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EDUCATION

Nov 20 11:58

University of Michigan faces mounting criticism over BDS controversy

A familiar chant - "No justice, no peace" - echoed through the president's office at the University of Michigan earlier this week, as dozens of graduate students hand-delivered a letter denouncing the academic institution for punishing a professor for boycotting Israel.

John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American culture, has received an outpouring of support since the university reprimanded him earlier this month for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student looking to study in Israel.

Free speech advocates, university institutions and academic organisations have come to Cheney-Lippold's defence.

Nov 20 11:31

University lecturers told DON'T USE CAPS as it frightens students

Staff at Leeds Trinity's school of journalism have also been told to "write in a helpful, warm tone, avoiding officious language and negative instructions". Some blasted the move as "more academic mollycoddling" of the snowflake generation. An "enhancing student understanding, engagement and achievement" memo lists dos and don'ts - with "do" and "don't" among words frowned upon.

Nov 20 06:08

Professors Warned NOT TO FRIGHTEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS By Using All-Caps

Professors at a prominent school of journalism have been warned NOT TO FRIGHTEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS "into failure" by using ALL-CAPS.

Nov 19 13:58

SNOW FLAKES : University lecturers told DON’T USE CAPS as it frightens students

UNIVERSITY lecturers have been told not to use words in capital letters when setting assignments because it might frighten students into failure.

Nov 18 19:23

MGTOW Channels Attacked- Whats The Next Step?

I recorded this at 3AM. Sorry if I sound lame.
We pretty much all know by now Youtube attacked all MGTOW related channels. Here are some ideas on how we can respond. We are under attack simply for being men, this goes beyond MGTOW. Tomorrow it might be illegal to have a penis. We need to fight back.

Nov 18 18:02

Resisting the Campus Speech Nazis

?Or, if that’s so harsh that it might cause emotional distress, simply “With all due respect, comrade, you’re an idiot.”

Nov 18 17:12

School bans ‘expensive’ jackets due to ‘poverty shaming’ of students

A school in the United Kingdom has forbade students from wearing “expensive” jackets because doing so may “poverty shame” other students.

Nov 16 11:15

Right to Wear T-Shirts That Depict or Mention Guns

Schoenecker was told that he could not wear T-shirts that either depict weapons or even mention the word "gun." The school dress code bans

Clothing or articles displaying obscenities, suggestive slogans and/or images, nudity, gangs, crime, violence, occult worship, slanderous or harassing material, encouragement of disruptive behavior, weapons, beer/alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drug designs are prohibited.

Nov 16 06:22

Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller lessons to be restored in Texas ...

Texas education board votes to restore lessons on Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Board of Education preliminarily voted Tuesday night to restore Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller to the state’s history curriculum and to slightly soften language about the Arab-Israeli conflict – surprising moments of bipartisanship for members who have long waged ideological battles about how students in the nation’s second largest state learn history.

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(*allowed to Haunt The Bars is NOT the same as being Behind Bars !)

Nov 15 16:09

The (Ohio) State board: Eliminate letter grades on school, district report cards

Columbus City schools was one of 14 school districts, out of a total of 608 districts statewide, to get an overall “F.”

Nov 15 10:32

OHIO STATE STUDENT GROUP: BEN SHAPIRO'S WORDS CAN 'THREATEN' 'MENTAL SAFETY'

A student group at Ohio State University (OSU) sent a warning to its members prior to a Tuesday by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.

The Student Advisory Council of the Morrill Scholars Program at OSU sent an email in order to create “awareness around this event in preparation for the impact that his words, beliefs, and followers may have on our community.” The email specifically targeted Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and Shapiro, who is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, and claims that many of his views are “misogynist,” “racist,” and “transphobic.”

A member of the Morrill Scholars Program confirmed the existence of the email to Campus Reform on Wednesday.

[RELATED: USC students falsely claim Ben Shapiro touts ‘eradication of entire races’]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but what kind of absolute, colossal bit of codswallop this is!!

