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Sep 07 08:20

UK: New ‘Diversity’ Scholarships for Refugees, Ethnic Minorities, Women — But Not White Working-Class Males

One of Britain’s leading astrophysicists is donating her $3 million purse from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics.

Sep 06 23:53

Public school teachers in Portland given “social justice” education guides that praise Islam, communist revolutions and violent social justice groups

Public school teachers in Portland, Oregon, one of the most liberal cities in the country, are being instructed to implement as part of their teaching curriculum the far-left concepts contained in a new teaching guide entitled, “Planning to Change the World – A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers.”

Sep 06 14:10

Joe Rogan: Escape society or remain a SLAVE

Sep 06 11:32

NASA covered up proof of life on Mars in 1976

Gilbert Levin served as the lead investigator of the Labeled Release life detection experiment that was carried out on the two Viking Landers that NASA sent to Mars in 1976. Although his instrument ultimately yielded positive results at both locations, the finding has been largely memory-holed.

Sep 06 10:45

Adult Activists Are Grooming Our Vulnerable Children

Now we actually have teachers who should be teaching children how to read and write, but instead are on a trans witch-hunt, seeking vulnerable kids to push the dangerous and high risk agenda on them.

Sep 06 09:21

United Teachers Los Angeles Votes to Authorize Strike

After weeks of escalating rhetoric and dueling legal filings, the members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted on Friday, Aug. 31, to give the union their strike authorization.

And a high-profile political player could burnish his credentials for a possible presidential run if he can help the union bridge its ever-widening gap with the Los Angeles Unified School District over collective bargaining talks.

Sep 06 09:19

Parents threaten to keep their children home from school after headmaster introduces unisex toilets at his secondary academy

Dominic McKeon had the row of standalone toilets built in the run up to the new school year so boys and girls at the Little Lever School in Bolton, Greater Manchester, could use them together during their lunch break.

But parents were furious after only learning of the move when their children returned to classes following the summer holidays.

Several vowed to keep the youngsters off lessons in protest whilst a campaign against the unisex toilets started on Facebook.

Sep 05 16:30

The Reason College Is a SCAM….

Sep 05 10:39

Consumers Unknowingly Putting Their Digital Identities at Risk, Says New Survey

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of people have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud. In response, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information.

Sep 05 00:04

Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer

Welcome to Compliance 101: the police state’s primer in how to churn out compliant citizens and transform the nation’s school’s into quasi-prisons through the use of surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, lock downs, drug sniffing dogs, strip searches and active shooter drills. -- If you were wondering, these police state tactics have not made the schools any safer. -- Rather, they’ve turned the schools into authoritarian microcosms of the police state, containing almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.”

Sep 04 05:50

Bullet proof backpacks a must for U.S. school kids now?

Parents of school kids across the United States have come to terms with the threats and dangers of school shootings and are now purchasing bulletproof backpacks for their children to feel safe in today’s classroom environment.

Sep 03 12:40

Company Making Bulletproof Backpacks For US Students Flooded With Orders

With the 2018 school year about to begin, it seems as the hottest item on many back-to-school wish lists are bulletproof backpacks. Great job America, the militarization of education facilities is almost complete.

Sep 02 15:27

11 Facts About America’s Wildly Out Of Control Student Loan Debt Bubble

Higher education has become one of the biggest money-making scams in America. We tell all of our young people that if they want to have a bright future, they must go to college. This message is relentlessly pounded into their heads for their first 18 years, and so by the time high school graduation rolls around for many of them it would be unthinkable to do anything else. And instead of doing a cost/benefit analysis on various schools, we tell our young people to go to the best college that they can possibly get into and to not worry about what it will cost. We assure them that a great job will be there after they graduate and that great job will allow them to easily pay off any student loans that they have accumulated. Of course most college graduates don’t end up getting great jobs, but many of them do end up being financially crippled for decades by student loan debt.

Sep 01 11:14

11 Rage-Inducing Facts About America’s Wildly Out Of Control Student Loan Debt Bubble

In all of American history, we have never seen anything quite like this student loan debt bubble. Since 2007, the total amount of student loan debt in America has nearly tripled.

Sep 01 08:46

Sheldon Adelson-backed pro-Israel campus initiative to operate on 80 campuses

An Adelson pro-Israel initiative will operate on 80 campuses, spending six figures per campus – in total, about $8 million to $10 million this school year. Among its activities will be to “recruit influencers” and take them on trips to Israel.

