Saturday, April 30, 2016

Group of girls fighting to join California Boy Scout troop

Group of girls fighting to join California Boy Scout troop |
"SANTA ROSA, CA -- The Boy Scouts of America recently changed its policy on gay troop leaders, now that organization faces another controversy, a ban on girls.
A group of girls in Santa Rosa wants to formally join the local troop, and say they will fight on to be one of the boys.
Allie Westover is a fit and active young lady who loves the outdoors.
Until recently, she was part of a Boy Scout's program in Santa Rosa called learning for life which allowed the girls to do the same things as the boys in the troop.
"Just recently they said we couldn't participate," Westover said.
That, after a parent complained.
"Oh my gosh, the girls doing Cub Scouts and Boy scouts activities, so with that they complained to the national," said Danelle Jacobs, a parent.
The girls and their parents are expected to protest on Friday by handing in their applications to the local Boys Scouts Council..."

ICE under fire for releasing thousands of illegal immigrants with rap sheets | Fox News

ICE under fire for releasing thousands of illegal immigrants with rap sheets | Fox News:

"According to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2015 “freed 19,723 criminal aliens, who had a total of 64,197 convictions among them.”
This included “8,234 violent convictions and 208 homicide convictions.”

ICE Director Sarah Saldana defended her agency, even characterizing the statistics as an improvement while claiming they were being politically manipulated."

World’s largest aircraft “weeks” away from first UK test flight

World’s largest aircraft “weeks” away from first UK test flight | Ars Technica
Airlander 10, the world's largest and longest aircraft, is preparing to gently glide out of its gargantuan shed—which is incidentally the largest hangar in the UK—at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire.
Earlier this month, Airlander 10, which is being built by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), was officially named Martha Gwyn by the duke of Kent. HAV is now in the "final stages of testing" before it can exit the hangar, which will be a "matter of weeks" rather than months.
The Martha Gwyn is an odd beast.
At its most basic, it's a 92-metre (302ft) blimp filled with 38,000 cubic metres of helium..."

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History for April 30

History for April 30 -
Cornelius Vanderbilt 1898, Robert Shaw 1916, John (Johnny) Horton 1925

Cloris Leachman 1926 - Actress ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Phyllis"), Willie Nelson 1933 - Musician, this day is cited on his birth certificate, his family says it is April 29, Kirsten Dunst 1982 - Actress ("Spider-Man")

0030 - Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.

1789 - George Washington took office as first elected U.S. president.

1803 - The U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.

1938 - Happy Rabbit appeared in the cartoon "Porky's Hare Hunt." This rabbit would later evolve into Bugs Bunny.

1939 - Lou Gehrig played his last game with the New York Yankees.

1943 - The British submarine HMS Seraph dropped 'the man who never was,' a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.

1945 - Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. They had been married for one day. One week later Germany surrendered unconditionally.

1947 - The name of Boulder Dam, in Nevada, was changed back to Hoover Dam.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Insider Reveals TRUTH Behind Obama's Transgender Push... And It's SCARY

Insider Reveals TRUTH Behind Obama's Transgender Push... And It's SCARY:

"DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon made the assurance during her keynote address at an LGBT summit co-sponsored by the White House and Equality Michigan, a liberal activist group.

Officials from seven different federal agencies attended the event, according to the Equality Michigan website.

Equality Michigan has been pushing for Michigan schoolchildren to be able to choose their name, gender and bathroom, all without parental knowledge or input."

