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  • Home schooling ripped by Obama education chief

    09/24/2016 7:23:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I worry that in a lot of cases students who are homeschooled are not getting the kind of the breadth of instruction experience they would get in school, they're also not getting the opportunity to build relationships with peers unless their parents are very intentional about it," said Education Secretary John B. King Jr. "And they're often not getting those relationships with teachers and mentors other than their parents. I do worry whether home school students are getting the range of opportunities we hope for for all kids," he said slamming the system.
  • Fingerprints on gun match Charlotte shooting victim

    09/24/2016 6:38:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/24/2016 | unknown
    U.N. working group compares police killing blacks to era of lynchings
  • It’s Murder-By-Muslim Immigrant, Stupid

    09/23/2016 8:16:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    Can we cut the cr-p, kids? Forgive my language, but, as Ecclesiastes teaches that there’s a time for everything. The time to cuss is now.“Radical Islamic terrorism”: He has to be able to say it! This, preach conservative talking heads, is the acid test for electing the next American president.Is this convoluted concept one you can even remember?“Radical Islamic terrorism” is like the LGBTQ acronym, it’s a mouthful. It’s unmemorable, unintuitive and does not accurately describe the vile men and women who menace us in our American, English and European homelands.“Radical Islamic terrorist” is, very plainly, wrong.Language mediates behavior. In...
  • Islamic State Uses Welding Gear to Execute Six Youths in Mosul

    09/23/2016 8:40:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 23, 2016 | John Hayward
    According to a report from Iraqi News, the Islamic State staged the public execution of six youths from a “resistance faction” in Mosul by handcuffing them and then killing them with a welding machine, before a large crowd of onlookers. “This came in order to create a state of fear and panic among the people,” said a source from within Mosul. The Toronto Sun explains that the Islamic State often uses the term “resistance group” to describe groups of young people who spray graffiti on the walls of occupied cities. Fox News reported the six boys, whose exact ages are...
  • In Iran, a shady market for (technical) papers flourishes

    09/23/2016 11:08:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Science ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Richard Stone
    In Iran, a shady market for papers flourishes Richard Stone Science 16 Sep 2016: “Can you write me a thesis?” asks the woman, who has called a number from a flier taped to the main gate of Iran's prestigious University of Tehran. The woman, an actress, is posing as a botany graduate student from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Abadeh, in Fars province. Her topic is the flora of the Khuzestan region, she explains with a Fars accent to the salesman at the other end of the line. He obligingly lays out a schedule for delivery of thesis chapters. “If your...
  • Retired police officer sets CNN panel straight on Tulsa shooting

    09/23/2016 7:29:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 98 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/22/2013 | Paul Bremmer
    Amid a climate of confusion and anger, retired police officer Jeff Roorda lent his pro-police perspective to CNN’s analysis of the shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While video footage shows Crutcher with his hands up only seconds before Officer Betty Shelby fired the fatal shot, Roorda cautioned against rushing to condemn the officer, particularly given what already is known about the suspect. “Let’s wait for all the information before we reach some judgment,” Roorda told host Don Lemon during a Tuesday appearance on CNN Tonight. “And I think what we know so far is that this gentleman did...
  • Next revolution will seek to overthrow the privileges of nationhood

    09/23/2016 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/19/16 | Robert Shiller
    For the past several centuries, the world has experienced a sequence of intellectual revolutions against oppression of one sort or another. These rebellions operate in the minds of humans and are spread eventually to most of the world, not by war, which tends to involve multiple causes, but by language and communications technology. Ultimately, the ideas they advance, unlike the causes of war, become noncontroversial. The next such revolution, likely to occur in the 21st century, will challenge the economic implications of the nation state. It will focus on the injustice that follows from the fact that, entirely by chance,...
  • Washington at Its Worst: Senate Passes Nonexistent Bill

    09/22/2016 9:02:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    On Tuesday night, the Senate voted to proceed to the continuing resolution, a bill that will allegedly fund the government until Dec. 9. The only problem is that there isn’t actually a bill yet. There is no text. There is no agreement between Democrats and Republicans on what the bill will fund—Planned Parenthood, the Export-Import Bank, control of the internet—all of it remains a mystery. Yet the Senate voted 89-7 to proceed to this nonexistent bill. The Senate operates under complex parliamentary rules that require a series of votes in order to “proceed to” or “get onto” a bill. The...
  • Analysis: Is it lawful self-defense to “run down” rioters surrounding your vehicle?