Aug 31 09:40

Why did Israel intervene for convicted US felon Adam Milstein?

Israeli-American real estate mogul Adam Milstein recently made headlines when it emerged that he had solicited funds on behalf of two student senate candidates at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) who espouse strong anti-Palestinian views.

When asked about the donations, which had reportedly been funneled through UCLA’s chapter of the Zionist campus organization Hillel, by Mondoweiss’ Alex Kane, Milstein feigned ignorance: “When I make a donation to the UCLA Foundation or what have you, I don’t know what they’re doing with the money.”

However, Milstein’s claims were swiftly belied by emails discovered by Chloe Hunt of UC Berkeley campus newspaper The Daily Californian.

Aug 30 13:21

Multiple San Francisco schools placed on lockdown after ‘incident’

San Francisco police blocked off streets surrounding Balboa High School and multiple schools in the area went into lockdown around noon Thursday after an “incident,” authorities said.

Police did not elaborate on what had occurred.

Aug 30 12:49

9/11 Memorial posters are ‘offensive’ to Muslim students, college says

A college has ruled that 9/11 memorial posters put up by a conservative group are offensive to Muslim students.

The poster, produced by the Young America’s Foundation, caught the attention of the “Bias Protocol Board” at Wisconsin’s Ripon College after appearing throughout the campus.

Aug 30 07:07

Olive oil may give a better boost than Viagra, scientists suggest

Olive oil could be better than Viagra at helping men perform in the bedroom, scientists suggest.

A study of more than 600 men found that those who consumed plenty of it had far fewer problems with their sexual performance.

Aug 30 06:41

Water shut off in all of Detroit’s public schools; found to be tainted

The water has been shut off in all of Detroit’s public schools after hazardous levels of lead and copper were discovered in water supply lines at nearly one-third of the locations.

Aug 29 18:49

What You Really Pay For In College: Credentials, Not Education

"Students don’t want skills, they want credentials...The United States is over-educated, providing a low social return. Politicians are too dumb to realize it."

Aug 28 16:09

Teen girl fighting CANCER told to take off the hat she uses to cover up chemo hair loss because it's 'against' school picture day policy

Bella Thurston, 13, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, said the incident occurred during her Hoover Middle School's official school picture day.

'It was just really humiliating and upsetting for me,' Bella told KOAT. 'I was trying really hard not to cry. It was just not a good experience.'

Aug 28 15:07

What are they teaching your kids? Sequim Parent Finds Out!

Aug 28 15:04

Cody Wilson: 3d-printed guns and the 1st amendment - Naomi Brockwell


I chat live with Cody Wilson immediately after his press conference announcing that 3d-printed gun blueprints are available online for purchase.

Aug 27 15:50

Leadership Part Two - Stefan Verstappen


Why every warrior needs to be a leader.

Aug 27 12:23

Child punished for calling teacher ‘ma’am’…

Parents of a fifth grader are concerned after their child was punished for referring to his teacher as “ma’am.”

Aug 27 09:53

Parents fight back after school drops Pledge of Allegiance for student-authored oath to ‘global society’

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Principal Lara Zelski decided students will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s morning meeting agenda, which she described to parents as “an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.”

“Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge,” she wrote, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The statement, posted to the school website, promised parents students could recite the Pledge of Allegiance later in the day, if they felt like it, and vowed to create better pledge specifically for the school.

“Teachers and the K-5 leadership team will be working with students to create a school pledge that we can say together at morning meeting,” Zelski wrote, adding that it “will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society.”

Aug 27 09:23

College dropouts in US surpass those heading back to school -- it's time we fix that

With their coffee mugs and laptops at the ready, over 20 million students are expected to start college in the U.S. this year. They offer a stark back-to-school contrast to the 31 million people in this country who started working on a degree but never completed it.

The 31 million figure may be surprising, but the reasons behind it are not. A recent Harris Poll survey, conducted in collaboration with University of the People, offers important insights.

First, money is a primary factor. Even with financial aid, many students don’t have the means to continue, and may already be burdened with significant educational debt.

Aug 27 09:21

Parents expect kids to foot more of their college bill: Study

Colleges now asking for a percentage of future income to cover tuition
FBN's Cheryl Casone on some colleges now asking students for a percentage of their future salary to cover the cost of tuition.

