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  • New York Poised to Strengthen Oversight of Nonpublic Schools

    09/17/2022 6:18:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 9/12/22 | Carolyn Thompson
    New York is poised to strengthen its oversight of private and religious schools following years of complaints that thousands of children are graduating from ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools lacking basic academic skills, including the ability to read English. A Board of Regents committee unanimously approved guidelines Monday to make sure instruction at the state’s private and religious schools is equivalent to that of its public schools. The rules would apply to all of New York’s 1,800 nonpublic schools but would have the greatest impact on the ultra-Orthodox schools, called yeshivas, some of which provide rigorous religious instruction but little or no...
  • AG of North Dakota intervenes with inquiry after Bill Gates’ latest massive farmland purchase

    06/22/2022 8:23:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 6/22/2022
    The AG of North Dakota has taken action with a inquiry after billionaire Bill Gates’ latest farmland purchase. Bill Gates acquired six parcels of land in Pembina County. Tuesday, the office of the Attorney General sent out a letter asking the Red River Trust to confirm how the company plans to use the land and if it meets any of the exceptions to the North Dakota Corporate Farming Laws. "Bill Gates acquired six parcels of land in Pembina County. Tuesday, the office of the Attorney General sent out a letter asking the Red River Trust to confirm how the company...
  • Meta Suggests It May Close Facebook and Instagram In European Union

    02/09/2022 9:28:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | 9 FEBRUARY 2022 | Tom Hale
    Meta suggests it may have to shut down Facebook and Instagram in the European Union (EU) if it’s no longer able to transfer data across the Atlantic between Europe and the US. While the suggestion appears to just be posturing, some top politicians in Europe seem almost hilariously unphased by the proposition. Meta’s suggestion was quietly mentioned in the company’s annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week. The remarks regard new EU legalization currently being drawn up that would require data processing service providers to set up safeguards against illegal data transfers to non-EU governments. “If...
  • Facebook's user numbers shrunk for the first time in its history

    02/03/2022 9:22:35 AM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2022 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook's user numbers declined for the first time in its history last quarter.Facebook's parent company Meta reported daily active user numbers of 1.929 billion over the last three months of 2021. In Q3 of 2021, it reported an average of 1.93 billion active users. This means it lost roughly 1 million users over that period.Facebook stock plunged 22% in premarket trading following its Q4 earnings.CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the company's earnings call that the company's social-media business is facing stiff competition.
  • ‘Doctor Who’ Is Dead, But Perhaps Not For Long

    12/10/2021 10:24:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 10, 2021 | Peter Pischke
    The BBC and wokeness killed the much-loved sci-fi TV series. The writer who last revived ‘Doctor Who’ is likely the only one who can save it now. “Doctor Who” is dead. Ratings haven’t been this low since the moribund 1980s. Fan interest is zilch, with little engagement on social media. The show just finished its 13th series, and the few who watched could only yawn. The doctor is on life support thanks to the BBC’s incessant diversity mandates, executive producer Chris Chibnall retcons, and the lazy pomposity of the first female doctor, Jodie Whittaker. But there is hope. A familiar...
  • Iowa Special Election Results Are In, GOP Flips Long-Held Blue Seat

    10/15/2021 5:01:08 PM PDT · by · 9 replies
    Savage Takes ^ | October 14, 2021 | Staff
    Things are going horribly for Democrats. A legislative seat held for decades by Democrats in Iowa is no longer blue. Republicans flipped in red. In the “Trump-hostile” state of Connecticut, Republicans won back a state senate seat. This occurred in an affluent suburban where folks have been anti-Trump. Here’s a quick review of the history of this Iowa seat: “This district went (62/38) blue in 2012,” Townhall reports. “Then (51/38) in 2016.” “It shifted back to deeper blue territory in the Democratic wave year of 2018, only to become a three-point squeaker in 2020,” the report added. In yesterday’s special,...
  • How to beat private/corporate vaccine mandates