    09/22/2016 1:04:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 92 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-22-2016 | Andrew Branca
    The details on the Charlotte riots and attacks on motorists trapped on the highway and others are in our earlier post.Instapundit (law professor Glenn Reynolds) was suspended from Twitter (then later reinstated) after posting the following tweet as those riots and highway blockades were ongoing:Professor Jacobson has asked me to address whether such an act would be lawful as a justified act of self-defense. I’m on a flight now using airplane WiFi, so I’ll make this quick. (Before I go on, however, I should point out that Professor Reynolds has added some important context to his pithy tweet, and these...
  • Obama Directs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change As a National Security Issue

    09/22/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Susan Jones
    In a Sept. 21 memo to his department heads, President Obama instructed all federal departments and agencies to consider the impact of climate change on national security. Obama states that it is the policy of the U.S. government to ensure that current and anticipated impacts of climate change be "identified and considered" in developing national security doctrine, policies and plans. "Climate change poses a significant and growing threat to national security, both at home and abroad," the memo says. Those threats, according to Obama, include flooding, drought, heat waves, intense precipitation, pest outbreaks, disease, and electricity problems, all of which...
  • Large Hominin Teeth Found in Hobbits’ Cave

    09/22/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    www.archaeology.org ^ | 9-21-16 | www.archaeology.org
    Large Hominin Teeth Found in Hobbits’ Cave Wednesday, September 21, 2016 NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA—According to a report in Nature, archaeologist Thomas Sutikna and geochronologist Richard Roberts of the University of Wollongong say that two teeth from modern humans have been found in the Indonesian cave where the remains of Homo floresiensis were discovered in 2003. The teeth have been dated to 46,000 years ago, making them slightly younger than the estimated date for the extinction of the hobbits some 50,000 years ago. The upper premolar and lower molar are larger than the teeth of H. floresiensis, but some scholars...
  • Hillary's Hate Code

    09/21/2016 11:43:33 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Hillary's Hate Code By James Lewis Hillary Clinton is an Alinsky disciple, going back to her Welles | James Lewis
    Hillary Clinton is an Alinsky disciple, going back to her Wellesley College days, fifty years ago, long before old age left its indelible marks on her. Half a century ago, Hillary was thoroughly indoctrinated by first-generation feminist leftists, for four whole years, until she wrote her B.A. thesis in praise of Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. From Goldwater girl to leftist radical in just four years. For Hillary, "deplorable" doesn't mean what the dictionary says....in the fantasy world of the Hillary left, Communists are peace-loving do-gooders. For the hard left, the only answer to alleged hatred is even...
  • Donald Trump:Underminer of Truth (Barf Alert)

    09/21/2016 2:58:35 PM PDT · by SFmom · 20 replies
    How is the divide between truth and authenticity affecting this presidential cycle? So we have this culture where you understandably value the people you perceive to be truth-tellers in order to avoid liars and manipulators—and then what? The best way to manipulate a crowd very quickly becomes explicitly arguing that everyone who disagrees with you is a lying manipulator. I call this hyper-sincerity. There were versions of it in ancient Athens and we have our own version now. We see it most clearly in speakers who claim their opponents are full of rhetoric and that they alone can be trusted...
  • Democrat steers terrorism hearing toward gun control(hijack alert!)

