything from reaching targets quickly to firing accurately with heavier weapons. The results of the study, a summary of which was released by the marine corps this week, could factor into Pentagon deliberations about which roles, if any, should remain off-limits to women. The US military services will soon submit their recommendations to Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the...
  • Oil, watercolor, or pixels? Why artists will flock to Apple’s Pencil

    09/13/2015 9:55:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | September 11, 2015 | By Malarie Gokey
    The iPad Pro is huge. No one will argue you on that point. It may only weigh 1.6 lbs and be as thin as other iPads, but this is a massive tablet that you probably won’t want to carry with you everywhere. And yes, large tablets have failed in the past — Just look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro tablet, which even came with a stylus. It was not a rip roaring success. Microsoft’s Surface tablets are also large, and most people haven’t been enamored with those either, even though Microsoft’s stylus is pretty bad ass. The most exciting thing about...
  • FR member topic opinion polling

    09/13/2015 11:48:52 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    09/13/2015 | self
    General question for our FreeRepublic community: Is there an opinion poll restricted to our internal FR posting members? I have an interest in what our FR community thinks about a huge range of topics. Reading posts and participating in threaded discussions has been very informative. However, I think there's merit to introducing polling our members on a number of topics and current events: Political: favorite political candidate (weekly to see trends) Who do you want to impeach, and how long should their sentence be? ;n) Social - should we restrict immigration, and if so the quota? Geopolitical / Foreign policy...