As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to rise, parents are saving more for their child’s higher education expenses – but are not expecting to foot the entire bill themselves.

Aug 27 09:09

NEW FLORIDA LAW: “IN GOD WE TRUST” MUST BE PLACED IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The heightened scrutiny of the motto’s placement in school buildings in Florida is likely attributable to the global coverage of the deadly assault carried out by a gunman at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year.

As would be expected in this day of intolerance, there are opponents of the law and its mandated mounting of the state motto (“In God We Trust” was made the official state motto in 2006).

In a statement regarding the recently enacted law, the Freedom From Religion Foundation called the Constitution as a witness for its claims: “These godly postings exclude and alienate the one-in-five students in our public schools who do not believe in god. And they’re meant to,” the foundation’s statement reads. “These laws are not about patriotism, they’re about turning believers into insiders, and nonbelievers into outsiders. There’s nothing patriotic in undermining our nation’s secular Constitution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian, I definitely find myself siding with the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" here.

Faith should never be coerced; it should be embraced, because people have seen loving examples of how it has worked in their lives, and the lives of others.

Faith cannot, and should not, be forced.

Aug 26 17:55

Are you a he, she or a they? Students to get ‘gender badges’

STUDENTS are being encouraged to wear “gender pronoun” badges to indicate whether they would like to be referred to as he, she or they. The badges will be handed out to freshers at Edinburgh University during welcome week next month to help transgender people.

Aug 25 23:35

Parents fight back after school drops Pledge of Allegiance for student-authored oath to ‘global society’

The move infuriated parents and quickly gained the attention of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, and others who denounced the decision.

Aug 24 10:18

NY private school canceled Joel Doerfler’s Palestine class after big donors held meeting with AJC

In June, it was learned that Joel Doerfler, a longtime history teacher at an elite New York private school, had resigned because the school had canceled his Israel/Palestine class in the wake of controversy over the Gaza shootings. A second teacher at the school, Shawn Redden, was placed on paid leave at about the same time– not long after he had put up the names of Palestinian victims on his classroom door.

Since then, rumors have circulated about Zionist pressure on the school administration to get rid of Doerfler and Redden. Those rumors have now been confirmed in a smashing investigation by Robert Silverman in the Huffington Post.

Aug 22 09:24

Whitehead: Students stood up for 1st Amendment

Officials at a California high school have admitted they were wrong to reprimand two students for wearing NRA t-shirts.

One girl at Lodi High School was kicked out of her history class for wearing the t-shirt. She and another girl, also wearing an NRA shirt, were then lectured by the teacher who told them guns are bad.

John Whitehead, a civil liberties attorney who leads The Rutherford Institute, says he applauds the girls for refusing to remove their shirts.

"Free speech, as we used to know it, is either going to go down the tube if people don't start standing up for it," says Whitehead, who is known for fighting for free speech and fighting against government censorship.

Aug 21 20:42

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Aug 21 13:32

Kansas City School District Forces Boys and Girls to Use Same Bathrooms

No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The North Kansas City school district is going fully gender neutral at two new elementary schools, opening on Wednesday [August 15], as well as in a few renovated restrooms in North Kansas City High School and the sixth-grade centers.

The bathrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink, but the toilets are enclosed inside individual stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors.

A single sign on the wall outside displays both the male and female symbols.

Aug 20 09:47

Children's literacy levels fall as social media hits reading

Heavy use of social media by children has been linked to lower levels of literacy for the first time.

The landmark study by University College London (UCL), based on 11,000 children tracked from their births in 2000, found their time on social media could be detracting from reading and homework, with a potential knock-on effect on their literacy.

Professor Yvonne Kelly, director of UCL's International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, said the findings suggested a link between “the amount of time young people spend on social media and their levels of literacy”.

Both boys and girls who were heavier users were affected the same. “We looked at whether the more time young people spend on social media, the less time they have for the things that might improve their literacy such as reading for enjoyment and doing homework,” said Professor Kelly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But how is the UK government going to enforce limits to time spent by kids on social media?!?

The short answer is, they really can't, unless they intend to license social medial devices, and make them all the property of the State, to be confiscated at will.

Aug 19 09:35

Colleges offer courses on ‘queering’ children, the Bible

This school year, students across the country will attend courses on “Queering the Bible,” “Queering Childhood,” “Queering Theology,” and similar topics.

