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  • Hey ‘white people’: you have a ‘way of life problem,’ and Mizzou Faculty (shortened)

    05/02/2016 7:12:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Does the University of Missouri have a death wish? In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing a decline in applications so severe that it is closing four dorms and a drop in donations that is causing a financial crisis. Although the faculty no longer includes Melissa “I need some muscle” Click, apparently race-obsessed leftists still occupy positions of power. The university’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations is digging an even deeper hole for the school. Carly Hoilman of TheBlaze reports: The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations released a video...
  • "Get out, Traitor!" - German People chase leftist Minister of Justice Heiko Maas to His Car

    05/02/2016 6:42:39 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 36 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 5-1-2016 | Videographer
    Heiko Maas, the German Federal Minister of Justice, was unable to finish his Labor Day celebration speech on the 1st of May as he was loudly booed and chased off the stage by the German people. The people repeatedly shouted "Traitor", "Leftist Rat", "Get out!", "We are the People" and "Maas must go!", eventually getting him to cancel his speech and flee to his armored vehicle escorted by his armed bodyguards. The people in the audience hence ridiculed him for claiming that the actual workers in the audience "hijack Labor Day". The hypocrisy of celebrating Labor and fair wages while...
  • I did know that someone felt like me.

    05/02/2016 12:03:58 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 33 replies
    mATT WALSH BLOG ^ | ??-??-?? | Matt WALSH
    Of course, this isn’t fair. I’m asking you to do the impossible. I’m asking you to prove, somehow, that a generic white straight male will always have an ‘easier’ life than a generic woman, or homosexual, or minority. It can’t be done. We can’t quantify, tabulate and measure our suffering, and then stack it up against the suffering of others to figure out who is the most victimized victim of all. There are too many dimensions, too many factors, too many unknowns. You can’t possibly fathom another person’s struggle, nor can they fathom yours. Even if they do appear to...
  • “DIY Antibiotics”: What To Grow to Protect Your Health In a Crisis

    05/01/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    ... Yes, you can make your own anti-biotics at home. I’ll show you how to make a really super powerful one (it’s easy to do). Anyone can do it. Most people will want to do this in their backyards or on a patio. But I suppose you could do it indoors too. This one I’ll show you how to make is way more complex than anything the pharmaceutical companies can produce, yet it is simpler and easier to make. No, you won’t need a lab of chemistry set. No, you won’t need microscopes or chemicals. Nope, you won’t even need...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after a ‘gap year’

    05/01/2016 1:52:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 1, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, has made a decision about where she will attend college. And she has chosen Harvard University. Malia, who is due to graduate from high school next month, will enter Harvard in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday. She will take a “gap year” before beginning her freshman year at the Cambridge, Mass., school, the Obamas said. Malia had visited at least a dozen elite public and private colleges, including Columbia (where President Obama earned his bachelor’s degree), Princeton (where first lady Michelle Obama earned hers), Brown, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, New...
  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 11:46:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 163 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 4/26/2016 | Alex Alaniz
    Mathematician Edward Frenkel was promoting his New York Times bestseller “Love and Math.” Social scientist Andrew Hacker, on the other hand, caught my attention immediately after the New York Times published his article arguing for the elimination of algebra from our education system. We don’t need it anymore, he claimed,. It does us far more bad than good. Hacker is a hit now. His anti-math book, “The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions” is holding its own against “Love and Math,” despite Frenkel’s book being translated into more than a dozen languages and Frenkel’s indefatigable popularization of the power, passion,...
  • I-TEAM: FEDS TAKE ACTION AGAINST FOR-PROFIT, SKOKIE-BASED SCHOOL

    05/01/2016 7:32:56 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Students of a Skokie-based college are concerned about their future after finding out that government officials have taken action against their school. It's a new development in the I-Team's investigation into for-profit colleges. Computer Systems Institute is the latest for-profit under fire. Students at the Illinois campuses are hoping they'll still be able to get degrees after spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on their education. "The director just told us about this, and we were like, 'Wow, why didn't to you tell us before?'" said Stephanie Edwards, CSI student.
  • UCF Police: No Threat In Library After Report Of Gun

    04/30/2016 7:47:23 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 10 replies
    AP via Palm Beach Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | N/A
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Campus police say they've found no threat at the University of Central Florida library following unconfirmed reports of a man or woman with a gun, but the incident did lead to an unintended gunshot.
  • Radiant zinc fireworks reveal human egg quality

