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  • Paglia: The Dumbing Down of America Began in Public Schools

    10/20/2021 3:19:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 20 Oct 2021 | Anne Holmquist
    In the last several years, Americans have been sensing that something is seriously wrong with the current crop of young people. True, they are likely to have the most education credentials any generation has ever received. They also are technically-savvy, and as such, have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips.But in spite of these factors, today’s students seem to exhibit a character that is high in sensitivity and low in knowledge. What gives? Why are our students turning out like this?Camille Paglia recently revealed the answer to that question. Paglia, a long-time Democrat, feminist, and college professor, believes the...

    10/18/2021 11:04:51 PM PDT · by algore · 2 replies
    The Vienna Tourist Board has just opened an account on OnlyFans, saying that the platform, mainly known for adult content, remained the only place where nude artworks from the city’s museums could get “the freedom they deserve.” The Austrian capital is “home to some of the world’s most famous artworks, many containing nudity. The most prominent social networks have policies in place that ban or censor such works,” the tourist board explained. Vienna has been teasing its move to subscription-based OnlyFans on other platforms with a clip showing the more decent parts of the works by Peter Paul Rubens, Egon...
  • Trump Right To Oppose Transgender Restrooms Loudon County School Rape Shows

    10/18/2021 3:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | October 17, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The rape of Loudon County, Virginia parent Scott Smith’s daughter by a biological male wearing a skirt in the girl’s school restroom shows the wisdom of President Trump reversed the Biden/Obama administration’s “guidance” to schools and educators to permit transgender restrooms. The move was condemned as bigotry when it is just common sense. You don’t tempt fate. You don’t store flammables next to an open flame and you don’t have boys using the girls' restroom. Loudon County officials were well aware of the history of cross-gender restroom assaults as they considered their transgender restroom policy, particularly the rape of Scott...
  • Free College Education Will Worsen The Already Extreme Labor Shortage: Also, Add it all up and free college is hugely inflationary

    10/18/2021 9:16:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 10/18/2021 | Mike Shedlock
    Let's investigate the costs of "free" college education with a look at demographics and incentives to not work.Population Change in Last 5, 10, 15 YearsPopulation Change Details In the last 5 years, the total noninstitutional population age 16 and over rose by 7.68 million. The population change of those aged 65 and older rose by 8.24 million, over 100% of the total increase.The population change of those aged 60-64 rose by 1.39 millionThe 60+ total is 9.63 million.The population of the prime-age workers, those aged 25-54 rose by a mere 219,000.Civilian Noninstitutional Population by Age The above chart highlights the...
  • The Truth about Vladimir Lenin – The Father of Post-Truth Politics?

    10/18/2021 4:39:51 AM PDT · by otness_e · 9 replies
    History is Now ^ | June 11, 2017
    The Truth about Vladimir Lenin – The Father of Post-Truth Politics? Just who was Vladimir Lenin? While we know that he came to power after the Russian Revolution, much of his life is shrouded in myths and lies. Author Tanel Vahisalu explains all. PS - you can find out about Tanel’s latest project on Russian history here. Ninety-three years after his death, Vladimir Lenin continues to make headlines. During 2017’s commemoration of the Russian Revolution, a poll conducted by the independent Levada Center demonstrated that 56 per cent of Russians believe Lenin played a positive role in history. What’s more,...
  • Vanity: Snowflake Triggered By Men Fixing Things

    10/17/2021 7:40:39 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    On Oct. 7, residents of Baldwin Cottage received an email from Josh Matos, the area coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities. “I am reaching out to you to give you an update on the radiator project,” Matos wrote. “Starting tomorrow (Friday, 10/8) the contractors will be entering rooms between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to install the radiators. This will mean that they will be in your room for a period of time to complete the work.” I had not been contacted about any sort of radiator installation before this email, so right away the word “update” stood out to...
  • "Woke" Merrick Garland's Critical Rape Theory - Thank God He's Not On SCOTUS

    10/15/2021 3:32:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | October 15, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Attorney General Merrick Garland was one President Barack Hussein Obama’s choice for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. He may yet be again if Congressional Democrats get their way somehow and pack the Supreme Court beyond its current nine justices. As Dementia Joe Biden’s AG he has proven no moderate as he was advertised to be as he seeks to eviscerate the U.S Constitution one amendment after another. Forget the Bill of Rights – it is just Russian misinformation. Tucked away in the corner of the First Amendment written by old white male supremacists, you know, the guys...
  • Could College Exit Exams Restore Confidence in Higher Ed?