Students at Pomona College in Claremont, California, for instance, will have the opportunity to enroll in a brand new course titled “Queering Childhood,” which will examine “the figure of the Child and how this figuration is used by politics, law, and medicine to justify continued cultural investment in reproductive heteronormativity and productive ablebodiedness.”

Aug 19 09:27

Yale honors prof who enraged students by defending free speech

Yale University has bestowed its highest faculty honor on a professor who just a few years ago was nearly driven to leave the school by students upset that he defended his wife’s free speech.

The July 23 announcement recounts Christakis’s scholarly work and accomplishments and mentions that the honor is bestowed by Yale’s president and Board of Trustees. According to The New York Times, Yale spokesperson Thomas Conroy stated that “the decision was made purely on academic grounds.”

This honor comes nearly three years after students aggressively protested Christakis and his wife, Erika, regarding an email sent by Erika just before Halloween in 2015, when the pair served as the co-heads of Silliman College, an undergraduate residential college at Yale.

Aug 16 08:56

German Schools Underfunded by 48 Billion Euros Despite Budget Surpluses

One report paints a grim future ahead for German education and day care systems, despite billions in tax surpluses for municipalities. According to it, even with financing building renovations may take years.

German schools and day care centers lack around €55 billion in funding for major overhauls and new buildings, the report by state-owned KfW development bank says. According to study, the larger the municipality is, the larger the gap between existing and required funding, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia and southern Germany. Schools are currently missing €48 billion in funding and €7.6 billion is needed for day care facilities.

Aug 16 06:20

Confucius Institutes fall victim to US politics

New legislation targeting centres illustrates the current anti-China climate when most universities acknowledge the clear cultural and learning benefits

The University of North Florida has just announced it is closing its Confucius Institute, following a similar decision by Texas A&M University in April.

Meanwhile, tucked away in the US$716 billion John McCain National Defence Authorisation Act, just signed into law, is a provision barring any American university from using Pentagon resources for programmes involving Confucius Institutes.

If some US politicians such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio are to be believed, the institutes are there to spread Chinese communist propaganda, subvert academic freedom and free speech on American campuses, silence China critics and recruit spies.

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Aug 15 13:51

Latin Mass Catholic Priest Blows Lid Off Church's Pervert Problem In Shocking Expose Published In His Parish Bulletin

Latin Mass priest Father Edwin Palka, pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Tampa Florida, has written an incredible series of articles on the church's pervert problem from a priests perspective- the gravity of which will be shocking to read.

Fr. Palka discusses the "heterosexual priest who bucks the Lavender Mafia" and enduring the "Pink Palace Seminary." This is an extremely rare, very brave and holy priest to tell the truth like this. Please share these columns widely.

Aug 15 10:52

Colorado school district slashes Mondays, begins 4-day school week

A Colorado school district is attempting a $1 million science experiment -- cutting its school week to four days.

District 27J officially slashed Mondays off the school calendar and started a four-day school week in a move designed to cut costs and attract teachers -- but parents are concerned it will cost them money instead.

Students who attend school in the district had their first day of school on Tuesday. Middle and high school students will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and be off on Mondays, FOX 31 reported. Teachers will have to attend work one Monday a month, but only for half the day.

Aug 14 11:39

Hungary: Sex is biologically determined, the concept of gender, as ‘social sex’ is nonsense

The issue of gender studies was not on the agenda of the government’s meeting, because there are much more important topics, a government source told ATV.hu on Monday.

Last week, Hungarian universities were given 24 hours to give their response to the plan of the Ministry of Human Capacities, according to which it will become impossible for new students to enrol in gender studies.

As we reported before, Two universities are concerned: Hungary’s biggest state-funded university ELTE, and the Central European University, founded by George Soros.

If the amendment becomes official, it will mean that nobody can attend gender studies courses in Hungary and get a degree in the subject. HVG.hu notes that CEU offers both Hungarian and American degrees, the amendment will not affect the latter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just what kind of a job does one get with a degree in gender studies?

Aug 13 10:09

A recent survey found that many Americans are unable to name a single one of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Would Ivy League students do any better?

This month, a new study was released analyzing Americans’ perception of the First Amendment, as well as their knowledge of what it entails. As many would expect, the results were bleak.

For example, 40 percent of those surveyed were unable to list any of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, while another 36 percent could list just one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So just what are the schools teaching Americans these days?!?

