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Mar 29 09:13

10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Most of the Raspberry Pi coverage you’ll see around the web focuses on the more fantastical projects—magic mirrors, portable gaming handhelds, intelligent drones, and so forth. And for good reason! Those maker masterpieces show what sort of power the $35 mini-PC is capable of in the hands of someone with a little imagination and a bin full of spare electronics.

But most people won’t use the Raspberry Pi to whip together crazy creations.

In honor of Pi Day and the recent releases of the supercharged Raspberry Pi 3 and dirt-cheap Raspberry Pi Zero, we’re digging into the more practical projects possible with the Raspberry Pi, from media streaming to extending the range of your Wi-Fi network. It’s time to put that $35 computer to real work.

Mar 28 19:06

The Cannabis Acadamy

COMING SOON: Cannabis Acadamy provides all the information you need for a successful indoor cannabis grow .
We are currently consulting with industry leaders to provide you with the best information on the cannabis industry

(*Here in Massachusetts , our state government is disappointed in the common folk , for voting in favor of lifting the tedious prohibition , so , these folks are waiting .
I'm sure Baker is scowling out the window of his statehouse office , thinking 'let them wait' .)

Mar 28 13:49

Bleh : Campus Offers ‘Self-Identified Whites’ Space To Feel Guilty…

Loyola University Chicago offers a campus club “for self-identified White students” to admit their own racist feelings and to complain about the racism they perceive around themselves. The segregated “affinity group,” called Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness, allows all students “who self-identify as White” to talk about their “anger and confusion about institutional racism” and to confess “guilt and hope about internalized racism.” Members can also “examine what it means to be White” and “begin the journey of operating in solidarity with others and their privilege.”

Mar 27 16:44

Oh Come On! Students Share Sins At ‘Masculinity Confession Booth’… (EXTREME PC BS ALERT!)

A university will be hosting a “Masculinity Confession Booth” along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat “hypermasculinity.” -- “We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!” explains the University of Regina event description. “Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!” -- The “Man Up Against Violence” initiative will be hosting these events at the University of Regina in Canada during the present week.

Mar 27 14:03

Unbelievable: 4-Year-Old Gets Suspended For Bringing Empty .22 Casing To Preschool

The American school system has long abandoned its job of teaching the young.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that our schools are little more than indoctrination centers. They don’t really prepare our children for the world. They just teach them to be scared, dependent, and to disregard any traditional value. And god forbid one of your boys does something even remotely masculine outside of a physical education class or a football field. In most schools, boys are treated far more harshly than girlsare for their bad behaviour.

Mar 27 10:15

We Are Taught 'Junk Science' As Truth

95% of status quo scientists FAIL this simple SCIENCE QUIZ

Mar 27 09:21

TOP BRITISH UNIVERSITIES FOUND PRODUCING ‘FAKE RESEARCH’

Hundreds of allegations of “fake research” conducted at some of the UK’s top universities were reported between 2011 and 2016, figures show.

According to figures released by 23 of Britain’s 24 Russell Group universities following Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by the BBC, the scale of fraudulent research is much higher than official Research Councils UK (RCUK) statistics suggest.

The figures reveal at least 300 allegations including plagiarism and fabrication.

Official data, however, suggests about 30 cases were reported between 2012 and 2015.

In response, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry to reassure the public that its monitoring system is “robust.”

Committee Chairman Stephen Metcalfe stressed the importance of reassuring people that public funds are being invested in accurate and trustworthy research.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Mistrust" and a healthy skepticism are very necessary intellectual qualities to have in this part of the 21st century.

Mar 27 06:59

Bill in West Virginia would BAN homeschooling, treating it as child abuse

A new bill proposed in West Virginia could make the act of homeschooling equal to that of child abuse. Lawmakers feel that parents are denying their children an appropriate education. If passed into law, Bill SB 528 would prohibit homeschooling and order CPS investigations for children who had ten or more absences without an acceptable excuse.