IF, as a college student, you cannot verbally rebut, when you think that an idea or attitude is incorrect, and have the facts of your argument at your fingertips, then I am sorry for you, because your college education has been an utter, complete waste of time.

The "Real World" into which you will graduate, has no mercy on people who are incapable of dealing with an argument.

This world It is hard, fast, and will eat you up, and spit you out, if you are pathologically incapable of taking care of yourself, and not turning into a spineless plate of jello, every time you hear something that is contrary to your values. Because you will hear that... a lot.

So, Ohio State University students, life's tough; get a helmet!. And please, go see this lecture, and see if this man is really that terrifying, or ... if, perhaps, "influencers" on campus, really don't want you to go, not because they are " terrified" by his language, but that perhaps you will learn something that may well be contrary to currently held beliefs...and be the truth.

And we now have a follow-up to this story: SHOCK VIDEO: UNHINGED PROTESTERS TRY TO SHUT DOWN BEN SHAPIRO AT OHIO STATE

Antifa labels Jewish conservative a Nazi fascist.

This is an Orwellian moment, writ large; universities no longer teach, or encourage independent, critical thinking. Even though I might abhor what someone might say, I would defend their right to say it.

I thought that this was part of the core principals of the American democratic Republic.

But fast forward to this point in the 21st century, and we find that they are teaching identity politics, and demanding that students hate everyone they, and "the influencers" hate; it is just that simple.

Nov 14 09:00

Student beats up, attempts to strangle teacher as French school violence hits headlines again

Just as France calmed down after the case of a student threatening a teacher with a ‘gun’ in class went viral, another scandal has hit the suburbs of Paris after a student beat and attempted to strangle his teacher at a school.

The violent incident took place at a vocational high school in the Bezons commune earlier in November, when a 16-year-old attacked his math professor after he told him to leave the class.

Nov 12 14:25

"It's the Jeeewwws!!!" - Larken Rose


Published on Feb 1, 2018
A video about Jews, anti-Semitism, pack-mentality, muddled thinking, and the annoying "chosen people" mindset that has plagued all sort of races, religions, cultures and nations--White, Black, Jew, Christian, Muslim, American, German, Russian, etc.--and with a twist at the end about the hypocrisy of "white nationalists."

Nov 12 10:52

The Stories We Tell About Money - aantonop


Published on Apr 30, 2017
In this talk, Andreas recounts the history of Bitcoin and what it represents, building upon all the stories we've been told over the centuries about what "money" is, how we perceive its value, and why the old answers have changed as we adjust to this new world of digital peer-to-peer currencies. He also discusses global threats to economic stability and trust in the financial system, including demonetisation and wealth destruction through inflation.

Nov 11 09:17

THE STATE WEAPONIZES EDUCATION TO CREATE IGNORANCE

A hundred fifty years ago, at least some Americans recognized that all serious discourse depended on the use of the faculty called Reason.

Formal debate, science, and law all flowed from that source.

A common bond existed in some schools of the day. The student was expected to learn how Reason operates, and for that he was taught the only subject which could lay out, as on a long table, the visible principles: Logic.

This was accepted.

But now, this bond is gone.

The independence engendered by the disciplined study of logic is no longer a desired quality in students.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can even see it in the architecture of a lot of recently refurbished or newly built schools; they look as though they could be prisons for low-level criminals, instead of beautiful places which encourage thought or reflection.

Nov 10 09:23

D.C. BUREAUCRATS ARE TRYING TO MAKE PARENTS GET A LICENSE TO LET CHILDREN PLAY TOGETHER

Let’s say you and some of your friends decide to gather your young children together a couple of days a week for a few hours of free play. Maybe you switch off who leads the gaggle of kids each week, allowing for some shared free time and flexibility. Sounds like a great arrangement for all, right? Your kids get to play freely with their friends, and you get some occasional free babysitting.

According to government officials in Washington, DC, arrangements like this are violations of the law. They are cracking down on what they call an illegal “child development facility” operating without a license.

THE REGULATION OF THE PLAYDATE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the words "completely idiotic" come very quickly to mind on this issue.

