Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio chosen as part of 23rd US site deemed of ‘outstanding importance’ to human heritage
Daily Archives: July 12, 2015
There is no doubt that the socialist led public school system in America has been steadily invading more our privacy than ever before and most of it is none of their business.
It’s common knowledge that many schools throughout the land monitor the social media pages of their students. There have been a number of times where schools have disciplined students for things they have done on their own time away from school that has nothing to do with school. This is evidence of the socialist mantra that the government, of which the public schools are a part of, believe that your kids belong to them and not to you.
Many public schools have aligned themselves with Planned Parenthood which totally subverts parental authority. They teach our kids that sex outside of marriage and at ages as young as 10 to 12 years of age is okay as long as the take precautions to prevent catching diseases. Part of that teaching is instructing them they don’t have to tell their parents what they are doing. They will also hand out contraception such as condoms to your kids without your knowledge or permission. Planned Parenthood even helps young minor aged girls to get an abortion without informing the parents or obtaining their permission by using loopholes in the laws.
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The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.”
A final Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule due out this month is aimed at ending decades of deep-rooted segregation around the country.
The regulations would use grant money as an incentive for communities to build affordable housing in more affluent areas while also taking steps to upgrade poorer areas with better schools, parks, libraries, grocery stores and transportation routes as part of a gentrification of those communities.
“HUD is working with communities across the country to fulfill the promise of equal opportunity for all,” a HUD spokeswoman said. “The proposed policy seeks to break down barriers to access to opportunity in communities supported by HUD funds.”
It’s a tough sell for some conservatives. Among them is Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who argued that the administration “shouldn’t be holding hostage grant monies aimed at community improvement based on its unrealistic utopian ideas of what every community should resemble.”
“American citizens and communities should be free to choose where they would like to live and not be subject to federal neighborhood engineering at the behest of an overreaching federal government,” said Gosar, who is leading an effort in the House to block the regulations.
Civil rights advocates, meanwhile, are praising the plan, arguing that it is needed to break through decades-old barriers that keep poor and minority families trapped in hardscrabble neighborhoods.
“We have a history of putting affordable housing in poor communities,” said Debby Goldberg, vice president at the National Fair Housing Alliance.
HUD says it is obligated to take the action under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibited direct and intentional housing discrimination, such as a real estate agent not showing a home in a wealthy neighborhood to a black family or a bank not providing a loan based on someone’s race.
The agency is also looking to root out more subtle forms of discrimination that take shape in local government policies that unintentionally harm minority communities, known as “disparate impact.”
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A United Nations agency on Sunday named the Alamo and the four Spanish colonial Catholic missions in San Antonio a World Heritage Site, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”.
The decision capped a nine-year campaign by San Antonio and Texas to have the early 18th-century missions listed alongside world treasures such as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat. The missions are now the 23rd World Heritage Site in the US.
Sierra McGrone, who uses the alias Nocturnus Libertus on Facebook, has issued a challenge for her supporters. She has proposed that, “with only $6, you too can help a young Afrikan clean their ass with the rag of oppression!”
Nocturnus Libertus apparently hates white people as much as she does straight people. She posted this photo along with this caption: “‘Straight pride’ is like ‘white pride’. Proud of privilege and the forced trivialization of issues surrounding the #LGBTQ community.”
BOSTON, July 9 (UPI) — Bit rot is a billion-dollar problem for software developers. But now computer engineers may have designed the ideal code-fixing program to combat it.
High performance computer programs, like Photoshop and other image editing software, have to be optimized for the hardware environment they exist within. But hardware and the program’s technological surroundings are constantly changing, so software must be continually re-optimized.
The result is increasingly tangled hunks of old code, which require more and more manpower each time program iterations need to be updated and optimized once again. The time-intensive and burdensome process is expensive for software companies like Adobe and others.
Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier continues to grow while most others around the world are shrinking.
Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest’s most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work.
Rocks and boulders sloughed off the crater walls, kicking up plumes of dust as they clattered down the near-vertical slopes. Steam rose from the twin magma domes formed after Mount St. Helens’ cataclysmic eruption in 1980 and the quieter outburst that started in 2004.
But Yurkewycz, operations director for the nonprofit Mount St. Helens Institute, was focused less on the volcano’s fiery past than its icy present. Few people realize, he said, that the hollowed-out crater where lava was flowing just a few years ago now holds the world’s youngest glacier.
And if that’s not surprising enough, the prosaically named Crater Glacier is also growing at a time when most glaciers around the globe are in rapid retreat.
“It’s cascading down into this valley now,” Yurkewycz said, pointing out a tongue of ice flowing over a rise and into a rubbly ravine. “It’s only been in the last two years that it started doing that.”