    09/21/2016 11:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    It's impossible to talk about protecting the homeland from terrorists without addressing gun control laws, one New York Democrat said on Wednesday. During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled "Stopping the next attack: How to keep our city streets from becoming the battleground," Rep. Brian Higgins said American streets already are a battleground where people are 3,000 times more likely to be killed by an American with a gun than by a terrorist. "You can't with any credibility hold a hearing with the topic 'stopping the next attack, how to keep our cities from becoming battlegrounds,' without fundamentally addressing...
  • 85 YEARS AGO TODAY: J. R. R. TOLKIEN CONVINCES C. S. LEWIS THAT CHRIST IS THE TRUE MYTH

    09/21/2016 12:30:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | September 20, 2016 | Justin Taylor
    On an early Sunday morning, September 20, 1931, three 30-something English professors took a stroll together on Addison’s Walk in the grounds of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford: 32-year-old C. S. Lewis (Fellow and Tutor of English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford), 39-year-old J. R. R. Tolkien (Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford), and 35-year-old Hugo Dyson (Tutor and Lecturer at Reading University). Their time together had begun the evening before at dinner, but their conversation went late into the night.
  • Union leader says Question 1 is not about the Second Amendment(Nevada)

    09/20/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | Christen Smith
    The leader of a statewide law enforcement union said Sunday Nevada’s expanded background check ballot question isn’t about protecting the Second Amendment — it’s about promoting public safety. Jim Dunlap, president of the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, told the Las Vegas Sun he disagrees with most of the state’s sheriffs when it comes to Question 1. “As top law enforcement officials, they have an obligation to their employees and to the people who elect them,” he said. “They say their opposition is about the Second Amendment, but our stand is on public safety. This measure will make it...
  • EcoWatch Posts McCarthy-esque Hit List of ‘Climate Change Deniers’

    09/20/2016 7:21:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/20/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a move reminiscent of a wild-eyed, 1950s Commie hunt, EcoWatch has published a list of the most dangerous heretics from climate change orthodoxy, including Donald Trump, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), and Marc Morano. For the crime of questioning the science behind current global warming theories, especially regarding human causality and radical proposals of CO2 reduction, EcoWatch writer Michael Mann has branded these freethinking skeptics as “deniers”—in an intentional reference to those who repudiate the Jewish Holocaust. Gone are the days when intelligent inquiry was lauded as a prized element of serious science. Mann accuses the skeptics of “clouding the...
  • Diversity without Dissent

    09/20/2016 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is one type of diversity that university officials are manifestly hostile to: diverse viewpoints critical of the policies which they are pursuing. "I've tried opposing affirmative action and I'm no longer invited to sit on committees," University of Pennsylvania law school professor Amy Wax said at the Cato Institute on September 15, 2016. Anyone who dissents, as a she did, faces a university "monoculture," and risks "marginalization, even ostracism." That universities are wedded to the idea is particularly ironic, Wax noted at the Constitution Day conference, because "Few universities have competitive entry in admissions." They don't reject that many...
  • Is Government A Deity?-A Letter From Schaeffer Cox

    09/20/2016 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Gavin Seim For Liberty/Call Me Gav ^ | 9/16/2016 | Schaeffer Cox
    (A letter from Schaeffer Cox from a black prison site about what he faces....We are so consumed with government fake law that we forget God's law.) "The biggest challenge I was running into in my efforts to teach people how to think like free people was the way Americans categorize the government as a diety in their minds. They never stopped to think about its origin or what it is at it's core essence. It's a dead idol that only has power because the human hands that made it pretend it has power. The act of pretending is so convincing...
  • Russia 'to revive the KGB' after Putin wins biggest majority

