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Study: Black students suspended
more often than others

USA Today, by Brett M. Kelman

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 5/12/2013 1:59:12 PM

Black students are suspended more than three times as often as their white classmates, twice as often as their Latino classmates and more than 10 times as often as their Asian classmates in middle and high schools nationwide, a new study shows. The average American secondary student has an 11% chance of being suspended in a single school year, according to the study from the University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights project. However, if that student is black, the odds of suspension jump to 24%.

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Great, first there´s hardly any black lawyers and now this.
What could it all mean?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stonepony, 5/12/2013 2:02:51 PM     (No. 9322985)

there are also more blacks in jail compared to their percentage of the population..... so what........BUT it does seem to start at a very young age...might we say.....WHOSE´s YOUR DADDY

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Former lurker, 5/12/2013 2:03:16 PM     (No. 9322986)

No, your chances of being suspended jump when you misbehave!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: quark, 5/12/2013 2:03:35 PM     (No. 9322988)

It´s their behavior, not the skin color, that´s the problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gollyneds, 5/12/2013 2:05:10 PM     (No. 9322992)

would be higher but their dropout rate keeps it to a minimum

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 5/12/2013 2:07:43 PM     (No. 9322995)

Must be Bush´s fault..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/12/2013 2:08:50 PM     (No. 9322999)

Chicago public schools have recently reshaped their discipline strategy to keep students in the classroom, said Jen Loudon,director of youth development and positive behavior support. Suspensions dropped by 21% in the first year after the district abandoned a mandatory suspension policy.

Yeah, from what I read, Chicago is doing a great job with it´s "youth." /s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeremiah29_11, 5/12/2013 2:09:06 PM     (No. 9323001)

I wonder if the fact that 72% of Black children are raised in one parent families. No competent father figure.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 5/12/2013 2:09:36 PM     (No. 9323003)

Could it have anything to do with lack of respect for the educational institution? What were those students grade averages. Single parent homes?

Let´s really look at their,profile, not just their color.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/12/2013 2:12:31 PM     (No. 9323010)

Maybe they are suspended more often because they cause the behavior that requires suspension. It could be that simple. Has anyone seen the Chicago shooting stats from the past several years? Like it or not most are blacks shooting other blacks. They shot each other over shoes and jackets. I work in a middle school and some of these kids are future inmates courtesy of the state tax payers. Look at them wrong, bump them in the hall, "dis" them and my all time favorite "he´s messing with me" will cause a fight.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/12/2013 2:15:18 PM     (No. 9323017)

I MUST work on a grant - there have to be many useless ideas which could garner large sums of money. If this ´´study´´ is worthy, I´m sure to come up with something...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EnsignO, 5/12/2013 2:16:49 PM     (No. 9323022)

So many have not really learned to read; yet they get passed on to the next grade. Teachers don´t want to keep a kid back for various reasons, but I can testify that at the middle school level, the bad actors are so far behind that it´s nearly impossible for them to do anything else but make trouble. The more trouble they make, the more probable they will be passed on to the next grade.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/12/2013 2:17:39 PM     (No. 9323024)

Lets not candy coat it is some imaginary d

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 5/12/2013 2:21:38 PM     (No. 9323032)

Old news. Yawn...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/12/2013 2:22:07 PM     (No. 9323033)

Somethings wrong, my comments seem to post before I get done commenting....
As I was saying ....Lets not candy coat it is some imaginary discrimination case that these black lawyers are scamming to make a load of settlement cash. How about we re-word the statement to say: "Black students commit suspend-able offenses and exhibit suspend-able behavior more than three times as often as their white classmates, twice as often as their Latino classmates and more than 10 times as often as their Asian classmates in middle and high schools nationwide.".
Tell it like it is.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/12/2013 2:26:46 PM     (No. 9323042)

Here are a couple of observations.
Most white people go to churches where we are quiet unless we are singing hymns or making prayer responses as part of the liturgy.
Most blacks go to churches where people shout out, make noise at random, and the like, and chillun learn from that.
That carries over into school behavior.
Second, the Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) program, covers disabilities. Federal judges have ruled that a child who acts up in school has a learning disability, and is thus eligible for SSI payments from the federal government. And the 700 dollar per month check goes to baby momma.
And the best proof of continuing disability is if the child is disciplined in school!
Finally, Obama issued an executive order on July 26, 2012, requiring quotas for school discipline by race and ethnic group.
Think about that.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 5/12/2013 2:33:05 PM     (No. 9323051)

Wasn´t there a story in the news recently about the increase in violent attacks against teachers IN the classroom?

