Showing posts with label schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label schools. Show all posts
March 26, 2016

New law will make it illegal for people to walk and smoke at the same time

fromTheFreeThought: NOT FROM THE ONION. Have residents of New York City just been deemed too dumb to smoke and walk at the same time? 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Regulation Nation

Scott Walker is making it harder to receive welfare in Wisconsin. Will this become a nationwide blueprint?

fromTruthOut: Trouble is, the legislation will cost the state's taxpayers about $37.9 million and federal taxpayers around $35.5 million. Somehow, Walker found a way for both recipients and taxpayers to lose.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Canadian disabled man denied care but offered euthanasia

fromTheNationalReview: Will euthanasia be about money? Does CNN hate Donald Trump? A look at how socialized medicine works. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      Regulation Nation

Venezuela experiencing free fall

fromTheGoldTelegraph: Socialism circles the drain. Worried about higher prices when you go to the supermarket? So are Venezuelans. Consumer prices saw a 6,147 percent annual increase in February. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

School district arms teachers with ‘bucket of rocks’ to defend students from mass shooters

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Not from the Onion. The superintendent said arming each teacher with a 5-gallon bucket of rocks is the most he can do under the current laws.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 17, 2018


The implosion explosion of the Democrat Party

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: Those who are driven primarily by emotion tend to see all imperfection as an outrage that must be corrected.  To these people, trade-offs are heartless and vile. But -- there is a limit to endless outrage.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Unlawful FISA spying widespread under Obama Administration

fromTheEpochTimes: The scope of the FBI’s accessing of Americans’ data is unclear, as the government is not required to provide the FISC with numbers on violations. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Judge makes Richard Simmons pay the National Enquirer $130,000 even though they verifiably lied

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The judge says the false allegations that he was transitioning into transgenderism was not derogatory and was therefore frivolous. Insanity prevails again.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Larry Kudlow is a big upgrade for Trump's White House

fromReason: Let's hope he mitigates the president's worst protectionist instincts. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Turning schools into prisons with more cops is NOT a solution to shootings, it’s a deathblow to liberty

fromFreeThoughtProject: How do you convince a child who has been routinely handcuffed, shackled, tied down and locked up by school police—that he has any rights at all—let alone a right to stand up to oppression? 
Police State America

Katy Perry is obviously a hopeless pervert who should be executed

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The high profile singer turned predator assaulted an American Idol hopeful with an unwanted kiss. But will the good-ole-girl club give her a pass?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 16, 2018


Facebook's war on 'conservative' sites

fromWND: The king of social media has been making algorithm changes seemingly intended to marginalize the traffic of right-of-center online news operations, and they have been effective. 
Media Bias on Parade

President Trump and the freedom of speech

fromCreators: The limits of power. Freedom of speech trumps Trump -- as it should. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - No Skin in the Game

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams contends that spending constraints will never occur so long as half of the citizens have no skin in the game. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

ACLU is suing the government for info about TSA device searches

fromMotherboard: The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make      Police State America

John Stossel: Lies about Trade

fromCreators: All a trade deficit shows is that a country sells us more than we sell them. We get the better of that deal. They get excess dollar bills, but we get stuff.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Say no to “hardening” the schools with zero tolerance policies and gun-toting cops

fromRutherfordInstitute: Just what we don’t need: more gun-toting, taser-wielding cops in government-run schools that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to prisons.
Police State America

The Profit Incentives Driving The Police State

by John W. Whitehead. If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. Not only are American taxpayers forced to “spend more on state, municipal, and federal taxes than the annual financial burdens of food, clothing, and housing combined,” but we’re  ... MORE

Rebecca Perring: Did Germany Just Ban Sausages? Pork Banned In Cafes And Schools To 'Not Offend Refugees'

Muslims 1 Bratwurst 0.      An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations. Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture. Daniel G√ľnther,  ... MORE

Textbook Publisher Representative Fired After Admitting On Camera That Common Core Is All About The Money

by Joe Cunningham.   See the video. Project Veritas has a new video out, this time with undercover journalists asking educators and education company executives about whether or not Common Core State Standards and the curricula built around them are really for the kids. The answer from just about everyone is “No,” with one person admitting   ... MORE

Goodbye To 2015, A Year Of Absurdity And Overreach

by George Will.  E.B. White reportedly said "the most beautiful sound in America" is "the tinkle of ice at twilight." In 2015's twilight, fortify yourself with something 90 proof as you remember this year in which: We learned that a dismal threshold has been passed. The value of property that police departments seized through civil asset forfeiture — usually      ... MORE

When Will They Ever Learn? The New Student Rebellion

by Walter Donway.    When trespassers invade private property and refuse to leave until their “demands” are met, you call the police to have them evicted by all necessary means and arrested. That, of course, is what that Ivy League citadel of reasoned discourse, Princeton University should do, and do immediately, with the students who this week   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring The Obvious

To know and not to do is not to know. A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping      ... MORE

High School Journalism Teacher Gets Suspended After Standing Up For Student Reporters' Free Speech Rights

by Zach Weissmueller.   Administrators at one California high school reacted in all the wrong ways when student reporters tried to write a newspaper article about the recent dismissal of a popular teacher and debate coach. San Gabriel High School principal Jim Schofield sent an email telling newspaper adviser Jennifer Kim to kill the story   ... MORE

School Choice Can Help Quell Urban Violence

by Lewis M. Andrews.       What is most remarkable about reports of escalating urban violence across America is that politicians and the media remain just as narrowly focused on police tactics in the aftermath of Ferguson and Baltimore. Even as 2015 murder rates for Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City (Missouri), New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington, DC,   ... MORE

Ahmed Mohamed's Ordeal IS The Case For School Choice

by Nick Gillespie.  The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas 9th-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after bringing a homemade clock to MacArthur High to show a teacher, is enraging. As Reason's Robby Soave has noted, xenophobia and zero-tolerance policies created a stew more toxic than anything ever served in a school cafeteria. In my new   ... MORE

Whitney Neal: Igniting A Passion For Liberty

Through classroom engagement.         While initially penned on parchment paper, the Constitution transcends time and technology to remain one of the most influential and inspirational documents in the history of the world. Issues debated in Philadelphia by the Founders are still argued in the halls of Congress with a vigor and passion      ... MORE

Girls Rights Matter: Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girl’s Locker Room

Gender-blender news.  Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girl’s locker room by walking out of class. How do you gel the sides and parents who are worried about their children. “You really don’t,” Schowalter says. “It’s going to end up in court. And that is where most of these issues are     ... MORE

How Helicoptered Kids Become Hypersensitive Students

by Lenore Skenazy.     Creating the scaredy cat generation. This is the article everyone’s talking about: “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, on the cover of this month’s Atlantic. It discusses the idea taking root on college campuses that students cannot be exposed to ideas, words, or phrases that     ... MORE