Nov 09 11:00

Pro-Abortion Professor Who Said Republican Men Should Be Castrated Calls Fox News “Terrorists”

A Georgetown University professor who wished for violence against white Republican men went after conservatives again last week on Twitter.

C. Christine Fair, who is on administrative leave after the first violent tweet, called Fox News employees “terrorists” on Oct. 28, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

“When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace for an intimate dinner with the president,” Fair wrote on Twitter. “Thanks Fox News Terrorists!”

Nov 09 10:48

CHINA'S BRIGHTEST CHILDREN ARE BEING RECRUITED TO DEVELOP AI 'KILLER BOTS' - SLASHDOT

According to The South China Morning Post, "some of China's smartest students have been recruited straight from high school to begin training as the world's youngest AI weapons scientists." A total of 27 boys and four girls all under the age of 18 were chosen for the four-year "experimental program for intelligent weapons systems" at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) from more than 5,000 candidates. From the report:The BIT is one of the country's top weapons research institutes, and the launch of the new program is evidence of the weight it places on the development of AI technology for military use. "These kids are all exceptionally bright, but being bright is not enough," said a BIT professor who was involved in the screening process but asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject. "We are looking for other qualities such as creative thinking, willingness to fight, a persistence when facing challenges," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again here, the problem is not that China is doing this; the problem is that the US really has no similar programs to offer its young, gifted people, but without the strictures of a totalitarian form of government.

And about the issue of "patriotism"; patriotism is earned by a government performing its job intelligently and effectively, and without expropriating the resources of other countries and selling them only for the US dollar, through war and destabilization, which has been the US government's MO far too long.

I wish that this government would realize that the size of its national debt is really a challenge to its long-term survival.

I also wish that the deep state corruption, which is generational in this government, could be rooted out.

I also wish that this country would not aid and abet the war crimes of other nations.

I also wish that this country didn't torture, or outsource torture.

With these things sorted, I could become very patriotic, instead of perpetually, deeply concerned about the trajectory of US foreign and domestic policies, and their implications.

Nov 09 09:57

Leaked Documentary Shows Israel Lobby Used Fake Sexual Assault Claims Against BDS Activists

A leaked Al Jazeera documentary detailing the tactics of the Israeli lobby in the United States and elsewhere has revealed that pro-Israel groups regularly invented smears, including false accusations of sexual assault, to discredit professors and students on U.S. university campuses that support equal rights for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is a non-violent movement that seeks to use economic pressure on Israel’s government so that it complies with international law, ends the military occupation of the West Bank, and halts the decades-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Nov 07 10:48

The State Weaponizes Education to Create Ignorance

Logic is the foundation of such an education. If schools, which have become madhouses and factories and toxic medical dispensaries, will not teach it, we can teach it.

Nov 05 14:47

9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam.

“If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around failing schools — your state can win a Race to the Top grant that will not only help students outcompete workers around the world, but let them fulfill their God-given potential,” President Obama said in July 2009.

Nov 02 08:41

6 Reasons to Start Homeschooling ASAP

Oct 31 17:31

6 Reasons to Start Homeschooling ASAP

Oct 30 11:09

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAN IDENTIFY EVERYONE BY "TALKING TO THEIR CELLPHONES"

“This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said.

As the above video illustrates, soon no where will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away. (Pun intended.)

Before I discuss PHADE I would like to point out a few important facts.

Purdue University is also known as "Purdue Homeland University (PHU)." PHU's mission is to "enhance Homeland Security.and validate Homeland Security technology."

DHS/PHU also has an entire section devoted to giving threat assessments of K-12 grade students, "we have created a threat assessment tool that schools can use for an all-hazards approach." You cannot make this stuff up.

Oct 30 11:05

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAN IDENTIFY EVERYONE BY "TALKING TO THEIR CELLPHONES"

“This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said.

As the above video illustrates, soon no where will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away. (Pun intended.)

Before I discuss PHADE I would like to point out a few important facts.

