Showing posts with label zero tolerance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zero tolerance. Show all posts

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

Let's Hope For Jury Nullification: Prosecutor Wants Man To Serve 20 Years In Prison For Stealing $31 Worth Of Candy

by Josie Duffy.    What if justice was a result and not just a process? Louisiana has the dubious honor of being the most incarceratory state in the world's most incarceratory country. In New Orleans, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizaro has been hailed as a reformer—organizations like Court Watch NOLA and others have publicly    ... MORE

Choking On Zero Tolerance: Little Girl Suspended For 30 Days Because She Lent Her Inhaler To A Gasping Classmate

by Robby Soave.      No good deed goes unpunished. Schrade Middle School in Garland, Texas, suspended a 12-year-old girl for several days—and has placed her in alternative schooling for the next month—because she lent her inhaler to a classmate who was having difficulty breathing. According to Fox 4 News, Indiyah Rush was in gym   ... MORE

What If Jesus Had Been Born In The American Police State?

by John W. Whitehead.    The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one. The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, ... 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

Zero Tolerance For Common Sense: Kid Was Expelled And Charged For Bringing Pot To School, Even Though He Didn't

by Robby Soave.  Administrators at a middle school in central Virginia suspended a sixth-grader last September for one-year after discovering a marijuana leaf and a lighter in his backpack. The sheriff's department became involved as well and filed drug possession charges against the 11-year-old boy. Months later, prosecutors had to drop the     ... MORE

Here Are 10 Outrageous 'Zero Tolerance' Follies of 2014

by Lenore Skenazy.    Are your children safe at school? That depends on if you're worried about bullies or administrators.  Here are 10 of the most infamous "zero tolerance" punishments handed down to kids—and even some adults—this year. 1. Student, 13, shares lunch, gets detention   A 13-year-old boy at Weaverville Elementary School in         ... MORE

Children Suspended for Pretending to Smoke Candy

by Lenore Skenazy.  California school district considers candy a drug. At least three New Mexico middle school students have been suspended for 10 days for inappropriately consuming Smarties. No, that's not code for some hip new drug; we are talking about the sweet-and-sour candies sold in a roll and given out to unlucky kids on Halloween. The    ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Zero Common Sense

Nitwittery, courtesy of the government school system.

James Trenton: The Roadmap For Gun Control

Be aware.       A lot of people involved in the fight for gun rights get caught up in the details of daily battles and lose focus of the big picture of where gun control is headed. We focus on specific quotes, an image, or a video clip. We track the newest anti-gun bills and write comments online. All these are important and we certainly     ... MORE

Raising Up Compliant Children in the American Police State

by John W. Whitehead.     How do you persuade a nation to march in lock step with a police state? You start by convincing them that they’re in danger, and only the government can protect them. Key them up with constant danger alerts, distract them with wall-to-wall news coverage about disappearing planes and pseudo-celebrities, use        ... MORE

Public Schools Deliberately Create a Culture of Fear

by Daisy Luther. Setting the stage for tyranny.     What is the best way to ensure that gun control takes place within a generation?Forget trying to change the minds of those who already have guns.  The best way to do this is to encourage a culture of fear among young people. And the public school system, with all of its zero tolerance lunacy, is doing just  ... MORE

Zero Tolerance Hurts Kids and Ruins Schools

by A. Barton Hinkle.       Virginia Beach sixth-grader Adrionna Harris took a razor away from a troubled student who was cutting himself and threw it in the trash. When school administrators found out, they gave her a certificate of merit for helping a classmate. Ha, ha! Of course they didn’t. They gave her a 10-day suspension, with a         ... MORE

VIDEO: Bads Kids Or Bad System

Zero tolerance policies prove common sense is not so common.