    10/14/2021 9:08:09 PM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 15 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 10/14/2021 | H.C.
    "Short version: Private enforcement of vaccination is being done through Texas HHS's ImmTrac2 vaccine database and the CDC's IZ Gateway. Sever this connection. Long Version Texas HHS tracks instate vaccinations for children at schools. When COVID broke out, the CDC established data connections with each state to track vaccinations. This is done by an electronic file feed between our database and the CDC. That electronic file feed is called the CDC IZ Gateway. Once the CDC has this data, they send it out to third parties, such as contractor ID.ME, and it is used for vaccine enforcement with private firms....
  • Rep. Adam Schiff recalls ‘painful’ Robert Mueller collusion testimony

    10/13/2021 8:41:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/2021 | Callie Patteson
    Rep. Adam Schiff recalls Robert Mueller’s testimony during the Russian “collusion” inquiry as being “painful” in a new interview — dodging on whether cognitive decline should have disqualified the former FBI director from leading the investigation. In his new book and an interview this week, Schiff (D-Calif.) revealed he would not have wanted Mueller to testify if he knew how “painful” it was going to be, saying Congress had to stick to shorter questions for the beleaguered special counsel. “I did understand immediately why his staff had been so protective and why they were so reluctant to have him testify,”...
  • Rolling Stones RETIRE 'Brown Sugar' after criticism over slavery lyrics: Keith Richards says song is about 'horrors' of the trade but he's tired of fighting with people 'trying to bury it' and band will not play it anymore

    10/12/2021 6:30:40 PM PDT · by algore · 120 replies
    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have announced the Rolling Stones will stop performing hit song Brown Sugar, amid discomfort about the 50-year-old classic's references to slavery. The band, currently on the road for a 13-date U.S. tour, have not played Brown Sugar - one of their most recognizable songs - since kicking off in St Louis on September 26. The 1969 song has been a staple of their live show since it came out 50 years ago, and is the second most played song in their catalog after Jumpin' Jack Flash, with 1,136 known performances, according to Rolling Stone magazine....
  • Bucs-Cowboys opener begins with Black national anthem

    09/09/2021 8:13:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9,2021 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The Black national anthem was played ahead of the NFL’s first game of the season between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. The NBC broadcast played a video of Alicia Keys singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" while the Florida A&M University Concert Choir joined in from Raymond James Stadium. Players from both teams stood in their respective end zones and locked arms to show unity ahead of the game. Lift Every Voice and Sing" was played before the start of Week 1 games during the 2020 NFL season, and Front Office Sports reported in...
  • Even the Feds Reportedly Want to Know Why McDonald's Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken

    09/02/2021 4:46:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth ^ | September 2, 2021 | Ronnie Koenig
    It's a running joke that McDonald's soft serve machines are always broken — but now this issue is, apparently, being taken seriously By now, most people have become accustomed to the fact that the McFlurry machines at McDonald's are frequently out of order. There's even a "McBroken" map that can tell you whether your local McDonald's ice cream machine is working. But some McDonald's franchisees are tired of being the subject of social media roasts and they've taken the McFlurry problem into their own hands. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday, the United States Federal...

    08/25/2021 11:41:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Dr. Steve Turley ^ | 23/8/21 | Dr. Steve Turley
    ...Trump is running a shadow government, effectively directing the new GOP...
  • Structural Racism Isn’t Wokeness, It’s Reality [Barf]

    07/25/2021 10:35:00 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    French Press ^ | 7-25-21 | David french
    One of America’s most influential pastors is facing a crisis. No, it’s not the crisis of personal scandal. It’s the crisis of church division—over race, ideology, and minutiae of church procedure. Putting aside the procedural arguments, that division is a microcosm of the racial conflicts that are dividing the larger American church and the nation itself. David Platt is a bestselling author, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, and the pastor of McLean Bible Church (MBC), a huge and influential church located outside Washington, D.C. Platt is facing a revolt from self-described “conservative” congregants, a...
  • LeBron James’ Adviser Says He’s ‘Exhausted’ by Black Lives Matter, Apologizes

