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  • Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

    10/12/2017 2:29:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    S F Chronicle ^ | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017 | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017
    In the early hours of the blaze, officials at the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department discussed sending something similar to an Amber Alert to cell phones in the area, but chose not to since it would have gone to tens of thousands of people not in immediate danger. The type of warning, called a Wireless Emergency Alert, can only target phones in large geographic areas, according to Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Coordinator Zachary Hamill, who made the decision not to send the wireless alert together with the county’s emergency manager, Christopher Helgren. “If I had done...
  • Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

    10/09/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 9, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.” This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly...
  • Why the national anthem protests are failing

    10/08/2017 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/8/2017 | Edward Morrissey
    The NFL's players and owners find themselves trapped in a collapsing pocket of their own creation — and at risk of getting sacked by millions of fans across the country. Two weekends ago, many team owners appeased their players by participating in national anthem demonstrations after President Trump's rather profane demand on Sept. 22 that owners fire any players who kneel. These demonstrations didn't go over well with many NFL fans — millions of whom are white, older, and conservative, and see any demonstration during the national anthem as fundamentally unpatriotic. So last weekend, some teams tried to innovate solutions...
  • Latest academic tests underscore California's education crisis

    10/01/2017 3:00:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 01, 2017 | Dan Walters
    California has spent tens of billions of extra dollars on its K-12 school system in recent years on promises that its abysmal levels of academic achievement – especially those of disadvantaged children – would be improved. And what have those massive expenditures – a 50 percent increase in per-pupil spending – and a massive reworking of school curricula accomplished? Fewer than half of California’s children are meeting English standards and fewer than 38 percent are making the grade in math. Not much, the latest results from annual testing indicate.
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Comparison Between Presidents Trump and Obama–First 7 Months – Massive Success vs. Abysmal Failure

    09/02/2017 9:30:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    President Trump has now been in office for seven complete months and it appears that the results of his actions as President are very good. We decided to compare his results with those of former President Obama to gain a perspective on how he is really doing. US Stock Markets * President Trump is already the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the markets set new highs each and every day. * On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagan’s 1987 record for most continuous closing high trading days...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • Comey botched the Hillary Clinton email investigation

    08/14/2017 8:35:37 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-14-17 | John Crudele
    <p>Dear John: You recently criticized the FBI for its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.</p> <p>I am a retired FBI agent and extremely proud of my career and service. I feel compelled to write. Former FBI Director James Comey’s statements, testimony and behavior are truly abhorrent.</p>
  • Obama administration knew about North Korea's miniaturized nukes

    08/11/2017 9:35:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-9-17 | Fred Fleitz
    Tuesday's bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013.  The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time. During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has...
  • GOP members of Congress earn 'spineless jellyfish' label

    07/30/2017 8:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/30/2017 | unknown
    Paul Nehlen, a Wisconsin businessman who challenged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for his congressional seat last year, and is challenging again in 2018, says he is disgusted with the conduct of the Republican Congress. “With a few exceptions, we have a Congress full of spineless jellyfish, unwilling to fulfill their oath of office to protect and defend this country from enemies foreign and domestic,” he told WND. “Illegal aliens, whether from visa overstays or illegal border crossers, cannot be effectively deported without a means to keep them out of the country. The border wall proposed by candidate, now...
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    07/30/2017 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    AP News ^ | 7/30/17 | STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections. The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge. After devoting months to the debate and...
  • The media's war on Trump is destined to fail. Why can't it see that?

    07/21/2017 9:16:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 21 July 2017 | Thomas Frank
    The newspaper industry as a whole has been dying slowly for years, as the pathetic tale of the once-mighty Chicago Tribune reminds us. But for the handful of well funded journalistic enterprises that survive, the Trump era is turning out to be a “golden age” – a time of high purpose and moral vindication. The people of the respectable east coast press loathe the president with an amazing unanimity. They are obsessed with documenting his bad taste, with finding faults in his stupid tweets, with nailing him and his associates for this Russian scandal and that one. They outwit the...
  • Fla. mayoral candidate facing backlash for 'go back to Africa' comment during debate

    07/19/2017 4:11:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/19/17 05:01 PM EDT | By Robin Eberhardt
    A Republican candidate for mayor in Florida is facing scrutiny for telling the supporters of his opponent to “go back to Africa” during a debate Tuesday, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Paul Congemi, a white man who is in the mayoral race for St. Petersburg, fired back at his white campaign opponent Jesse Nevel, who centered his campaign on calling for government reparations for African-Americans. “The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations. Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama
  • Top Dems Ellison, Perez, Franken Draw Only 138 YouTube Viewers for Live Stream Event

    07/12/2017 8:46:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 12, 2017
    Three high-profile Democrats, including the Democratic Party's two highest ranking officials, took part in a YouTube live stream on Tuesday in which they discussed hot-button issues, but the trio only drew 138 total viewers by the end of the event. Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez; Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the DNC's deputy chair; and Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) took part in the YouTube live stream. The three party leaders discussed health care before Perez left and the conversation turned to net neutrality. Jessica Gonzalez from the pro-net neutrality group Free Press joined Ellison and Franken for the...
  • Like Haman Being Hanged on the Scaffold He Built for Mordechai

    07/02/2017 6:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    An online friend watching the week’s events observes that they remind her of the villain Haman being hanged on the very scaffold he had built to hang Mordechai in the biblical Book of Esther. That sums up the week in which the federal investigators are themselves under investigation and the press is forced to recant the lies it has been publishing about the administration. Having watched the deep state eviscerate gentleman G.W. Bush and his administration on the Plamegate fiction, this turn of events warms my heart. It’s long overdue. 1. The Attempted “Russian Collusion” Coup Fails The Plotters Are...
  • CNN Tries To Move Forward After Its Latest Humiliation

    06/29/2017 4:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    “Ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary beings who refuse to be forced into one or more specific genders,” began CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, employing the network’s prescribed group salutation. “I have gathered you all today here in the CNN newsroom to discuss this Anthony Scaramucci Russia story we retracted and how it has had a negative impact on our network’s sterling reputation for journalistic integrity and objectivity. Hey, pay attention! Stop laughing!”The room quieted down. Even Don Lemon looked up from the bar, where he was mixing a cosmopolitan.“Listen, people….,” Zucker began.“I identify as an otherkin and that’s humanocentric!” shouted a...
  • Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math

    06/22/2017 2:39:08 PM PDT · by detective · 168 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | June 19, 2017 | Alex Newman
    Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient.
  • Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

    06/23/2017 9:30:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 21 June 2017 | Robert Parry
    The national Democrats saw Russia-gate and the drive to impeach President Trump as their golden ticket back to power, but so far the ticket seems to be made of fool’s gold ___ The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily on the Russia-gate investigation as a way to oust President Trump from office and to catapult Democrats to victories this year and in 2018, but the gamble appears not to be paying off. The Democrats’ disappointing loss in a special election to fill a congressional seat in an affluent Atlanta suburb is just the latest indication that the...
  • Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress

    06/19/2017 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    NY Post Op-Ed ^ | 6-17-2017 | Jason Riley
    Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and economic advancement. But as Jason L. Riley argues in this excerpt from his new book, “False Black Power” (Templeton Press), political success has not been a major factor in the rise of racial and ethnic groups from poverty to prosperity...... Yet the socioeconomic progress that was supposed to follow in the wake of these political gains never materialized. During...
  • 6 Baltimore schools, no students proficient in state tests

    05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    WBFF FOX 45 ^ | May 17, 2017 | Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.“I’ve lost a lot of people, so I’m used to...