Purdue University is also known as "Purdue Homeland University (PHU)." PHU's mission is to "enhance Homeland Security.and validate Homeland Security technology."

DHS/PHU also has an entire section devoted to giving threat assessments of K-12 grade students, "we have created a threat assessment tool that schools can use for an all-hazards approach." You cannot make this stuff up.

Oct 30 10:09

School Children Exposed To Horrific LGBT Propaganda

At one California school, 2nd-grade children were actually exposed to a “drag queen” who was labeled as a “historical leader to celebrate.”

Yes, 7 and 8-year-old students are being forced to read about a man, who ran for office, admitted he was a homosexual and dressed up as a woman.

All of this started when ultra-liberal California passed a law which forced schools to include “pro-LBGT” historical “leaders.”

And of course, in typical California fashion, they jumped right in by propping up a “drag queen” man with a criminal past.

Oct 29 17:09

Decentralized Truth - aantonop


Published on Dec 16, 2017
In this talk, Andreas explores the confusion and instinctive disbelief from newcomers about how open, decentralized cryptocurrencies can scale and grow in value without the finality of approval from authorities. He also emphasises the importance of "don't trust, verify" and why we should become accustomed to uncertainty, so that we may individually discover authenticity and truth. Markets are emergent aggregations of subjective decisions.

Oct 28 19:16

Scholars’ paradox: Don’t throw pearls before swine or Truth before sheeple, but sheeple need Truth or forever be .01% fleeced and slaughtered. Therefore, we must speak.

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast
ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them
under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” ~ Matthew 7:6

scholar:
1. a learned or erudite person, especially one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject.

Word Origin and History for erudite:
early 15c., from Latin eruditus , past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct, polish," literally "to bring out of the rough," from ex- "out" + rudis "unskilled, rough, unlearned" (see rude).

profound:
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge…
originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being…
being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious.

Oct 26 11:51

TAXPAYERS HELD LIABLE AFTER OFFICERS CAUGHT ON VIDEO FORCING KIDS TO FIGHT IN A CHILD FIGHT CLUB

Cuyahoga County taxpayers will shell out $180,000 this week to settle a lawsuit brought by former children housed in the juvenile detention center—who were forced to fight each other for the officers’ entertainment in some sort of child fight club.

According to the lawsuit and the video, the officers would pit two children against each other in what they referred to as “Fight Nights.” This was a long standing tradition inside the juvenile detention center, according to the suit.

Luckily, for the victims, at least one of the fights was caught on video and served as evidence showing the officers chuckle and laugh as the kids tore each other apart. In the disturbing video, one child is seen throwing a punch and then body slamming another child before jumping on top of him.

Another video showed officers locking the children in a room and forcing them to fight until only one of the kids emerged victoriously.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Lord, what is wrong with these people?!?

Kids who wind up in juvenile detention facilities, are generally bereft of love, structure, consistency, and inspiration to work for, and and to live, their dreams.

In looking at successful families in my own circuit, I can see, practically, that love, structure, inspiration, and extended (functional) families can make all the difference.

These officers need to be sacked, and immediately, and never, ever be allowed to work with kids ever, period, end of discussion.

And BTW, Attorney General Sessions, where the heck were you, when these officers were cheering on physical abuse of these kids?

In your "save zone" of not giving a damn about what was happening to them, I would imagine.

Oct 26 08:21

Challenging the Campus Rape Narrative

The American college tribunal system lowered the bar, requiring lower standards of proof, with the accused not protected by lawyers, often denied full access to allegations, and lacking other legal rights available under criminal law. It’s led to a steady stream of young men (and occasionally women) being suspended from college, their lives derailed by this “victim-centred justice.”

That’s proved a mighty costly exercise for the American university system, particularly with a number of these accused young men and their families winning legal cases and receiving substantial payouts from colleges that failed to protect due process rights. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against universities alleging such violations. In most cases, judges have ruled in favor of the accused student and there has been increasing public disquiet about the unfairness of these kangaroo courts.

