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Common Core Compensation

Common Core “compensation” mathematics a metaphor for Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2013

Guess wrong, figure it out later.

Common Core “compensation” mathematics a metaphor for Obamacare

Common Core Compensation
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11/30/2013 at 11:45am
Compensation means how much you get paid, right? Or payment for a loss? Or any of the other common usages, right? Reader Bronwyn was not happy when she learned that in Common Core mathematics, compensation means encouraging students to guess the wrong but easier answer, then teaching them how to compensate for…
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CPAC Most Underrated Blog Award

“Everyone Gets A Trophy” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2013

“Everyone Gets A Trophy” Week at College Insurrection

CPAC Most Underrated Blog Award
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11/30/2013 at 9:00am
In a campus culture devoted to giving everyone a trophy: The most common grade at many schools? “A” of course! Ignoring Failure in Higher Education LA Times Report: Getting into College is Easier Except for white males, whose Trophy Privilege has gone on long enough: Duke Lacrosse Rape Accuser Found Guilty of Murder M. Night Shyamalan says…
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Bumper Sticker - Ithaca - Despite Everything

Everything is a whole lot worse now

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2013

Everything is a whole lot worse now

Bumper Sticker - Ithaca - Despite Everything
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11/30/2013 at 7:00am
Voting for Obama “despite everything” was enough to get him through 2012. Spotted in Ithaca at the Wegmans shopping center.
 
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Committee Fined by FEC

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. Committee Fined by FEC

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11/29/2013 at 8:18pm
The FEC has fined the campaign committee of former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. for failing to file its required 2012 year-end campaign finance disclosure report. From Roll Call: A small fine from a small federal agency for not reporting may be the least of former Rep. Jesse Jackson’s problems, but this agency…
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Soldier takes long bus ride home to surprise girlfriend with this proposal

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Soldier takes long bus ride home to surprise girlfriend with this proposal

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11/29/2013 at 6:07pm
One dedicated soldier took an especially long trip this Thanksgiving, in a creative plan to return home to Conroe, Texas to propose to his girlfriend. From KTRK/ABC 13 Eyewitness News: It was a surprise proposal captured on video. A soldier from Conroe spent nearly a full day in transit to pop the big…
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Did Syrian Electronic Army hijack TIME magazine’s Twitter account?

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Did Syrian Electronic Army hijack TIME magazine’s Twitter account?

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11/29/2013 at 4:04pm
It’s not entirely clear yet exactly what’s happened, but something funny appears to be going on. I first noticed it a little while ago when this tweet appeared in my Twitter timeline (the tweet has since been deleted, so below is a screenshot). Others caught a shot of this tweet as well before…
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Man arrested after bomb hoax call to sister shuts down San Diego freeway on Thanksgiving

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Man arrested after bomb hoax call to sister shuts down San Diego freeway on Thanksgiving

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11/29/2013 at 1:30pm
A busy San Diego highway was shut down and snarled traffic for Thanksgiving day travelers Thursday after a brother decided to play a joke on his sister by calling to tell her there was a bomb in her car. From NBC San Diego: A prank phone call between a brother and sister involving…
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Obama press conference Iran Geneva Agreement

What the White House didn’t report on the Iran nuke deal

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

What the White House didn’t report on the Iran nuke deal

Obama press conference Iran Geneva Agreement
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11/29/2013 at 11:45am
Since the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal and the administration’s release of a fact sheet on the matter, Iran has disputed the White House’s interpretation of the agreement.  While Iran has insisted that the agreement recognizes its right to enrich uranium, Secretary of State John Kerry has said, “We do…
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Obama I Won meeting

An increasingly dangerous presidency

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

An increasingly dangerous presidency

Obama I Won meeting
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11/29/2013 at 10:00am
Charles Krauthamer observes the lawlessness of the Obama administration: Remember how for months Democrats denounced Republicans for daring to vote to defund or postpone Obamacare? Saboteurs! Terrorists! How dare you alter “the law of the land.” This was nonsense from the beginning. Every law is subject to revision and abolition if the people…
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Obama signs Obamacare March 2010

Medicaid Fraud: Obamacare promise of free quality healthcare

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Millions who lose their health plans and are enticed or forced onto Medicaid will find out they also have lost quality health care.

Medicaid Fraud: Obamacare promise of free quality healthcare

Obama signs Obamacare March 2010
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11/29/2013 at 8:30am
It may be the biggest Obamacare lie of all. Not that you can keep your health care plan if you like your plan. Not that you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor. Not all of the phony cost estimates and supposed efficiencies. The biggest lie of all is that 15-30 million additional people…
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(Ted Cruz concluding filibuster by Senate Rule at Noon, September 25, 2013)

Thank You, Senator Cruz

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2013

Thank You, Senator Cruz

(Ted Cruz concluding filibuster by Senate Rule at Noon, September 25, 2013)
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11/29/2013 at 7:00am
It will stand the test of time. Those who were willing to stand against Obamacare despite all the name calling, and who are proven to have been correct. Obama and Democrats now are scrambling to delay various portions of the Obamacare rollout, even though such delays when proposed by Republicans were called suicide…
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The New York Times, the nipple, and the Jewish star tattoo

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

The New York Times, the nipple, and the Jewish star tattoo

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11/28/2013 at 7:30pm
The New York Times chose the following photo to illustrate a front-page article about genetic screening in Israel for a breast cancer gene: There’s been a lot of flak about the photo’s inclusion of the nipple—or to be more accurate, the half-aureole. But that’s hardly the only issue. Anyone who…
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Happy Thanksgiving from the LI Intern

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the LI Intern

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11/28/2013 at 5:30pm
After a long bus ride from Cornell back to Virginia yesterday, I get the rare chance today to escape the campus lefties and spend some quality time with my family. And while it’s easy to fixate on scary things like the job market I’m about to enter after graduation, today in…
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Why Isn’t the World More Thankful to Israel?

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

Israel is a world leader in humanitarian aid yet it is rarely recognized for this great quality.

Why Isn’t the World More Thankful to Israel?

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11/28/2013 at 4:00pm
The Israeli delegation has just returned from the Philippines after nearly two weeks of providing emergency care to the island nation’s survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. According to the Jerusalem Post the first baby delivered by the Israeli medical teams was named “Israel.” In fact Israel – the IDF particularly – has been…
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Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander Released on Bail

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

Marissa Alexander Released on Bail

Marissa Alexander
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11/28/2013 at 2:10pm
Marissa Alexander has been released on bail, according to widespread news reports.  The conditions of her release are stringent, although not overly so for someone who has never been a very appropriate candidate for pre-(re-)-trial release.  Alexander had been previously convicted of aggravated assault with firearm enhancement under Florida’s 10-20-Life law,…
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LI #07 Hobby Lobby

U.S. Supreme Court takes Hobby Lobby Case

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court takes Hobby Lobby Case

LI #07 Hobby Lobby
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11/28/2013 at 1:00pm
The last time we checked on Hobby Lobby after a 60,000 citizen buycott in support of its case against Obamacare, it looked likely that US Supreme Court would take up the case. SCOTUS has now formally done just that. The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby…
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How not to fry a turkey for Thanksgiving

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2013

How not to fry a turkey for Thanksgiving

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11/28/2013 at 11:30am
Ah, Thanksgiving.  It’s one of those holidays where we indulge ourselves with food, often by way of a multitude of side dishes and usually accompanied by a turkey.  Some folks of course opt to stray from the traditional roasted bird and go the route of deep frying.  And that’s a decision…
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