    09/19/2016 8:56:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 September 2016 • 3:39PM | Marc Bennetts
    Russia plans effectively to revive the KGB under a massive shake-up of its security forces, a respected business daily has reported. A State Security Ministry, or MGB, would be created from the current Federal Security Service (FSB) , and would incorporate the foreign intelligence service (SVR) and the state guard service (FSO), under the plans. It would be handed all-encompassing powers once possessed by the KGB, the Kommersant newspaper said, citing security service sources. Like the much-feared KGB, it would also oversee the prosecutions of Kremlin critics, a task currently undertaken by the Investigative Committee, headed by Alexander Bastrykin, a...
  • THE PARTY OF SCIENTISM, NOT SCIENCE

    09/19/2016 10:38:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: "Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued those things, but if you’re listening to today’s political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from." Obama here indulges one of the hoariest progressive clichés: that they are the party of enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant obscurantists, “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This...
  • Dinosaurs in Noah’s vineyard (carvings at 14th century church)

    09/19/2016 1:18:28 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-19-16 | David Lewis
    Dinosaurs in Noah’s vineyard by David Lewis The carving (see image at right), which appears to show two dinosaurs, is on an outside wall of the bell-tower of a fourteenth century church in the Republic of Georgia. Holy Trinity Church (also known as Tsminda Sameba) is on Mount Gergeti, near Stephantsminda village, in the Mount Kazbegi area—close to the borders with North Ossetia and Ingushetia. When I visited this area in 2006 and saw the carvings, I asked a Georgian cleric at the church what they depicted. He commented that they looked like dinosaurs, and he had no idea when...
  • Philly FOP Chief On Presidential Endorsement: Clinton ‘Blew The Police Off"

    09/19/2016 9:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | Dom Giordano
    John McNesby, the President of the Philadelphia FOP, discussed their endorsement of Donald Trump for President over Hillary Clinton and criticized the Democratic nominee for not engaging with them in their selection process. “They didn’t care. Their attitude, then, back in July, during the DNC, was they were going to win this thing anyway, so who cares? Now, I think the tides have turned a little bit and she’s on her heels. As many times as we’ve tried to…have it a fair process and an open process, the emails back were that they’re not interested and no thanks. Just snide...
  • The U. S. Constitution: The Ultimate Endangered Species

    09/19/2016 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Back during the 1972 campaign, satirist Mort Sahl, long thought to be a man of the Left but actually quite independent-minded, said something like this: "In less than 200 years we’ve gone from Madison, Adams, Franklin and Washington to Nixon and McGovern. What can we conclude from this? Darwin was wrong!" The reference, of course, is to Charles Darwin’s thesis that man evolved into a higher species. Nevertheless, roughly the same could be said of the grand old document that quartet crafted: The United States Constitution. At a Constitution Day conference at the Cato Institute on September 15, 2016, Elizabeth...
  • Don’t move to Canada if Trump wins election

    09/19/2016 6:33:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 74 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/19/16 | Margossian
    ... Trump winning the election in November is not reason to leave; on the contrary, it is the very reason we need to stay. To get to where he is today, the Republican nominee for president of the United States of America, Trump appealed to less educated, blue-collar workers living in racially isolated areas, who feel that their voices are not being heard. To do so, he played on a fear that immigrants take American jobs, a fear that terrorism will spill into American borders and the general fear that America is no longer what it used to be. As...
  • Priebus Warns Kasich, Bush, Cruz – RNC May Block Future Runs for Lying, Refusing to Support Trump

    09/19/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    RNC chief Reince Priebus threatened John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush today on “Face the Nation” after their refusal to endorse record-setting GOP nominee Donald Trump.Priebus said the RNC may block future runs by the Republican candidates who used tools from the RNC, then lied and refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee. Bush, Kasich and Cruz have yet to endorse Donald Trump. The pro-Hillary website Redstate reported: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an appearance on Sunday’s edition CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said that it’s time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to support his campaign. Priebus...
  • McDonalds Hires Foreign H-1Bs, Fires 70 American Accounting Staff