Oct 25 17:32

Seattle Private School To Use Facial Recognition Technology SAFR For Doors and Gates

By Aaron Kesel

Also, if a parent’s face is recognized by the system, the door/gate will open, reducing the need for someone inside the school to answer a buzzer. However, it’s worth noting that could be dangerous if the shooter was a parent...

Oct 23 11:19

NEW STUDY SHOWS 25% OF MILLENNIALS SAY THEY HAVE PTSD FROM THE 2016 ELECTION

Researchers surveyed Arizona State University students around the time of President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, and some had stress scores on par with that of school shooting witnesses' seven-month follow-ups.

Oct 23 10:53

Thanks, Common Core: ACT Scores for Class of 2018 Worst in Decades

The creators of the ACT test announced on Wednesday that scores for the class of 2018 are the worst reported in decades. Math scores, in fact, are in freefall among ACT-tested U.S. high school graduates, falling to their lowest mark in 14 years, according to The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018, the ACT’s annual report.

The report includes ACT test results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

"The percentage of ACT-tested graduates who met or surpassed the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in math—suggesting they are ready to succeed in a first-year college algebra class—fell to its lowest level since 2004," the report declared, with only 40 percent of 2018 graduates meeting the benchmark, "down from a high of 46% in 2012."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless, and until, Common Core is thrown out of the window, and replaced by a system which encourages math, critical thinking, and mastery of difficult subjects, our kids will continue to fail in real life.

Looking at these numbers, were I a parent with a kid in school, and seeing those numbers, I would pull my kid out of that failing school so quickly that the Principal would be spinning in their chair.

Failed education, unless it is replaced and repaired by extraordinary methods, translates into failed life skills for most kids. That is why parents have to be involved and committed, to make sure their kids are getting the best education possible.

Oct 20 03:46

Video: holocaust liar abram bomba

Note: Expose the liars. I personally witnessed a "holocau$t survivor" give a talk at the Simon Wiesenthal center after which children of about 12 years of age rushed up to get a hug from him and have their picture taken with him. Stop the lies and prosecute the liars.

Oct 20 03:22

Should Holocaust education be mandatory? This Oregon 9th-grader tries to make it so

Just ten states have laws requiring grade school Holocaust education, but a Lake Oswego, Oregon, high school student is hoping to make her state the 11th ... There are ten states where Holocaust education is mandatory: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, according to Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who helped spearhead the law in Pennsylvania and now coordinates a nationwide effort through her Facebook group "Campaign to Make Holocaust Education Mandatory in All 50 States." The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Fink-Whitman said she was surprised to learn teachers weren't required to teach about the Holocaust in her home state of Pennsylvania.

Oct 19 10:17

Stop the Tape! Phony Debt Free College

Oct 18 11:07

Close Call For Children Of College Students In California

The left’s disregard for human life is shocking, and they will go out of their way to demonstrate this.

Pro-abortion advocates have been pushing to have their death sentences infiltrate unsuspecting arenas.

Now, in the latest force-fed politics by liberals, college campuses are looking to provide a disturbing service for their students.

HuffPost reported:

“Senate Bill 320 — which called for the 34 University of California and California State University campuses to make the abortion pill available in student health centers — was born out of a grassroots campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, after a group of students there noticed it was not available at the campus’ health center.”

Oct 18 10:21

Hawaii public teachers’ salaries misrepresented

A widely cited study issued last month by WalletHub erroneously stated that Hawaii public school teachers make a starting salary of only $24,409 when adjusted for cost of living, supposedly lowest in the nation.

In reality, Hawaii teachers make starting salaries that are $35,140 when adjusted for the cost of living, which is above the national average.

In response to a request for information from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, WalletHub said it assumed a cost-of-living index for Hawaii of 188.3. It attributed that number to a report by the Council for Community and Economic Research,[1] which catalogues cost-of-living indices of urban areas nationally.

Oct 17 08:48

What is Wrong with Formal Education

Oct 16 09:14

Disturbing School Assignment Is A Sign Of Things To Come

We are all aware of the global progressive agenda pushed on the youngest of children, and now we have a shocking new look into what kids in the U.K. are learning.