Mar 26 20:20

69 Politicians As They Were In High School

69 Politicians As They Were In High School

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 26 08:56

Pro-Common Core Jeb Bush Former Staffer No Longer Candidate for Assistant U.S. Education Secretary

The pro-Common Core New Mexico education secretary who once served as a staffer in former Gov. Jeb Bush’s administration in Florida is no longer a candidate for assistant secretary of the U.S. Education Department, reports Politico.

Mar 23 09:27

ABOUT HALF OF DETROIT CAN'T READ

America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate.
The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary.

Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks."

Various estimates of the scale of need for basic skills services in the region convey a crisis-level order of magnitude.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; but of course, illiterate and innumerate people are incapable of critical thinking, or "doing the math", when it comes to politicians manipulating them, and politicians love it when people cannot do either.

I would suggest that this failure of the Detroit educational system is not accidental, but deliberately institutional.

So I can absolutely imagine that the local, state, and Federal politicians, looking at these numbers, are rejoicing at what they see!!

Parents in Detroit and elsewhere, whose kids are going to public schools, please do NOT count on your schools to educate your children, because most likely, THEY WILL NOT. Horrifically bad teachers will not be removed because of union protection.

Start reading to your kids, getting them reading as well, and start them on simple math, TODAY. Start a club, or a group, which does this after school, and make it fun!!

I was enormously lucky, in many aspects to have been born into the family I was. Language, and reading, were very strongly stressed by my parents, and when I was in high school, my Dad took me to EVERY Shakespeare play done at the local community college, as if to tell me, "The English language is your heritage, my dear; LEARN IT AND USE IT WELL!!"

Mar 22 20:26

This New Bubble Is Even Bigger Than The Subprime Fiasco

The total value of student loans in America today is LARGER than the total value of subprime loans at the peak of the financial bubble. And just like the subprime mortgages, many student loans are in default.

Mar 22 16:40

Dr. Tom Woods To Give Free Presentation On Secession

Dr. Tom Woods reports in his latest newsletter: "My appearance at the Yale Political Union is coming up soon. The topic for debate and discussion is secession. The event is free and open to the public. April 4, 7:30pm, Sudler Auditorium, William L. Harkness Building, 100 Wall Street, New Haven." He adds "Of course, the Constitution is not a "living, breathing" document, as I explain in my book 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask. That's precisely what the American Revolution was fought against. The British constitution was in effect whatever Parliament said it was. Americans weren't about to make the same mistake."

Mar 22 10:24

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data.

The 17-year-old from Tapton school in Sheffield said it was "pretty cool" to email the space agency.

The correction was said to be "appreciated" by Nasa, which invited him to help analyse the problem.

"What we got given was a lot of spreadsheets, which is a lot more interesting than it sounds," Miles told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme.

The research was part of the TimPix project from the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), which gives students across the UK the chance to work on data from the space station, looking for anomalies and patterns that might lead to further discoveries.

Mar 21 19:31

Whistleblower Explains How Education System Targets ‘Resistors’

A former policy advisor explains how she was trained to trick parents.

Mar 21 14:38

Liberal College Releases List Of ‘Offensive’ Words We Shouldn’t Use Anymore

Boston’s elite Emerson College has taken it upon itself to release a list of offensive words Americans should stop using at once.

Mar 21 08:09

- A new aerial frontier - "The Interceptor" Drone-hunter

Drone-hunting startup's emerge

Mar 21 07:33

Boston Public Schools students get new look at the world with 'culturally proficient' map

Boston Public Schools are ditching the traditional world maps many might remember hanging on their classroom walls for something the schools say is more accurate: the Gall-Peters Projection map.

The Peters Projection map is said to present a "more culturally proficient view of the world" than conventional Mercator projection map, and will be offered to second, seventh and eleventh grade classrooms throughout the Boston Public School System.