Aug 13 10:05

STUDY: Conservative students feel pressure to self-censor

A new study reveals that conservative college students cope with left-leaning professors by self-censoring during class discussions and parroting their professors’ political views on homework assignments.
The lead researcher notes that professors who push leftist ideology in class not only "derail" the learning experiences of conservatives students, but also deprive liberal students of the chance to "have their ideas challenged."

Aug 13 08:19

NON-VERBAL AUTISTIC CHILD TASERED BY SCHOOL COP, LEFT LYING IN HIS OWN URINE FOR 13 MINUTES

A deeply disturbing lawsuit filed in federal court this month tells the horrific story of an autistic child at a Caddo Parish high school who was tasered and left lying motionless in a pool of his own urine.

On Aug. 31, J.H. reportedly began rubbing his stomach against the wall in the classroom when a staff member told him to stop. J.H. then walked out of the classroom and down the hall to the water fountain where he began to compulsively drink water. He then stood in the hallway with his fingers in his ears which is normal behavior for J.H. when he is stressed, according to the lawsuit.

Staff members, including a deputy then formed a semi-circle around J.H. which escalated the situation even further.

As the Shreveport Times reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This “Deputy Nunnery” should be immediately fired, and the services of this Sheriff's Department be terminated by the school district immediately as well.

Tasering an autistic child, most likely because the officer in charge "got off on the violence", and didn't believe that his actions would ever be questioned in the least?!?

This child's mother should be filing a class-action lawsuit against both the School and Sheriff's Department, charging gross negligence in failing to protect her son from this kind of activity.

Aug 12 09:13

American college applicant questioned about following Alex Jones’ Twitter

Aug 10 08:50

Colleges: A Force For Evil

Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is. Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking, over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people. Contempt for the First Amendment and other constitutional guarantees is probably shared by the students' high school teachers, as well as many college professors.

Aug 09 14:12

Saudi Coalition Attacks School Bus A Day After State Department Justifies Airstrikes On Yemeni Towns

Though we are no longer shocked at the callous and indiscriminate nature of Saudi coalition attacks on Yemeni towns, we are surprised that major US networks like CNN have actually decided to cover coalition war crimes for a change.

Early on Thursday a coalition air attack scored a direct hit on a school bus packed with children as it drove through a crowded market place.

CNN provides the following disturbing details:

The bus was struck as it was driving through a market in the rebel-held province of Saada, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV.

At least 43 people were killed and 63 injured in the strike, according to the Houthi-held health ministry.

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said that a hospital it supports in Saada had received 29 dead bodies of "mainly children" under 15 years of age, and 40 injured, including 30 children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, these are precisely the images Americans need to see to understand how the US military is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and I have a couple of oldies but goodies I want our readers to see (very graphic and disturbing):

Images: Yemeni children being assassinated by Saudi bombings

Images; Yemeni children starving courtesy of US/Saudi blockades of Yemen ports.

This is precisely why the independent media is needed, now more than ever, to peacefully, and honestly witness to this kind of Saudi/US activity here, and bringing attention to those issues which those who want to algorithm the independent news out of existence, don't want us you to see.

Don't these images make you proud to be an American, to understand what the Saudi and US are doing there?!? Don't these war crimes in Yemen make you just burst with pride?!?

Because if they don't, we need to start having a peaceful conversation, both among each other, and with the Federal Government, as to why the US is colluding with the Butcher of Yemen (AKA the Saudi Prince Bin Salman) in creating war crimes in this country.

This is a genocide, pure and simple, and the US is deeply complicit in creating this genocide, and it must be made to stop.

And here... is a companion story, from sputnik.com:

USA Urges Saudis Probe on Bus Strike

And wasn't this right just after the following headline: "Saudi Coalition Attacks School Bus A Day After State Department Justifies Airstrikes On Yemeni Towns"?!?

I guess the Saudis, after evaluating that statement from our State Department, figured innocent little Yemeni kids, just trying to get to school for something passing for an education, were simply "fair game", so they bombed the crap out of the bus.

The assassination of Yemeni children is thoroughly normal for the Saudi military: and they do it absolutely brilliantly, as the above images prove.

And one has to wonder: did the US military provide "guidance" for the strike here?!?

Aug 08 13:59

Death by 10,000 Cuts: The Zionist campaign to silence Palestine at SFSU

In this article, Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, founding director and senior scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program at San Francisco State University offers an update and critical analysis of the struggle for scholarship, pedagogy and advocacy on justice for/in Palestine as part and parcel of the indivisibility of justice.

