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  • Math department political activism at Texas public university

    10/16/2018 6:22:43 PM PDT · by mtrott · 35 replies
    10/16/2016 | Self-vanity
    Yesterday, it came to my attention that the head of the math department at a Texas public university is engaging in political activism with students. What this professor did was to include IN A MATH EXAM a question about the Kavanaugh nomination. The question, roughly was, "Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to SCOTUS? 1. No 2. Hell, no. 3. Never in a million years." Apparently, the professor's justification was that the student would get credit for answering the question, regardless of what answer they chose. And this person is quite unapologetic about it. But the point is, why is a...
  • Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

    10/16/2018 1:44:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Oct 18 | Laurie Kellman
    She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and calling him "creepy" on Twitter. When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American political combat, the Massachusetts Democrat, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, is often doing it Trump's way. And like Trump, she's getting blowback: Jokes. Objections. And grumblings from her own political party about timing, with midterm elections three weeks away.
  • Office workers union protests AFL-CIO, stages 'funeral for collective bargaining'

    10/16/2018 12:42:31 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-07-16 21:00 | Sean Higgins
    Chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!", about 150 members of Office of Professional Employees International Union Local 2 and their supporters protested Tuesday in front of the Washington offices of the local's employer, the AFL-CIO.
  • EU: May must deliver 'creative solution' to save Brexit summit

    10/16/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2018-07-16 21:00 | Daniel Boffey
    Theresa May has been told that it is up to her to deliver a “creative solution” to break the impasse that threatens to leave Wednesday’s “moment of truth” Brexit summit of EU leaders collapsing around her.
  • Three Lies Pro-Abortion Politicians Tell You

    10/16/2018 12:03:17 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 10/15/18 | Kristan Hawkins
    With the proxy war over abortion that has taken place these last few months during the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the need to address the abortion industry talking points has never been greater. The political allies of abortion are willing to say anything to maintain control of the courts and taxpayer dollars. In my Lies Pro-Choice Politicians Tell speaking tour hitting college campuses this fall, I’m addressing the political spin of the abortion industry, talking with students about many of the myths surrounding abortion. With the midterm elections getting closer, here are some of the largest whoppers to...
  • What Is the ‘NPC’ Meme? Liberals Rage at Cartoons Mocking Their Scripted Thoughts

    10/16/2018 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18
    The new “NPC” meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for “dehumanizing speech,” but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games. The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events. Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign quests to...
  • Sessions Vows ‘Emergency’ S. C. Battle … Slams ‘Activist Federal Judges’ For Anti-Trump Bias

    10/16/2018 11:29:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 1016/18 | Kane
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lit into federal judges for what he called a dramatic uptick in “outrageous” decisions threatening to interfere with the separation of powers by exposing internal White House deliberations. In a fiery speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Sessions warned that “once we go down this road in American government, there is no turning back.” He vowed to take “these discovery fights to the Supreme Court in emergency postures. … We intend to fight this, and we intend to win.” Sessions specifically singled out New York district court judge Jesse M. Furman, who...
  • Trump’s list: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

    10/16/2018 11:12:49 AM PDT · by TaxocratsAlwaysHikeTaxes · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-16-18 | Paul Bedard
    THE LIST Economic Growth 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year. Jobs 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.Unemployment claims at 50 year...
  • Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

    10/16/2018 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 16, 2018 | BY LAURA PARKER
    ... Until recently, the consequences of climate change were thought to be so far into the future that many average people, including those who live in coastal zones, declared they needn’t bother; they’d be long dead by the time catastrophe struck. No more. Climate change is here, costing billions of dollars every year to recover from destructive events. Without adapting to that new reality, the world will confront rising costs of disasters that put economic growth, health, and in some places, even survival at risk. To spur action, a coalition led by billionaire Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General...
  • From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

    10/16/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Kevin Truong
    Drag queens reading children’s books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. For Lindsay Amer, bringing a live performance of their popular children’s web series to the Brooklyn Public Library made perfect sense. “I feel like libraries are kind of like the YouTube of the real world,” Amer, who uses gender-neutral they/them pronouns, told NBC News. “They’re publicly accessible, they have all of this information that’s kind of just stock piled there, and anyone can get into it and really dive deep.” Amer is the creator and host of...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, October 16, 2018