    04/30/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 26 April 2016 | Northwestern University
    A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these "sparks" is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine. The discovery has potential to help doctors choose the best eggs to transfer during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the scientists said. This is the first time the zinc sparks have been documented in a human egg. "This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you...
  • Mathematicians And 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

    04/30/2016 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Ramin Skibba
    (Inside Science) – In 1914, an unknown Indian man boarded a ship and traveled across the world to Cambridge University in England, where he could finally follow his passion for mathematics. In the few short years between his arrival and untimely death, he filled notebooks with formulas and discovered theorems, some of which still influence the work of mathematicians and scientists today. The new biopic, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," which opens in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, April 29, chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A self-taught Indian mathematician from the city then called Madras (now Chennai), Ramanujan struggled to...
  • Kennewick Man set to receive Native American burial

    04/29/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    washington Post ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Army Corps of Engineers working with native American tribes to coordinate burial A local tribe, the Umatilla, had claimed the Kennewick Man as an ancestor; the Native American group wanted to lay the skeleton to rest according to custom.
  • Paramount Copyright Claim on Klingon Language Challenged in Klingon Language

    04/28/2016 10:11:55 PM PDT · by kitchen · 12 replies
    Reason.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ed Krayewski
    Paramount's arguments lack reason, or "meq Hutlh." The Language Creation Society has filed an amicus brief challenging Paramount's claim of copyright  over the Klingon language in its lawsuit against Axanar, a fan-produced film set in the Star Trek universe. Marc Randazza, a top notch first amendment attorney who has helped out Reason on copyright issues, and Alex Shepard filed the brief yesterday. Conlanging is the process of constructing a language, and Klingon is a popular conlang which originated with lines of dialogue and a dictionary written by Marc Okrand, the linguist who created Klingon for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and the two movies after that. The amicus...
  • Trump, Tariffs, Conservatism and the Constitution

    04/28/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 17 replies
    wiki ^ | wiki
    Tariffs as a source of federal government Revenue So there seem to be some conservatives that are scoffing at Trump talking about tariffs as part of reinvigorating domestic US Industries ... protecting them.... Yet tariffs are probably one of the most back to the founders concept that any candidate is talking about Look at the graph and then read the Wiki page you'll see that tariffs on Imports was the prime source of income for the federal government before the federal income tax system When America was young and weak, tariffs were the founding fathers tool to promote growth of...
  • * VANITY * He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… * VANITY *

    04/28/2016 12:04:42 PM PDT · by knarf · 10 replies
    FB ^ | April 28, 2016 | knarf
    I received this in my FB today and it's only a couple of minutes
  • Hillary And "Classified" Information

    04/28/2016 10:34:01 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 36 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/28/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Those of us who have handled Classified government information are aghast at how Hillary Clinton handled Classified government information in such an intentionally careless way. We, including Hillary Clinton, were very specifically informed that the careless handling of Classified government information would result in imprisonment by, or killing by, the government. It is life and death serious. There is nothing more serious. We know how wrong her behavior was. But, does the average Democrat voter understand how wrong her behavior was? It is critical that some words and concepts are understood by all Americans. Hillary Clinton is basing the defense...
  • University of Washington removes cheerleader infographic after outcry

    04/28/2016 7:20:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2016
    The University of Washington removed an infographic Tuesday that gave prospective cheerleaders tips on how to do their hair and makeup for tryouts after strong social media backlash. The graphic advised women to wear their hair “straight or curled” along with “false eyelashes” and “flattering eye shadow.” It discouraged women from wearing “distracting fingernail polish” or “tops that cover the midriff.” The Seattle Times reported the advice along with a photo of a white woman in blond hair posing in a black sports bra was posted on the cheerleading team’s Facebook page. The post was removed before 9 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

    04/28/2016 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Hostage · 56 replies
    gizmag ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Franco
    You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it's put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunneling. The water under question was found in super-small six-sided channels in the mineral beryl, which forms the basis for the gems aquamarine and emerald. The channels measure only about five atoms across and function basically as cages that can each trap one water molecule. What the researchers found was that in this...
  • Jeffersonville High School Democrat candidates debate (IN09)

