William Katz: Urgent Agenda
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
From the Los Angeles Times: In a move to preserve religious and moral values in cyberspace, a group of unidentified Saudis have launched a "clean" Islamic alternative to the leading video-sharing site YouTube...The website offers a collection of edited and Islamically "clean" clips from YouTube under the banner, “Participate with us in a clean website." Site administrators censor video clips that express critical views of the government, Islamic scholars and members of the Saudi royal family.
Notice their definition of "clean" - no criticism of the royal family.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2009
FOREST HILLS, Pa., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Officials at a Pennsylvania high school said dozens of students were sent home on district buses for violating the dress code by not tucking in their shirts. Dan Breitkrutz, director of student operational services for Woodland Hills High School in Forest Hills, said the school is strictly enforcing the new dress code provision requiring shirts to be tucked in at all times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday.
Watch the ACLU move in and declare this a major Constitutional crisis. And, of course, the long-term damage to student psyches can only be imagined.
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