In a move that should bring down a storm of condemnation from pretty much the entire political spectrum, the New York City Department of Education has provided a list of taboo words to the companies that develop standardized testing. Among them are words like “evolution” and “Christmas.” This is taking political correctness to an absurd degree. Read more…
A picture I took of a mural on the wall at Harmony House.
The Harmony House is Stanford’s home to the Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA). CBPA is an interdisciplinary program in the arts that engages students in the exploration of culture and identity through artistic expression. Through examinations of the complexities of artistic practice, racial construction, and cultural expression, CBPA reaches beyond the classroom to create collaborative art forms that are not currently part of the university art curriculum.
This really burns my biscuits. They came in pushed people around in walkers and wheelchairs, busted down doors and trashed the place like a bunch of thugs and mobsters. Is this how the federal pigs waste the American people’s tax dollars? These raids will not get rid of marijuana in California, it will only push it underground and back into the hands of the drug cartels. Maybe they are working with the cartels and this is another federal stimulus package. The drug cartels are the only ones to benefit from such actions taken against the citizens of California. Whether you agree or disagree, the people of California voted to approve the use of Medical Marijuana, enough said. The bottom line is the 1% doesn’t like it in the hands of the people, they want to control the industry. If they really wanted to address America’s drug problem they would go after the real drug cartel in America…the pharmaceutical companies. We have become a nation of greedy fascists pigs…oink…oink.
Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760′s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European powers, the governing of these colonies, and the rising discontent of the colonists towards their leaders. More»»»
I love this! What a creative idea the Dutch have come up with. It’s almost as cool as the Forest Schools in Norway. I’m sure it’s quite nice living in these progressive nations that are moving into the 21st century with new creative and innovative ideas instead of moving backwards into the dark ages.
It’s been said that the most important lessons in life are not learned in the classroom, and perhaps in no place is that more true than in the Netherlands where the act of heading to school is itself so enriching. In an age of rising gas prices and skyrocketing cases of childhood obesity, Dutch educators have devised a wonderfully positive way to get kids to and from school — by letting them pedal there themselves on a brand new fleet of bicycle buses. Read more »»»