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Turn Out The Lights As You Leave.

Harvard-Kitty-ROH According to the article we are about to cite, “Rachel E. Huebner ’18, a Crimson editorial writer, is a psychology concentrator in Pforzheimer House.”

Huebner’s editorial for the Harvard Crimson has caught the eye of many people because she describes the suppression of ideas and speech at colleges, including Harvard.

This is the passage that has many talking:

In a class I attended earlier this semester, a large portion of the first meeting was devoted to compiling a list of rules for class discussion. A student contended that as a woman, she would be unable to sit across from a student who declared that he was strongly against abortion, and the other students in the seminar vigorously defended this declaration. The professor remained silent. (more…)

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Who Thought That This Was A Good Idea?

Pot-LuckThere are times that we are flabbergasted at the idiocy of lawmakers.

Believe it or not, in Arizona, it is illegal to hold a private pot luck dinner / party.

Seriously.

You and your friend cannot gather together and all bring a dish to share. You can’t sit around a table full of food provided by friends and neighbors.

The potluck police will come after you.

It seems there are trailer parks in Apache Junction where residents get together on

occasion to partake of the p-word. That is, until Pinal County health officials got wind of it and ordered people to back away from the potato salad.

No, really. The potluck police shut ‘em down.

Turns out state health laws require all manner of restrictions when food is served. But a previous set of our leaders made an exemption for a “noncommercial social event that takes place at a workplace, such as a potluck.”

Why a potluck meal at a place of work is any safer than at someone’s home is left unanswered. Why is it left unsaid? Because the politicians who write stupid laws like this don’t have the brains of mashed potatoes to ask that question themselves.

In fact, we have been to and participated in hundreds of potluck dinners over the course of our lives. The only time we ever heard of someone getting sick was at a corporate event. (Note to anyone who cares: leaving any salad with mayo out for 5 or 6 hours in 90 degree heat is not a good idea.)

Our anger is not only directed at the legislators who voted for this mess, but for the idiots who call the police and or the health inspectors on a bunch of friends getting together and sharing food. What kind of moron does that? Think about it for a moment. Someone is using potluck dinners as a weapon against people.
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Too Much Time On Their Hands.

There are some people who have too much time on their hands and create these types of things.

Okay, that’s really a bit unfair. It’s not like the people are out doing drugs or sitting playing an individual computer game. They are in a group, interacting and having fun, for which we applaud them.

Watch out for the “stick bomb” stopping at around the 2:32 mark. The crowd groans with disappointment, but without any human intervention, the effect continues later in the video.

We are an Austrian domino group and we set up chain reactions since 2008. Over the years we improved our skills, so also check out our other videos.

On March the 22nd we set up 3 Guinness World records:
* Most disc cases toppled in a domino fashion – 10,266 disc cases
* Largest stick bomb – 40,910 sticks
* Longest domino – 40.14 m / 131.69 feet long

A team of 22 (see below “builders”) built this gaint chain reaction in only 4 days. Ulf Schöttl, the marketing director of Manner, toppled the first disc case. The stick bomb was activated by mouse traps and stopped after 2 seconds. It continued again after around two minutes without any interference from outside. The total number of dominoes that we set up was 80,000.

(We figured that after the 3 digit math question / post, your brain could use a break with a little bit of fun.)



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What’s The Largest Number You Can Represent With 3 Digits?

999-Blackboard-ROHVia Ace of Spades comes this interesting question and a father’s fight against the educational system, standardized tests, and the people who care more about protecting the system than education.

Here’s the question again:

What’s the largest number you can represent with 3 digits?

If you answered 999, you’re wrong.

The key to the question is the term “represented” not “written.

There for the largest number that can be represented by three digits is:
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Why Doesn’t This Injustice Matter?

Buffalo-State-Logo-ROH In August of 2015, Elijah Bethel’s life changed forever. Bethel was a looking forward to attending his first day of classed at SUNY Buffalo State. He and some three friends had gone out to Jim’s Steakhouse in Buffalo and were returning to campus when they were stopped by police.

Unknown to the four, roughly 20 minutes earlier and across campus, a young woman had been groped in her sleep. She awoke and could only describe her attacker as a short black male in black shorts. The attacker, however, had left a cigarette and a lighter at the scene of the attack. The police had the attacker’s DNA.

But that didn’t matter to the police.

They saw Bethel and his friends and stopped them because Bethel was short, black and wearing black shorts. The four men were interviewed and said they had been out to dinner. Three of the men had food with them – remnants of their dinners. Bethel himself had a receipt from the restaurant with the time and date. After the interviews, the group was let go and they went their merry way.

Twenty minutes later the police knocked on Bethel’s door, placed him in handcuffs and took him into custody.

The police then took him to a lounge in the dorm where he was sitting alone in handcuffs when the victim identified him as her attacker. (This was the victim that only got a brief glimpse of her assailant because she was sleeping when the attack occurred.)

No other suspects were in the room when she identified Bethel, making the identification highly suspect to begin with.

Bethel was arrested.
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UND Professor: “Laws Aren’t For Me.”

image courtesy Grand Forks Herald

image courtesy Grand Forks Herald

Heidi Czerwiec is an associate professor of English at the University of North Dakota.

Several weeks ago, Czerwiec penned a letter to the Grand Forks Herald describing being traumatized by people in the “Quad” with rifles:

Apparently, it’s not enough that UND’s administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel under physical attack as well.

I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window. My first thought is for my students’ and my safety: I grab

my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911. The dispatcher keeps me on the line until someone can see if ROTC is doing maneuvers.

I can barely talk—first, with fear, and then with rage when the dispatcher reports back that yes, in fact, I’ve probably just seen ROTC cadets, though they’re going to send an officer to check because no one has cleared it with them. They thank me for reporting it.

A few minutes later, a university officer calls me back—not to reassure me, but to scold me for calling 911. He says ROTC has permission to do this exercise. When I tell him that this was news to 911 and that they encouraged me to call whenever I see a gun on campus, he seems surprised.

He also tells me that ROTC will be doing these exercises for the next couple weeks.

So I reply that I guess I’ll be calling 911 for the next couple weeks—and I will. Every time.

It’s not my job to decide whether people carrying guns at school are an actual threat. It’s my job to teach and to get home to my family.

It’s already highly inappropriate to conduct unnecessary military maneuvers in the middle of the quad. But with school shootings on the increase and tensions at UND running high, it’s especially irresponsible.

We’re already under financial and emotional attack. We don’t need to feel under physical attack, too.

Heidi Czerwiec

Obviously, we can’t have ROTC students drilling on campus because it might offend the delicate sensibilities of a professor who, it turns out, is willfully and blissfully ignorant of the world around her.

First, the entire campus was sent an email concerning the ROTC on campus.

According to University spokesman Peter Johnson:
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That’s My King!

(Our traditional post on Easter here at Raised on Hoecakes.)

Once again, from our friends over at Igniter Media, comes the final statement on Easter. It isn’t about bunnies, chocolate and eggs.

It’s about a King.

The late S.M. Lockridge once presented an incredible message, describing our God and who He is. Though God can’t be described with just words, this is as close as you can get this side of Heaven.




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America’s Socialist Origins.

From the Prager University.

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.




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