Hillary Clinton Is Queen of the Sharing Economy

Hillary Clinton Is Queen of the Sharing Economy | Economics21:
"Listening to Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail may lead one to assume she is against the sharing economy, or what she calls the “gig economy.”
As she promised in her first major economic address at the New School in New York City, the gig economy is “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future… I’ll crack down on bosses who exploit employees by misclassifying them as contractors or even steal their wages.”
But when it comes to her personal life, Hillary Clinton does not detest the gig economy—she loves it. The Clintons’ tax returns show that Hillary and her husband Bill are practically gig economy royalty. After leaving the White House, the Clintons earned just one percent of their labor income from employer paychecks. 
The rest ($198 million) came from a variety of independent contractor gigs.
Since 2000, the Clintons earned about $200 million from working (as opposed to real estate or other investments).
Of that $208 million, $167 million of it (83 percent) came from work that is part of the gig economy, such as giving speeches and private consulting.
If one includes income from other non-employee work (such as book promotions and sales) this number shoots up to $198 million, or 99 percent.
People sometimes mistakenly assume that the sharing economy is nothing more than a few new business platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, and TaskRabbit.
But this view severely understates the scale and scope of the sharing economy.
The sharing economy is, above all, about allowing workers to more easily market and provide their productive capital, which includes skills (such as writing or giving speeches) and physical resources (such as cars or living spaces).
This core concept—that of providing brains, brawn, or useful equipment on a per-job basis—is not novel, but technological progress has made individualized, entrepreneurial work much cheaper and more efficient. 
This has opened countless possibilities for mutually beneficial exchange that were unimaginable just a decade or two ago.
But instead of celebrating the growth of these alternative earnings opportunities, Clinton criticizes the sharing economy for not being subject to the same workplace restrictions and protections that apply to formal employers and employees...."

Ripping us apart-----Over 100 colleges to host 'lavender graduations'

Over 100 colleges to host 'lavender graduations':
"Over 100 colleges and universities will be hosting a separate graduation ceremony for LGBTQ and ally students this spring.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, the “Lavender Graduation” (a reference to the pink triangles Nazis forced gay men to wear) will take place on at least 124 college campuses in the United States in the coming weeks.
The graduations are intended to “provide a sense of community for minority students who often experience tremendous culture shock at their impersonalized institutions.”
The HRC also says that the Lavender Graduation is often “the payoff for staying in school, and friends and families find the smaller, more ethnic ceremonies both meaningful and personal.”
The ceremony is a “cultural celebration” to recognize LGBTQ students of all races and ethnicities, and aims to encourage them to mentor their younger peers, as well as to recognize their contribution to their various universities..."

Exclusive: Senior Cruz Campaign Official Outlines the ‘Why’ Behind Decision to Tap Fiorina as VP |

Exclusive: Senior Cruz Campaign Official Outlines the ‘Why’ Behind Decision to Tap Fiorina as VP |

"The combination of Cruz and Fiorina is enough to best Clinton in November, the official told TheBlaze — something they don’t believe businessman and front-runner Donald Trump will be able to do.

The timing of the announcement is highly unusual as no presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1976 has named a running mate before officially earning their party’s nomination."

The Left's hatred of Jews chills me to the bone

The Left's hatred of Jews chills me to the bone:
"As a young boy, I used to think my grandma very strange.
In her bedroom she kept a suitcase, packed and ready for use at a moment’s notice.
“Just in case,” she’d tell me when I asked where it was that she was always waiting to go to.
“You never know when they’ll turn on the Jews.”
Her house in Northwood was epitome of suburban comfort, and I couldn’t understand what on earth she meant.
Until, that is, I learned some history – including the history of the Jews.
Which is, in short, that pretty much everywhere, they have turned on the Jews.
...the "Red/Green Alliance"; the phenomenon by which a swathe of the Left has linked up with radical Islam, leading to the bizarre spectacle of Leftist feminists supporting Islamists who would cut off the hands of women who read books.
With "anti-Western-imperialism" as part of the glue binding the alliance, everything else falls into place.
So Hamas and Hezbollah might have as their defining goal the elimination of an entire people from the face of the earth, but that unfortunate consequence for Jews is by the by, because Hamas and Hezbollah are freedom fighters.
...And because Israel is part of the Western imperium, as well as a key target for Islamists, it is also enemy number one for progressives. 
So an obsessive preoccupation with the Jewish state becomes the default position of the Left.
China, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia – pah! 
The focus must be on Israel and Israel alone.
From that springs an entire worldview that encompasses "Zionist" control of the media, of business, of everything.
And we can’t be accused of targeting Jews because we don’t use the word.
We say Zionist, not Jew..."