    04/27/2016 8:22:02 PM PDT · by James R. McClure Jr.
    McClure for Indiana ^ | 27 APR 2016 | James R. McClure Jr.
    Peace be with you all, I am one of four Democrats seeking the nomination to replace Todd Young in Indiana's 9th congressional district. To assist in educating and informing the voters of IN09, I am providing the full video of the debate hosted by Jeffersonville High School's Debate Team on 20 APR 16. Enjoy! I look forward to your comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYWbgmx72U James R. McClure Jr. Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09
  • Study Shows Michelle O’s Anti-Obesity Campaign Is Failing To Make Kids Any Less Obese

    04/27/2016 2:59:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    It’s been more than six years since Michelle Obama kicked off her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight against childhood obesity, and children are as overweight as ever before. That’s according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity. A team led by Duke University scientist Asheley Skinner studied data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that the percentage of overweight and obese children between 2 and 19 years old has increased across the board since 1999. That comes as bad news for the Obama administration, which has sought to force children to...
  • The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler

    04/27/2016 11:06:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Tablet ^ | 4/24 | Robert Rockaway
    How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933“In 1933, I was approached by someone respectable, a Jew not involved in any criminal activity, and asked for my help. He wanted me to contact some of my underworld pals in a plan to kill Hitler.” I stared at the man sitting across from me. I was incredulous. A plan to kill Hitler in 1933? Involving Jewish American mobsters? Was he serious? The story seemed far-fetched, a bube meyseh (old wives’ tale). I was skeptical. Still, I wrote down what he told me. He said...
  • Testosterone Poisoning (and what to do about it)

    04/26/2016 3:56:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Liberty Island ^ | 2/24/16 | Harris
    ...So I will place a deadly weapon in my child's hand and I will teach him to use it. Something died in me just now, because I wrote that, but still I will give my boy a gun so he will learn how to kill and how not to kill before he kills something by accident like I did with his mom while she sat on the bed. Men aren't safe. I wish I had known this before we got Andrey started and so I want to teach it to him sooner than I learned it. Women aren't safe either...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 69 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • "Dress Right.....Dress!"

    04/26/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Drill And Ceremonies | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    One of the first things you learn in the military is how to move and work with other people. The Sergeants taught me how to stand in line and how to turn without tripping the people I was with. The quickest and most efficient means of moving a large group of people is to put them in a formation and march them. This also sends a message to anyone watching that the people marching together are focused, disciplined and ready to fight. Let's say you need to move a bunch of people from a football field to a park. You...
  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • Hillary "Lost" $6,000,000,000 Of Taxpayer Money

    04/25/2016 8:54:10 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 38 replies
    Wonder | 4/25/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Hillary Clinton "lost" $6,000,000,000 (six billion dollars) of hard-earned American Taxpayer provided money while she served as The Secretary of State for The United States. We're not talking "lost" like when a ship sinks or an investment declines or your number didn't come up on the roulette wheel. We're talking "lost" like "Gosh, I don't know where that money went." Hillary is now begging us to give her the job of President of The United States. Why wouldn't she? She got away with "losing" $6,000,000,000 of hard-earned American Taxpayer money before. Think of how much money she could "lose" as...
  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies
    techspot.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • Bernie's Harebrained 'Free College' Idea

    04/23/2016 4:51:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 23 Apr, 2016 | Alex Caro
    There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as the old saying goes, but is there a such thing as free college? There is if you believe the claims of the populist Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. However, even fellow Democrats seem skeptical, with several former Democratic chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers arguing his plan is harebrained. Sanders rebuts such claims by pointing to nations like Norway and Germany, where his ideological predilection toward democratic socialism holds greater sway, which are able to offer college tuition-­free. If we could make college free here, as well, then why not?...
  • The 2nd Amendment if Hillary Clinton is elected

    04/23/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    April 22, 2016
    The Supreme Court Very interesting, but scary, view. A number of republican voters have threatened that they won't vote for the GOP candidate this November if the eventual nominee was not their personal choice in the primaries. I just want to put something into perspective: · Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. · Ginsberg is 82 years old, · Kennedy is 79, · Breyer is 77, and · Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after the age of 75. There are 5 vacancies that will likely come up...
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    04/22/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:18 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Ashley Lisenby
    Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the months-long budget stalemate, even laying off employees. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign the bill, which is a one-time deal and includes nearly $170 million in tuition grants for low-income students. But state Comptroller Leslie Munger said she wouldn’t wait for the Republican’s signature, instead immediately begin processing payments for schools. The rare bipartisan deal comes at an especially crucial time for Chicago State University, which has been...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Tensions Flare at Harvard University When Black Leader Talks Life Issues at Campus Forum

