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In a frightening reminder of days gone by, a German student at a leading Berlin school has been removed from there by his parents after suffering repeated anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of fellow classmates. The victim, age 14, was frequently kicked and punched by students of Middle Eastern and Turkish origin, according to the Sunday Times. It has been reported that the abuse was of a severity such that the student was left fearing for his life. The violent incidents took place at the Friedenauer Gemeinschaftsschule, said to be a fashionable secondary school in the city. The student, known... Read more →


According to an article over at CNBC.com, billionaire Mark Cuban says the best money advice he ever received came from someone especially close to him. “From my dad. Don’t use credit cards.” Cuban has said “that credit cards are the worst investment that you can make. That the money I save on interest by not having debt is better than any return I could possibly get by investing that money in the stock market. "I thought I would be a stock market genius. Until I wasn't. I should have paid off my cards every 30 days." Credit card management can... Read more →


And MORE stuff you never thought you’d read in America. The College Fix is reporting that a feminist group at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia is suing the school for failing “to protect them from a sexually hostile school environment.” A “sexually hostile school environment?” At first glance, that does sound rather awful. At second glance? Not so much. At least, not in this case. It turns out that Feminists United is essentially suing because the school did not, in the group’s opinion, protect them from exposure to mean comments. The comments were made by male students... Read more →


The crisis of conditions at many of America’s Veterans Administration facilities continues, despite promises from politicians on both sides of the aisle to finally make things right. One of the latest pieces of evidence to reveal there’s still a long way to go to that end comes from the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. According to a variety of sources, including the Washington Examiner, the facility’s kitchen has been infested for years with cockroaches, and patients were actually served food trays with roaches on them. As sickening as that is, however, it’s not... Read more →


In another piece of earth-shattering news, it turns out that when you make work a requirement of welfare, the number of people on welfare drops. Stunning. The latest bit of evidence to that effect: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since a work mandate was added to the food stamp program in the state of Georgia, thousands of enrollees have dropped off. The mandatory work feature of the food stamp program in Georgia applies in 21 counties of the state, at present. Of the 11,779 people enrolled in those 21 counties last year, it’s estimated that 7,251 have dropped out since... Read more →


In another undercover video from investigators at the Center for Medical Progress, attendees at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions can be seen and heard describing abortion procedures in a way that makes one wonder if these people are entirely soulless. It should be noted that the video has been removed by YouTube, and that removal has turned into a controversy in itself. However, for those with even a shred of humanity, the only controversy that matters is the one arising from what abortion industry providers say on the video. Despite the video’s removal from YouTube, most of... Read more →


Yang Shuping, an international Chinese student who recently gave an address at the University of Maryland’s commencement ceremony, has found herself in hot water at home for remarks she made on behalf of the right to free speech available in the United States. As reported by The Washington Post, Shuping said, in part: “People often ask me: ‘Why did you come to the University of Maryland?’ I always answer: Fresh air.” “I grew up in a city in China where I had to wear a face mask every time I went outside, otherwise I might get sick. However, the moment... Read more →


Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest Ponzi scheme in history, was arrested almost 8 ½ years ago, but a company selected by the Department of Justice to distribute billions of recovered dollars has yet to make one payment to any victim, according to USA Today. RCB Fund Services LLC has been charged with the responsibility of distributing roughly $4 billion to those swindled by Madoff, and while that sum is just a relative fraction of the $65 billion that went missing from Madoff Securities, it is not likely that any of the claimants sees the amount available for distribution as... Read more →


In the wake of the most recent terror attack in the United Kingdom, one that saw targeted an audience comprised principally of young girls who had assembled for an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, there has been no shortage of pearls of wisdom expressed by those on left. Why, here’s one right here, courtesy of another pop star, the very-popular Katy Perry: “The greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” said Perry. “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.” What a terrific idea – why didn’t anyone think of that before?... Read more →


Supporters of the Islamic State have been enthusiastically cheering the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. on Monday night, declaring that those in the West can fully expect that such attacks will continue. According to the news site Breitbart, the affiliated Breitbart Jerusalem was able to access correspondence from Islamic State supporters in a closed chat group transmitted by way of the instant messaging service Telegram. One of the notable features of Telegram is that users can send messages, files, etc., by way of end-to-end encrypted messaging, which means that, ostensibly, only the users who are... Read more →


As North Korea continues to engage in preparations for armed conflict, the Trump administration is meeting their increasingly militaristic stance with direct talk that suggests America is prepared to engage NK on the battlefield, should that become absolutely necessary. Speaking earlier this week after the United Nations Security Council considered the matter of North Korea’s launch of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley flatly said of North Korean president Kim Jong-un, “We are not dealing with a rational person.” “It is an unbelievable, irresponsible arrogance that we are seeing coming out of Kim Jong-un at this... Read more →


While self-driving cars as a core component of the American transportation landscape remain many years away, they are coming…and with them, a predicted deleterious impact to the number of jobs available to those who drive for a living. As outlined over at CNBC.com, a new report from Goldman Sachs anticipates that when self-driving vehicles become prevalent, professional drivers could suffer job losses at the rate of roughly 25,000 per month. As you might expect, it is believed that truck drivers, more than drivers of other kinds of commercial vehicles, like buses and taxis, will be hardest hit when that day... Read more →


In light of all the well-publicized altercations that have taken place recently on board commercial airplanes and inside of air terminals, the timing seems perfect for the opening of a brand-new “private,” concierge-type of airline terminal…for those who can afford to use it. The mega-upscale facility, called Private Suite, opened its doors for service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on May 15. Security expert Gavin de Becker, who’s in charge of Private Suite, said, in comparing it to the main terminal, “There they process thousands of people at a time, they’re barking. It’s loud. Here it’s very, very lovely.”... Read more →


Depending on how you view the results from a recent Gallup poll that asked about biblical literalism, you might either be disappointed, or a little hopeful. First, the bad news, for those who see themselves as devout: According to the survey, only 24 percent of Americans believe that the Bible is the “literal word” of God. As reported by CNSNews.com, the figure represents a drop from 1976, when Gallup’s survey on the same topic revealed that 38 percent of American adults believed the Bible to be “the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.”... Read more →


Do you use community swimming pools? Public swimming pools, pools at hotels, etc.? I haven’t, for a long time. While I may have developed into a bit of a germaphobe over the years, one need not have an acute, heightened aversion to germs to think twice…maybe three times…about using a public pool or other bathing facility. Many would say that my disinclination to swim in pools is not rooted in facts or logic, and that the chlorine used in pools is what keeps all of us safe from bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Except…we’re not safe from those things; not at... Read more →