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Apr 28 11:29

VIDEO: Students despise Obama policies...when credited to Trump

Students compare Trump’s Policies to Nazism… except They are Really OBAMA’s Policies!!

Apr 28 08:49

Fordham students sue university over SJP ban

Students have sued Fordham University over the New York institution’s refusal to allow them to establish a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

The lawsuit, filed in state court on Wednesday, alleges that the private Jesuit university violates its own free expression policies and is engaged in viewpoint discrimination.

Apr 28 08:48

Ex-finance official allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from Hamline University

A supervisor in the accounts payable department at Hamline University in St. Paul stole more than $150,000 from the school by creating fake vendor accounts and cashing checks issued by the university into her personal bank account, charges say.

Teresa Ann Garin, 51, was charged with three counts of theft by swindle for her role in an elaborate financial scheme that played out between the summer of 2015 and this past winter, according to the criminal complaint filed against her Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to pay off her student loans? :)

Apr 28 07:05

NEW YORK STATE Democrat Assemblyman introduces a bill requiring “Halal Compliant” lunches for public schools

Don’t you find it interesting that such a bill has NEVER before been proposed for Kosher lunches in New York City schools, even though Jewish students make up a vastly larger percentage of the student population than Muslims do? Whatever happened to bringing a bag lunch when you don’t like what’s on the menu?

Apr 27 10:03

Oxford University: not making eye contact is now racist.

One of the most prestigious universities in the world?

Apr 27 09:20

Now just looking at someone funny can get you reported to the campus Thought Police.

White, female student ‘glares’ at peers, gets reported as bias incident

Apr 27 08:01

Tyrannical Leftists at UC-Berkeley once again cancel Ann Coulter’s speech – where’s that coward, Gov. Jerry Brown?

I'm not a huge fan of Ann Coulter, but for all the Left’s breathless claims that President Donald J. Trump is a tyrant hell-bent on ruling with an iron fist -- it is THEY who continually behave as authoritarians, violently opposing and shutting down any political point of view they don’t agree with. Free speech is dead in California. Brown and his Brown Shirt thugs killed it.

Apr 26 15:04

Major Challenges Of New Orleans Charter Schools Exposed At NAACP Hearing

New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiaana took control of public schools in New Orleans, and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools. Though there are spots of improvement in the New Orleans charter system, major problems remain.

Apr 26 14:23

The omnipresent pressure to conform

Graham Peebles examines the pressure on young people to conform, and the rooting out from education of subjects that encourage individuality and criticism, and says this is less to do with respecting traditions and the law and more to do with control and fear.>>

Apr 26 11:19

Transgender Students ‘Shouldn’t Have To Declare Sex For Uni Sports Teams,’ Says NUS

Transgender and intersex students should not have to declare their birth gender when applying to university sports teams, the National Union of Students (NUS) is expected to rule.

Apr 25 20:16

Old Hawaii, a Tumblr

Great pics of Hawaii back in the day. Four pics down Mike is catching his dinner!

Apr 25 18:22

Virtues Reinvented Social Engineering the New Vices

It is often lamented that our public schools and universities no longer teach virtue to their students. But that is not really the case. Most students in America today have had the virtues of tolerance, environmentalism, egalitarianism, and multiculturalism instilled in them since before they could read. They have also been assured that smoking is the greatest personal vice of the modern age.

What strategy is Screwtape employing today to confound our understanding and prevent us from triumphing over, or even recognizing, the characteristic sins of our age? On what specific planks is his program founded?
Intolerance, Elitism, Ethnocentrism, Homophobia, Sexism

Apr 25 12:40

Baby Boomers Borrowed $100BN In Student Loans For Their Children And Now Defaults Are Soaring

America's snowflake millennials aren't used to being told 'no', especially by their parents. Perhaps that's why, as we pointed out a few days ago, more millennials than ever are now living at home with mom and roughly one quarter of them don't even both to enroll in classes and/or find a job (see "A Quarter Of Millennials Living At Home Neither Work Nor Study"). But, when it comes to racking up massive student loans for their lazy, millennial, snowflakes, we suspect a healthy portion of about 3.5 million Baby Boomers are wishing they had a do-over to do just that.