    07/05/2021 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Adam Mendelsohn, a close adviser to Lakers star LeBron James, has released a follow-up statement after saying he was “exhausted” by the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements. Over the July 4th weekend, the New York Times released a juicy inside ESPN story revealing that many of the network’s minority employees are unhappy with comments made by white commentator Rachel Nichols who is heard bashing the network’s efforts to impose more diversity on its on-air staff. In a telephone recording accidentally uploaded to ESPN’s computer system, Nichols revealed her displeasure that black reporter Maria Taylor got a plum T.V....
  • Tolkien Society Goes Woke, 'Finds' Transgenderism, 'Antiracism,' and Queer-ness in The Lord of The Rings

    07/01/2021 12:27:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/30/2021 | Tyler O'Neil
    This weekend, the Tolkien Society is hosting a virtual Summer Seminar, a short academic conference on a theme pertaining to scholarship about J.R.R. Tolkien, the British scholar and author of The Lord of the Rings. This year, most of the seminar has taken a clear turn for the “woke” — complete with multiple papers on LGBT themes and “anti-racism,” a movement inspired by Marxist critical race theory. The Tolkien Society invited academics and others to submit papers to present at the seminar, specifically encouraging the “theme of diversity” and representation. “While interest in the topic of diversity has steadily grown...
  • Never Trump Losers

    06/02/2021 8:13:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/02/2021 | Kurt Schlichter
    Who, exactly, was Paul Ryan trying to appeal to when he recently went to the Reagan Library and tried to explain why we should return to the kind of managed decline and failure theater that his rejection marked the end of as a viable Republican leadership strategy? Okay, the Beltway Cowgirl would dig his hep jive, and her soon-to-be-gerrymandered-by-the-Dems stooge Adam Kinzinger too, and the erotically dysfunctional geebos at The Bulwark are all in, but who else? Cue the tumbleweeds.The GOP managed to display some stones for once – no thanks to the aforementioned squish squad – by rejecting the...
  • Fedcoin: A New Scheme for Tyranny and Poverty written by ron paul

    04/16/2021 8:08:50 PM PDT · by delta7 · 23 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | July 27 2020 | Ron Paul
    some Congress members get their way, the Federal Reserve may soon be able to track many of your purchases in real time and share that information with government agencies. This is just one of the problems with the proposed “digital dollar” or “fedcoin.” Fedcoin was initially included in the first coronavirus spending bill. While the proposal was dropped from the final version of the bill, there is still great interest in fedcoin on Capitol Hill. Some progressives have embraced fedcoin as a way to provide Americans with a “universal basic income.” Both the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial...
  • Report of Christian workers operating in the Myanmar.

    [They’ve emphasized the sensitivity of their reports so I’ve redacted this pretty significantly. But I think it’s important for people to understand what is going on. I’m getting a steady flow of reports like these from different locations describing relief work among defecting police/soldiers/government officials, refugees on the run, fighting in many areas, torture and human rights abuses by the military junta, involvement by the Chinese government and so on. Note the testimony below describing Chinese/military exploitation of tribal areas. This is done without concern or recompense to the local people, who are often enslaved or have their homes destroyed...
  • Time for Rush Limbaugh's show to look toward the future again

    03/11/2021 1:16:44 PM PST · by libstripper · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 11, 2021 | Leann Horrocks
    I loved the Rush Limbaugh show. I have been listening to it for years and have always been comforted by his ever-increasing audience. It showed that conservative ideas work. The show serves a purpose — a purpose that we need fulfilled more now than ever. Unfortunately, it is not serving that purpose fully now. Rather than building on his legacy, we are wallowing in the sadness of his loss.
  • Capitol Police chief: We asked for National Guard help early on Jan. 6

    02/25/2021 9:45:19 AM PST · by Slate Report · 14 replies
    Former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving told senators he did not hear from Sund until 1:28 p.m. and that no formal request for National Guard assistance was lodged until after 2 p.m. Pittman’s testimony appears to back up the narrative shared by Sund, who resigned shortly after violent insurrectionists threatened the presidential transfer of power. That discrepancy between former officials’ recollections of their response is an early, defining element of the investigation into the handling of the insurrection. And Sund’s recollection appeared suspect, since video of Irving on the House floor at 1:09 p.m. seemed to confirm his account. But Pittman’s...