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  • K-12: Killing Democracy

    01/03/2018 3:07:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Rudolf Flesch, in his 1955 book, noted that "things have changed in the last 10, 20 years. For the first time in history, American parents see their children getting less education than they got themselves. Their sons and daughters come home from school and they can't read the newspaper; they can't spell simple words like February or Wednesday; they don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. The fathers and mothers don't know the reason for this, but they know that something terrible has happened to their most precious dreams and aspirations[.]" Isn't it beautiful – the way Flesch perceives...
  • Terrell Owens Claims He’s Being Blackballed From the NFL Like Colin Kaepernick

    12/26/2017 6:24:56 PM PST · by bobk333 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017
    “What’s stopping Colin Kaepernick from being in the league?” Owens said to TMZ Sports. “Owners, general managers, it’s all about an opportunity. Same thing with Colin. You trying to tell me that he can’t play in the league right now?
  • Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn

    12/26/2017 12:17:25 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Lindsey Sterling
    Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn Lovely Christmas music
  • How the Creator of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

    12/26/2017 5:38:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Charles Schulz insisted on one core purpose: A ...Charlie Brown Christmas had to be about something. Namely, the true meaning of Christmas. Otherwise, Schulz said, “Why bother doing it?” To Coca-Cola’s credit, Mendelson says, the corporate sponsor never balked at the idea of including New Testament passages. The result — Linus’s reading from the Book of Luke about the meaning of the season — became “the most magical two minutes in all of TV animation,” the producer says....
  • Alberto Fujimori: Peru's ex-president pardoned

    12/24/2017 9:15:30 PM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/24/2017 | BBC
    Imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned by incumbent leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Mr. Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fukimori, 79, was being released on health grounds. Fujimori-who was in power from 1990 to 2000-was recently taken from prison to hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. He has been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption..... He was admired by some Peruvians for combating Maoist rebels, whereas his critics consider him a corrupt dictator. Fujimori has been in and out of hospital for a variety of health problems in...
  • Obsessive selfie-taking is now a mental disorder called ‘selfitis’

    12/23/2017 6:54:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 23, 2017 | Hillary Grigonis
    According to the researchers, individuals suffering from selfitis use selfies to try to boost their confidence or their mood, along with other motivations like conforming and social competition. The researchers say that taking selfies can be an addictive behavior that also points to more underlying mental health issues, like low self-confidence.
  • Cabot Gun Co. offers heirloom-quality 1911 style commemorative "Trump 45" pistol

    12/22/2017 7:21:28 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 31 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 11/30/2017 | Duncan Johnson
    Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2017/11/trump-45-pistols-cabot-guns/#ixzz523DC1UWb Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook Pittsburgh –-(Ammoland.com)- Cabot Gun Company, LLC, elite manufacturer of precision, American-made firearms, today debuted its new commemorative Trump 45 pistols finished in 24 karat gold. The guns also contain elements made from meteorite. This limited edition, heirloom-quality 1911 style pistol features engravings of “TRUMP 45” on one side and “45th President of the United States” on the other. “Making a great American product is how we express our appreciation for President Trump’s commitment to making America great again,” said Rob Bianchin, Founder and...
  • Obama Signs Stimulus Plan Into Law

    12/20/2017 10:04:58 PM PST · by libh8er · 17 replies
    CBS News / AP ^ | 2.17.2009
    Racing to reverse the country's economic spiral, President Barack Obama signed the mammoth stimulus package into law Tuesday and readied a new $50 billion foreclosure rescue for legions of Americans who are in danger of losing their homes. There was no recovery yet for beleaguered automakers, who were back in Washington for more bailout billions. General Motors Corp. said it was closing plants, Chrysler LLC said it was cutting vehicle models and both said they were getting rid of thousands more jobs as they made their restructuring cases for $5 billion more for Chrysler and as much as $16.6 billion...
  • VANITY: Let's retire the freepathon--It's old enough!

    12/12/2017 10:44:13 AM PST · by redhead · 8 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2017 | Self
    FREE REPUBLIC is THE most open and user-friendly Conservative discussion board on the net. It is entirely funded by donations, and provides a service no other chat forum can even come close to.There are members who have been here since 1998, and who faithfully contribute monthly. If you are new to FR, or if you have lurked for some time without contributing your opinions or your support, please consider signing up for a monthly donation, and do two things at once: Help us eliminate quarterly freepathons and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that the Conservative voice of Americans everywhere will...
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • Berlin Police Find 200 Rounds Under Mosque (Quickly Rule Out Terrorism Of Course).