Unfortunately, rather than making some difficult decisions about affordability and/or forcing their kids to pay for their own education, Baby Boomers have incurred nearly $100 billion in student loans so that little Johnny and/or Susie could get that Anthro degree they always wanted.

Apr 24 13:58

COPS DETAIN ENTIRE SCHOOL, ILLEGALLY SEARCH/GROPE 900 KIDS — FIND NOTHING, PARENTS FURIOUS

Children feel violated, parents are furious, and a lawsuit is getting filed after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing.

On April 14, when the students of Worth County High School returned from spring break, they arrived at school to find a police state had taken over. The sheriff and his deputies — with no probable cause — detained and illegally searched every single child in the school, all 900 of them.

When kids went home that day to tell their parents what happened, naturally, they were furious as it is a gross violation of the children’s 4th Amendment rights.

“It’s essentially a fourth amendment violation,” said attorney Mark Begnaud. “It’s 900 illegal searches, suspicion-less pat downs, suspicion-less searches.”

Apr 24 08:05

THIS is WHY Most Americans Are ASLEEP

It’s no secret to folks who follow the work of John Taylor Gatto that public schools in the United States amount to little more than state funded indoctrination camps at this point.

Apr 23 07:30

Florida teacher reportedly banned students from wearing crosses, now threatened with legal action

A Tampa, Florida, high school teacher has prohibited several students from wearing cross necklaces in her classroom, and the school district is now opening an investigation into the matter.

Apr 22 08:49

LGBT-PROMOTING TEACHER BANS CROSS NECKLACES IN CLASS

Officials at Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida are being asked to stop the bullying by a math teacher who is an open advocate for the LGBT lifestyle and has, among other things, banned students from wearing cross necklaces in her classroom.

The nonprofit legal group Liberty Counsel said it would prefer for the district to rein in the teacher, Lora Jane Riedas, without the necessity of a court case.

But Liberty Counsel is ready to take action – through a federal lawsuit – if it is needed “to vindicate the parental and student rights.”

Apr 22 08:48

HARVARD TELLS STUDENTS GENDER CAN 'CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY'

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”

The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, declares that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” adding that someone’s gender identity “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can even “change from day to day.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am almost 65 years old. Not once in all that time have I ever been anything other than male.

Apr 22 06:51

Earth Day: Google gives out an important message through its latest doodle!

April 22nd every year marks the onset of Earth Day. A day that is celebrated annually to raise awareness about our home planet and how we can save and protect it from recurring damage.
Started in the year 1970, Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

Apr 21 12:48

10 Ways To Stop Being A Slave And Bring Down The Pyramids Of Control

There are signs that the mind-pyramids that technocrats have built to enforce their 21st-century global plantation slave system are crumbling as they press harder upon our cognitive ability to make sense of words and actions. The owners of the shoulders on which the structure of tyranny is supported are beginning to leave in droves. The pyramids are falling as slaves begin to recognize their unconscious effort, and consciously encourage others to find a different line of work.

Here are 10 ways that you can help collapse all of the pyramids of control.

Apr 21 12:27

Marxist Public College Professor Accused Of Murder Attempts At Berkeley Free Speech Rally

In the wake of an anti-censorship rally in Berkeley, California that saw over 20 arrested Saturday, sleuths have watched event videos and picked out an anarcho-communist college professor named Eric Clanton as their prime suspect in multiple murder attempts at the event. Clanton is listed on faculty in the philosophy department of Diablo Valley College. The evidence at this point is compelling and circumstantial.

Apr 20 09:20

SCHOOLS ADVISED TO BAKE A CAKE TO CELEBRATE TRANSGENDER STUDENTS’ ‘TRANSITION’

This "glorification" of transgenderism will lead to attention-seeking kids claiming to be transgender when they are not.