    09/19/2016 1:26:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Neil Munro
    An iconic American company, McDonald’s, has quietly outsourced the jobs of 70 white-collar professionals in Ohio to foreign H-1B workers. The H-1Bs outsourcing in the nation’s heartland showcases the growing corporate effort to use foreign H-1B workers to cut workforces of American white-collar professionals, and it comes after companies have used waves of legal and illegal migrants to slash blue-collar jobs and wages in Ohio and around the country. Also, the 70 Ohio jobs that McDonalds outsourced to lower wage foreign graduates are not Silicon Valley technology and software jobs — they’re white-collar accounting jobs performed by graduates from mainstream...
  • The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

    09/18/2016 11:19:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    medium.com ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    The best example I know that gives insights into the functioning of a complex system is with the following situation. It suffices for an intransigent minority –a certain type of intransigent minorities –to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further, an optical illusion comes with the dominance of the minority: a naive observer would be under the impression that the choices and preferences are those of the majority. If it seems absurd, it is because our scientific intuitions aren’t calibrated for...
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Obama Administration’s Lawless Decision Delays a Much-needed Infrastructure project

    09/18/2016 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Seemingly every day some politician or another, usually from the left of the political spectrum, calls for more infrastructure investment. In North Dakota there is a $3.7 billion infrastructure project under construction. This project received all the necessary federal permits and is 60% complete. But now the Obama administration, bowing to radical left wing protestors, has thrown the project into doubt with its unprecedented decision last Friday to halt construction on one section of the project. Apparently infrastructure investment is not the priority we were led to believe. The project in question is known as the Dakota Access Pipeline. It...
  • Pope Francis: Hospitality to Refugees Is ‘Our Greatest Security’ Against Terrorism

    09/18/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Sep 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has urged Europeans to take in more refugees, asserting that the best way to combat terrorism is by warmly welcoming migrants and helping them integrate into the “European context.” In a meeting with hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools in the Vatican on Saturday, Francis told his hearers that authentic hospitality “is our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.” With your help, the Pope said, “the Church will be able to respond more fully to the human tragedy of refugees through acts of mercy that promote their integration into the European context and beyond.”
  • It's never been this bad? Remember 1968

    09/18/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/2016 | Richard Botkin
    Our nature as Americans, in focusing on the present, is to quickly forget the past. Today the omnipresent news and social media cycles remind us 24/7 that we are in a war with an enemy our leadership fails to fully acknowledge. And we are in an ongoing culture war battling political correctness, with PC forces aggressively on the offensive. For many these first nine months of 2016 seem to be without historical precedent, the world about to spin off its axis. We fail to remember that there was an existence before the Internet, before PC became the cause celebre for...
  • Why the Clinton Foundation is One, Gigantic Scam (more on the 5.7% charity money)

    09/17/2016 10:47:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/17/2016 | rick moran
    According to tax returns filed by the Clinton Foundation, only 5.7% of the funds raised actually went to charitable organizations. The rest went to salaries and benefits for employees and "other expenses." A well run charity spends only about 25% on administrative costs. Daily Caller: The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants. That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits. Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the...
  • Ex-French president questions global warming(ruh roh!)

    09/17/2016 8:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/16/2016 | unknown
    Man alone is not responsible for climate change and the world has far bigger problems than “global warming,” said former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. “Climate has been changing for four billion years,” Sarkozy, who’s running for president again, told business leaders at the Institut de l’enterprise on Wednesday. “Sahara has become a desert, it isn’t because of industry.” “You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.”
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads — the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the state’s revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. … Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • Pair in Snapchat sex assault case sentenced to 4-5 years in prison

    09/16/2016 11:40:52 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/16/16 | Crimaldi
    ...Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, were also ordered to complete three years of probation after they are released from prison... Deihim and Bonia were convicted in July of assault to rape, indecent assault and battery, and kidnapping in the attack carried out in the woods behind a Saugus elementary school on Sept. 3, 2014. Deihim was also convicted of posing a child in a state of nudity, while Bonia was acquitted of the same charge. During the trial, the victim testified that she recalled few details about the attack. When she was found by police, she was...
  • Hillary Clinton’s inner Orwell comes out in CREEPY tweet about her plan for our children

