New National Sex-Education Standards Stir Controversy

From BP News.Net Four leading education organizations have released national sex-ed standards that encourage fifth-graders to be taught about sexual orientation and eighth-graders to learn about gender identity and the morning-after pill, but many say the recommendations infringe on parental rights. The non-binding standards by the National Education Association and three other groups are billed as the "first-ever national standards" Continue Reading

Judge: Following Christian Beliefs Is WrongJudge: Following Christian Beliefs Is Wrong

From WND.Com A ministry that follows the dictates of its faith is engaging in wrongdoing, according to a New Jersey judge who recommended today that the state Division on Civil Rights find the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association violated the state’s nondiscrimination law. “The respondent violated the [Law Against Discrimination] when it refused to conduct a civil-union ceremony for Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Paster,” wrote Solomon Metzger, Continue Reading

War is still hell

From American Thinker.Com January 14, 2012 Ethel C. Fenig Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is one of the few members of Congress who has actually served in America's Armed Forces, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Commenting to the Weekly Standard on the video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, he reminded everyone "All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers Continue Reading

Eyes on the Street: How Traffic Surveillance Invades Your Privacy

From Alternet.Org Is it cutting-edge, or just downright creepy? Surveillance technology is increasingly being implemented in municipalities across the country. But while such gadgets aim to curtail crime and decrease traffic accidents, some people are wondering about the costs to both town budgets and privacy. "Overall, we wonder if the costs will outweigh the benefits," said Jay Stanley, a Washington, D.C.-based senior policy analyst at Continue Reading

The Supreme Court hears a Dirty Words Case

From KHouse.Org Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. - Phil 4:8 A diet of foul language on television turns it into something "crass" says Aerosmith's Steve Tyler. In a bit of irony, the famous musician Continue Reading

Tim Tebow’s Kinda Football

From KHouse.Org Steelers fans rejoiced to see their team rush in from behind Sunday evening to tie the game with Denver 23-23 with a chance for a win in overtime. To their dismay, the end took just 12 seconds. Broncos QB Tim Tebow threw a bullet to Demaryius Thomas who ran the ball for an 80-yard touchdown. Bam. Like that, it was over, and Tebow fans across the country roared as the Broncos won their first playoff victory since Continue Reading

5 Things You Should Know About the FBI’s Massive New Biometric Database

From Alert Net.Org The FBI claims that their fingerprint database (IAFIS) is the "largest biometric database in the world," containing records for over a hundred million people. But that's nothing compared to the agency's plans for Next Generation Identification (NGI), a massive, billion-dollar upgrade that will hold iris scans, photos searchable with face recognition technology, palm prints, and measures of gait and voice recordings Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood: Government-Funded Religion

From American Thinker.Com January 6, 2012 Jeannie DeAngelis The First Church of Planned Parenthood, one of Barack Obama's favorite government-funded religious organizations, released its annual report for fiscal year 2009-2010.  Compliments of the American taxpayer, the President's beloved charity received $487.4 million in tax monies and used a portion of that money to legally deny 329,455 human beings the right to be Continue Reading

University of Maine Using Hand Scanners at Dining Halls to Deter Sharing of ID Cards

From Bangor Daily News.Com Hand scanners are now commonly used for students to gain entry to University of Maine dining halls as a way to foil the costly sharing of student identification cards. The hand scanners, installed in Hilltop, Wells and York dining commons last semester, are mandatory for all students with an unlimited meal plan. Within the next few years the university plans to require their use by all students who eat at the Continue Reading

What message will Iowa send tonight regarding Israel & Iran

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com WHAT MESSAGE WILL IOWA SEND TONIGHT REGARDING ISRAEL & IRAN? by joelcrosenberg The nation and world are watching the GOP candidates in Iowa (photo credit: Politico.com) What message will the voters of Iowa send the nation and the world tonight regarding the future of U.S. policy towards Israel and Iran? The stakes couldn't be higher. There's a real possibility that Texas Continue Reading