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Test scoring problems

on October 15, 2017, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

You may recall Eric Holcombe’s piece on the majority of students failing to be proficient or even on track in Tennessee government run public schools. Now we learn that the testing company can’t even get the test scores correct, after the debacle with the previous company. http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/education/2017/10/13/thousands-tnready-tests-scored-incorrectly/762142001/ I do not understand why people turn something as important as the education […]

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Deuteronomy 28

on October 15, 2017, 8:39 AM / in Opinion, Religion

In the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy, in the first 14 verses are 25 or more blessings the nation would experience if they would obey His voice. But the 15th verse says, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes […]

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Animal Activists & Others Sue State of Iowa Over “Ag-Gag”

Animal Activists & Others Sue State of Iowa Over “Ag-Gag”

on October 15, 2017, 8:28 AM / in State News

A number of animal rights and food safety groups filed a suit in federal court this week against the state of Iowa, claiming its law to prevent agriculture production facility fraud violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The complaint was filed by an ACLU attorney on behalf of animal rights extremists groups,  Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PeTA, Iowa Citizens […]

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St. Louis Carriage Ban Update

St. Louis Carriage Ban Update

on October 15, 2017, 8:25 AM / in State News

On Sept. 18, 2017 St. Louis Alderman, Joseph Vaccaro introduced a bill to ban horse carriages in St. Louis Mindy Patterson, President of The Cavalry Group testified before the Board of Aldermen Streets, Traffic, & Refuse Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 to OPPOSE proposed Board Bill 129 to ban horse carriages in St. Louis. “Enforcing regulations is one […]

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Good News from Greenville, NC

on October 15, 2017, 8:22 AM / in State News

In happy news, the city of Greenville, NC voted against the proposed ordinance to ban performances with exotic animals 4-2. Read more Ignore the more stupid news of Golf Course Management… it already there.

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Update: Richmond, VA Exotic Animal Ban

on October 15, 2017, 8:19 AM / in State News

Ordinance 2017-174 in Richmond, VA — which would regulate the owning, breeding, purchasing, selling, offering for purchase or sale, keeping, maintaining, and possession or control of any exotic or wild animal in the city — went before the full City Council on October 9. The Council voted to continue the ordinance to November 13 with amendments, which exempted small animals (ferrets, chinchillas) and […]

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Montgomery County, MD: Exotic Animal Ban

on October 15, 2017, 8:18 AM / in State News

Public Safety Bill 23-17 would ban animals in circuses or other businesses that “exhibit or financially benefit” from the exhibition of those animals. Includes the use of camels, bears, primates, wildcats, crocodiles, and snakes.  On 9/11/17: the measure was discussed at a work session for the Public Safety Committee. The Committee decided not to vote on the bill at the meeting and to review the language further. Date to be […]

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California Governor Signs AB 485

California Governor Signs AB 485

on October 15, 2017, 8:17 AM / in Opinion, State News

Yesterday, Friday, October 13th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Pet Rescue Act, mandating that pet stores in California source dogs, cats, and rabbits sourced from shelter-rescues only.  AB 485 harms legitimate pet store businesses and removes the freedom of choice for the consumer leaving them only animals of unknown origins with unknown histories, with potentially unknown pathogens, protozoans, and potential […]

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Trial By Fire – Rightly Perceiving Current Crises

on October 15, 2017, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

This has to be one of the most insightful article I have read in years. Perhaps because it says in far better words things I have thinking and writing about for a long time but this is all in one column. Before posting it I want to report on how your prayers for me have been answered — Had a […]

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Prayer Request

on October 15, 2017, 8:12 AM / in People, Religion

This is a follow-up to a prayer request I sent out the other day, which you may not have gotten (my apologies), but I’m now sharing with a wider audience. The concept that prayers can be felt by the one for whom they are being lifted up is a beautiful mystery that only Christians can even begin to comprehend.  I […]

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69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

on October 15, 2017, 8:07 AM / in National News

Without Addition Information We Might Have Joined Them   BY CRISTINA MARCOS  |   The Hill Legislation to provide $36.5 billion in aid for communities affected by recent wildfires and hurricanes, including Puerto Rico, secured widespread support in the House on Thursday save for 69 Republicans. The votes in opposition included many members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who believe government […]

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Whataburger worker fired for refusing to serve police officers

Whataburger worker fired for refusing to serve police officers

on October 15, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

The Term Racist Seems To Be Tossed Around A Lot A worker at a Texas fast-food restaurant was fired after she refused to serve two police officers, the company said Saturday. In a lengthy post on the Denison Police Department’s Facebook page, Chief Jay Burch alleged the officers were cursed at by the employee and that the restaurant manager’s only […]

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Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble

Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble

on October 15, 2017, 7:01 AM / in Opinion

For years, reporters were content to obscure their ideological dogmas and partisan goals behind the pretense of objectivity and detachment. Though the Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN practiced combat journalism against conservatives and Republicans, they did so while aspiring to professional standards of facticity and fairness, and applying, every now and then, scrutiny to liberals and Democrats worthy of investigation. Donald Trump changed […]

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Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

on October 15, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News

  BY: Andrew Kugle   /  Washington Free Beacon Current and former aides to Hillary Clinton ganged up on Anthony Bourdain on Twitter after Bourdain criticized Clinton for her delayed response to the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Clinton received criticism for initially staying silent after the New York Times reported last week that several women have accused Weinstein, the powerful Hollywood producer and Democratic mega-donor, of […]

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Trump ramps up the culture war

on October 15, 2017, 6:23 AM / in Opinion

BY JONATHAN EASLEY   /   The Hill President Trump is expanding the culture wars, launching new attacks against institutions that he views as liberal, elitist or both. With his agenda stalled in Congress and his poll numbers sagging, Trump has kept his base engaged and the left inflamed by escalating feuds with key figures in sports, entertainment, tech and media, effectively dragging politics […]

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Quote for Today

on October 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“God gave us a world unfinished so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation. He left oil in Trenton rock. He left electricity. He left the rivers unbridged and the mountains untrailed. He left the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. He left the laboratories unopened. He left the diamonds uncut. He gave us the challenge of […]

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

on October 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Take heed to yourself, . . . lest you forget the things your eyes have seen . . . . And teach them to your children. —Deuteronomy 4:9 David Isay, a radio producer, says that in a culture inundated with the stories of celebrities, we need to hear the recorded voices of ordinary people, because their lives and contributions are […]

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October 15th in History

October 15th in History

on October 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays around the World Christian Feast Day: Saint Teresa of Ávila (Doctor of Church) Saint Hedwig of Silesia Saint Thecla of Kitzingen October 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National Tree Planting Day (Sri […]

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Obamacare ~ What’s in a Name?

on October 14, 2017, 8:58 AM / in Opinion

By John Farnam Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Names and Reputations: “Character is much easier kept than ‘recovered’” ~ Thomas Paine Among most American Indian tribes, at least in the 1800s and before, each individual had a name, but you didn’t get to select it yourself! You were named for some habit or quirk displayed as you grew up. Some were […]

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Humor by Henry Payne

Humor by Henry Payne

on October 14, 2017, 8:55 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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