Bewsey Lodge Primary School in Warrington, England just released a video they were quite proud of.

The topic? Kindergarten-aged children being forced to write “love letters” between an imaginary same-sex couple to promote “tolerance” and “diversity.”

One teacher explained the assignment by stating: “This class of 6-year-olds is learning about gay marriage. In this fairy tale, the prince wants to marry his [male] servant. And the children are writing a love letter,” as reported by The Blaze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever happened to teaching the kids science, math, and engineering?!?

Oct 15 09:43

Stanford’s Hoover Institution implicated in “astroturfed” pro-Israel demonstration

A leaked clip from a censored documentary indicates that a pro-Israel, anti-Arab protest was manufactured with the help of some staff and students from the Hoover Institution.

The documentary, produced by Al Jazeera, says that the protestors at the demonstration were “on a fellowship program run by a conservative think tank called the Hoover Institution.” A student says in the clip that they were “forced” to participate.

The Hoover Institution is located at Stanford University and is funded under Stanford University’s tax-exempt status as an educational institution. The Hoover Institution has refused to answer questions about the report.

Oct 13 16:44

Pastor Brunson Met With Trump At The White House After Spending Two Years Detained In Turkey

“He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience,” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Oct 13 11:23

Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Georgetown Professor Christine Fair over Her Call for Senator’s Deaths, Castration

An activist group has filed a Title IX complaint against Georgetown University Professor Christine Fair, who came under fire earlier this month for calling for the deaths and castration of several GOP senators.

“Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” Fair wrote in the tweet on September 29. “All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

Oct 13 11:10

Creepy survey asks 5th-graders about their sex lives

Parents at a Vermont elementary school were livid after learning their 10-year-old children were queried about their sexual history and gender identity without their permission as part of a university research project.

Ten fifth-grade students at Windsor State Street School were asked to fill out a survey inquiring about their biological sex, how they “identify,” their sexual preferences, and whether they had had a “romantic relationship” with a “sexual partner” within the last year.

The survey was administered on behalf of Women’s Information Services, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group. It was also linked to a research project at the University of New Hampshire.

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 13 08:38

California parents disturbed over state mandated gay rights lessons some say aren’t age appropriate

Parents of children attending the schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District got a preview of some new books that are aimed at educating students about gay rights and LGBT inclusivity.
According to KOVR-TV, however, some parents aren’t happy that some of the books — including a book tailored to second graders — feature life lessons from a drag queen.

Oct 12 15:01

Lead At Some Detroit Schools 50 Times The Allowable Federal Level

This week, Detroiters learned that at least two district public schools have lead-in-water levels over 50 times the allowable federal guidelines. Tests also showed that one school’s water contained copper at 29 times the limit established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Oct 12 12:09

Career teachers with master's degrees waiting tables to make ends meet

ASD middle school teacher Danielle Riha has a master's degree and is working on her PhD. After work, she picks up shifts at a local restaurant to make ends meet, and says that almost every teacher she knows also has a second job, either coaching, working summer school or shiftwork at a local restaurant.

Oct 12 11:14

Student Charged For Allegedly Making False Anti-LGBT Threats Against Herself

A member of student government at Ohio University has been charged with a misdemeanor after she allegedly made false statements to police about receiving threatening messages. 

Anna Ayers, who is a member of the OU student senate, was arrested Monday and charged by the Ohio University Police Department with three separate counts of “making false alarms.” It is alleged that Ayers falsely reported multiple threatening messages, including a “death threat,” which she claims was because of her being a member of the LGBTQ community.

Oct 12 10:44

San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance

The San Francisco school board’s new president broke with protocol Tuesday night by deciding to skip the Pledge of Allegiance before a meeting, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

In its place, Steven Cook recited a quote from the poet Maya Angelou: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”

Cook told The Chronicle he chose not to enforce the pledge because of his disappointment with the political climate. He said the Trump administration “has been attacking our liberties.”