    12/11/2017 9:32:36 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/11 | Julian Robinson
    German police descended on a Christmas market in Berlin after two bags of bullets were found under a nearby mosque last night. About 200 rounds of ammunition was found in an underground car park in West Berlin - but officers quickly ruled out any terror link. The discovery came with Germany still on high alert after a wave of terror attacks and almost a year after a jihadist killed 12 by crashing a lorry through a market in the city.
  • Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

    12/01/2017 8:12:02 AM PST · by bar sin·is·ter · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment. Scientists are particularly concerned that the plastic particles that make up glitter would pollute the environment and poison the animals who eat from it, CBS Philadelphia reported. Dr. Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University in New Zealand, says she wants to see glitter banned because of the damage it does to the ecosystem. “I think all glitter should be banned because it’s microplastic,” she said.
  • Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes

    11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 154 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jim Trotter and Jason Reid
    The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned. The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents...
  • Self-driving shuttle hits the streets of Las Vegas — and promptly gets hit by a semi

    11/09/2017 9:05:20 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 104 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/09/17 | Shawn Langlois
    Proponents of the self-driving car revolution might have preferred that what happened in Vegas on Wednesday stayed in Vegas. But as a reluctant public mulls a future of robotic vehicles, any hiccup along the way is sure to make headlines. The latest fodder for critics came from Sin City, where a driverless shuttle, apparently through no fault of its own, got into a fender bender with a semi-truck just hours after its debut, according to local news reports. “The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid...
  • East Berlin: The Pope’s Revenge By Communist “Radio Tower”.

    11/06/2017 11:29:14 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 11 replies
    Mystic Sciences ^ | 2016 | Steve Paslow
    “A large Christian cross image, formed by sunlight, for many years has appeared, then disappeared and vice versa on a 368 meter tall communications tower in the middle of Berlin, Germany. The tower is the Fernsehturm TV Tower built between 1965 and 1969 by the German Democratic government-Communist in East Germany. When the sun shines on the Fernsehturm’s titled stainless steel dome, an image of a Christian cross usually appears. The architects of the tower and dome never purposely deigned the structure to project the cross image and were just as surprised as everyone else when they first saw it,...
  • Obama, opening his foundation's first summit, calls for fixing civic culture

    11/04/2017 8:38:38 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/1/2017 | Edward Isaac Dovere
    Though he has stayed active in politics — and reappeared on the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia just two weeks ago — Obama said he believes he’s up to something bigger, and thereby more curative for what he believes has gone wrong in elections. “The moment we’re in right now, politics is the tail and not the dog,” he said. “What we need to do is think about our civic culture, because what’s wrong with our politics is a reflection of something that’s wrong with the civic culture, not just in the United States but around the world.”...
  • A racist Corn Pops box? Kellogg’s says it’s sorry (another liberal guilt trip)

    10/26/2017 10:10:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/25/17 | Chris Perez
    Kellogg’s has apologized for a cereal-box cartoon that featured a bunch of light-colored Corn Pops hanging out in a mall — while a darker-skinned Pop scrubs the floor. Pictures showing the packaging surfaced on social media and prompted the company to respond. “Hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?” asked Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed. “[T]his is teaching kids racism.” “Yes [it’s] a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same ... ” he added...
  • Protecting US Oil Refineries: Simple Solution

    10/24/2017 2:40:32 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Theoritical Hypothesis plus Engineering and Math | 24-Oct-2017 | vanity
    Hurricane Harvey took out a number of OIL REFINERIES. One problem was FLOODING. This meant that backup equipment would not function because of flooding. Another concern is that of a refinery explosion such as has occurred in the past (Texas City - 1947 and 2005, Carson - 1985 and 2016). In such explosions surrounding areas might cause injuries and damage to surrounding property. Another concern is terrorism. Possible simple fix? Same used for Mississippi River. The force of water is extremely powerful. So how is it controlled - earthern levees and other works. Probably the minimum height for refineries might...
  • Why residents in some American states may soon need a passport for domestic air travel

    10/18/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/17 | James Draper
    They were previously allowed to use mere driving licenses. But residents of some US states may soon require additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel - even if just domestically. That's the new procedure on the horizon for people from states that have not yet introduced the standards required by the 2005 Real ID Act, which demands stricter regulations for state-issued IDs. The states that haven't yet fallen into line each now have a grace period of three months to meet the revised criteria. This deadline expires on 22 January 2018.
  • The death of the gas-powered car, in one chart (Liberal wet dream!)

    10/17/2017 10:52:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 355 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/17/17 | Claudia Assis
    A global tipping point for electric cars could come as early as 2022, as battery costs decrease and concerns about range and infrastructure ease. That’s from analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who in a little over a year’s time have turned even more optimistic about the future dominance of electric cars over internal-combustion vehicles. In a Tuesday note, the analysts forecast that one in three cars will be purely electric by 2030; their July 2016 prediction was one in 10 by the same year. “There are several factors converging that have led us to revise our thinking —...