High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted Muhammad and the Islamic faith. …read more

Via: Fox Opines

    

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Tech at Night: This is why we need the NSA

It’s not often a Tech at Night issue gets wide play on the Internet, but this one has. North Korean attackers broke into Sony systems in the US (Sony being a Japanese firm but Sony Pictures Studios being a major US-based movie studio, at the old Paramount lot) in order to intimidate them into pulling a movie, The Interview.

Some are trying to dismiss this as an actual foreign threat, but there’s no reason not to think they could do it, and this is every reason why we need a strong NSA.

The NSA was founded after World War II, in the modern era of communications warfare. We’d already won World War II in no small part because the US and UK used state of the art analog computers to break German and Japanese codes. This break was so complete, we had to avoid using the data often, for fear of letting them know we had it, but it helped win the Battle of Midway, turning the Pacific War.

So while the Internet may not specifically be what we thought the NSA would be defending, we did know then that modern communications and computers would have a big role in what NSA did. So foreign countries attacking our computer communications is exactly why we need a strong NSA, and I sure hope after this attack, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard93% will zip it and let his betters do the talking on NSA.

John McCain and Fred Upton plan to look into it, and I hope they do a better job than we were able to do with the Dems point on these issues this Congress, Patrick “Leaky” Leahy. And I hope their plans involve voluntary data sharing between government (including NSA) and the private sector.

So let’s talk FCC. The extreme left continues to push for radical government action that they’re code naming “real Net Neutrality,” which is total state-run Internet, unlike the Obamacare-like Title II. It’s just like how the radicals pushed for ‘single payer’ and the ‘public options’ to make Obamacare look ‘moderate.’

Legislation is the proper answer to settle this topic, as the FCC power grabs repeatedly being struck down in court are totally improper.

How bad is it getting? FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has hijacked the whole committee, declaring that “I am an independent agency,” referring to the FCC in the first person singular. They’re trying to shut out Republican oversight entirely, not even pretending to have votes anymore. It’s now a rigged process, probably in violation of regulatory law.

Speaking of courts, FCC just got smacked on the new broadcast rule passed, attempting to break open the private details of deals broadcasters enter into.

They do want to regulate the Internet though. They’re now after Internet video, which Commissioner Ajit Pai rightly worries may be the gateway drug to …read more

Via: Red State Tech

    

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Sony yanks “The Interview”: A profile in Hollywood courage

Capitulating to the threats of North Korea’s department of global propaganda will not be remembered as a profile in Hollywood courage. …read more

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High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted Muhammad and the Islamic faith. …read more

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Expert: Blacks trust police more than whites do

When it comes to crime, the demonstrations and pundits don’t reflect how most blacks feel most of the time. There appears to be a silent majority of blacks who trust the police …read more

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Fox News Chief Correspondent: Thankful to be naturalized American citizen

No matter the racial, political and religious differences, every American knows deep down that he or she lives in the greatest country in the world, with the most enduring (if imperfect) commitment to freedom and democracy, to opportunity and advancement. …read more

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Immigration: Fight against Obama’s lawlessness just beginning

Let’s reform our immigration system, but let’s do it according to a constitutional process. President Obama claims he’s acting because Congress has “failed” to act. But what he really means is that he’s acting because Congress has failed to give him exactly what he wants. …read more

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Last minute Christmas shopping: Five things to avoid

For those of you who are forced into the mall this weekend: I’m sorry. Here are five things to avoid as we enter the final shopping days before Christmas. …read more

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Catholic university Marquette suspends professor over anti-gay marriage controversy

Marquette University seems to be sending a message to students and faculty who support Catholic doctrine regarding marriage: if you oppose gay marriage keep your mouth shut. …read more

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