Oct 12 08:57

University of Michigan punishes professor for boycotting Israel

Free speech and Palestinian advocacy groups have denounced the University of Michigan for reprimanding a professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student looking to study in Israel.

John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American culture, had agreed to write the letter, but later declined after finding the student was planning to study in Tel Aviv. The professor is engaged in an academic boycott of Israel amid its human rights abuses against Palestinians.

"I am very sorry, but I only scanned your first email a couple weeks ago and missed out on a key detail," Cheney-Lippold wrote the student, Abigail Ingber, in an email last month.

"As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine. This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there."

Oct 12 08:32

Report: Principal Boots Student Wearing Trump Jersey at ‘America Night’ Football Game

At one North Carolina high school, “patriotic” apparently doesn’t mean the president.

According to WTVD, ABC 11 in Durham, an 18-year-old student was ordered to change a jersey he wore with the name “Trump” and the number “45” for a football game Friday night, then marched off the premises by the school’s principal.

And his father isn’t happy about it at all.

Oct 11 12:53

Principal Boots Student Wearing Trump Jersey at ‘America Night’

Oct 10 18:14

“Smart” Playgrounds Emerge While Reports Indicate Kids Already Suffer From Too Much Tech

By B.N. Frank

So when communities install and promote “Smart” Playgrounds as a way to get kids to go outside and play, it sounds more like a skit on Saturday Night Live than something that’s actually happening. But it's no joke...

Oct 10 13:23

The Man Who Saved VoIP - Naomi Brockwell


In the early days of the internet there was a danger that parts of the internet would be regulated out of existence. One man who fought this, @jeffpulver, shares his insight about how blockchain now faces a similar threat

Oct 10 10:42

'Whoever's not Armenian we're gonna shoot': Students suspended from California high school over brawl caused by racial tension on campus

Several students were disciplined at a high school in California after a violent brawl broke out on campus which parents believe was a race riot.

A video posted online last Wednesday shows dozens of students at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale involved in an altercation that has resulted in suspensions.

Police were called to the school around 1 pm Wednesday at the end of the lunch hour where dozens of students were involved in the melee.

Several stories have been floated around regarding what started the fight, including a bullying incident.

Oct 10 08:42

Police-Grade Surveillance Arriving In Schools

After the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools across the U.S. are installing police-grade surveillance “gunshot-detection systems,” metal detectors and even biometric locks requiring facial recognition or a person’s iris, The Atlantic reported.

Oct 09 13:14

Israel detains American student at airport for five days over her political views, with little attention from U.S. press

Israel’s detention at its international airport of Lara Alqasem, 22, an American student holding a visa to study at Hebrew University, has gone on five days today. Reports from the Israeli media are that Alqasem, whose father is Palestinian, will get a hearing of her appeal of the deportation order— “within days,” her lawyers hope.

This is plainly a battle between liberal forces inside Israel and the rightwing government. The Israeli government is denying visitors to Alqasem and is determined to deport her for pro-boycott views that Alqasem has sought to distance herself from.

The Times of Israel reports today:

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday was set to schedule a hearing for an appeal against the deportation of a US student of Palestinian descent, who was denied entry into the country last week over her alleged support of the movement to boycott Israel.

Alqasem is raising money by crowdsource in order to fight the deportation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An American kid, with a visa to study at Hebrew University?!?

Does any one of US Corporate presstitutes or members of the Israeli Knesset understand, even vaguely, just how lousy the optics of this detention are here for the country of Israel?!?

And Israel sells itself as "the only democracy in the Middle East"?!?

Give this detainee a break, here! Show yourself, as a government to be magnanimous, even if you hate the way she thinks, if you can.

And we have a companion story, also from antiwar.com: and bless Hebrew University for having the "male attributes" to have done this!

In a rare move, Hebrew University asks to join the appear for a US student detained by Israel

Oct 09 13:00

Putting War Back in Children’s Culture

Now that Darth Vader’s breathy techno-voice is a staple of our culture, it’s hard to remember how empty was the particular sector of space Star Wars blasted into. The very day the Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973, Richard Nixon also signed a decree ending the draft. It was an admission of the obvious: war, American-style, had lost its hold on young minds. As an activity, it was now to be officially turned over to the poor and nonwhite.