James Gall created the outline in the mid-nineteenth century, and Arno Peters brought it into the spotlight in the 1970's. The Peters Projection maps the spherical shape of the globe onto a vertical cylinder that is then stretched horizontally to double its length.

The more traditionally-used Mercator map, created in the 17th century for purposes of sailing and navigating, represent countries disproportionately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maps and charts are not supposed to be decorations. As this article points out, the Mercator Projection was created as a tool for navigation. The Peters Projection cannot be used for that; headings come out wrong. And while it is true that the Mercator projection distorts the polar zones, simply distorting the equatorial regions in the other direction isn't really a solution, merely a pander to those "offended" by the Mercator map.

Mar 20 12:25

Spring Equinox 2017: First Day of Spring

Celebrate the spring equinox 2017 with our equinox dates and times—plus facts and folklore about the first day of spring. Also, join us for our live telescope show today, Monday, March 20! Find out more information.
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When Does Spring Begin?

The March equinox is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:29 A.M. EDT.

Astronomically speaking, the equinox falls on March 19 or 20 every year, marking spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone.

Mar 20 09:29

Education Expert: Children Should Be Taught To Recognise Fake News

Just give them copies of the NY times for a month and they will be experts at it.

Mar 20 09:19

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Protections On Student Loans

Just days after reports emerged that student loan defaults are soaring, which is undoubtedly due to some combination of, among other things, poor job prospects for the millions of snowflakes who graduate each year with their $200,000 educations in anthropology and the moral hazard created by liberal politicians constantly calling for student debts to be 'forgiven' (a.k.a. forcefully jammed down the throats of taxpayers), the Trump administration has revoked rules put in place by Obama that barred student debt collectors from charging penalty fees on past-due loans.

Mar 19 11:27

Indoctrination: Canadian schools are teaching children that GMOs are safe

Four of the world’s largest pesticide corporations – Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, and Dupont – would like to educate your kids about the benefits of all the chemical and genetic experiments that are being engineered on natural foods. That’s why they collectively sponsor the “Agriculture in the Classroom” program, which is nothing more than an advertising outlet to promote their pesticide-ridden, GMO products to the next generation.

Mar 18 19:03

THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY By Carlo M. Cipolla

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The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that:

Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

At first, the statement sounds trivial, vague and horribly ungenerous. Closer scrutiny will however reveal its realistic veracity. No matter how high are one's estimates of human stupidity, one is repeatedly and recurrently startled by the fact that:
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Mar 17 19:25

Protection for student loan defaulters rolled back

Not good! Wait til youread the interest rates. Are debtors prisons next?

March 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration rolled back guidelines that barred debt collectors from charging high interest rates on past-due student loans.

Mar 17 13:50

Dumbing down a generation: Performance of NZ schoolchildren plummeting

International tests reveal the performance of our schoolchildren is plummeting despite years of education reform designed to create brighter futures for the next generation. Simon Collins asks the experts where it all went wrong.

Emeritus Professor Warwick Elley worries that New Zealand's education system is failing an entire generation.

"I worry that it's a dumbing down of a whole population of students," he says.

When Elley chaired the international steering committee for one of the first world literacy surveys, in 1990, Kiwi students came fourth.

A decade later, when the Programme for International Students Assessment (Pisa) started testing 15-year-olds, NZ students came second only to Finland in reading, third in maths, and sixth-equal in science.

Mar 17 13:22

Left-Wing Activists Prepare for ‘Resistance’ with Breathing Exercises

Coddled college kids across the country tried group cry-ins, group hug-ins, coloring with crayons, and even finger-painting to deal with the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Now adult snowflake activists are using breathing exercises to prepare for anti-Trump protests.

Mar 17 11:44

COLLEGE SNOWFLAKES being taught to yell "OUCH!" when offended....

This is basically intense brainwashing. Its equating "offensive" speech with physical pain, as if there is no difference. Can't be long until they introduce voice activated, bluetooth shock collars that respond to pre-programmed keywords.

