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  • 'It's about fairness': Portland Public Schools considers grading changes to reduce bias in classrooms

    09/18/2023 4:29:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 09 01 2023 | Thomas Shults
    Portland Public Schools is considering adopting new ‘equitable grading practices’, which would change how teachers grade students. A handout from the school district said historical data shows racial disparities in students’ pass/fail rate. The handout also instructs teachers to not assign zeros to assignments that are handed in late, or are missing. It also states that for students caught cheating, they are to face disciplinary action instead of having their grade be penalized. District administrators said these changes and others would make classrooms more fair and reduce bias. "What it's doing is, it's assessing mastery and accuracy,” PPS’ Chief Academic...
  • In South Korea, Robots Are Taking Robots' Jobs

    09/18/2023 4:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 9.15.2023 | Eric Boehm
    Our robo-worker future won't put an end to this annoying labor-policy debate.It's a tale probably as old as labor markets: An influx of cheaper, foreign labor displaces some established workers, who seek protection from the government in the form of new restrictions on the immigrants they blame for taking their jobs. The cycle is repeating itself right now in South Korea, with one new wrinkle: None of the workers are humans. Executives—human ones—at some South Korean robot manufacturing firms tell the Financial Times that imported robots are starting to steal jobs from good ol' domestic androids. "We are worried that...
  • Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader

    09/18/2023 4:22:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 09 18 2023 | John Paul Tasker
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing the government of India of involvement in the fatal shooting of a Canadian Sikh leader — a claim that will have seismic effects on an already shaky bilateral relationship. Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar was brazenly shot dead outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, B.C. on June 18. Nijjar, a supporter of a Sikh homeland in the form of an independent Khalistani state, had been branded by the Indian government as a "terrorist" and accused of leading a militant separatist group — something his supporters have denied. Now, Trudeau said, Canada's national security apparatus...
  • DC Jury Convicts Journalist Who Covered J6 Riot in Capitol

    09/18/2023 4:21:16 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Headline USA ^ | 9/18/23 | Ken Silva
    In an assault on the First Amendment and the free press, a Washington DC jury has convicted journalist Stephen Horn of four misdemeanor charges stemming from his reporting of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest-turned-riot. According to journalist Steve Baker, the jury deliberated for about an hour on Monday before finding Horn guilty of entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol. As Headline USA has reported, Horn, by all accounts, was engaging in purely journalistic activities on Jan. 6. The FBI received a tip from...
  • Hasan Minhaj’s “Emotional Truths”

    09/18/2023 4:20:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    September 15, 2023 | Clare Malone
    Hasan Minhaj’s “Emotional Truths” (Can only be linked, per FR roles.)
  • Why a Bishop Should Ignore His Unjust Deposition by a Pope: A Dialogue

    09/18/2023 4:17:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 18, 2023 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Why a Bishop Should Ignore His Unjust Deposition by a Pope: A DialogueThe following dialogue is based on a real interview that took place between John-Henry Westen and Peter Kwasniewski, the video of which can be seen at LifeSiteNews (link). The transcript has been edited for brevity, clarity, and literary effect (hence the change in names of the speakers, etc.).Servideus: Paulinus, it seems like the pope is going to go after Bishop Strickland. He went after Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres in Puerto Rico, too, when he removed him from office. That bishop allowed for conscientious objection for the COVID vaccines,...
  • Trudeau says Indian government linked to murder of Sikh leader in Surrey [Indian diplomat already expelled]

    09/18/2023 4:17:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    Vancouver Province [Canada] ^ | Sept. 18, 2023 | Ryan Tumilty, Bryan Passifiume
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada has credible information that the government of India was involved in the murder of a prominent British Columbia Sikh leader on Canadian soil in June. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in his truck by two masked gunmen as he left his Sikh temple in Surrey, B.C., on June 18. He was the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and a vocal supporter of the establishment of a separate state, called Khalistan, for Sikhs in India... Canada recently cancelled trade talks with India and a proposed Team Canada trade mission was...
  • "My daughter could coach Aaron Rodgers": O.J. Simpson trashes Nathaniel Hackett's coaching, flames Jets OC's 'horrible' game plan

