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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Colin Powell is pushing back on reports suggesting that he might have given Hillary Clinton the idea to use a private email account as Secretary of State, telling media outlets that "her people are trying to pin it on me." Powell made the comments at an event Saturday in East Hampton, New York on Saturday night, according to People magazine and the New York Post. He was responding to a New York Times report that revealed Clinton had told FBI investigators that Powell was the inspiration for her email set-up. read more

Lawyers for troops facing charges of mishandling classified information are using the "Clinton defense" to argue for leniency.

A lawyer for a 29-year-old sailor facing a felony charge for taking and keeping six photos of a submarine's propulsion system cited Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information this week to argue he should get probation instead of jail time.

In the case, Petty Officer 1st Class Kristian Saucier was facing up to 78 months in prison for his conviction on mishandling information. But a federal judge on Friday sentenced him to 12 months instead, as well as six months of low-level home confinement, three years post-release supervision and 100 hours of community service read more

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ORIGIN:On 19 August 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump traveled to Louisiana to survey property damaged by recent flood waters. While Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned Trump that this visit should not be turned into a campaign photo-op, the news media managed to snap at least one photograph of Trump unloading a box of Play-Doh brand modeling clay from a truck at the Church International in St. Amant.

The picture was widely spread on social media and gave many the impression that Trump had donated nothing but Play-Doh to help those who had lost homes to the floods in Louisiana: read more

Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it.

The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation's news organizations. read more


"Yes I was fully indoctrinated with science and math."

LOL...THIS math?"....."I fully believe in dinosaurs and that 2+4=4." Actually, I believe in dinosaurs too though....in the Mesozoic.

"Nothing is more precious than the conservative resentment of knowledge and critical thinking."

THIS conservative certainly doesn't resent knowledge but is puzzled by what these "progressives" consider "progress" and knowledge. For instance, I KNOW the War on poverty began back in the sixties and, after the spending of a few trillions of dollars, there is more poverty now than ever before. "Critical thinking" tells me it ain't working and just throwing more dollars at it won't do it. "Critical thinking" tells me things like charter schools for younger generations would be ONE thing to help those in poor schools and would help poor children but YOUR ilk would close them ALL like they did in D.C. "Critical thinking" tells me if something doesn't work, DON'T just spend more, consider some DIFFERENT approach to fix it. "Critical thinking" tells me that corrupting the law of supply and demand by government fiat in both the goods and labor markets will throw the economy into turmoil.....but you won't understand that I'm sure.

"You send all your poor teenagers off to school and when they come home they don't accept your fairytales anymore!"

My "poor teenagers" aren't teens any longer and aren't "poor" either. I imagine they were teens long before you were born. I'm worried about my teenager great-grandchildren nowadays though. Seems your ilk has completely taken over education and have turned indoctrination into an art.

"higher education cartel"

Surely, Zed, you're not REALLY trying to convince us it's paranoia, are you? There IS a "cartel" in higher education and plenty of evidence if you'll just look around. I would attribute your post to simple ignorance.

"Republicans running for president might as well skip any fundraisers at Ivy League universities like Harvard, where a new analysis shows 96 percent of faculty donations over the last three years went to Democrats.

Academia in general, and the elite northeastern schools in particular, have long been seen as a bastion for left-wing professors. Nationally, about two-thirds of college professors say they are liberal and less than a tenth identify themselves as conservative, according to one study. The imbalance at Harvard, uncovered by the student newspaper Harvard Crimson surprised even Harvard administrators."


"During the past quarter-century, academia has seen a nearly 20-percent jump in the number of professors who identify as liberal. That increase has created a lopsided ideological spread in higher education, with liberal professors now outpacing their conservative counterparts by a ratio of roughly 5 to 1."


'Almost 100 percent of the 2016 presidential political donations made by top liberal arts professors went to Democratic candidates, with only one professor giving to a Republican candidate.
Forty-seven professors at the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, have given to presidential campaigns, according to donations recorded in the third quarter by the Federal Election Commission and aggregated by Campus Reform, a conservative watchdog of higher education.
Of those 47 professors, Hamilton College History Professor Robert Paquette was the only one to give to a Republican -- donating $150 to Carly Fiorina's campaign."


"Academics, on average, lean to the left. A survey being released today suggests that they are moving even more in that direction.
Among full-time faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, the percentage identifying as "far left" or liberal has increased notably in the last three years, while the percentage identifying in three other political categories has declined. The data come from the University of California at Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute, which surveys faculty members nationwide every three years on a range of attitudes."


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