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February 2012 Blog Posts (16)

What Kids Now Learn in College

By Dennis Prager 2/29/2012

 

As high school seniors throughout America will be receiving acceptance letters to colleges within the next month, it would be nice for parents to meditate on what they are getting for the $20–$50,000 they will pay each year.

 

The United States is no better than any other country, and in many areas worse than many. On the world stage, America is an imperialist country, and domestically it mistreats its minorities and neglects its poor, while…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 29, 2012 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

Students Received Credit For Volunteering for Obama Campaign

Candice Lanier

 

A counselor at a Nevada high school extended credit to students for volunteering to help elect Obama, in 2008. Recently, the counselor, Loretta Harper has been named a national co-chair of the Obama 2012 campaign—along with Bill Daley, Caroline Kennedy, Eva Longoria and Russ Feingold. Back in November of 2011, Harper was given the All Star of the Week distinction in recognition of her dedication to the Obama campaign.

“The President’s National Co-Chairs…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 28, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Pennsylvania Judge Rules That Muslims May Attack Whoever They Wish With Impunity - Fault Lies With The Victim of the Attack

Pamela Geller interview Ernest Perce, the man who dressed as "Zombie Muhammad" for  a Halloween parade, was attacked by a Muslim during the parade, and then lectured on Islam by a dhimmi judge who dismissed the charges against the Muslim and told Perce that what he had done would get him killed in a Muslim country. Geller has new revelations about the case in this piece: "Hundreds of threats for assault victim in case dismissed by Quran-minded judge," by Pamela Geller for The Daily Caller,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 28, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Boycott Girl Scout Death Cookies

Indiana lawmaker says Girl Scouts promote abortion

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 22, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Are Evangelical Critics of Global Warming Driven by Politics?

Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, believes firmly in dangerous, manmade global warming. She’s also an evangelical.

That puts her in a minority several times over. Out of the American population as a whole she’s in a minority; over 60 percent think human activity has…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 22, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

Restoring the Liberal Arts

Number 312 - Education Reporter - The Newspaper of Education Rights - January 2012

By: Bradley G. Green

"Non est consenescendum in artibus."

"One ought not grow old in the study of the arts."

Any true recovery of the liberal arts will be very difficult, at least any recovery on a grand scale. Having taught in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and seminary settings, I am pessimistic that we will see any meaningful…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 21, 2012 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Obama takes tougher stance on higher education

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2-20-12

Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money?…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 20, 2012 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Laptop-shooting draws raves, reprimands

Feb. 17, 2012 05:02 PM Associated Press

It's classic parent-teenager strife, revamped for the Internet age: A 15-year-old takes to Facebook to curse her parents and complain about chores and the pressures of youth. Her disgusted father videotapes and posts a lengthy rebuttal punctuated by nine gunshots as he empties his pistol into her laptop.

The bizarre tech-xecution has garnered more than 26 million views on YouTube and tens of thousands more on…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 19, 2012 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Jobless Lawyers Sue Their Own Law Schools

2-16-12 By Vivian Giang | Business Insider

A bunch of recently graduated and unemployed lawyers are suing their law schools for false hope.

A total of 75 alumni have filed at least 15 class-action lawsuits across the country, accusing their law schools of inflating employment and salary data to attract prospective students.…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 17, 2012 at 1:21am — No Comments

Test Your Civics Knowledge

 

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test:

http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Added by Harry Mathews on February 16, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Y-Peer, Advocates for Youth Abortion and Legal Prostitution

Monday, August 8, 2011

None of you likely know what or who "Y-Peer" is. Neither did I until tonight. Y-Peer is a United Nations Population Fund initiative organizing youth across the globe as advocates and educators in the area of sexual and reprodutive health. Many believe that the crisis of youth…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Larry the Cable Guy Has It All Figured Out

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in Our Country lately:

Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida...

Not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.

Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. …

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 16, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

The New Math

 

1. Teaching Math In 1960s (when I was in school)

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?



2. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?



3. Teaching Math In 1980s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit ? Yes or…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Phony "Anti-Bullying" Neo-Marxist Agenda Succeeds at More Christian Persecution

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN "ANTI-BULLYING" AGENDA. IT IS SIMPLY A EUPHAMISM FOR ANTI-CHRISTIANITY. MARXISTS DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HOMOSEXUALS BUT DO WANT TO ELIMINATE RELIGION FROM SOCIETY. WHEN MAOISTS TOOK OVER CHINA THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS DESTROY THE BUDDIST STATUES. IN CHINA TODAY, LEADERS OF RELIGIOUS SECTS ARE ROUTINELY TORTURED AND EXECUTED WITHOUT DUE PROCESS.…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 13, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Prospective Teacher's Dilemma

 

Nominated For "Best Email Of The Year 2011"

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

  

'Let me see if I've got this right. 'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior & outbursts, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. 'You want me to check their…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 7, 2012 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

College: The $430 Billion a Year Rip-Off

In his State of the Union address last Tuesday, President Obama proposed several measures to lower college tuition. University leaders responded cautiously, warning that…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 6, 2012 at 5:08am — No Comments

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