    09/16/2016 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    America, Hillary Clinton wants control of your children. The Democratic presidential nominee sent a collective chill down the spine of many parents in a disturbing Twitter post on Thursday.
  • Critics Decry Gov. Walker Plan to Delay Zoo Interchange and Other Highway Projects

    09/16/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ann-Elise Henzl
    Gov. Scott Walker is drawing sharp criticism for his plan to delay highway projects, including the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. In the past, the governor has hailed the interchange as key to state businesses that transport products throughout the region. Walker mentioned MillerCoors in his 2013 State of the State address. "MillerCoors is in a hyper-competitive industry. They're looking to find a competitive advantage: who can get a cold beer on a bar in Madison or Green Bay or even Chicago, the fastest. Beer trucks are tied up in the Zoo Interchange? The MillerCoors brewery here in Wisconsin is at...
  • ICYMI: Guinn Center: “Q1 unenforceable without firearm registration scheme”(NV)

    09/16/2016 6:27:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/15/2016 | editors
    According to an article in this week’s Las Vegas Review Journal, the Guinn Center, an independent think tank, took a close look at the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative. The study had this to say about Question 1: [it could] be a challenge to enforce, if not altogether unenforceable, without a firearm registration scheme — especially in rural counties with limited resources; [a] claim made by the measure’s opponents seems to be supported by a 2001 Department of Justice survey of inmates, which found that less than 1 percent of the criminals obtained a gun through an unlicensed sale...
  • NJ county threatening to sue state DOT over highway project shutdown

    09/16/2016 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Passaic County, NJ, has announced its intention to sue the state's Department of Transportation for costs resulting from Gov. Chris Christie's order to shut down all projects funded through the near-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), according to The Record.Citing safety issues, Passaic County officials said they used their own funds to continue with certain state projects after the shutdown, such as a $330,000 repaving project that left raised manhole covers exposed. The county has a multimillion-dollar lineup of infrastructure projects now on hold.Passaic County Counsel William Pascrell, who notified the state DOT of Passaic's intention to sue over...
  • Four Studies Find ‘No Observable Sea-Level Effect’ From Man-Made Global Warming(DOH!)

    09/15/2016 9:50:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    ....the Earth’s coasts actually gained land over the past 30 years, according to another study published August 25 in Nature Climate Change. Researchers led by Gennadii Donchyts from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands found that the Earth’s surface gained a total of 58,000 square kilometers (22,393 square miles) of land over the past 30 years, including 33,700 sq. km. (13,000 sq. mi.) in coastal areas. “We expected that the coast would start to retreat due to sea level rise, but the most surprising thing is that the coasts are growing all over the world,” study co-author Fedor Baart...
  • WE FACE TRAGEDY BUT, IF ENOUGH WAKE UP, THERE'S HOPE!

    09/15/2016 9:22:36 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 2 replies
    VANITY ^ | 9/15/2016 | Dick Bachert
    Like some of you, I've been a bit puzzled how this subliminal Clinton/Democrat partisan and ersatz political pollster Larry Sabato character found his way to Thomas Jefferson's UVA. Turns out old Larry, like Bill Clinton and many other left leaning double dome "experts", was a RHODES SCHOLAR! Jefferson must be whirling in his grave up the hill there in Charlottesville! Don't have bandwidth to explore that here but if YOU want to explore the Marxist roots of where we find ourselves today, pick up a copy of "Tragedy and Hope" (available several on-line sellers)) by Bill Clinton's old chum and...
  • New Calculations Melt Old Ice-Age Theory