If a student is suspended for cause, then, what´s the problem?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq, 5/12/2013 2:37:10 PM     (No. 9323064)

"A language is spoken more frequently than any other..." Popeye the Sailor

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Reply 18 - Posted by: god of irony, 5/12/2013 2:37:45 PM     (No. 9323066)

Now let´s look at the percentage of blacks that have no father at home, drop out of high school and commit black on black crime and see if there is a correlation.

You know white conservatives are always called racists but the real racists are those liberals that refuse to look at what is going on and play victimizing card. The only way things are going to get better is if the black community starts taking responsibility for its own.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 5/12/2013 2:37:59 PM     (No. 9323067)

If one want to write the results of a "study" it should include the kind of trouble whites get into compared to blacks, latinos compared to blacks and of course Asians compared to blacks. Unless of course you want me to believe that an Asian, White, Latino and a Black all get caught carrying a bag of pot and a gun (and all with no previous offenses) get different penalties, with the Black kid getting the harshest, is that right?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tc rider, 5/12/2013 2:58:39 PM     (No. 9323088)

Could it be because of a culture that criticizes good discipline and learning in the classroom as "acting white"?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bison65, 5/12/2013 3:03:32 PM     (No. 9323091)

We as a country are reaping what was sown over the past 2 generations. An entire race of people has been made dependent and nearly illiterate by liberal policies. The numbers tell the truth and liberals never like numbers. A small segment of the 12% of the population is responsible for more than half of the crime in the country. Liberals played their fiddles while the inner cities lost jobs, population, and thus real diversity. Blacks in this country have truly been kept on the plantation by liberals both white and black. .

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/12/2013 3:03:54 PM     (No. 9323093)

Sounds like black students better behave themselves or find themselves on the street.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pam, 5/12/2013 3:14:30 PM     (No. 9323100)

If the parent doesn´t care the kid won´t care. Attitude toward authority plays a big role. Black Liberations Theology taught nothing whitey does is worth emulating. Whitey behaves, make sure you don´t.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bison65, 5/12/2013 3:16:58 PM     (No. 9323104)

Two of my cousins gave up the thought of teaching...in each case they lasted only two years. They taught in the Cherry Hill district of Baltimore. They could not put up with the abuse of many of the elementary school age black kids and the neglect and abuse of their parents. This was in the 70s and things have only gotten worse. I remember some years past an article in the Baltimore Sun where a young black female student said she no longer wanted to go to her mostly black school becasue so many of the students behaved like animals. Liberal policies and poor stewardship by leaders are responsible.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/12/2013 3:20:16 PM     (No. 9323108)

"LBJ´s Great Society: 40 Years Later"

FTA:
-60% of black children grow up in fatherless homes

-800,000 black men are in jail or prison

-70% of black babies are born to unwed mothers

-Over 300,000 black babies are aborted annually

-50% of new AIDS cases are in black community

-Almost half of black men in America´s cities are neither working nor in school...

FREE REPUBLIC
Townhall Soapbox
September 12, 2005

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mythman, 5/12/2013 3:28:28 PM     (No. 9323117)

Behaving in school is a "white" thing.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 5/12/2013 3:30:24 PM     (No. 9323121)

I´m confused. Does this mean Asian students are the most racist because they don´t act up enough?

What is the point of this article?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MMC, 5/12/2013 3:31:33 PM     (No. 9323123)

Here are the markings of success, regardless of race /color/ ethnitcity:

2 parent family
Involvement in a sport/team event
Church
Volunteer hours

Casual study over the years of top achievers in schools- rich or poor , urban or suburb

Now, if Democrats and Union Thugs were really interested in improving schools- we would have a voucher system empowering parents and choice. However, this does not fit the government knows better scenerio.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TexasRed, 5/12/2013 3:33:15 PM     (No. 9323124)

Drive down the road at 2 miles over the speed limit, count the number of people that pass you. Determine what percentage of them that are black - compare that number to their overall national percentage -

When people taught that laws do not apply to them, that they are entitled because of their skin color, naturally they are going to be a miscreants and worse.
In a fair world, miscreants are punished.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Merlin251, 5/12/2013 3:33:53 PM     (No. 9323128)

Reaping what was sown in the failed pursuit of the Great Society!!! Welcome to the faux utopia!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/12/2013 3:35:13 PM     (No. 9323130)

Gotta love these racist, bigoted, studies which suggest / intimate blacks are singled out due to color

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MissMann, 5/12/2013 3:51:47 PM     (No. 9323152)

Another way to keep them "on the plantation": leave disruptive students in class so that the kids who want to learn now have NO chance.

