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  • Now at Dollar Tree: Pat Buchah's "Nixon's White House Wars"

    05/25/2018 6:42:57 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 25 replies
    Self | 2017 | Pat Bucahnan
    My wife saw Pat Bucahanan's recent book on Nixon for sale at Dollar Tree in hardback for $1. If you like Buchanan as an author, or respect him as an authority on Nixon, that's a hard bargain to pass up.
  • Word of the Day: ULTRACREPIDARIAN

    05/25/2018 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 05/25/2018 | Red Badger
    ____________________________________________________________________________________ Ultracrepidarian. Definition: one who is presumptuous and offers advice or opinions beyond one's sphere of knowledge. The meaning of this word comes from a story in antiquity, in which the famed Greek painter Apelles one day heard a cobbler criticizing the way he had rendered a foot in a painting. ul·tra·crep·i·dar·i·an ˌəltrəkrepəˈderēən/ adjective adjective: ultracrepidarian; adjective: ultra-crepidarian 1. expressing opinions on matters outside the scope of one's knowledge or expertise. "“Dad, how do we know the universe is expanding?” inquires your six-year-old. Try answering that without resorting to an ultracrepidarian trick here or there" noun noun: ultracrepidarian; plural noun:...
  • Kyle Kashuv Wins Top of His Class: #1 out of 856 Students

    05/24/2018 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | May 21, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    Anti-Second Amendment voices have dominated the spotlight in the wake of recent school shootings. Student activists including David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become household names. One of the messages pushed by Hogg and his allies is that adults have failed, and teenagers conveniently led by him, of course can do better at governing. In various interviews and statements, Hogg has implied that he speaks for an entire generation. But it turns out hes just one voice in the crowd. While some young activists have chased the spotlight to the detriment of their schooling, another Parkland student has...
  • Ken Ham's ark exhibit a fabulous success, evolutionites shattered...

    The question of sin being involved in the flood story is questionable; the historical reality of the global flood at the time of Noah is not. Interesting article on www.steemit.comL
  • Parents Outraged After 7th Graders Taught Graphic Sex Ed Lesson by Planned Parenthood Partner

    05/24/2018 12:19:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 23, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Pennsylvania parents expressed outrage this week after learning that their seventh-grade students were taught a graphic sex education lesson by a group that partners with Planned Parenthood. KDKA News reports parents at the Hazelwood location of Propel Charter School in Pittsburgh said their young students were told graphic details about oral sex during a recent science class. The parents recently met with the principal to discuss their concerns. A parent who asked to remain anonymous told the news outlet what her daughter told her about the class: We said we didnt know what it meant, and he...
  • Indentured Servitude and the Prison Industrial Complex

    Interesting lead up to the freedom in America. Why England really outlaws slavery before America.
  • New schools chief wants to get rid of single-test admissions

    05/23/2018 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | Selim Algar
    New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wants to expel the controversial single-test admissions process at the citys eight specialized high schools. Making his first appearance before the City Council Tuesday, Carranza endorsed taking multiple measures into account instead of relying on a sole exam.
  • Publix wouldn't write Summa Cum Laude on graduation cake due to profanity, SC family says

    05/22/2018 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies ^ | Monday, May 21st 2018 | by Bill Burr, WCIV
    WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) The signs of a graduation party are still left around the house of the Koscinski family. Jacob graduated Saturday with the highest honors from a Christian-based home-schooling program. So, his mom ordered a cake. "He did not know we were getting a cake because he's not a big cake eater. So we were all standing there waiting to see it and when we opened it, it was a huge shock to all of us," said Cara Koscinski. She explained how she ordered the 3/4 inch sheet cake online through Publix. But when she requested the...
  • The Face Of Addiction

    05/22/2018 8:27:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 113 replies
    The Courier-Tribune ^ | 5/20/18 | Annette Jordan
    On May 1, Jason Bigelows body was discovered in an abandoned house near High Point. He had been missing from his Asheboro home for a week, and while the autopsy results are still pending, his wife, Anna, has no doubt what the cause of death was. On April 30, the day before he was found, she posted this on Facebook in one angry, anguished burst: My husband is missing and no one has heard from him in 6 days. Even in his darkest of times he would have not gone that long without communication. Its hard to know what...
  • What if Christ came for supper?