    10/16/2018 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushContinuesEIBEXCELLENCEDITTOS!
  • College Students Demand ‘Clarence Thomas’ Building Be Renamed After Anita Hill

    10/16/2018 7:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    Students and alumni of the Savanna College of Art and Design (SCAD) are petitioning the school to remove Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from a campus building. Created by SCAD alumna Sage Lucero, 22, the petition “Take a Sexual Predator’s Name Off of SCAD’s Building” has racked up more than 2,200 signatures as of Monday, and takes aim at the school’s Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation. The building, Lucero told PJ Media, “should be renamed after Anita Hill instead.” In a Sunday interview, Lucero said she started the petition after watching Christine Blasey Ford testify against Brett...
  • Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

    10/16/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Paul LeBlanc
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forward with two hearings for judicial nominees during the congressional recess despite their objections. "It's unfair to the nominees, who have already flown to Washington D.C. and made travel arrangements for their families to further delay this hearing," Grassley said in his letter to the committee's top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, pointing to previous postponements for hearings. "And it's unfair to the American people." "As a result of Democratic delay tactics, there are now 154 current and future judicial vacancies, 63 of which are classified...
  • How to approach driving in the face of climate change

    10/16/2018 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Andrew Clark
    Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world’s governments, businesses and people don’t act and act dramatically, global warming could rise more than 1.5 C and cause droughts, famine, floods and heat. It’s a dire prediction. As a driver, it forces you to think about your culpability. The automobile, after all, is a significant contributor to climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains that cars...
  • Global warming could leave us crying in our costlier beer

    10/16/2018 6:13:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 15, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Add beer to chocolate, coffee, and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much as 17 percent, an international group of researchers estimated. That means beer prices on average would double, even adjusting for inflation, according to the study in Monday’s journal Nature Plants . In countries like Ireland, where cost of a brew is already high, prices could triple. The findings come...
  • Pro-life film on the trial of Kermit Gosnell defies the odds with ratings triumph

    10/16/2018 2:44:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018, | Jennifer Harper
    Industry publications and the mainstream news media for the most part overlooked “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” an independent dramatic film that offered the details of the investigation and murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.[snip] The producers credit “social media, grass roots marketing, alternative and conservative media and word-of-mouth” for the promising success. The film previously was financed through an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign that raising $2.3 million from more than 30,000 donors in 45 days for the production — an average of more than $51,000 each day. “By refusing to review the film, the media are ignoring...
  • Seeking government coddling

    10/15/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Helen E. Krieble
    Astonishingly, today’s Americans expect government to care for us from cradle to grave, the way commoners once expected a benevolent king to care for his subjects. We treat people as members of groups rather than as individuals, insidiously devolving into the very class system against which the Founders rebelled. Americans are voluntarily surrendering the very freedoms that millions fought and died to establish and protect. President James Garfield once said the most common form of death in politics is suicide. After a noble 225-year history, is the American experiment dying at the hands of its own people? Many of the...
  • Packing the Court again

    10/15/2018 7:57:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Thomas C. Stewart
    Faced with a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, some liberal Democrats want to pack the court to reverse the balance. Once the Democrats regain control of the White House and the Senate, so the argument goes, the new Democratic president could create enough new seats on the Supreme Court to ensure a liberal majority. The last time the Democrats tried that was in 1937. President Franklin Roosevelt had just been re-elected by the largest majority in American history. He carried all but two states, Maine and Vermont, and racked up unprecedented Democratic majorities in the Senate and...
  • Wayne Dupree Show,M-F,7PM-8:30PM,M-F,October 15-19, 2018

    10/15/2018 4:06:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Wayne Dupree Show ^ | October 15, 2018 | Wayne Dupree
    Good Evening And WELCOME!
  • POTUS Tweet => "Enthusiasm & Spirit is through the roof. SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING - WATCH!"

    10/15/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Ken H · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump The crowds at my Rallies are far bigger than they have ever been before, including the 2016 election. Never an empty seat in these large venues, many thousands of people watching screens outside. Enthusiasm & Spirit is through the roof. SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING - WATCH! 8:11 AM - 15 Oct 2018