Aug 08 00:16

Colleges: A Force for Evil

Over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people (http://tinyurl.com/yayxt45u). Contempt for the First Amendment and other constitutional guarantees is probably shared by the students’ high school teachers, as well as many college professors.

Aug 07 15:18

California teacher kicks high school student out of class for wearing NRA shirt

A teacher at Lodi High School in Lodi, California, kicked a sophomore student out of class for wearing an NRA T-shirt, and reportedly told another student that she would have to write an essay if she continued to disagree with him.

The school administration later determined that the shirt did not violate the school’s dress code.

Aug 07 09:46

New school security measures require mental health disclosure

Sounds good, right? But it’s the unintended consequences of the shared information that others are concerned about.

Buried amid the school security measures swiftly passed by the Florida Legislature in the wake of the shootings last February at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is a mostly overlooked provision that requires parents or guardians registering a child for public school to disclose any mental health information in the prospective student’s past.

Sounds good, right? Having school officials made aware of a child dealing with mental health challenges means that the student and family can be connected to all available services, and school staff will be on alert to provide additional support. Who could argue with that?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I would have here, is what is the state of Florida's capability to diagnose, and medicate any public school-attending child, without the parents' explicit consent?!?

Would the bad side-effects of any drug used to treat a student, be made available to the parents, so that they could watch for adverse reactions when the child started taking that drug?!? What about that drug in combination with any other drug the child may have been prescribed by their primary care physician?!?

This process seems to pose more questions than answers to me.

And if I were a parent with a kid on any medication for any reason, I would want to make an appointment with the school principal to go over just where school "rights" take over from parental rights, regarding prescriptions for their kids.

Aug 07 08:30

UCLA makes students pay classmates to promote 'social justice'

The University of California-Los Angeles has hired 18 students at $13 per hour to combat “social injustices” and “privilege and oppression” following a semester-long recruitment campaign.

Hosted by the UCLA Intergroup Relations Program, the Diversity Peer Leaders project is a year-long internship during which students facilitate workshops on social justice issues in exchange for leadership training and compensation from UCLA.

Aug 07 00:34

VIDEO: Millennials try to explain the First Amendment

A recent survey found that many Americans are unable to name a single one of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Would Ivy League students do any better?

Aug 06 10:58

A New Wave Of Hardline Anti-BDS Tactics Are Targeting Students, And No One Knows Who’s Behind It

College campuses are being hit by militant, pro-Israel, often anonymous anti-boycott campaigns. Some of them are so rough, they’re even making pro-Israel Jews uncomfortable.

The list of Jewish groups that do anti-BDS work on campuses is bafflingly long. A partial tally includes StandWithUs, AEPi, CAMERA, the David Project, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Jerusalem U, AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson’s Maccabee Task Force, and the Zionist Organization of America.

The total amount of American Jewish and Israeli government funds flooding the anti-BDS effort is easily in the tens of millions of dollars each year.

Aug 04 10:19

Oregon High Schools to Mix Genders in Showers and Bathrooms in New Transgender Ruling

A U.S. District Court Judge in Oregon recently ruled that boys must be allowed to use the girls locker room, showers and bathrooms, and vice versa in public schools throughout the state.

According to Judge Marco Hernandez, for children to “see or be seen by someone of the opposite biological sex while either are undressing or performing bodily functions in a restroom, shower, or locker room does not give rise to a constitutional violation.”

Perhaps not, but it does violate normal standards of decency. The Judge offered an alternative to parents who disagreed with the policy, telling them to send their kids to private school, according to WND. That way, not only do they get to have their conservative beliefs trampled on, but they also get to pay taxes to support the public school trampling on their conservative beliefs, and private school tuition. What a deal!

Aug 03 09:59

US MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL SET TO EXCEED A RECORD $3.8 BILLION

In an event largely overlooked by the U.S. media, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide Israel with $3.3 billion in military aid along with over $500 million for missile defense over the course of the next year. The bill, officially titled the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018,” is expected to be voted on by the House within the week. If approved and signed into law by President Trump, it would represent the “single largest military aid package in American history.”

Aug 02 08:48

Judge OKs University of Michigan's 'Bias Response Team' Over DOJ Censorship Concerns

Under the school's bias response program, "a student who voices a controversial or unpopular opinion—or who seeks to use humor, parody, or satire when discussing sensitive topics—could face severe punishment," argued Speech First, a D.C.-based advocacy group that filed the lawsuit in May.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for universities being places to hear new ideas!