    10/15/2021 6:45:46 AM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 15, 2021 | Shannon Watkins
    Although there is no shortage of college graduates, a degree alone, unfortunately, does not guarantee students learned anything of substance while in college. The grade point averages listed at the top of many graduates’ resumes aren’t always reflective of students’ actual academic capabilities. University classes, particularly in the humanities, have become increasingly watered-down, making students’ “A-plus” grades virtually meaningless. It’s no wonder employers have expressed concern about whether colleges adequately prepare students for the workforce. According to a 2021 report by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 60 percent of surveyed employers said that “critical thinking skills” is “very...
  • Based Elderly Man Teaches How To Hold The Line

    10/14/2021 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Bitchue ^ | 10/14/21
    This old contruction guy tells us what happend at his work when the safety man told employees to get the jab or your fired. They all got upset and headed to the gate. However, before they got to the gate the safety man came back and said never mind you do not have to get it. (language warning)
  • Domestic Terrorist is the new Nazi

    10/14/2021 3:45:01 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Pushing Rubber Downhill ^ | 13 Oct, 2021 | Adam Piggott Gentleman adventurer
    Those of us on the right side of dissident politics and social commentary have been routinely labeled as Nazis for a couple of decades now. Nazi this, Nazi that; Nazi over there; Look – a Nazi! This was interspersed with other prerogatives such as racist, homophobe, misogynist, you get the drift. But Nazi was the foundation that underpinned it all. The whole charade got so ridiculous that eventually it came to be known that someone had already lost an argument when they felt that they had to revert to holding up the Nazi card. In other words, the slur stopped...
  • Merrick Garland's Threat Against Parent's 1st Amendment Right Backfires...Dad Serves Stunned School Board With $200 Million Lawsuit

    10/13/2021 8:23:11 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 50 replies
    GP ^ | October 13, 2021 | Patty McMurray
    On Monday, a father in Clark County, Nevada, showed up to a Clark County School Board meeting and stunned the board members when he served them with papers in the middle of his speech. “This is segregation based off of your own fears and your own personal interests,” the unidentified father told the school board members. “The people in this country have had enough, and we are fighting back.” “I have something to give you,” he said. He called security and asked them to do him a “favor,” asking “Would you please hand those forms to the board members?” As...
  • The American Political Science Association Cancels the Claremont Institute

    10/13/2021 8:45:51 AM PDT · by karpov · 3 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 13, 2021 | Scott Yenor
    Universities have been going woke across the country. This involves administrators pushing “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” policies in hiring practices, student life, and curricula. But if they choose to, academic departments can actually be bastions of resistance to the DEI fervor. Many departments are connected to professional standards that limit their adherence to DEI ideology. Nursing schools must train nurses, which limits, but does not stop, their ability to adopt DEI. In contrast, DEI ideologues have totally captured sociology (among other disciplines). Professional organizations are straws in the wind for the future direction of the university. If they maintain professional...
  • Associated Press Fact-Check on DOJ Targeting School Parents Is Not Just Wrong but Insidious

    10/11/2021 7:03:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/2021 | Brad Slager
    <p>While we are used to fact-checks being slanted, we must ask ‘Why’ on AP’s blatant prevarication here.</p><p>There is no shock in a revelation that a fact-checker in the media is contorting the very foundation of its mission statement — the facts. This adjunct in the journalism complex has been shown to be a narrative-manipulating device, one employed to aid and abet one party. For proof, just choose a news outlet, comb through its fact-check section, and note how frequently the entries are used on critics of the Democrats and how infrequently they actually fact-check Democrats.</p>
  • Parents Are "Domestic Terrorists" [semi-satire]