It is beyond disgusting what is being done to these kids and their families.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/12/2013 4:03:02 PM     (No. 9323168)

Laying the groundwork for the DOJ to step in and tell middle and high school that they will no longer be able to suspend students of color. Must be another reason old Eric the Red wants to hire 44 new civil rights attorneys. Tie everyone up in knots and allow bad behavior to not only continue, but to be sanctioned. What a mess...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Mickturn, 5/12/2013 4:06:56 PM     (No. 9323174)

Eubonics: We be entitled.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 5/12/2013 4:07:04 PM     (No. 9323175)

Look, a black student starting a fight!....You Racist!

Look, a black student joining a violent gang!....You racist!

Look, a black male committing numerous violent crimes!....You racist!

Look, black men committing a home invasion!..You racist!

Look, black thugs killing black babies in the ghetto!...You racist!

Arent you tired of this? The ass-press always inferring that WE (white people) are the problem simply because the "facts" point out that blacks cause so much violence, especially against their own kind, and cause so much disruption in schools and cant stay away from gangs or drugs....enough social studies determined to find out WHY they are violent and criminal..it´s in their NATURE! No matter if they are purple, green, or orange! It´s in their NATURE! Say it!

It´s not RACIST if it´s true!
Liberals shun the truth....just look at Benghazi...or the IRS...or anything said by this administration...these lefty asses HATE the truth! And the truth is, BLACKS act out more emotionally and violently and cost our society so much money, and thus are suspended, or jailed, for their outbursts and crimes...simple facts, not racism, you LIARS!!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: fayebeck, 5/12/2013 4:15:07 PM     (No. 9323185)

There is no hope for blacks as a whole. Most are too far gone.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Earlgrey, 5/12/2013 4:40:09 PM     (No. 9323213)

Parenting failure.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jasmine, 5/12/2013 5:15:13 PM     (No. 9323244)

FTA: "Sweet-Love believes that white teachers are more likely to deem a black student "threatening" instead of simply disobedient, and therefore more likely to "make an example" by suspending a black students."

Since when do teachers suspend students? Last I heard, that was a function of school administrators.

Most school districts provide handbooks to parents and students on the first day of the school year. The rules are spelled out. If you don´t want to be suspended, don´t fight, don´t skip school, don´t abuse staff, and don´t disrupt the learning environment for other students.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 5/12/2013 5:15:27 PM     (No. 9323245)

Just once, I would like to see the people doing these studies get out there in the schools and try to teach. I wonder how many black students versus white students would be suspended. Hello, maybe it´s because they cause more trouble???

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/12/2013 5:26:43 PM     (No. 9323252)

I´ve attended many functions at my kids´ schools over the year, all of which were about half-white/half-black. I think #15 is close to the truth.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 5/12/2013 6:06:59 PM     (No. 9323298)

Well don´t despair planned parent hood and doctors like the good ole boy are doing their best to eliminate the little black students for you.
Perhaps the escapees from that fate feel like a hunted species and prey upon each other for what ever space they can secure.
Sometimes it´s an education to sit in the back pew of that nice quit white church and notice how many worshipers are actually snoozing or fast asleep.Maybe a few joyful loud songs and praise be to the LORD could wake them up.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/12/2013 6:11:58 PM     (No. 9323303)

Black students are suspended at those rates because some sort of violence or threat of violence is usually involved.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Altoona, 5/12/2013 6:28:48 PM     (No. 9323312)

I have been volunteering one day a week on a project at my local catholic high school for almost a year. There is a pretty high percentage of "minority" students. I have not seen one instance of bad behavior in the halls or classrooms by any student of any race. I have been impressed. The kids wear uniforms, hear or say prayers all through the day, and are part of a culture of respect. I assume too that there is at least one involved parent in each home, but the behavior I´ve seen is exemplary.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: subguru, 5/12/2013 6:44:58 PM     (No. 9323326)

As a white person, I´m more worried that white people are being suspended at 3.x times the rate of Asians. That´s a much larger performance discrepancy than usual.