    09/18/2023 4:14:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Sportskeeda ^ | Sep 18, 2023 | Bethany Cohen
    Is Nathaniel Hackett the wrong offensive coordinator for the New York Jets? Former All-Pro running back O.J. Simpson believes the team needs someone better. In a video posted to the social media platform, X, Simpson spoke about the New York Jets/Dallas Cowboys game. "My daughter could coach Aaron Rodgers": O.J. Simpson trashes Nathaniel Hackett's coaching, flames Jets OC's 'horrible' game plan By Bethany Cohen Modified Sep 18, 2023 19:48 GMT follow icon Follow Us comment Comment O.J. Simpson isnO.J. Simpson isn't happy with the way Nathaniel Hackett is coaching the New York Jets offense. Is Nathaniel Hackett the wrong offensive...
  • The Bizarre Secret Behind China's Spy Balloon

    09/18/2023 4:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 | David Martin
    It was surely the most bizarre crisis of the Biden administration: America's top-of-the-line jet fighters being sent up to shoot down, of all things, a balloon – a Chinese spy balloon that was floating across the United States, which had the nation and its politicians in a tizzy. Now, seven months later, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells "CBS News Sunday Morning" the balloon wasn't spying. "The intelligence community, their assessment – and it's a high-confidence assessment – [is] that there was no intelligence collection by that balloon," he said. So, why was it over...
  • HERE WE GO: Sound of Freedom Hero Tim Ballard Accused of Sexual Misconduct Days After Announcing Possible Senate Run – LDS Church Condemns

    09/18/2023 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2023 | Cristina Laila
    Here we go. Sound of Freedom hero Tim Ballard’s June resignation/removal from Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) was due to claims of sexual misconduct. Ballard recently said he is considering a run for Mitt Romney’s senate seat after the Utah RINO announced his retirement. According to VICE News, at least 7 women have accused Ballard of sexual misconduct. Operation Underground Railroad told VICE News that Tim Ballard resigned on June 22, 2023. “He has permanently separated from O.U.R.”
  • Roger Whittaker: Durham Town folk singer dies at 87

    09/18/2023 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/18/2023 | Helen Bushby
    Folk singer Roger Whittaker, famous for his 1969 hit song Durham Town and expert whistling, has died at the age of 87. His other hits included The Last Farewell and New World in the Morning, and he sold nearly 50 million records around the world, his website said. After starting in folk clubs, he went on to success with the Skye Boat Song, a duet with Des O'Connor in 1986.
  • President Trump Will Give Speech in Detroit on Night of Second GOPe Debate for First Losers

    09/18/2023 3:48:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 18, 2023 | Sundance
    A smart and strategic move by President Trump, the MAGA warrior of the middle and working-class.On the night of the second GOPe ‘first loser’ debate, President Donald Trump will be in Detroit giving remarks to striking union workers, pipefitters and various trade workers.The core of the MAGA coalition is the working and forgotten men and women who keep this nation functioning; a constituency that extends far beyond all races, colors, creeds and affiliations.(New York Times) – Former President Donald J. Trump is planning to travel to Detroit on the day of the next Republican primary debate, according to two Trump...
  • Donald Trump Promises Task Force To Review, Potentially Pardon Every Biden Admin ‘Political Prisoner,’ Including Pro-Life Activists Jailed in D.C.

    09/18/2023 3:45:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2023 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    Former President Donald Trump has pledged to create a task force if reelected in 2024 to review and potentially pardon or commute the sentences of every “political prisoner who’s been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration.”The Republican presidential candidate made the announcement during his speech on Friday at the Pray Vote Stand Summit in the nation’s capital. The 45th president did so after referencing the case of five pro-life advocates who were jailed in late August after a D.C. jury found them guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinics (FACE) Act and conspiracy against rights in a 2020...
  • F-35 Found By School Teacher (Safe and Effective Satire)

    09/18/2023 3:41:48 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 7 replies
    9/18/23 | RetiredTexasVet
    A school teacher in rural South Carolina has found the missing Marine Corp F-35 that went missing on a routine training mission. The school teacher (name withheld under national security rules) was aware of a missing F-35 by the image spotted on a milk carton at school. The school teacher was alerted to the presence of the F-35 when she bumped into something on the way to her vehicle when going home after school. She couldn't see anything but kept bumping into something blocking the way to the car. After feeling around it became apparent that the object was large...
  • CDC Admits: Vast Majority of those hospitalized for COVID are jabbed

