Pelosi calls Gitmo transfer to Illinois an ‘economic opportunity’

Pelosi calls Gitmo transfer to Illinois an ‘economic opportunity’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is encouraging Illinois residents to welcome the potential transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to their state because the move presents an “economic opportunity.” “The people in Illinois were looking forward to having some people transferred there. They saw it as economic opportunity, as you may recall,”she said at a […]

Clemson University apologizes for holding Mexican Food Night

Clemson University apologizes for holding Mexican Food Night

This is one of the most absurd thing we’ve ever heard. Apparently, all it takes is for TWO, that’s right, TWO Clemson students to whine that they find “Mexican Food Night” to be offensive. It seems that it was a most popular food event at the campus until these TWO babies started crying about how offended […]

The real unemployment rate

The real unemployment rate

The official unemployment rate is 5.1%. However, if you start counting all the people who want a job but gave up, all the people with part-time jobs that want a full-time job, all the people who dropped off the unemployment rolls because their unemployment benefits ran out, etc., you get a closer picture of what […]

World Class meaning

World Class meaning

WORLD CLASS – A phrase used by provincial cities and second-rate entertainment and sports events, as well as a wide variety of insecure individuals, to assert that they are not provincial or second-rate, thereby confirming that they are. – John Ralston Saul – From ProRev — Copyright 2015, Southern Arizona News-Examiner

Food and kids

Food and kids

One reason why I reacted negatively to the Michelle Obama encouraged federal limit on calories for school lunches is because I’ve been dealing with the issue of kids and food a long time, having been on the board of a Maine alternative agriculture center. We have hundreds of children who come to a rare farm […]

Small business a victim of hyper gentrification

Small business a victim of hyper gentrification

Governing – In New York City, and especially in Manhattan, 2015 may be remembered as the year the neighborhood store suffered a mass extinction. Small retail businesses have been closing their doors in New York this year at a rate that longtime students of the city’s commercial life say has no precedent in their memory. […]

What it’s like to give a standardized test to kindergartners

What it’s like to give a standardized test to kindergartners

Phyliss Doerr – As a kindergarten teacher, I find the trend to bring more testing into kindergarten not only alarming, but counter-productive and even harmful… In order to paint a realistic picture of the stress, damaging effects and colossal waste of time caused by testing in kindergarten, allow me to bring you to my classroom […]

Local newspaper stumbles reporting Tucson crime stats

Local newspaper stumbles reporting Tucson crime stats

Last week, we reported a story about the 2014 FBI crime statistics will be coming out but Tucson wasn’t included in the published report. What the newspaper reported raised the ire of Christine Bauserman, the founder of the Sonoran Alliance and other conservative groups. She posted at Facebook her take on what the local newspaper […]

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