Apr 20 09:11

Mom Films Cops Arresting 10-Year-Old Son With Autism At School

A mother watched with horror as deputies in Florida arrested her 10-year-old son with autism at school last week for an incident she said took place last year.

Luanne Haygood filmed her son’s April 12 arrest on her cell phone, capturing him crying out in confusion as Okeechobee County Sheriff deputies handcuffed him and led him to a sheriff’s vehicle.

“I don’t know what’s going on, mama!” the little boy shouted as his mom tried to get answers from the deputies.

“He has autism. He doesn’t know what’s going on,” Haygood is heard telling the deputies.

Haygood, who spoke with CBS 12 News, said her son spent the night behind bars.

According to her, deputies arrested the child after a school resource officer identified him as having an outstanding warrant for assault ? something that Haygood is heard saying in the video that they weren’t aware of.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the teacher who got kicked did not understand anything about dealing with an autistic child, and the coping mechanisms necessary to prevent violent outbursts, I lay completely at the feed of the school district.

If she did not have the certified training to deal with autism spectrum disorder, that kid should never have been in her class, period, end of discussion.

No child should be allowed to kick anyone, but to do this to an autistic child, who does not understand the consequences of their actions, and a year later, and throw him in jail overnight?!?

Apr 20 07:43

Antifa “U-Lock” Attacker From Berkeley Identified as College Professor Eric Clanton

There is an interesting report going around Twitter and it can be sourced to the sleuths over at 4chan’s /pol/ board. According to this report, the guy who was violently attacking free speech supporters at Berkeley (with a fucking gigantic metal lock, by the way) is none other than a college professor.

Apr 18 16:37

School-Issued Computers Spy On Children In US Without Parental Consent – Digital Rights Group

School-issued computer devices – provided to one-third of school children across the US – collect excessive amounts of highly sensitive personal data on the students without parental consent or even prior notice, a new study finds.

Apr 18 08:55

7th-grader's science project finds cancer-fighting chemicals in green tea

Stephen Litt has been conducting science experiments since he was in first grade. Every year, the projects became more and more complicated — until finally, as a 7th grader, he came across something that gained national attention.

The 12-year-old boy from Marietta, Georgia, discovered evidence that chemicals in green tea may have cancer-fighting potential.

For this year’s science fair project, he tested epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant in green tea, to determine whether it could prevent breast cancer tumors in planaria, a type of flatworms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope major universities will be having duels with cream puffs over where this kid gets into college, and that a full tuition scholarship will be waiting for him when he gets there; bravo to his parents, and to his school science teacher!!

Apr 18 08:46

SCHOOL-ISSUED DEVICES ALLOW THE FEDS TO SPY ON EVERYTHING STUDENTS HAVE EVER DONE

The Feds, and educational technology (ed tech) companies are using tablets and laptops to spy on students from kindergarten through college.

Students, teachers,administrators and librarians across the country are being forced to use school-issued tablets and laptops which use educational cloud services that spy on everything.

According to a EFF's “Spying on Students” report, more than 30 million students, teachers, and administrators use Google’s education suite of software.

"Across the U.S., more than 30 million students, teachers, and administrators use Google’s G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education), and that number is rapidly growing."

According to the report, students are being given Google login ID's with no option to opt-out.

Feds collect intimate and detailed reports of everything students have ever done

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of a sudden, home-schooling is going to look like a far more attractive option than will public schooling for many concerned parents, one they understand the "real reason" these electronic devices have been given to their kids; to spy on the kids and their families.

Apr 16 15:03

How to bring down the elephant in the room

The reason why I decided to tackle this issue today is that the forces who broke Trump in less than a month are also the very same forces who have forced him into a political 180: the Neocons and the US deep state. However, I think that these two concepts can be fused into on I would call the “Ziocons”: basically Zionists plus some rabid Anglo imperialists à la Cheney or McCain. These are the folks who control the US corporate media, Hollywood, Congress, most of academia, etc. These are the folks who organized a ferocious assault on the “nationalist” or “patriotic” wing of Trump supporters and ousted Flynn and Bannon and these are the folks who basically staged a color revolution against Trump. There is some pretty good evidence that the person in charge of this quiet coup is Jared Kushner, a rabid Zionist. Maybe. Maybe not.