Mar 16 19:55

Weight Loss Strains

Trying to shed some weight? You might be surprised by this weight loss tip; Start using cannabis. While cannabis has long been known for its appetite inducing effects, research is now indicating that it can actually help lower BMI and reduce obesity. In fact, states with medical cannabis laws have even seen a 2-6 percent reduction in obesity rates. So how does cannabis pull off this weight loss trick? And more importantly, how can we harness its power for our own weight loss goals?

Mar 16 12:06

Lawyer Brags About Defending Teacher Alleged to Have Sexually Assaulted Students With Knife

Project Veritas has released a video exposing attorney Mitchell Rubinstein from the New York State United Teachers describing a case in which a teacher was alleged to have forced students at knife-point to give him oral sex.

The 16-minute video shows Rubinstein describing on hidden-camera the case he defended twenty years ago to a Project Veritas journalist at a union holiday party in December, 2015.

A Junior High School teacher Rubinstein names “Mike,” was accused by several students to have forced a student at knife-point or gun-point to give him oral sex.

There was overwhelming evidence including the students knowing the name of his pet parrot, the layout of his home and having his cell phone number.

Mar 16 09:25

MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS: California Mulls Exempting Teachers From Income Tax

State legislators in California are contemplating a new law which, if passed, would allow public school teachers to avoid paying any state income tax whatsoever.

A pair of Democrats, Sen. Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton and Sen. Henry Stern of Los Angeles, introduced the bill in February to address a shortage of teachers in the Golden State, reports The Sacramento Bee.

Mar 15 15:23

Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks

In March 2015, science teacher Timothy Sullivan approached public health nurses administering vaccines to high school students at his school in Waterford, Ontario, Canada and asked whether they had appropriately informed the students about the potential risks of the shots they were giving. He noted that the teenagers were required to give informed consent and the nurses, therefore, had the obligation to make sure they were fully informed.1

Mr. Sullivan also made the point that, “some of the components in the vaccines were deemed ‘toxic’ in his science lab.” The nurse allegedly answered that they alerted parents and teens about common vaccine risks like fever or soreness at the injection site and she claimed that “a screening tool allows nurses to assess if there are any underlying conditions that would trigger a more serious reaction among students” and added that “the risk of death from receiving a vaccine is so very, very rare.”1

Mar 15 09:44

Student loan defaults skyrocket by 17 per cent as 4.2 million borrowers face financial disaster after pursuing a college degree

A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly 17 per cent last year.

As of the end of 2016, there were 4.2 million Federal Direct Loan borrowers in default, meaning they've not made a payment in more than 270 days. That's up from 3.6 million at the end of 2015.

Mar 15 07:48

Wisconsin Athletic Official Prevents Siblings from Hugging After High School Championship Game

After Appleton North won its first Wisconsin state championship in girls high school basketball this weekend, junior Sydney Levy went to give her little brother a hug to celebrate.

Instead, a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association employee ushered the boy away and told Levy to leave with her teammates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But any random male who claims he is a woman can shower with the girls, right?

Mar 15 07:05

California elementary school bans TAG because it is 'too rough': Students now face punishment if they are caught playing the game 

In elementary one school, no one will be 'it' because the age old game of tag has been banned.

Gold Ridge Elementary in Folsom, California sent a note home to some parents banning the game of tag in the school's playground during recess.

'I don’t personally agree with it,' parent Sam Hammer, who has two children at Gold Ridge told CBS 13. 'It’s something we all did as kids and I never seen any harm come from it.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California has gone totally nuts!!!!!!!!

Mar 14 14:59

Merrimack College, where liberal professor named list of 'fake news' websites, found to have been DENIED accreditation, warn students... 'Please don't come to this hell hole...'

Merrimack College, the hub of liberal hatred and totalitarian censorship dreams that gave rise to crybully professor Melissa Zimdars and her targeting of independent media websites, was DENIED accreditation for its business school, warn its own students.

