Thursday, October 29, 2015

Court Restrains The Puddle Police For Now; Detroit "Pleased" that Kids Can't Read or Write...more

Detroit "Pleased" that Kids Can't Read or Write
Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. But don't worry, this is good news. It seems Detroit public schools have sucked for so long, it's ok because they're sucking at the same level they've sucked in recent years. In short, the rate of suckage is consistent.

Check this out: "While these scores clearly indicate that Detroit Public Schools has more work to do to improve student outcomes in reading and math, we are pleased that the scores appear to be leveling out," Detroit Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle A. Zdrodowski said in a statement.

They're PLEASED????!!!!!!! What?...

Texas Student Upset over Assignment That Made Her Acknowledge God is Not Real  ...However, Jordan’s teacher said her answers were wrong and demanded that Jordan acknowledge that God isn’t real.
“It was really confusing to me at first because I didn’t really know what to do, so the first thing I did was tell my mom,” Jordan said...

Court Restrains The Puddle Police For Now   ...If the WOTUS rule is allowed to stand, private property rights for all citizens will be in jeopardy. If the EPA can claim the federal government can regulate manmade ditches and standing water, what private lands will be left? Will puddles be regulated? What about pools? Is there any real environmental benefit to having the federal government extend its reach into our backyards? The answer is clearly no...

TB 'joins HIV as most deadly infection'
Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world's most deadly infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Each accounted for between 1.1 million and 1.2 million deaths in 2014.

The WHO said the tuberculosis figures were unacceptable for a disease that could be cured...

Should Christians Take Part in Halloween Celebrations?  Jesus-loving, Bible-reading, well-meaning Christians disagree about whether it is appropriate for a believer to participate in Halloween activities. Those who think that Christians shouldn’t participate in any way cite the holiday’s roots in the pagan celebration Samhain. Those who think Christians can engage with Halloween celebrations point out that there’s nothing inherently wrong with carving gourds and begging for candy.

These kinds of disputes are not uncommon in the history of the church. In Biblical times, believers argued about all kinds of things like food, festivals, celebrations, and rules (for example see Colossians 2:16). So what guidance does the Bible give us as we think through how to respond to Halloween? (Full disclosure: we carve pumpkins and go trick-or-treating in my house)...

Sen. Ted Cruz Demolishes CNBC Moderators

Ben Carson at GOP Debate: Belief in Traditional Marriage is Not Homophobia ..."Well obviously, you don't understand my views on homosexuality. I believe that our Constitution protects everybody, regardless of their sexual orientation or any other aspect. I also believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. There is no reason that you can't be perfectly fair to the gay community. They shouldn't automatically assume that because you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, that you are a homophobe,” Carson said.
"This is one of the myths perpetrated on our society, and this is how they are fighting people and get people to shut up. That's what the PC culture is all about and it's destroying this nation."...


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