Apr 16 06:12

The Mechanical Universe caltech

“The Mechanical Universe,” is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videos covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course. Each program in the series opens and closes with Caltech Professor David Goodstein providing philosophical, historical and often humorous insight into the subject at hand while lecturing to his freshman physics class. The series contains hundreds of computer animation segments, created by Dr. James F. Blinn, as the primary tool of instruction. Dynamic location footage and historical re-creations are also used to stress the fact that science is a human endeavor. The series was originally produced as a broadcast telecourse in 1985 by Caltech and Intelecom, Inc. with program funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project. The online version of "The Mechanical Universe" is sponsored by the Information Science and Technology initiative at Caltech. http://ist.caltech.edu

Apr 15 12:55

Raspberry Pi

Quirky Xerus is fastest. You have to update Mate by terminal including the kernel. Linux Mint has a tool called disks that makes installation to your micro sd easy as pi!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

* NEW * Quirky Xerus for the Raspberry Pi
October 24, 2016 - Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy and Quirky Linux, released his latest Quirky Xerus version 8.1 for the Raspberry Pi. (Updated to 8.1.2 on 25 November 2016.)
http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm

Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3
Martin Wimpress and Rohith Madhavan have made an Ubuntu MATE image for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 based on the regular Ubuntu armhf base, not the new Ubuntu “Snappy” Core, which means that the installation procedure for applications uses the traditional tools, ie apt-get.

https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

Apr 15 09:33

FLASHBACK - Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop webcams, claims lawsuit

A suburban Philadelphia school district remotely activates the cameras in school-provided laptops to spy on students in their homes, a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleged.

According to the lawsuit filed by a high school student and his parents, the Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. has spied on students and families by "indiscriminate use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students by the School District."

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Apr 15 07:50

Your Kids’ School-Owned Devices Are Spying On Them, Report Finds

As adults, we all kind of have at least a vague peripheral sense that the devices and software we use are probably up to some kind of shenanigans with our personal data. Kids, however, are probably not thinking as closely about what they tell the devices they use, and what data those devices then share — especially if they’re school-owned tools. And yet, a new report finds, some of the learning technology schoolchildren are required to use every day are some of the worst when it comes to explaining and protecting users’ privacy.

The EFF’s new “Spying on Students” report [PDF] pulls together two years’ worth of research and data trying to find out whether educational technology (ed tech) companies are protecting students’ privacy. The answer is, unfortunately, largely not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is far more safe to buy the device which the school is using, and put appropriate security software on it yourself, because you have not a clue what the computer is seeing/hearing/transmitting.

Apr 14 11:22

Iran held national nanotechnology Olympiad for students

Iran has held a national nanotechnology Olympiad for school students. As our correspondent Yusef Jalali reports from Tehran, the scientific examination is part of an initiative launched by the government to advance nanotechnology and apply it to the domestic industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where, pray tell, is a similar program going on at public schools in the United States?!?

The short answer is, nowhere, and that...is a real problem for the future of education and technology in this country?!?

Apr 13 08:19

Student Charged Over Alleged Peanut Butter Hazing Of Classmate With Allergy

A Michigan student has been charged over allegedly smearing peanut butter on the face of a 19 year old classmate who has a potentially deadly allergic reaction to the food.

Apr 13 07:11

Metastasizing Academic Cancer

The fascist college trend that we are witnessing today is by no means new. As early as 1991, Yale University President Benno Schmidt warned: “The most serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on our campuses. The assumption seems to be that the purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and to liberate the mind.”

Apr 12 17:52

Why in the End the Victimhood Culture Only Benefits Straight White Men

Great Lecture - snowflakes beware

"Safety culture is debilitating. It is crippling. It is a terrible, terrible thing. Those who embrace it as an identity, the weaker you get, the more angry you get. The less likely you are to thrive after you leave the 'bubble of safety'.