    10/11/2021 10:13:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 October 2021 | John Semmens
    After receiving numerous complaints from school officials around the nation, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to initiate an investigation of "parents who too vigorously voice objections to the things their children are being taught or how the schools are run." "Public schools are a free service provided to parents by the government," Garland asserted. "Instead of showing gratitude, some parents are showing up at school board meetings and questioning how these free schools are handling things. The education professionals running these public schools are alarmed and insulted by these lay critics. School Board public meetings are...
  • “Death by a Thousand Cuts”: Professor Files Lawsuit Against NC State University

    10/11/2021 7:42:02 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 11, 2021 | Shannon Watkins
    Incidents of academics being targeted for their views are on the rise, according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE notes that the number of targeting cases has sharply increased from 24 incidents in 2015 to 113 in 2020. Unfortunately, that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down in 2021. But one professor at North Carolina State University has decided to push back. Stephen Porter is a professor in the College of Education, where he teaches graduate courses in statistics, causal inference, and workflow of data analysis. A conservative, Porter claims that university...
  • The Enemy in our Midst

    10/11/2021 3:37:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Pushing Rubber Downhill ^ | 10 Oct, 2021 | Adam Piggott Gentleman adventurer
    One of the fascinating things I have found during the Covid scam and subsequent fake vaccine push has been the way that it has caused individuals to reveal themselves as to which side they stand in this spiritual war. The Covid scam was the cover to push the poisonous vaccines. Thus, one’s position on the vaxx is a litmus test on the road to battle. Some people, many people I would say, have taken the vaxx in good faith and now find themselves in spiritual as well as physical trouble. For those souls, you have my thoughts and prayers. But...
  • Garland Just Tipped Over the Dominos

    10/10/2021 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 9 Oct 2021 | Roger Kimball
    Parents across the country have suddenly woken up to the wokeness haunting their schools and poisoning the minds of their children.Most parents don’t like that. They pay for the schools. The school board (in theory) works for them, and they, the parents, have been vocal in making their displeasure known. A left-wing lobbying group called the National School Boards Association complained to the Biden Administration that “Public Schoolchildren, Public School Board Members, and Other Public School District Officials and Educators” were subjected to “Threats and Acts of Violence” by parents whose actions “could be the equivalent to a form of...
  • New York City to Eliminate 'Gifted and Talented' School Program. Any Guesses?

    10/08/2021 8:52:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/08/2021 | Mike Miller
    Can you spell “soft bigotry of low expectations”?The never-ending battle over New York City’s advanced school programs continues. A top NYC school in June canceled plans to scrap accelerated math classes, following an outcry from enraged parents. Yet, after years of debate, city officials on Thursday announced they will eliminate an advanced program for four-year-olds before they enter kindergarten, claiming the program “further segregates students.”City officials say the new program will allow all kindergarteners to have access to accelerated learning.As reported by ABC7 in NYC, hapless Mayor Bill de Blasio claims the replacement program, named Brilliant NYC, will provide an...
  • Arlington school shooter PARTIES at home after being freed while his victims remain in the hospital

    10/08/2021 7:13:06 AM PDT · by allen592 · 33 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | October 8, 2021 | Team Mag Grand
    The teenage student who fired gunshots in an Arlington, Texas, school on Wednesday hosted a party at home with his family after being freed on a $75,000 bond. Meanwhile, the teenage shooter’s victims, a 25-year-old teacher and a 15-year-old boy, are still in the hospital, with one of them clinging to life. Simpkins’ family defended their son saying his classmates envied him because he has a nice car that $35,000 and wears nice clothes.
  • Getting Serious About a Parallel University System

    10/08/2021 7:08:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 8, 2021 | Robert Wright
    We have reached a critical juncture in our nation’s history. As once hallowed institutions decay before our eyes, parallel structures struggle to arise. Cryptocurrencies, Fintechs, and private equity funds hedge against financial system collapse. Private security continues to grow in the face of police defunding crusades. And in K-12 education, charter, parochial, and private schools strive to excel where government schools have failed. Innovations in higher education have also occurred but clearly have been insufficient to stop the downward spiral of increased cost and decreased value that many have warned about for decades. It is time to get serious about...