Aug 01 11:11

Penn State fraternity member is spared prison time and sentenced to three months of house arrest for hazing death of a pledge

A Penn State fraternity member who last month admitted to plying a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls on Tuesday was sentenced to three months of house arrest.

Ryan Burke apologized in court to the parents of Tim Piazza, who died in February 2017 after drinking three times the legal alcohol limit in the space of 82 minutes during a night of hazing in the Beta Theta Pi house.

Burke said he was 'truly sorry' and accepted responsibility for his role in the events that led to Piazza's death from severe head and abdominal injuries he suffered the night he accepted a pledge bid.

Aug 01 08:14

SUPERHEROES ARE PROMOTING LGBTQ TRIPE INSTEAD OF FIGHTING CRIME NOW

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE: (Transgender Superhero Dreamer?)

Jul 31 16:02

STUDENTS OFFERED GRANTS IF THEY TWEET PRO-ISRAELI PROPAGANDA

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no "democracy" in Israel, if there ever was one, courtesy of the Knesset having passed the "Nation/State Law", turning non-Jewish residents of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem into third-class citizens.

IF you happen to know any students who are looking to profit from disseminating fake news about Israel, please ask them if they have looked at the moral consequences of such activities.

Jul 31 14:08

Mark Cuban on artificial intelligence: ‘If you Don’t think a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy

Billionaire Mark Cuban didn’t hold back when he recently discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence. Refusing to mince words, Cuban said, “Let me scare the s— out of you, all right? If you don’t think by the time most of you are in your mid-40s that a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy.”

Jul 31 14:00

STUDENTS OFFERED GRANTS IF THEY TWEET PRO-ISRAELI PROPAGANDA

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences. The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Jul 31 11:10

Ho 'o Pono Pono Prayer (Heal Yourself & the World)

At this point, I'll try anything.

Jul 31 00:31

America Has Millions Of Millennial Brats That Need To Move Away From Mommy And Daddy And Start Acting Like Adults

If young adults are America’s future, then they better get their sh*t…. er… “act” together. Today, over 30 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds live with their parents or other family members. Meanwhile, marriage rates and fertility rates in the United States have both hit record lows in recent years. Instead of coddling these self-absorbed Millennial narcissists well into their adult years, we need to be kicking them out of the nest and encouraging them to learn to fend for themselves. In many instances, if they do not learn how to act like adults by the time they are 35, they never will. It is time for parents all over America to exercise some tough love, because we are facing a major national crisis.

Jul 30 14:51

Stossel: The College Scam

Jul 30 10:41

College Course Disputes Idea That Hetersosexual Sex Is "Natural"

Taught by Heather Davis, “Queer Ecologies” is a four-credit course offered by the school’s Culture and Media department for students who wish to “disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and nature.”

According to the professor, these "heterosexist" explanations of sexuality and nature often involve referring to male/female animals.

According to the course description, students will be taught to “reimagine evolutionary processes, ecological interactions, and environmental politics in light of queer theory” by drawing from research in fields such as feminist science studies and environmental justice.

Students will also “draw important connections between the material and cultural dimensions of environmental issues, and examine the ways in which sex and nature are understood in light of multiple trajectories of power and matter,” the description adds.

Jul 28 13:40

University researchers warn that we’re biased against black robots

An international group of university researchers has found that humans perceive the color of “anthropomorphic” robots the same way they perceive race in humans.

Hence “the same race-related prejudices that humans experience extend to robots,” the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers magazine Spectrum reports.

Just like California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and its problem with too many white students, and Harvard’s efforts to keep down its Asian-American population, the robot industry has a racial diversity problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That was the shark.

Jul 28 05:44

What Did World Leaders Study at School?

Jul 27 21:19

Disneyland agrees to pay its workers $15 an hour

DISNEYLAND WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA ARE GETTING A PAY RAISE.
Unions representing nearly 10,000 Disneyland workers accepted Disney's three-year contract to raise starting hourly wages to $15 an hour beginning next year. The agreement ends a lengthy labor battle over pay at Disney's Anaheim resort.

Jul 27 09:45

University Cancels Classes For Day Of "Privilege Programming"

The University of Alaska Southeast will be canceling classes this fall to hold a "Power and Privilege Symposium."