Who gets stronger from this? Straight white men. Straight white men are the only beneficiaries here because, for four years, they're told, 'You're the bad guys. You're the evil ones and there are no resources to support you in particular.' What does that sound like? A job!

Straight white men have four years of preparation for a job! Whereas anyone who grasps the victim identity has four years of dis-preparation.

Businesses are wondering, 'What is going on? I don't want these kids. They're going to sue. They're going to cry. I don't want these kids from this safety culture.' "

Apr 12 16:40

Why in the End the Victimhood Culture Only Benefits Straight White Men

Great Lecture - snowflakes beware

"Safety culture is debilitating. It is crippling. It is a terrible, terrible thing. Those who embrace it as an identity, the weaker you get, the more angry you get. The less likely you are to thrive after you leave the 'bubble of safety'.

Who gets stronger from this? Straight white men. Straight white men are the only beneficiaries here because, for four years, they're told, 'You're the bad guys. You're the evil ones and there are no resources to support you in particular.' What does that sound like? A job!

Straight white men have four years of preparation for a job! Whereas anyone who grasps the victim identity has four years of dis-preparation.

Businesses are wondering, 'What is going on? I don't want these kids. They're going to sue. They're going to cry. I don't want these kids from this safety culture.' "

Apr 11 14:39

WHAT THE MEDIA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT EDUCATION IN AMERICA

Obama and the United Nations’ ideology has helped promote a “world citizenry” which is being taught in American colleges. And it’s being taught as preferable to American citizenry..

Apr 10 18:21

New York Just Made College Tuition Free For Middle-Class Students

It's no secret that U.S. students are getting royally screwed over when it comes to college. With tuition prices rapidly increasing, more and more students have to take out loans they'll more than likely be paying off for the rest of their lives. The cost of living in states that are actually hiring with jobs that pay a decent salary is increasing as well, which means that even if you are hired, there's not much cash at the end of the month left after paying off your debts.

Apr 10 14:32

New York Legislature Approves Free Tuition At State Colleges For Middle Class

The New York Legislature has approved a state budget that would make the Empire State the first in the US to offer free tuition to public colleges for middle-class students from families earning less than $125,000 per year.

Apr 10 09:15

N.Y. official backs wildly offensive Holocaust school assignment — then faces parents’ wrath

The head of public education in New York State, MaryEllen Elia, is under fire for supporting a teacher’s decision to provide students with an assignment that asked them to argue for or against the Nazis’ “Final Solution,” their plan to murder millions of Jewish people in Europe during World War II.

Apr 09 18:06

Google Pays Female Workers Less Than Male Counterparts, Labor Department Says

GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO HOW GOOGLE PAYS ITS EMPLOYEES ACCUSED THE TECH GIANT OF SHORTCHANGING WOMEN DOING SIMILAR WORK TO MEN.

Apr 09 06:58

Customers Angry Over 'Misleading' Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air

Back when I was a child and I'd unabashedly eat junk food without the slightest shred of guilt, I used to have really high standards for the garbage I was shoveling into my body.

Apr 08 08:28

California community college first to pass Israel divestment resolution

A community college in Cupertino, California, has become the first educational institution of its kind in the US to support a resolution in favor of divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

The resolution, which the student senate passed on 15 March, urges the De Anza College’s board of directors to pull the college’s investments from three US-based corporations that enable Israel’s rights violations – Hewlett-Packard, Motorola Solutions and Caterpillar – as well as from G4S, the largest private security firm in the world.

G4S has provided equipment and services to Israeli military checkpoints and inside prisons where Palestinians have been tortured.

Apr 04 12:07

College Is a Waste of Money

So I applaud the fact that all these colleges and universities are dead men walking, that they’re all going to go bankrupt. They are totally overrun and infested with cultural Marxists and progressives, militant leftists that are propagandizing kids with absolutely the wrong kind of values. It’s astonishing that parents are willing to pay even today’s prices to subject their kids to four years of indoctrination. So I’m glad that they’re all going bankrupt.