"When Applying To Merrimack College there were many promises that were made. Such as new accreditation and new Buildings," writes a student at StudentsReview.com. "They were denied the accreditation and have made no progress on a new building."

Another student describes the academics at the school as "pretty much non-existant" and adds, "dont bother being a science major, you wont get a job and you wont have easy access to grad schools either... med schools dont even know what merrimack is... the business program has NO accreditation.

Mar 14 14:59

STUDY: 4-in-5 students can’t read clocks…

More than 150 students took the time-telling survey, which featured 15 questions. Only 31 students passed. Only 15 earned perfect scores.

Mar 14 14:49

Trading education for social justice

A series of recent stories involving extremist political correctness on campus illustrate that colleges and universities are going far beyond placing ridiculous, and often unconstitutional, limits on free speech. Some schools are manipulating courses and programs of study to prioritize social justice at the expense of fact-based evidence. Here are a few of the most insane examples…

Mar 14 14:30

MORE PC BS : University drops homecoming ‘King and Queen,’ replaces with genderless ‘Royals’…

The University of Minnesota has become the latest university to do away with the traditional Homecoming King and Queen titles and replace them with the gender-neutral “Royals” term.

Mar 14 14:03

New York Drops “RACIST” Literacy Test For Teachurs: “An Outsized Percentage Of Black And Hispanic Candidates Were Failing The Test”

America no longer leads or even makes the Honorable Mentions list for math, science or reading when compared to other countries, and the fact that our teachers will no longer be required to pass a basic reading test to get a job tells us things are only going to get worse for an education system that is nothing short of a complete disaster.

Mar 14 14:00

Who got rich off the student debt crisis

A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education.

In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of debt for Americans – and the best kind for banks and debt collectors.

Today, just about everyone involved in the student loan industry makes money off students – the banks, private investors, even the federal government.

Mar 14 12:56

Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about “Recovering from Whiteness”

Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, “Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules about Race.”

The point of her talk was to discuss “the many times during her life where she unfortunately benefitted [sic] from white privilege.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

Mar 14 12:23

Teacher describes impact of social crisis in Toledo, Ohio schools

Toledo, Ohio is a port city on the western edge of Lake Erie. The city, whose population burgeoned along with its glass-making and auto manufacturing industry in the early 20th century, was the site of the Auto-Lite strike of 1934, one of most pivotal battles in the establishment of industrial unions. For much of the last century Jeep was the city’s largest employer.

Mar 13 15:49

We Are Power

John Trudell, in this amazing speech made on Thanksgiving Day 1979, shortly after Three Mile Island happened, really says it all about Nuclear Energy. This speech was made 7 years before Chernobyl Accident, and 32 years before the Fukushima Accident. His work and his words are beyond inspirational…and they are brutal truth, raw and beautiful.

Mar 13 10:00

Roughly one third of college students spend their loans on spring break and partying.

There is a massive student loan epidemic in the United States. Over $1.4 trillion in student debt is floating around in our economy lingering like an albatross on the necks of many young students. While the idea of getting a college degree is more popular today than ever, it would seem like going to spring break is also very popular. It is hard to track how students spend their student loans. Obviously most (if not all) goes to pay for college for the vast majority of students. But some use student loans to finance unnecessary items like partying it up on spring break and getting inebriated to celebrate a semester well done. A new LendEDU poll found that roughly one-third of college students used a part of their student loans to finance their spring break. While this is not the bulk of young college going Americans, the number is somewhat startling. Priorities folks!

Mar 12 18:44

Snowflake Silliness: Illinois Student Leads 'Nap-Ins' to Inspire 'Dream of Diversity'

At a college in Illinois, students seemingly believe that the best way to effect social change is to go to sleep. No, seriously.

"The nap-ins are part of the internal journey to diversity," student coordinator Marissa Amposta, a senior studying art at Southern Illinois University (SIU), told the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper. "All dreams start while sleeping."