Those in a position to produce movies, TV shows, comics, novels, or memoirs about Vietnam were convinced that Americans felt badly enough without such reminders. It was simpler to consider the war film and war toy casualties of Vietnam than to create cultural products with the wrong heroes, victims, and villains. In Star Wars, George Lucas successfully challenged this view, decontaminating war of its recent history through a series of inspired cinematic decisions that rescued crucial material from the wreckage of Vietnam.

Oct 09 09:17

THIS “GRADE SCHOOL TEACHER” WHO WANTS SOMEONE TO “KILL” BRETT KAVANAUGH Still Teaches CHILDREN In Minnesota

THIS “GRADE SCHOOL TEACHER” WHO WANTS SOMEONE TO “KILL” BRETT KAVANAUGH Shut Down Her Twitter Page But Her Name Is “SAMANTHA NESS” And Still Teaches CHILDREN In Minnesota And You Can Contact Her School Director At (651) 523-8100 ???? Let’s Make Her Famous !!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the spelling mistake in her tweet.

Oct 08 15:12

Schools Pushing For Police-Grade Surveillance Technology To "Protect" Students

By Aaron Kesel

After the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools across the U.S. are installing police-grade surveillance “gunshot-detection systems,” metal detectors and even biometric locks requiring facial recognition or a person’s iris, The Atlantic reported.

Hermosa Elementary in Artesia, New Mexico, has installed a network of wireless microphones that can analyze the audio signature of gunfire...

Oct 08 12:41

Don’t install Microsoft’s Windows 10 October update Here’s why

Washington [United States], October 8 : Microsoft has put on hold the roll out of the latest update to its Windows 10 OS after some reported about missing files on their systems after the update.

Oct 07 10:27

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground

As other elementary schools across the country were preparing for the new school year by cleaning classrooms and training teachers, Hermosa Elementary, in Artesia, New Mexico was also installing a network of wireless microphones that could pick up the specific concussive audio signature of gunfire. Placed high in classrooms and hallways, the golf-ball-sized devices can alert authorities to the sound and location of gunshots, reportedly within 20 seconds of firing. They can also identify make and model of guns, and automatically lock doors and sound alarms throughout the campus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that every dime spent for surveillance, personnel, and related equipment is not the dime being spent on real education for these kids.

Were I to understand that this was happening in my child's public school, if home-schooling was permitted, I would pull that child out of public school immediately, schedule an appointment with the principal, and explain why I was doing this.

If I lived in a state where home schooling is not allowed, I would move to a state in which it was; if Mike and I had had children, this is something that would have been that an important issue for us.

Oct 06 02:43

Disturbing study finds that humans are getting progressively dumber – IQ points now dropping by 7 points with each new generation

The dumbing down of civilization has been codified in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A pair of researchers from Norway found that average IQ levels are dropping precipitously, and that with each new generation, people in general are becoming progressively less intelligent.

Oct 02 12:53

WATCH: WHAT TAILGAITING IN A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE, POLICE HELICOPTER RAINS DOWN HELL ON TAILGATERS

In all of our years reporting on police conduct and activity at the Free Thought Project, we have never seen anything like we are reporting today. Several utterly insane videos show police officers from Penn State University using their helicopter to rain down hell from above on hundreds of students and parents alike who were tailgaiting for the game.

According to police, a group of college students involved with a fraternity were told to move from one area and relocate to another. However, according to police, this did not happen, so they escalated their tactics.

As StateCollege.com reports:

Penn State parent and tailgater Scott Olson said that early Saturday morning, a police officer asked the fraternity tailgating next to his group to move one space over. After the fraternity’s members refused to move, the officer told Olson and his group that the fraternity would be on watch for the day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this... is how Pennsylvania police have elected to interpret the phrase "to protect and serve".

Absoflippinglutely amazing, but perfectly predictable from police in the 21st century's Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika.

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