    04/22/2016 11:49:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Josh Shepherd
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Tuesday, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation addressed a student forum at Harvard University, a 90-minute discussion on abortion in the black community that turned hostile when students began shouting and walking out during the Q & A portion. In an event co-sponsored by Law Students for Life and Harvard Black Law Students Association, Bomberger spoke opposite Professor Diane Rosenfeld, lecturer and director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. As students filed in, the auditorium at the historic Austin Hall neared capacity. “I speak on college campuses often, and I applaud these two...
  • Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged: A Tale of Two Commies

    04/22/2016 10:43:33 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RightsideNews.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Suppose you are a liberal-minded person and sincerely want to help people — specifically, poor people and minorities. What kind of educational strategies do you use? The two main options are: A: Young children quickly learn how to read and write; they master basic skills and knowledge. The emphasis is on becoming an educated person. B: Children are directed toward social and psychological goals. The emphasis is on behavior and indoctrination. Is any decision more basic, more profound? But stop and think: have you ever heard this issue debated? Or even mentioned? In fact, this issue has been played out...
  • What They Didn’t Teach You in School about Harriet Tubman

    04/22/2016 8:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2016 | Eli Lehrer
    Harriet Tubman is a good choice to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Jackson, the first Democratic president, is exactly the sort of overheated, pompous populist that has tended to screw up the American political system. His demotion to the back of the bill is long overdue. But before we act to raise Tubman’s stature to the point that she is memorialized on commonly used currency, it behooves Americans to understand her role in our common history. It’s a lot more interesting than the description of her as an “Underground Railroad conductor” that appears in my...
  • Who Will Hillary Call From Prison?

    04/22/2016 8:09:26 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/22/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Who will Hillary Clinton call while she is in prison? No private Internet for our girl while she's in the slammer. Will she call Bill? Will she call George Soros? Will she call the IRS Helpline? I'm thinking that she will call Bernie Sanders and prank him. "Hello, Bernie. I'm calling from the Association of Sanders Supporters to talk to you about joining our organization. For a mere $20 donation, you can join ASS. We like to think that you have to be an ASS to support Bernie."
  • Campus Experiment on Gender Ideology Shows Stunning Results

    04/22/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Church Militant
    The Family Policy Institute of Washington tried an experiment on gender ideology at a college campus, and came back with surprising results. In a video published last week, the Institute shows journalist Joseph Backholm visiting the University of Washington campus and asking a number of students questions about gender and self-identity. Their answers reveal how deeply ingrained gender ideology has become in the mindset of today's college students. Starting with the simple question, "If I told you that I was a woman, what would you say?" Backholm received the almost unanimous response that he'd be accepted as a woman. He...
  • Cabell County (W Va) School Nurses now trained to administer Naloxone

    04/22/2016 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Eric Halperin
    The overdose reversing Naloxone is now in all Cabell County schools. The Huntington Office of Drug Control Policy asked the school system if they wanted the Naloxone for free. The Cabell County Huntington Health Department then trained the school nurses. Robin Yearout has been a school nurse for more than 25 years and is used to the things school nurses usually deal with. "Upper respiratory issues going on, allergies, seasonal allergies," she listed. When she first became a school nurse administering something like Naloxone was not something on her mind.
  • Mike Murgio, Palm Beach County School Board Member Arrested by FBI

    04/21/2016 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 9 replies
    WPTV ^ | April 21, 2016 | WPTV Webteam
    See story at link, I'm mobile and not sure what the posting requirements for Scripps is.
  • Student dies after being assaulted inside high school in Wilmington, Del.