    09/15/2016 8:16:35 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept 2016 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    New Calculations Melt Old Ice-Age Theory by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Resources › Earth Sciences Resources › Ice Age In 1976, the journal Science published a paper titled "Variations in the Earth's Orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages."1 This paper seemed to confirm a particular explanation for the dozens of ice ages which secular scientists claim to have occurred within the past 2.6 million years.2 Known as the Milankovitch (or astronomical) theory, this model is currently the dominant secular explanation for these supposed ice ages. For this reason, this paper is an icon in the field of paleoclimatology, the study...
  • Keith Olbermann returns in front of camera with ‘176 reasons’ Trump shouldn’t be president

    09/14/2016 1:11:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Ken Shepherd
    During the George W. Bush era, liberal sportscaster-turned-political commentator Keith Olbermann regularly inveighed against the Republican president and his conservative supporters on the MSNBC network. Mr. Olbermann is back in front of the camera, this time before far fewer eyeballs, and with a new Republican bęte noire, presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. In his maiden voyage for his new GQ web series “The Closer with Keith Olbermann,” the host charted “176 reasons Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be President,” denouncing the New York businessman as a homegrown enemy of “progress” and “democracy” in the vein of George Wallace or Joseph McCarthy, who,...
  • NRA Nevadans for Freedom Fact Checks Gun Control Mail Piece

    09/14/2016 10:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/13/2016 | unknown
    Bloomberg-backed piece falsely claims Question 1 will stop “convicted felons from buying a gun.” In a recent mail piece, Nevadans for Background Checks continues to peddle false claims in an attempt to pass a law that would criminalize virtually all private firearms transfers. The mail piece claims that Question 1, the Bloomberg gun control initiative, would stop “convicted felons from buying a gun without a background check.” Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law. In this case, they will ignore the law and continue their criminal activities unaffected.
  • How Germany tried to kill off the Herero people... feeding on ideas of evolutionary superiority ...

    09/14/2016 7:50:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 9-14-16 | Marc Ambler
    Herero genocide by Marc Ambler Like most visitors to Namibia,1 one of the memorable pictures I carried away was of the noble-looking Herero people. Their women wear colourful, voluminous Victorian-style dresses and hats, and the men wear uniforms on ceremonial occasions. How terribly sad it was to learn that 100 years ago, their great-grandparents had been the victims of the first genocide of the 20th century. ... That the German settlers and a high-ranking officer like General von Trotha would hold to these ‘superior race’, ‘survival-of-the-fittest-through-“cleansing”-of-the-weakest’ views is hardly surprising. Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (which is subtitled By...
  • The myth of eradicated racism: A proof of the existence of white privilege

    09/14/2016 6:45:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 88 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/14/16 | Howard
    ... My goal here is to simply explain what white privilege is and to demonstrate that discrimination against black people, both on a small scale and more importantly on a systematic and often-unconscious level, is still a huge issue... Let’s start with job discrimination. A study published by John Nunley, Nicholas Romero, Richard Seals and Adam Pugh for the Auburn University Department of Economics found that job applicants with “black sounding names” were a whopping 16 percent less likely to get called in to interview for a job than their white counterparts, even when their resumes were otherwise identical. Housing...
  • Feds to make a ruling over politicking on the Web

    09/14/2016 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    A political action committee is looking to figure out whether it can safely use the Internet to support national political candidates, or whether the Federal Election Commission might seize the opportunity to impose the kind of regulations Democrats have been striving to attain. The request for an advisory opinion, filed on behalf of Citizen Super PAC, asks the FEC whether it would be permissible to email supporters of a candidate's campaign, or whether that would cross a line prohibiting coordination with candidates.
  • New film asks "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" (VANITY)

    09/13/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 9-13-2016 | Brian F. Kirk
    Three years in the making, "Sam & Me" is a dark comedy that imagines, "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" It personifies the dysfunctional relationship between taxpayer and government. The movie is pro-freedom and pro-faith. More details at www.samandmefilm.com. To watch, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/samandme The film is absolutely free to the first 50 Freepers who use the promo code Freep at checkout.
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...