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by Andrew Helms

March 9, 2018

Its supporters say competitive shooting helps develop students' discipline and sportsmanship. But the sport is under increased scrutiny in the gun debate era

Sobel, Menjik and the rest of the Central Square team had driven over 200 miles through the howling winds of a nor'easter to participate in the New York Public High School Athletic Association Air Rifle Championship. Held on the campus of the US Military Academy at West Point this past Saturday, 71 shooters from across the state had gathered in a quest to be crowned New York's best. Outside, whitecaps churned across the Hudson River and snow drifts swirled in small cyclones, but inside West Point's air-rifle range the vibe was warm and familial. Parents opened coolers filled with sandwiches and soft drinks, coaches met to discuss safety and strategy, and students conquered their jitters with cell phone games. If not for the quiet, repetitive pop of the rifles, it could have been any other youth sporting event.

by Home School Legal Defense Association

February 28, 2018

Assembly Bill 2756 mandates warrantless entry by officials into your home-this is a clear violation of your constitutional rights.

The authors of Assembly Bill 2756 assert that the proposed law is intended to protect children by mandating annual fire inspections of all institutions that file an annual private school affidavit. This would include private schools with fewer than six students-which are currently exempt from fire code inspections. Why are they exempt? Because these are private homes where children are homeschooled, and private homes should not be subject to fire inspections. AB 2756 removes this exemption, in an attempt to give raw power to state officials to enter private homes of homeschoolers to "look around" to make sure the children are safe from abuse and neglect. In reality, this bill is not about fire inspections; it is a misguided reaction to the Turpin child abuse case in Perris, California.

by Becky Loggia

February 1, 2018

As California lawmakers continue their track-record of controversial decisions, one announcement in particular has caused an outcry for its overreaching presumption: that all homeschoolers must also be child abusers.

According to The Washington Examiner, the plan set out by lawmakers would be to force parents into proving to the government that they are, in fact, fit to be a parent. The homeschooling parent - per legal requirement - would have to meet the government's required checklist via home visits, interviews, and other oversights, effectively increasing the burden on the parent to prove themselves parentally fit.

by Cris Rowan

December 6, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS

Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013).

by Tyler Durden

November 29, 2017

So...some people actually want to be microchipped like a dog. They're lining up for it. They're having parties to get it done. It if isn't available to them, they're totally bummed out.

I'm not even going to venture into the religious aspect of having a microchip inserted into a human being. Let's just talk about the secular ramifications. Certain folks won't be happy until everyone has a computer chip implanted in them. Here's how this could go. Initially, it would be the sheep who blindly desire to be chipped for their own "convenience" leading the way. Then, it would become remarkably inconvenient not to be chipped - sort of like it's nearly impossible to not have a bank account these days. Then, the last holdouts could be forcibly chipped by law. Read on, because I could not make this stuff up.

by Cristina Vignoli

September 14, 2017

The winter arrived and with it the citrus fruits: oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons... to give us happiness with their colors, to fill the air with their perfumes, and as well to defend ourselves against the seasonal illnesses.

If up until now you peel them and throw away the peel, you have to know that this part that you thought useless can be reused in different ways that you never imagined. Here we have 10 ideas to reuse, to create, to experiment and above all, to recycle the citrus peel!

September 14, 2017

Anne Marie Schubert is a long-time prosecutor for Sacramento. She's seen all the dirt that the bottoms of society has to offer. She's put many of them away for good.

Schubert, 53, took her son to see the family doctor in 2016. Her day was hectic as we'd expect the day of a District Attorney's to be. Her son, who she refuses to name out of privacy concerns, was having back pains. But when they arrived at the appointment, the doctor allegedly switched the focal point over to vaccines. The doctor noted that Schubert's son was overdue for the HPV vaccine.

by Bruce Finley

September 3, 2017

Wild bison grazing on sunflower-studded prairie at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge are in business - as greeters of millions of travelers.

Federal wildlife refuge managers also this summer doubled the fenced space at the refuge, north of Denver, for their bison herd, which grew this year, with 18 calves, to a record 122. The feds plan to import 25 more genetically robust bison in October. And wild bison behavior, such as raging bulls battling for females and tearing through fences, is on the rise.

by The Last Years of the War

September 1, 2017

It was, at least in the beginning, the total incarnation of the Paradise for most of the despaired people in germany. Of course, you had to be a part of the white, ethnic-German majority proactively following the upcoming Nazi-pseudo-religion.

After the (lost) war, life continued to get worse for average people from year to year, people who witnessed at the same time the fantastic financial gains of a very small upper class, driven by available cheap labor and the mathematics of capitalism. This effect of a deep split within the society and it's interpretation was important for later, the "guilt" had been transferred entirely and exclusively to the German-Jewish upper class and eventually to any people of Jewish descent in Germany. This happened openly even through newspapers from 1933 on. Most notorious and prevalent was the infamous "Der Stürmer" publication.

by Xochitl Garcia

August 11, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse is approaching - but what if you don't have eclipse glasses? No worries, you can appreciate this solar phenomenon using some simple projection devices you can make at home.

Projection devices work by focusing the sun's light onto another surface so that you can safely view the sun indirectly. During a partial solar eclipse, projections of the sun's rays will appear in a crescent shape that changes with the position of the moon! Pinhole projectors are very cool, very old devices that date back thousands of years.