    05/22/2018 7:32:41 AM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 52 replies ^ | 5/22/2018 | Self
    Look in your cabinet, would you feed God that stuff? Monday January 23rd, 2006 Since the first of the year, I have been trying to get you to eat better, but it seems as if some of you are listening and others are saying, ho hum. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? Think about that for a moment, you are the temple of the Living God. What you eat, you are putting into the very temple of God. But, it is not just the Temple of God...
  • 'Queer Space' course examines 'bathhouses,' 'cruising grounds'

    05/22/2018 7:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 22, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Tufts University is offering a course this fall examining queer spatial aesthetics and queer world-making in places like bathhouses, nightclubs, [and] cruising grounds. According to the course syllabus, Queer Space: Explorations in Art and Architecture will address questions such as: What is queer space? How have works of art and architecture shaped queer understandings and experiences of space?
  • 'Mad about Musicals' on TCM in June

    05/21/2018 10:50:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    TCM ^ | 5/22/2018
    TCM is excited to announce our new online class in partnership with Ball State University: TCM Presents: MAD ABOUT MUSICALS! A free online course dedicated to the history of the Hollywood Musical. Running from June 3-30, this FREE interactive experience will give you an entertaining deep-dive into the Hollywood musical, from the 1930s to the 1970s, with addictive multimedia course materials, digital games, ongoing interactions with your fellow film fans on the TCM message boards, and more! We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for this fun, flexible online learning opportunity, TCM Presents:...
  • World Ranking Of Countries By Their Average IQ

    05/21/2018 6:20:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 106 replies
    Came across this, and found it interesting. Top 5: Hong Kong 108 Singapore 108 South Korea 106 Japan 105 China 105 Tied for 23rd place: United States 98 Bottom 5: Cameroon 64 Gabon 64 Mozambique 64 Saint Lucia 62 Equatorial Guinea 59 Make of it what you will.
  • Texas Parents: School District Hiding Transsexual Curriculum from Parents

    05/21/2018 6:13:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 05/21/2018 | Grace Carr
    Schools in Fort Worth, Texas, are reeling after a sex-ed lesson for sixth-graders entailed gender transitions and sexual fluidity. Parents began complaining after their students came home and shared what theyd learned in class. Thirty parents met with educators on April 26 to express their grievances and demand the district make changes to the sex-ed lesson, according to the Star-Telegram. None of the parents had been consulted or told what would be taught in the class.
  • School apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets urging kids to 'party like it's 1776'

    05/21/2018 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 40 replies ^ | 05/21/18 | Leada Gore
    A principal at a New Jersey high school has apologized for prom tickets that contained a line urging students to "party like it's 1776." In a letter posted to Twitter Friday, Cherry Hill East High School Principal Dennis Perry said he was "writing to apologize for the hurt feeling this reference caused for members of our school family." "It was insensitive and irresponsible not to appreciate that not all communities can celebrate what like was like in 1776," Perry wrote. "I especially apologize to our African American students whom I have let down by not initially recognizing the inappropriateness of...
  • Simple Solution to Gun Shootings

    05/21/2018 10:12:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 16 replies
    Today | Freeper
    Require all Schools get insurance for students while on school property. Why? Because look what is required for you to have employees on your property. The Insurance Company's underwriters require that you pay insurance rates that are subject to the likelihood that they will sustain a claim. What does this mean, 1. those insured take steps to reduce their rates such as taking steps that are identified by insurers that reduce their risk. 2. those who are extremely risky can't obtain insurance and therefore can't have students. 3. the insurance companies investigate all claims to determine the root cause to...
  • Parents outraged over moment of silence at school for dead Hamas members

    05/21/2018 6:00:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Parents of students at an elite New York city public school are outraged over a student's request over the school's PA system for a moment of silence to remember Hamas members killed in an attack on Israel's border last week
  • NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

    05/20/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:54 PM | Jon Gambrell
    Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that true civil discourse is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out. [] While never naming Trump, Kerry began his remarks by saying: Given whats going on today, Im glad to be invited anywhere, folks. He quickly added that the U.S. needs to build...
  • The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home...

    05/20/2018 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    wvnews ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jake Jarvis
    FULL TITLE: The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home school' CHARLESTON As all eyes turned to public education during the historic statewide teacher strike, more parents are choosing to pull their students out of school and educate them at home. Enrolling a child in private school has traditionally been the most popular alternative to public school. But in recent years, data shows there has been a surge in the number of home-schooled students. Ive seen a shift in how people view homeschool, for sure, said Kathie Hess Crouse. Just...
  • FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

    05/20/2018 1:55:26 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 5/20/2018 | Harmeet Kaur
    Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers. A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language. "The Founding Fathers didn't see a need to declare one," Dr. Wayne Wright, a professor of language and literacy at Purdue University, told CNN. "English was pretty much the dominant language of the United States at the time and they didn't want to offend their fellow Americans who helped fight for...