    09/18/2023 3:33:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 13, 2023 | Alex Berensen
    CDC Admits: Vast Majority of those hospitalized for COVID are jabbedAlex Berensen | Substack: An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control is meeting now to discuss recommendations for the updated Covid jabs that the Food & Drug Administration approved yesterday.Spoiler alert: the committee is likely to press the jabs on most adults, and possibly even children. The group is nominally independent, but Dr. Nirav Shah, the CDC deputy director, telegraphed this plan to The New York Times two weeks ago:Covid can still be nasty even if it doesn’t put you in the hospital. A booster shot will reduce...
  • Trump Posts Rosh Hashanah Message from Conservative Jews Urging Liberal Jews to Repent

    09/18/2023 3:32:16 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former President Donald Trump posted a message Sunday for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, urging liberal Jews to repent for voting “to destroy America & Israel because you believed false narratives.”The message, which he posted on his Truth Social platform, included a post by JEXIT, a group of conservative Jews that urges fellow Jews to leave the Democratic Party.The JEXIT post was headed by a comment: “Wake Up Sheep. What Nazi / Anti Semite ever did this for the Jewish people or Israel?” It then listed several of Trump’s best-known accomplishments for Jews and for Israel — a list...
  • Biden crashes birthday party at swanky New York restaurant Il Cantinori: Joe and Jill pose for photos with customers

    09/18/2023 3:19:44 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2023 | Nikki Schwab
    President Joe Biden 'crashed' a birthday party at the swanky New York restaurant Il Cantinori Sunday night while celebrating his granddaughter Finnegan's birthday. Budding TV and podcast producer Julie Balefsky shared pictures on her Instagram that showed the president coming over and wishing her a Happy Birthday, as she sported a birthday hat and 'it's my birthday' sash. The president and first lady Jill Biden also posed for a group picture with Balefsky and her friends at the restaurant, which serves $42 ravioli and $69 lamb. 'The President crashed my birthday dinner but it's still my day,' Balefsky captioned the...
  • Senate Enacts Come As You Are Dress Rules (Safe and Effective Satire)

    09/18/2023 3:14:34 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 8 replies
    9/18/23 | RetiredTexasVet
    The Senate enacted new dress rules for members, essentially endorsing "come as you are dress rules". Cro-Magnon Pa. Senator John Fetterman tested those new rules today showing up in a jockstrap, chest hairs braided into cornrows, and smoking a crack pipe. Senator John stated that this is how he rolls at home and he doesn't feel that he should alter his lifestyle for a bunch of old white guys. A few fellow Senators were aghast at his appearance but others led by Liz Warren were questioning his insensitive cultural appropriation of "cornrows" while others asked which professional did the braiding....
  • New study funded by the 'defense intelligence enterprise' finds national security officials with dementia could 'create a security threat'

    09/18/2023 3:11:58 PM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/23 | Olivia Murray
    Joe Biden has reached his expiration date, and the Deep State is preparing to dump him in the compost pile. In a newly released study conducted by the RAND Corporation and funded by a host of entities related to the congressional–military intelligence–industrial complex, researchers posed this question: "Could Dementia in the National Security Workforce Create a Security Threat?" Now, whom in the world do these researchers have in mind? Let's just throw out a hypothetical: could a person with cognitive function so severely diminished that he regresses to a toddler-like state and poops his pants ahead of diplomatic talks, and...
  • Alabama high school band director is TASERED by cops in front of screaming students and arrested for refusing to stop the music after football game ended

    09/18/2023 3:00:07 PM PDT · by algore · 150 replies
    The director of an Alabama high school's band was tasered by police in front of horrified students and arrested after he allegedly refused to stop playing after a football game ended. Johnny Mims, leader of the band at Minor High School in Adamsville, was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest for encouraging the students to keep playing after the game at the Jackson-Olin High School had concluded on Thursday. The band had continued to play as police were trying to clear out the stadium following a win by the Minors. Both the teams band kept playing after the...