What better describes this culture of victimhood than the idea of trying to manufacture "dreams" to inspire social change for equality in a university setting already so equal and diverse that people complain about "microaggressions"? Women and minorities already enjoy such equality at Southern Illinois University that they actually don't know what to ask for — so they turn to the subconscious to guide them.

Mar 09 17:27

Brussels accused of INDOCTRINATING children with pro-EU classroom programme

Keith Redmond, co-founder of the Hibernia Forum think tank, told Express.co.uk the classes were a blatant attempt by Brussels to create a generation of Europhiles.

He said “Since about the time of the Maastricht Treaty the European Union has been engaged in propaganda, particularly with children. It’s really insidious.

“The Blue Star programme is an attempt by Europhiles to get to the children, who then go home to their mums and dads.

“It is weird to see political education be reintroduced to school.”

He said it was an attempt to stem any rise in Euroscepticism in Ireland and help defeat an in-out EU vote “10 or 15 years in the future.”

Mar 09 09:05

All the fake news that’s fit to print

Journalism purports to report the first draft of history. In practice the press and media coverage is systemically bereft of relevant facts and completely void of objectivity. The currency of the realm is trust for all journalists. Their collective credibility is bankrupt for a very simple reason; their newscasts are based upon lies, newspeak and intentional deception.

Mar 09 07:53

1938: Fr Coughlin explains the cause of Jewish persecution in Germany, warmongers falsely attack him as an Anti-Semite & Nazi

"...Give bread to the hungry, clothing to the naked, and shelter to the homeless in this land of plenty. And more than that, O God, not only for the daily bread by which our bodies live, do we ask! Give us this day our daily bread that our minds may know the truth." (Fr. Charles E. Coughlin, Royal Oak, Michigan, 11/27/38) - On November 20, 1938, Fr. Charles E. Coughlin broadcast an important message about the situation in Germany: "I shall ask an intelligent audience composed of intelligent Christians and intelligent Jews: "Why is there persecution in Germany today? How can we destroy it?"

Mar 08 17:24

Bob Altemeyer's - The Authoritarians

Because 'COERCION' is the ultimate persuassion!

Mar 08 10:14

Ernst Zundel Documentary 'Off Your Knees, Germany!'

This is an outstanding and very powerful documentary about the life of Ernst Zundel during the years 1983-2003 and what became known as "the great holocaust trial" in Canada. "It's just ludicrous to consider that these facilities could have been used for gas chambers," said gas-chamber expert Fred Leuchter in an exclusive interview during the film. This film is an hour and a half in length and well worth it.

Mar 08 09:34

Franken Opposes School Choice, Except When It’s His Kids

During an all-night speech marathon leading up to the confirmation vote for DeVos, Franken attacked school choice and the voucher system.

Franken also took aim at DeVos’ lack of experience with public school.

“She has never attended a public school. She has never sent a child to a public school,” Franken said.

However, research on Franken’s background reveals the Senator also has very little experience with public schools.

According to an interview with Harvard magazine, Franken was a math and science whiz as a boy. As he approached secondary school years, his parents wanted to find a better school for their gifted student. Franken ended up attending and graduating from Blake, one of the most exclusive private schools in the Minneapolis area, where the tuition for upperclassmen is currently $29,025 per year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As is typical for alleged Congressional Representatives, what is great for their kids, in terms of educational choice, should be made completely unavailable to the children of the working class!

Mar 08 08:07

Protesters Demand that Cornell U Provide Funding, Housing to Illegal Immigrants

Students and faculty members at Cornell University are demanding that the prestigious Ivy League university provide both housing and sanctuary for illegal immigrants who are enrolled in or work at the school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But legal American students have to fend for themselves and sell themselves into debt-slavery with those usurious student loans!