Yurkewycz led a small group to this ridge on the mountain’s northeastern flank late last month to preview a guided hike that offers a rare, close-up view of the glacier. Even climbers who tag the summit on St. Helens’ south rim sometimes can’t see into the crater because of overhanging ledges of snow. A veteran mountaineer died in 2010 when a cornice collapsed and he fell 1,500 feet.
On the volcano’s north side, where the 1980 blast scoured away all life, the U.S. Forest Service — which manages Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument — has long limited public access. Not only are the rugged upper slopes treacherous, but the area serves as an open-air laboratory for scientists tracking the ecosystem’s recovery.
Throughout the United States, police officers are beginning to wear body cameras. Should principals in America’s public-school systems follow their example?
The stakes are high.
Americans who spend their childhoods in schools where all interactions are recorded for review are likely to regard constant surveillance outside the home as normal.
Alas, the country may be seeing the beginning of that trend.
A school district in southeastern Iowa “is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district’s eight school buildings with a body camera,” the Des Moines Register reports. “The district spent about $1,100 to purchase 13 cameras at about $85 each. They record with a date and time stamp, can be clipped onto ties or lanyards, and can be turned on and off as needed.”
For now, they won’t be used to record all interactions with adults––only school administrators will use them, and probably not all the time. But once in place, there could be a temptation to record everything just in case something happens. The Superintendent Pat Coen told the newspaper that he saw the value in wearable recording devices while deployed in Afghanistan with the Iowa Army National Guard, while another administrator in the school district first urged use of the technology:
Until the laser cannon on the ISS is fully armed and operational, we’re going to have to find other ways of dealing with the existing problem of space junk, or else. Earlier this year, we wrote about how the European Space Agency is experimenting with junk-snagging nets for a satellite removal mission in 2021, but EPFL’s Center for Space Engineering doens’t want to wait that long, and they’re getting ready to send up “a giant Pac-Man to gobble up space debris” in 2018.
The actual resemblance to Pac-Man that this mission has is fanciful, at best, but in one respect it’s absolutely accurate: what EPFL’s CleanSpace One satellite will do is waka waka up into orbit, chase down a cubesat, and then omnom it with a giant retractable net. Once the cubesat has been eaten, CleanSpace One will deorbit itself, and die a firey death in the upper atmosphere.
The specific target of CleanSpace One is SwissCube, a 10cm (1U) cubesat that’s been in a stable Earth orbit about 720km up for the last five years. Its location is generally known, but space is big, and even if CleanSpace One can find SwissCube, that doesn’t mean that its job is going to be easy:
HATRICK PENRY IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON THIS SUBJECT AND IT SHOULD BE AN OUTRAGE TO EVERYONE AND YET CONSUMER/POLITICAL MACHINE IS NOT ONLY OBLIVIOUS FOR THE MOST PART, BUT A LOT OF THEM ARE ALSO COMPLICIT.
This reminds me of the Salem Witch Trials. It’s political correctness hysteria and group think run amok. You see crying, hyperventilating politicians on both sides of the aisle rushing to pull down Confederate flags, statues and dig up bodies, for God’s sake. They want to eradicate the Confederacy from our history now – how very Stalinesque of them. Now, there are calls to ‘adjust’ the Constitution and rewrite it… claiming the US Constitution is a symbol of the old Confederacy that needs to be reorganized and censored. This has gone way too far. They are labeling our founding documents as outdated and obsolete. Whither America? As long as you are on a witch hunt for racists, you’ll have to purge most of the Democratic Party as well. Evidently, American history, free speech and thought are now crimes against the State and they want them dealt with permanently.
Late Tuesday, the Memphis, Tennessee, City Council voted unanimously to dig up the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, Talking Points Memo reported Wednesday. The council also voted to remove a statue placed in Forrest’s honor. The move came after Mayor A.C. Wharton called for the bodies to be dug up and relocated.
Tuesday’s vote is not the end of the story, however. According to WREG, the Chancery Court would also have to approve the removal of the remains and Forrest’s family would also be involved in the decision.
Forrest and his wife are currently buried beneath a statute honoring the general in a park which had been named after him until two years ago. The park is now known as Memphis’ Health Sciences Park.
MOBILE PHONES QUICKLY TOOK OVER AND VIRTUALLY STOMPED OUT THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET, LARGELY DUE TO HOW CONVENIENT HAVING A CAMERA ON YOUR PHONE IS
A pro-family group says PBS has jumped on the bandwagon to introduce children to the transgender lifestyle by airing a 90-minute documentary on the subject.
The program, “Growing Up Trans,” aired at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central on June 30. Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.Com, an online division of the American Family Association, tells OneNewsNow, “This show is normalizing the transgender lifestyle, just making sure it is okay and using young cast members to lure a young audience.”
Cole goes on to explain the premise of the program.
“A generation ago, it was only adults who were changing their genders, but now its kids,” she laments. “Because of new medical options, younger and younger children are trying out or experimenting with the transgender lifestyle.”