This will be the third year in a row that UAS has shut down classes at its Juneau campus for this conference, where students discuss issues such as “race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, body size, ability, mental illness, class, and their intersectionalities."

Jul 26 15:29

Claire Fox on Generation Snowflake, Free Speech and Debate

raising children to be anxious, fragile, and to see themselves as powerless victims - perfect sheeple

Jul 25 09:19

Pro-EU crowd braces as Bannon unveils right-wing counterpart to Soros’ foundation

Steve Bannon’s idea to set up a Soros-styled NGO to prop up Europe’s right-wing parties has caused quite a stir among liberals and the left, who rushed to accuse the former Trump advisor of planning an “attack on democracy.”
Bannon’s new non-profit organization, blandly dubbed ‘The Movement’ is set to establish itself in Brussels and would bring together right-wing parties from across Europe. The former chief advisor of Donald Trump unveiled the plan last week, seeking to provide like-minded parties with the support of think tanks, the organization of polls and valuable insights on data-targeting.

Member of the European Parliament from Germany and center-left politician Udo Bullmann branded Bannon’s idea “an attack on freedom and democracy in Europe,” vowing a “response’ to his initiative. Renata Alt from Germany’s Free Democrats Party, for her part, described the plan to establish The Movement as a “frontal attack on the EU and European values.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the Eurocrats are shaking in their boots over this, and will attempt to do anything to shut Bannon up.

And the reason they are describing The Movement as a “frontal attack on the EU and European values”, is that there are many in Europe who are tired and outraged at the horrific costs, both personal and financial, which unfettered immigration has created in Europe.

For heavens' sake, Sweden has had to start a program to teach immigrants not to rape Sweden's women!!Sweden investing millions to teach immigrants not to rape

There is no upside to unfettered, unchecked immigration; and many times, these people were promised what host countries could not possibly deliver.

I do, however, have a modest proposal for George Soros, Mr. Open Borders; sir, you own properties all over the world; why not have Europe resettle ALL of these immigrants on your properties?!? THAT would sort it, wouldn't it?!?!

OF course, the US stopping the wars from which these migrants are fleeing would be the logical step here; but don't expect that to happen until the moment when when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Jul 24 09:41

University of Minnesota To Punish Students And Teachers For Incorrect Usage of Gender Pronouns

The University of Minnesota is potentially going to punish students and teachers for improper use of gender pronouns. The policy is still under consideration and includes a punishment up to expulsion or firing.

The outlandish policy is titled; “Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns”—members of the academic institution “are expected to use the names, gender identities, and pronouns specified to them by University members.”

Also, the policy not only outlines punishments for improper use of gender pronouns; but also includes verbiage that would allow students to use school facilities such as dormitories and restrooms that they see fit, rather than what aligns with their biological identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is nuts!

Jul 23 11:38

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an income share agreement. Norwich’s program is starting out on a small scale, mainly for students who do not have access to other types of loans or those who are taking longer than the traditional eight semesters to finish their degree.

“Norwich University is committed to offering this new way to help pay for college in a way that aligns incentives and helps reduce financial barriers to degree completion,” said Lauren Wobby, the school’s chief financial officer and treasurer.

Jul 23 07:25

Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.

Jul 22 09:30

Pamphlet: Leftist Indoctrination in Our K-12 Public Schools

The same “progressives” who have made American higher education into indoctrination chambers for cultural Marxism, identity racism and other anti-American ideas are now targeting our K-12 public schools. For instance:

At the Edina School District in Edina, Minnesota, all employees, even bus drivers, must take “Equity and Racial Justice Training” instructing them that “dismantling white privilege” is at the core of the district’s mission. They must acknowledge their racial guilt, and embrace the district’s “equity” ideology.

To enhance “cultural diversity,” students at Maryland’s La Plata High School were ordered to copy the Islamic creed “Shahada” which states in part, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” One worksheet distributed by the school states, “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”

Jul 22 00:53

Should There Be A Litmus Test For Politicians To Measure Their Stupidity?

Did you ever hear this one: What’s the difference between dumb and stupid? The supposed answer is, “You can’t fix stupid!” -- Keeping the above in mind, recently I came across some statements made by politicians, which prompted my thinking there has to be a litmus test for measuring the stupidity that every wannabe politician must take and answer publicly before qualifying to run for public office. Is it true elected politicians can get away with statements like these...

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