Archives for March 2015

It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

As Amer­i­cans, we tend to be pret­ty full of our­selves, and this is espe­cial­ly true of our young peo­ple. But do we real­ly have rea­son for such pride? Accord­ing to a shock­ing new report from the Edu­ca­tion­al Test­ing Ser­vice, Amer­i­cans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in oth­er industrialized […]

NAU at Work? Canadian, Mexican Border Agents Can Now Work Within US, Carry Firearms

New bor­der deal: Cana­da cus­toms agents could work in U.S., vice ver­sa … Cana­di­an cus­toms agents could soon work in the U.S. and car­ry firearms, and the U.S. bor­der guards could do the same in Cana­da, as a result of a new bor­der agree­ment between Cana­da and the U.S. – CBC Dom­i­nant Social Theme: It makes […]

Bird nursery’ at risk unless half of Canada’s boreal forest preserved

Nature groups urge bird­ers to join cam­paign to ensure untouched for­est stays that way Lead­ing bird and nature groups are try­ing to save what they call North Amer­i­ca’s “bird nurs­ery.” They want the Cana­di­an and U.S. gov­ern­ments to pro­tect at least half of the con­ti­nen­t’s bore­al for­est from indus­tri­al devel­op­ment. The bore­al for­est is a vast […]

Common Core, Part 2

Part 2 of Dr. Den­nis Cud­dy’s “Com­mon Core” arti­cle series was post­ed today at NewsWith­Views: In today’s install­ment, Dr. Cud­dy writes, In 1848, the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO was pub­lished, includ­ing Plank No. 10, which pro­vid­ed for a “Com­bi­na­tion of edu­ca­tion with indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion” (a type of school-to-work approach). Nine years lat­er in 1857, the National […]

Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

The super­in­ten­dent of the Watchung Hills Region­al High School Dis­trict in New Jer­sey has con­firmed that she sent an email to fel­low super­in­ten­dents Tues­day about her con­cern that edu­ca­tion pub­lish­ing giant Pear­son is “mon­i­tor­ing” children’s social media accounts for pos­si­ble leaks about the Com­mon Core-aligned PARCC tests. On Fri­day, Bob Braun, a for­mer lead­ing colum­nist for […]

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

First I want to say that many cor­po­rate (secu­ri­ty) sym­pa­thiz­ers tend to defend pri­vate polic­ing, but this arti­cle will debunk all their argu­ments and show how pri­vate polic­ing is the end-all end-game ulti­mate threat to free­dom in Amer­i­ca and human­i­ty as a whole, all in the name of pro­tect­ing cor­po­rate prof­its $ while work­ing hand […]

The Walking Core: Standards Won’t Die In SC

Offi­cial­ly, Com­mon Core is dead in South Car­oli­na, wiped out Wednes­day by a vote of the state board of edu­ca­tion. How­ev­er, lead­ers of the state’s anti-Com­­mon Core move­ment are any­thing but hap­py, say­ing the state is being tricked by a bait-and-switch tac­tic that replaces the stan­dards with some­thing near­ly iden­ti­cal. Sheri Few, the head of […]

Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

This week I got an angry email from a friend who had just rent­ed a car from Hertz: “Did you know Hertz is putting cam­eras in rental cars!? This is bullsh*t. I won­der if it says they can tape me in my Hertz con­tract.” He sent along this pho­to of a cam­era peep­ing at him […]