Is the White House Getting Too Friendly with Google?

Is the White House Getting Too Friendly with Google? | Intellectual Takeout:
"If you’ve ever been bombarded with web ads on a topic shortly after Googling or sending an email on the same topic, you’ve probably had an uneasy feeling that Google knows more about you than you’d like to think.
Unfortunately, that uneasy feeling may be destined to grow worse given new information released by the Campaign for Accountability.
Billing itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the Campaign for Accountability recently took an in-depth look at Google’s relationship with the government.
During Obama’s tenure in office, representatives from Google or Google-related companies have had a total of 427 meetings with the White House. 
Over 100 of these meetings have been with Google lobbyist Johanna Shelton.

According to the Campaign for Accountability, this high number of meetings is concerning because:
“Top lobbyists' activities serve as a bellweather for their employers' level of influence in Government. 
Visitor access records for these 50 political influencers make clear that Google's access to the White House is unique among corporations and industry associations.”
Furthermore, the Campaign for Accountability notes that in the last several years, Google and Government have acted like a revolving door of job opportunities, with 61 important Google employees going to work in top Government positions and nearly 200 Government employees heading the other way. (Click here for the interactive version of the below chart.)..."

Lunch video-----Steven Crowder Delivers Most Epic Smackdown of Leftist Protestors Ever

Steven Crowder Delivers Most Epic Smackdown of Leftist Protestors Ever » Louder With Crowder: "Our own Steven Crowder headed to the University of Massachusetts (UMass) yesterday to co-panel an event called “The Triggering” with Christina Hoff Sommers and Milo Yiannopoulos.
Steven had hopes of telling a few jokes.
You know, those words that form sentences with punchlines at the end?
Well as bad luck would have it, a leftist protester, or social justice warrior (SJW) was having none of that. Crowder put him through the figurative meat grinder. 
Yeah, the bad luck wasn’t for Crowder so much of the formerly standing SJW who’s now vacuumed sealed.
Buy him at your local deli.
Language warning…"


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New Documents Give More Insight into What Clinton Knew the Night of the Benghazi Attacks |

New Documents Give More Insight into What Clinton Knew the Night of the Benghazi Attacks |

"On the night the Benghazi compound was attacked a call sheet was sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating “armed extremists” were behind the attack, according to documents released Monday by the ethics group Judicial Watch.

Clinton also met with then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice days before Rice went on Sunday morning news program claiming the attack resulted from a spontaneous demonstration, according to the documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit."

More Evidence that America’s Education System is Getting Worse

More Evidence that America’s Education System is Getting Worse | Intellectual Takeout
The 2002 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law set the bar high. 
It’s goal was for 100% of American students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014.
When the class of 2015 entered kindergarten, the implementation of NCLB was just beginning. Because NCLB largely focused on subjects such as math and reading, it seems reasonable that 2015 graduates should be ahead of the pack in these areas, right?
Au contraire, say the latest results from The Nation’s Report Card.
The 2015 version of The Nation’s Report Card focused on 12th grade reading and math. 
As the charts below show, only 1 in 4 high school seniors achieved proficiency in math, while 37% achieved proficiency in reading. 
According to The Nation’s Report Card, these results show a slight, short-term decline in math, and a larger, long-term decline of five points in reading.

Read on see more proof of government's consistent failure to achieve even the most modest goals.