Apr 03 17:23

College Students Penalized For Offensive Words

Essays will be marked down unless they use ‘gender-sensitive language’, students at a British university have been told.

Many universities are already advising students and staff not to use ‘gender-offensive’ terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe people that could be either male or female.

Apr 03 16:42

College Students Penalized for Offensive Words (Such as “he.”)

Many universities are already advising students and staff not to use ‘gender-offensive’ terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe people that could be either male or female. And terms such as ‘mankind’, ‘manpower’ and ‘man-made’ are frowned upon by academics if used in essays. But now the school of social science at the University of Hull has gone one step further by threatening to deduct marks from students for using such phrases.

Apr 03 15:09

Planned Ann Coulter Visit To UC Berkeley Has Organizers Fearing Another Backlash

The planned visit by firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter to the University of California, Berkeley has officials and organizers worrying about a repeat of the rioting which greeted Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Apr 01 09:24

I Am Fishead - Documentary Film (2011)


"WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? THIS IS A FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW."

Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us.

http://www.fisheadmovie.com/

Mar 31 16:32

Three college students aged 19 to 23 are arrested for '$10,000 prostitution deal' after police carry out undercover sting operation at a Florida hotel 

Three college students have been arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation at a Florida hotel, authorities have said.

Acacia Jerico Friedman, 23, and Maury Noun, 21, of the University of Miami, and Samara Charlotin, 19, of Florida International University, reportedly negotiated a prostitution deal with an undercover cop.

Noun allegedly acted as the women's pimp and met with the officer at a restaurant at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables. The two agreed sex with the girls would cost $5,000 each, according to NBC Miami.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, that's one way to pay off those student loans!

Note picture of one of the prostitutes with Bill Clinton!

Mar 31 09:03

Drexel University Professor Calls for Death of White Americans

Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello-Maher has recently come under fire for tweets and comments promoting violence and fatality towards white people. Many Americans have expressed their discontentment with Ciccariello-Maher’s remarks, especially on Christmas Eve when he tweeted, “All I Want For Christmas is White Genocide.” The professor later deleted the tweet, claiming it to be a joke, but a plethora of Americans were not amused. Following the backlash, Ciccariello-Maher stated that “white is not a race.”

Mar 30 15:00

Drexel University Professor Calls for Death of White Americans

Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello-Maher has recently come under fire for tweets and comments promoting violence and fatality towards white people.

Mar 29 15:14

MORE PC BS : Student grade docked for using ‘mankind’ instead of gender-neutral term…

WHAT A CROCK : “The issue goes beyond ‘political correctness,’ for my colleagues and I recognize that words help to create our reality, power dynamics, and relationships among people,” she told the class. “You are welcome to make a statement about your politics, or conscience, or beliefs by using gender-specific language in your papers, and in many cases gender-specific language is called for, when you can discern with certainty the gender of the characters and author you’re discussing. However, I’ll still have to subtract a point or two for any kind of language that refers to all people as ‘mankind’ or readers as ‘him/he’, for the reasons I’ve outlined carefully above.”

Mar 29 13:32

Student sues Pierce College over tiny ‘free speech zone’

A Pierce College student today filed suit against the school and the Los Angeles Community College District, alleging policies that restrict student free speech rights to tiny zones are unconstitutional and infringe on First Amendment rights.

Mar 29 09:17

20 awesome projects for Raspberry Pi

The DIY dream

Raspberry Pi — a tiny, stripped-down $35 computer — hit the market in 2011 with the intention of helping promote basic computer science skills in schools. It has become the DIY gadget-maker's go-to device. Tinkerers, hobbyists, educators and students — basically anyone who likes to build things — have taken to the Internet with project after project utilizing the Raspberry Pi.

In early 2015, a second generation, the Raspberry Pi 2, was introduced. And now it celebrates another milestone: 10 million units sold. To mark the occasion, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a "Pi-in-a-Box" starter kit to get even more of us to learn about and use the low-cost computer. It'll go on sale in the U.K. for £99 and hit other markets soon.

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.

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"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.”

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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.

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