The White House Science Fair



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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Good Afternoon

  2. March 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    “Israeli settlers are using archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land, British government says

    Isareli settlers are colonising Palestinian territory under the guise of moving in to areas to protect historic archaeological sites, the British government has said.

    Ministers say they are concerned that the Israeli government agency in charge of preserving historic artefacts is undermining efforts for peace in the region by working with a group of “radical” settlers.

    The ‘Elad’ settler group is known for aggressively colonising Palestinian areas, including evicting Palestinian residents from homes in urban areas.

    “We are aware of the link between the Elad [settler] group and the Israel Antiquities Authority. We are concerned that this link has led to Israel Antiquities Authority’s support of radical settler activities in and around the Old City under the guise of tourism and protection of Jewish history,” Conservative Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said.”


    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, when we’ve “evolved” as much as we have, let’s use historic archaeological sites to either ruin as part of radicalization, as ISIS does, or use as territorial markers, as “radical” settlers do in Palestinian areas.

      That’s progress.

    • 21 desertflower
      March 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Add this to the mix.. http://www.juancole.com/2015/03/control-continuing-palestinians.html

      Israeli control of their water a continuing threat to Palestinians: Report

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinians are suffering from unfair distribution of water resources as Israel is consuming the vast majority of Palestinian water, Palestinian officials said Sunday.

      Thus…scarce water for crops to be able to sustain themselves through farming…

    • March 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      My disgust with the Israeli (apartheid, genocidal) government grows, daily, Jacqueline & df.

  3. 23 Judith Fardig
    March 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats, VC. Love the White House Science Fair as smart kids are show-casing their ingenuity. I’m trying to focus my attention on that and the ACA Anniversary, not the reincarnation of Joe McCarthy who announced today.

  4. 28 sherijr
    March 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Oh that was so much fun, I could have spent the entire day listening to POTUS and these marvelous students interacting.. I don’t understand most of it, but I love learning that those kids are out there making stuff happen.

  5. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    March 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm


    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Well done, NW! I love our President!

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      March 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      I’m am so proud of our President for elevating science and for emphasizing to young people that skill in thinking, imagining and inquiring is as valuable as skill in sports This is one important focus I hope our President and FLOTUS continue after they leave the White House because it will have a transforming influence on attitudes about academics and therefore levels of success for young people.

  6. 35 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

  7. March 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Heads Up!!!

  8. 42 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

  9. 43 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  10. 45 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  11. March 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Morning everyone!

    Just FYI: Libraries are big into STEM books. So are the local schools.

    Happy b-day, VC!

    • 47 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Hmmm. You do realize you are an entire day late, don’t you, Lib_L? 😦
      O, alright, you’re in time for the week long celebration…..Thanks for the good wishes. 🙂

      Also, sending wishes that your better half’s new business venture will continue to be successful.

  12. March 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Just asking ….

  13. 51 Don
    March 23, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    The easiest way to make money is to either go into politics or religion.

  14. 53 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  15. 54 JER
    March 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  16. 55 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Congrats VC on your Au ⭐

  17. March 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    seen this theme on twitter…not sure if it is worth talking about…Natural Born Citizen…


    The Constitution does not define the phrase natural-born citizen, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. A 2011 Congressional Research Service report stated that

    The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth,” either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.” Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an “alien” required to go through the legal process of “naturalization” to become a U.S. citizen.[1]

    The natural-born-citizen clause has been mentioned in passing in several decisions of the United States Supreme Court and lower courts dealing with the question of eligibility for citizenship by birth, but the Supreme Court has never directly addressed the question of a specific presidential or vice-presidential candidate’s eligibility as a natural-born citizen.

    • 58 Don
      March 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      It only matters if you’re black, prettyfoot.

      • March 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

        what i meant as a strategy…i don’t want to get caught up in the noise…there are other issues about Cruz and the GOP..but for us…we have to organize and GOTV on all levels…that is the strategy i want to talk about

        • 60 Don
          March 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm

          I think the “noise” will depend on the candidate, then Senator Barack Obama was able to make us ignore the noise and listen to the message.

    • 61 Linda
      March 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      It has always been my understanding that if a person is born in a foreign country and the mother is an American, the child is American.

      But….. I think they have to notify the American consulate or embassy right away.

      • 62 0388jojothecat
        March 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        In CA and possibly other states too, pregnant women from China and Korea are coming to the USA to give birth and leaving with children with USA birth certificates. This is why an immigration bill is so important. We could have a president who was born to foreign parents and never grew up in the America.v

    • 63 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  18. 67 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  19. 70 desertflower
    March 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Ummm….Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt.

  20. 76 desertflower
    March 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm


    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently celebrated her 82nd birthday, only a few days after Justice Antonin Scalia celebrated his 79th. Justice Anthony Kennedy is 78 years-old, while Justice Stephen Breyer is 76. The next president, in other words, could replace nearly half of the Court’s members in a single presidential term.


    • 77 Nena20409
      March 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Yes….it is possible.
      Justice Stevens is almost will be 95 Next month…..he left the Bench at 90/91 yrs old.
      Scalia, Kennedy will never retire with a Dem POTUS in office.
      Roberts and Clarence will be the 1st to go……my prediction……

  21. 78 Linda
    March 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Bibi just issued an apology to the Israeli Arabs….

  22. March 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

  23. 83 Linda
    March 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Students behind Ted Cruz protest being forced to attend speech by wearing Rand Paul t-shirts.


  24. March 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    John Oliver Hits Netanyahu’s ‘Michael Jackson-Level’ Walking Back on Two-State Solution


    No matter what Bibi says, we all know he has zero intention of ever enabling a Palestinian State, he has every intention of expanding settlements, and he’s a racist.

    Any Israeli interested in a democratic Jewish State of Israel should consider Bibi their most dangerous enemy – in the region & the world.

  25. March 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

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