Mar 07 18:12

OK Man Ordered To Pay Child Support Despite Not Being Father

...the judge ordered him to pay around $500 a month in child support, plus, nearly $15,000 in back support plus interest - all for a child that is not his.

Mar 07 14:51

DEATH BY EDUCATION

Mar 07 12:19

San Diego Unified School District To Cut At Least 1,500 Jobs

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees voted last week to eliminate at least 1,500 full-time education jobs to close the district’s budget deficit of $124 million. According to district documents, not widely reported in the corporate media, the second-largest school district in California will now have to teach 100,000 students with less money and less staff.

Mar 07 08:07

The Campus Terror Campaign Just Got a Lot Worse

You may have heard that a mob prevented author Charles Murray from delivering a public lecture at Middlebury College. They held signs telling him that “white supremacy” wasn’t welcome there. There’s no non-hysterical definition of “white supremacy” that comes anywhere close to describing Murray’s views, but I’m sure you knew that.

Mar 06 08:56

Cornell University Students, Faculty Demand College Provide Funding to Illegal Immigrants

Students from Cornell University hosted a protest to demand that the college provide funding to illegal immigrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But legal American students have to take out usurious student loans!

Mar 06 07:07

Fifty Creepy Governors Place Indoctrinating 4-Year-Olds At Top Of National Agenda

At their annual National Governor's Association meeting, governors from across the nation overlooked bipartisan differences to focus their aim at innocent 4-year olds- insisting that putting them in the classroom at such a young age-- "early childhood education," as they put it- is vital to the nation's economy and future. The topic was so important to tbem that they placed it at the very front of the agenda: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley began the session, urging all of the governors to push the agenda and give kids "a strong start."

Mar 04 22:18

Immigration and Our Founding Fathers' Values

President Obama claims that restricting immigration in order to protect national security is "offensive and contrary to American values." No-limits liberals have attacked common-sense proposals for heightened visa scrutiny, profiling or immigration slowdowns as "un-American."

America's Founding Fathers, I submit, would vehemently disagree.

Our founders, as I've reminded readers repeatedly over the years, asserted their concerns publicly and routinely about the effects of indiscriminate mass immigration. They made it clear that the purpose of allowing foreigners into our fledgling nation was not to recruit millions of new voters or to secure permanent ruling majorities for their political parties. It was to preserve, protect and enhance the republic they put their lives on the line to establish.

Mar 04 09:48

Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker

As Stanger, Murray and a college administrator left McCullough Student Center last evening following the event, they were “physically and violently confronted by a group of protestors,” according to Bill Burger, the college’s vice president for communications and marketing.

Burger said college public safety officers managed to get Stanger and Murray into the administrator’s car.

“The protestors then violently set upon the car, rocking it, pounding on it, jumping on and try to prevent it from leaving campus,” he said. “At one point a large traffic sign was thrown in front of the car. Public Safety officers were able, finally, to clear the way to allow the vehicle to leave campus.

“During this confrontation outside McCullough, one of the demonstrators pulled Prof. Stanger’s hair and twisted her neck,” Burger continued. “She was attended to at Porter Hospital later and (on Friday) is wearing a neck brace.”

Mar 03 15:06

‘Groupthink?’ 80% Of Britain’s University Lecturers Are Left-Wing, Says Think Tank

Universities in the UK are at risk of developing a “dysfunctional atmosphere” and of practicing censorship because scholarship is dominated by lecturers with left-wing views, according to a new report by one of the world’s leading think tanks.

Mar 03 13:50

Scott Adams: I Tell You How We Can Give Free College to Everyone:

At the moment, the in-person college experience is superior to taking classes online. Today, online teaching is mostly simple videos of people talking and pointing at things. But that advantage of in-person college over online classes won’t last forever. The in-person experience will stay largely as it is, but online lessons will evolve indefinitely toward better techniques, more content, and more scientifically-proven methods. Best practices will propagate quickly online.