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Reply 45 - Posted by: Penney, 5/12/2013 7:01:34 PM     (No. 9323342)

Both PC hollyweird & their dem party´s statist policies have been fracturing American families, particularly this demographic, since the 1960s. Is it any wonder at the dismal resuts?

hollyweird/dem pols have no shame

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Reply 46 - Posted by: wyspen, 5/12/2013 8:19:56 PM     (No. 9323405)

What a shock!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: uno, 5/12/2013 8:25:38 PM     (No. 9323416)

Wow! Whutta Sherlock moment! I´m actually gonna check to see if the sun rises in the East tomorrow morning...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Conradny, 5/12/2013 9:32:00 PM     (No. 9323494)

Shouldn´t be blacks are punished more because they don´t follow the laws/rules?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: tubaguy, 5/12/2013 9:57:43 PM     (No. 9323516)

My daughter´s school district is 40% "diversified." The school board hired a "diversified" superintendent. The superintendent initiated a policy to discourage Caucasian teachers from disciplining "diversified" students. Guess what? Suspensions are down, school violence is up. Problem solved, I guess.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: philemon1967, 5/12/2013 10:08:39 PM     (No. 9323529)

The black community lost its way when it placed its trust in false prophets like Jesse Jackson and All Sharpton who told them what they wanted to hear rather than what they needed to hear - that their troubles did not come from oppression by the Man but from the moral rot within their communities once the Sexual Revolution and the War on Poverty wreaked havoc on the family units of black communities in the 1960´s and ´70´s.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/12/2013 11:18:07 PM     (No. 9323603)

Kids aren´t suspended because of the color of their skin, but by their actions.



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Reply 52 - Posted by: xcenturion, 5/13/2013 12:50:56 AM     (No. 9323672)

They needed a study for this. Shocker! With guys like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as role models, what did you expect?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: luvamerica, 5/13/2013 1:24:59 PM     (No. 9324561)

When I was in school it was true, the black kids were always doing ´dumb´ things that got them either sitting in the principal´s office or suspended. And it looks like they are still doing ´dumb´ things.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 5/14/2013 11:43:31 AM     (No. 9326452)

I just love this stuff. It is so stupid and disingenuous. These ´studies´ have been going on for at least 40 years. It is probably also true that the numbers would be greater if you consider political correctness and many of the ones causing the trouble have been saved by it. The studies come out at frequent intervals when new jails need to be built. We go through a period where we are all racists because we imprison blacks at a higher rate. The studies take a few years off and then start again with their agenda which is to put us all in danger for not being politically correct. The cycle looks like it has resumed for a while.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Babsathome, 5/14/2013 12:02:05 PM     (No. 9326505)

Kids want to know their boundaries- all kids . If a a parent isn´t available to set boundaries the in loco parentis. Nothing to do with skin color at all. Look to the parent unit or lack thereof.

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Anti-Semitic fliers ordering Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine, to “register” with authorities were an elaborate hoax, the region’s chief rabbi said Friday. The Nazi-era-style leaflets — which instructed Jews to register as pro-Russia separatists and declare all property — were likely used as a tool get the international community involved in the battle between Russia and Ukraine, the rabbi told The Guardian.(snip)On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced the fliers as “grotesque” and the story of their distribution quickly spread, deeply disturbing Jews in the region and all over the world.

Michelle Obama to guest
star on ´Nashville´
CNN, by Ariana Bacle    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/18/2014 5:17:16 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama´s about to be all over our TV screens: The First Lady is making a cameo on NBC´s Parks and Recreation for its April 24 finale and now will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of ABC´s "Nashville." In the "Nashville" episode, Rayna (Connie Britton) turns to her famous friends — including other guest star Kellie Pickler — to help throw a charity concert at Fort Campbell. The episode airs May 7 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Report: Paterson mayoral candidate
has been arrested 15 times, says
revelation is ´politically motivated´
NJ.Com, by James Kleimann    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/18/2014 5:04:44 PM     Post Reply
PATERSON — Mayoral hopeful Aslon Goow Sr. claims dirty politics are at play after it was revealed in federal filings that he had been arrested 15 times, charges that had been expunged, according to a report in The Paterson Press. The bombshell came as Goow, a former councilman and one of eight running for mayor in New Jersey´s third-largest city, lost a civil lawsuit in which he claimed Paterson police targeted him in an investigation for attempting to apprehend an suspected burglar in a high-speed chase in 2006, the paper reported. The city has paid nearly $500,000 defending itself from

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture
US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Global warming not taken
seriously: World Bank´s Kim
Agence France Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:49:14 PM     Post Reply
Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday. "We are quickly coming to the point where we are not going to be able to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius," Kim said at the start of the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington. "Warming by two degrees Celsius is going to have major implications.... 40 percent of the arable land in Africa will be gone at two degrees Celsius; Bangkok could very well be underwater at two



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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