Public university admits to burying study finding no damage to water quality from fracking because funders ‘disappointed’

The College Fix - Hearing a different viewpoint? How novel!:
A three-year study undertaken by the state-funded University of Cincinnati will not be released to the public, because it found no damage at all.  This direct contradiction of the goals of many environmentalist groups had to be suppressed.  As the lead researcher said:
I am really sad to say this, but some of our funders, the groups that had given us funding in the past, were a little disappointed in our results. They feel that fracking is scary and so they were hoping this data could be a reason to ban it[.]
This is a scandal that goes to the heart of the relationship between science and public policy and the reliability of global warming doomsayers.  The scandal was broken in a small town newspaper, the Free Press-Standard of Carroll County, Ohio and only gradually made its way to the national media via Jeff Stier of theNational Center for Public Policy ResearchNewsweek, and Jazz Shaw of Hot Air.
As Stier wrote at Newsweek:
 Geologists at the University of Cincinnati just wrapped up a three-year investigation of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on local water supplies.
Read on! 

Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go

Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go | Daily Mail Online:
"STOCKHOLM (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.
In an interview published Friday in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Lavrov singled out Lithuania as the "most aggressive, Russophobic country" and said it is pushing NATO in an "anti-Russian direction."
He said NATO colleagues once told him Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania would "calm down" once they joined the alliance in 2004.
"They joined NATO but there was no calm, especially not with our Lithuanian neighbor," Lavrov was quoted as saying.
He defended the actions of Russian warplanes this month as they buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea, saying they decided to take a look at the ship "from a safe distance.""

The U.N. Has ‘Alternative’ Ideas for Getting More Syrian Refugees Into the U.S. |

The U.N. Has ‘Alternative’ Ideas for Getting More Syrian Refugees Into the U.S. |

"United Nations officials advocating for more Syrian refugees to be let into the United States assert there are alternative methods — such as boosting college scholarships and allowing extended family members to be brought into the country — when the refugee admittance process moves too slowly.

Alternative pathways could bring the United Nations High Commission for Refugees closer to its goal of 480,000 resettled refugees over the next three years, wrote Nayla Rush, senior researcher for the Center for Immigration Studies. But there is a potential for legal issues."

Obama’s Justice Dept. Now Calls Young Criminals ‘Justice-Involved Youth’

Obama’s Justice Dept. Now Calls Young Criminals ‘Justice-Involved Youth’ | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD: "4/27/2016
PC: The Justice Department announced a plan to throw $1.75 million at young criminals in hopes that they don’t become adult criminals.
But you’d never know that given the linguistic fog the DOJ has conjured up.
A press release issued earlier this week describes a new $1.75 million grant program as designed “to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing.”
Wait, you ask, if these young people are “involved” in the justice system, doesn’t that mean they already have jobs?
Like, say, as a trainee in the dispatcher’s office, or a desk clerk in the attorney general’s office, or maybe a janitor at the local courthouse?
Not exactly.
In this case, “justice-involved youth” is what we’re now supposed to call juvenile delinquents, also known as young criminals..."

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History for April 29

History for April 29 -
William Randolph Hearst 1863 - American newspaper magnate, newspaper publisher, Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy) 1899 - Composer, pianist, big band leader, Hirohito (Emperor Showa) 1901 - 124th Japanese emperor, emperor from 1926 to 1989

Jerry Seinfeld 1955 - Comedian, actor ("Seinfeld"), Daniel Day-Lewis 1957 - Actor, Michelle Pfeiffer 1957 - Actress

1429 - Joan of Arc led Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.

1852 - The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published.

1913 - Gideon Sundback patented an all-purpose zipper.

1945 - In a bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were married. Hitler designated Admiral Karl Doenitz his successor.

1945 - The Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated.

1990 - The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.

1998 - The U.S., Canada and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion in NAFTA trade.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

King of Common Core: 4 Key Things to Know About the New Education Secretary |

King of Common Core: 4 Key Things to Know About the New Education Secretary |

"John King Jr., a leading advocate of the controversial Common Core education standards and student databases, will have a ceremonial swearing in Wednesday by Vice President Joe Biden.

He will likely be serving less than a year in the job, taking over from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, after narrowly being confirmed by a plurality of the U.S. Senate in a 49-40 vote. Here are the key things to know about Obama’s newest Cabinet member."