Only three things are missing to make this vision of universal free online college a reality:

Mar 03 13:15

State legislatures want to bring sanity back to college campuses

In response to a college trend of enacting harsh speech codes and limiting activities protected under the 1st Amendment to designated “free speech zones” on campuses, state lawmakers throughout the country are pushing back to protect students.

Mar 03 09:54

UNIVERSITY BANS ‘DISCRIMINATORY’ WORDS LIKE ‘MANPOWER’ AND ‘CHRISTIAN NAME’; VIOLATORS FACE PUNISHMENT

Cardiff University told students and staff to avoid gendered words like “sportsmanship” and “manpower,” also saying that “first name” or “forename” is preferable to “Christian name.”

The inclusive-language guidelines, which have been in place for a few years but were first reported by the Telegraph Thursday, are an effort to “promote fairness and equality through raising awareness about potentially discriminatory vocabulary.”

The guidelines offer a litany of advice, warning students and staff to avoid gendered language. It specifically mentions dozens of words to avoid, also offering broad guidelines about how to talk about disabled or transgender people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a college graduate (and a Dean's Scholar, upon graduation), this smacks of political correctness run amuck to me, and of the highest magnitude.

As a person who wants to be sensitive, gentle, and kind to everyone I meet, and talk with people in a loving, and empowering way, I would find myself very annoyed for having inadvertently used "the wrong words" in class to describe something, and get written up, and fined for that.

But even worse, we are setting up kids attending college to be "victims", who become very adept at at manipulating others with their victimhood and constant "outrage" at this, that, or the other minor issue, instead of being able to look at the "big picture" of what is going on this world, and if they don't like it, understand how to concretely advocate for positive change.

This constant yammering about "politically correct" language is, I believe, what magicians call "misdirection", and it takes young peoples' eyes off the prize of finding an educational path which will lead to a decent job, even as the introduction of AI and robotic production are changing the entire definition of work as we know it as I type this.

Have I, at my age, had to deal with some kind of sexism or objectification as a woman?!? Of course, I have; but the question is, how do you handle it?!? And for me, the answer was becoming very good at what I do; to be able to work on my own, and command a decent hourly wage for what I do, and work for clients who respect what I do for them.

Simply put, I have found a way to live my life which doesn't involve being a victim, or feeling sorry for myself; I define myself by the choices I make every day, and if those choices are good, the outcome will be good also.

Mar 03 09:27

The Best Education Our Money Can Buy

Most of us know folks who owe everything they have in life to education. That explains, I suspect, why we nod in agreement whenever we hear somebody describe education as the ultimate antidote to inequality.

Mar 03 08:22

UK’s student union rebukes officer for Israeli embassy plot

Undercover footage of NUS vice president Richard Brooks showed him plotting to overthrow elected union president Malia Bouattia because of her role as a Palestine solidarity campaigner.

Mar 03 08:18

Scripps College: White Students Should Pay Minorities for ‘Emotional Labor’

Scripps College, a prestigious women’s school outside Los Angeles, is promoting the idea that non-white students must be given monetary compensation for the “emotional labor” of having to deal with so-called microaggressions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll agree to that as long as us (sort of) white people are paid an equal amount for our "emotional labor" to deal with idiots with useless college degrees.

Mar 03 04:09

Haitian Immigrant Mom Refuses Meeting With Trump At Catholic School, But Her Honor Student Son Is All For It

Marcus Millen, an alumni of St. Andrew's and now a 16-Year old with a 4.0 GPA, was invited along with his mom to meet tne President to discuss the benefits of his Catholic school education. But his mom, Haitian immigrant Myrna Sainte-Juste, refused the offer. She was a Hillary Clinton supporter, and while she has no problem with her son's meeting the president, she will sit it out. "As an immigrant, a lot of ideas I don't share, so I don't feel comfortable with that situation," she told the camera in broken English. [NOTE: I just can't help but remember what happened the last time a Republican President visited with schollchildren at a grammar school in Florida. Yikes!]

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