    04/21/2016 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    6abc.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | abc.com
    WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- A 16-year-old student has died after she was assaulted by several other students inside a high school bathroom in Wilmington, Delaware. It happened at the Howard High School of Technology in the 400 block of East 12th Street on Thursday morning. At a vigil Thursday night, friends and classmates identified the girl as Amy Joyner, a sophomore. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death. No charges have been announced. Two girls and several witnesses are at the Wilmington Police Department being interviewed by detectives. Mayor Dennis Williams had...
  • “World’s Meanest Mom” Sells Daughter’s Dream Truck on Craigslist

    04/21/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    she calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother said she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist. Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.” Adams added her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And, she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday when she decided to skip...
  • 6'9" High School Basketball Player Is Believed to Actually Be 30 Years Old

    04/21/2016 11:28:27 AM PDT · by fella · 34 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 21 April 2016 | Kyle Newport
    At 6'9" and 202 pounds, Jonathan Nicola has the build to make him a dominant force in high school basketball. However, he is now facing allegations that he is in fact a 30-year-old, which would certainly put his dominance into perspective. According to Trevor Wilhelm of the Windsor Star, Nicola has allegedly been posing as a 17-year-old 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School (Windsor, Ontario) for the past six months. And basketball is the least of his concerns right now. Nicola—who had been living with the Comets' coach through the Canada Homestay program—was recently arrested for violating the Immigration Refugee...
  • Earth-like planet may exist in a nearby star system

    04/21/2016 10:25:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tomasz Nowakowsk
    Artistic representation of the potentially habitable super-Earth Gliese 832c against a stellar nebula background. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium. ========================================================================================================== An Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system located just 16 light years away, according to a new research. The star, named Gliese 832, was recently investigated by a team of astronomers searching for additional exoplanets that may be residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. A paper detailing the finding was published online on Apr. 15 in the arXiv journal. Gliese 832 is a red dwarf and has just under...
  • Hubble captures birthday bubble

    04/21/2016 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Provided by: ESA/Hubble Information Centre
    The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7653, is an emission nebula located 11,000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team =============================================================================================================== This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in fact a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it. The vivid new portrait of this dramatic scene...
  • Rape victim could be punished under Brigham Young University’s ‘honor code’ (Muslim Rapist)

    04/20/2016 6:37:59 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-20-2016 | Daniel hernandez
    According to police documents viewed by the Salt Lake Tribune, Barney claims the perpetrator, 39-year-old Nasiru Seidu, lied about his age, name, and marital status, and that he raped her while she cried out and screamed ‘no’. The Tribune said the police confirmed those details during a staged phone call between Barney and Seidu after she filed the report.“We have received information that you have been a victim of behavior that is addressed in the university Sexual Misconduct Policy,” a BYU official wrote to her in December, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “We have also received information that you...
  • Harvard Law activists demand free tuition as a matter of racial justice

    04/20/2016 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A group of Harvard Law School activists are demanding the graduate school do away with tuition fees, which they argue are “racially biased.” Members of the group Reclaim Harvard Law School published an open letter Sunday addressed to Law School Dean Martha L. Minow and members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — demanding an end to tuition costs that they argue impose an unfair financial burden on students of color, The Harvard Crimson reported. Tuition at the law school will rise to $59,550 for the 2016-2017 academic year, and students are graduating with an average...
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • Student Wears KKK Costume for Class Presentation-I Can’t Believe Someone Would Actually Put That On

    04/19/2016 2:32:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 19, 2016
    A high school student wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume in the classroom of a Wisconsin high school has sparked outrage online. A classmate at Westosha Central High School took the photo of the student, who wore the KKK outfit while making a presentation about crime in the 1920s. "Once I heard it - I just can`t believe someone would actually put that on," said Brett Sandberg, an alumnus of the school. That was the reaction from many as the image circulated on social media Monday. "I would have said something - like maybe, instead of putting it on, I...
  • PERSONAL COMPUTERS; CD-ROM for the Common Man [1989!]

    04/19/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 80 replies
    ny times ^ | November 28, 1989 | PETER H. LEWIS
    THE Headstart Technologies Company of Great Neck, L.I., has introduced two new personal computers equipped with CD-ROM drives, becoming the first maker of personal computers to offer low-cost CD-ROM technology to the home, education and small-business markets... CD-ROM stands for compact disk read only memory, a laser-based system of storing and replaying large amounts of text, graphics or sound on a single five-inch platter. For example, one CD-ROM disk can hold the entire contents of an encyclopedia, or a shelf's worth of other reference books. For $2,999, Headstart is offering the Headstart III-CD, which differs from the LX-CD in that...
  • Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

    04/19/2016 10:03:24 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    PragerU ^ | 4/18/2016 | Richard Lindzen
    Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change. Video - Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?