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  • Why one Philly elementary school is paying kids not to fight

    02/12/2018 9:25:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Why one Philly elementary school is paying kids not to fight Updated: February 11, 2018 — 7:26 AM EST by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer @newskag | kgraham@phillynews.com Mikel Lindsay is acutely aware what the world thinks of him — a 14-year-old attending a public school in a particularly tough corner of Philadelphia. “People look at me and say, ‘You should be fighting,'” said Lindsay, an eighth grader at Mitchell Elementary at 55th Street and Kingsessing Avenue. But that’s not him, Lindsay said. And this year, he’s proving it. He’s part of an eighth-grade class whose principal is attempting an...
  • Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

    02/12/2018 6:45:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies
    Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ By Caitlin Dewey February 12 at 6:57 PM The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal...
  • Clinton: Women ‘Will Be Primarily Burdened’ by Climate Change

    02/05/2018 5:46:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Clinton: Women ‘Will Be Primarily Burdened’ by Climate Change BY: Paul Crookston Follow @P_Crookston February 5, 2018 3:01 pm Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday that the effects of climate change will hurt women in particular. Clinton participated in a Georgetown University panel where she responded to an audience question about the effects of climate change on women. In a response flagged by multimedia company Grabien, the former secretary of state told the Washington, D.C. audience that women’s lives all over the world would get worse because of climate change. She advised members of the audience to take...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters calls for a parental advisory when Trump appears on TV

    02/01/2018 10:38:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Rep. Maxine Waters calls for a parental advisory when Trump appears on TV Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who appeared on BET Wednesday to lambast President Trump's State of the Union Address, called for a parental advisory each time the president appears on television. “Whenever he appears on TV there should be a disclaimer that says ‘This may be may not be acceptable for children,'” she said. Waters recorded a pre-taped response to Trump’s address, which was broadcast on attorney and political commentator Angela Rye’s BET special. “One speech cannot and does not make Donald Trump presidential. He’s not presidential and...
  • Russians got tens of thousands of Americans to RSVP for their phony political events on Facebook

    01/25/2018 6:55:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Russians got tens of thousands of Americans to RSVP for their phony political events on Facebook By Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin January 25 at 7:30 PM Russian operatives used Facebook to publicize 129 phony event announcements during the 2016 presidential campaign, drawing the attention of nearly 340,000 users -- many of whom said they were planning to attend -- according to a company document released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. It's not possible to know how often people gathered in response to the sham announcements, but the numbers highlight how Russian operatives were successful in prompting Americans to...
  • Scientists Get Buried In Snow At Davos While Lecturing On Global Warming

    01/23/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Scientists Get Buried In Snow At Davos While Lecturing On Global Warming Michael Bastasch 2:58 PM 01/23/2018 Scientists have once again set up a mock Arctic base camp to educate world leaders about man-made global warming at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Climate scientists hope their mock camp illustrates how global warming could impact the Arctic, but the “Gore effect” may make it harder to get the message across. Davos has seen frigid temperatures along with about six feet of snow in the last six days. The Basecamp @ArcticDavos is open for business: a unique opportunity to meet...
  • CNN reporter: Shutdown risks asteroid strike!

    01/21/2018 5:25:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    January 21, 2018 CNN reporter: Shutdown risks asteroid strike! By Rick Moran A CNN reporter claims that because of the shutdown, NASA won't be able to track an incoming asteroid which will make its closest approach to earth on February 4th. We are all going to die because...Trump! CNN reporter Tom Foreman made the sensational claim when discussing what government services have been suspended because of the shutdown. Here's a partial transcript: FOREMAN: "Roughly 1.9 million government workers would be considered essential and stay on the job. Air traffic controllers, security officers, food inspectors, prison guards, Social Security checks would...
  • STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of.

    01/20/2018 6:42:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy’ By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotJanuary 20, 2018 1:55 PM with 0 comments Depression and anxiety are afflicting Americans who are concerned at the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change. Those hit hardest are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet’s long-term health, said the study published this week in the journal Global Environmental Change. Symptoms include restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy. “Climate change is a persistent...
  • Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

    01/18/2018 4:51:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down By Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 4:44 PM ET, Thu January 18, 2018 (CNN)Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned Wednesday that when the federal government shuts down "people die, accidents happen" and it's hard to assess what the impact will be when "necessary functions cease." The California Democrat made the stark comments in a Capitol Hill hallway interview as she left a caucus lunch where the standoff with Republicans over a government funding bill -- known as a continuing resolution or CR -- was discussed. She was asked whether she thought her party...
  • UK appoints loneliness minister to combat ‘sad reality of modern life’

    01/17/2018 11:10:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    UK appoints loneliness minister to combat ‘sad reality of modern life’ By Tamar Lapin January 17, 2018 | 1:19pm For a “United” Kingdom — they’re pretty lonely. A minister for loneliness was appointed in Britain Wednesday to tackle Brits’ growing social isolation, Downing Street announced. “Both proud and humbled to be appointed #loneliness minister,” Tracey Crouch tweeted. Crouch, a 42-year-old minister for sport and civil society said she was up for the task of heading a government-wide group responsible for policies connected to loneliness, The Guardian reported. When announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Theresa May cited research stating that 9...
  • Pres. Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Out’

    01/16/2018 1:29:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 142 replies
    Pres. Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Out’ By A.J. Katz on Jan. 16, 2018 - 3:06 Jim Acosta was instructed to leave the Oval Office by Pres. Trump on what washis second day as CNN chief White House correspondent. The veteran reporter along with other members of the press, were allowed inside the Oval Office during a meeting between Pres. Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev the president of Kazakhstan. When White House press aides started asking the press to leave, Acosta, whose contentious relationship with the Trump White House has been well-documented, tried to get in a few final questions. “Did...
  • Washington Governor Claims ‘Just 59 Days’ To Save Children From Global Warming

    01/09/2018 8:05:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Washington Governor Claims ‘Just 59 Days’ To Save Children From Global Warming Michael Bastasch 4:47 PM 01/09/2018 Washington state’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee warned there was “just 59 days” to save future generations from “an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next.” Inslee went on a lengthy Twitter rant in efforts to convince the state legislature to pass legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions. Washington residents voted down Inslee’s last carbon tax plan by a wide margin in 2016. We have just 59 days to do our part to save our children from...
  • Oprah: ‘Most Pain I Feel Is Every Time I Write A Check to the IRS’

    01/09/2018 9:38:16 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Oprah: ‘Most Pain I Feel Is Every Time I Write A Check to the IRS’ In interview, Oprah also said she 'doesn't know the answer' to get America back on its feet BY: Ali Meyer Follow @DJAliMeyer January 9, 2018 10:55 am Oprah Winfrey, in a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, expressed her disdain for writing checks for more than $100,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. In the interview, Morgan asked Winfrey about her billion-dollar business and inquired about how many checks she signs. "I sign all the ones for over $100,000 and that’s a lot of checks," Winfrey said....
  • LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

    01/09/2018 5:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’ Michael Bastasch 9:31 PM 01/08/2018 The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.” The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.” President Donald Trump’s administration moved to...
  • Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers

    01/06/2018 1:45:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen on Jan 04, 2018 at 2:12 PM EDT A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases. Dr. Michele Stacey based her conclusions on surveys of 288 students that she conducted both before and after they completed the course, which is mandatory for Criminal Justice majors and minors. A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender...
  • Chelsea Clinton denies worshipping Satan

    01/03/2018 7:48:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Chelsea Clinton denies worshipping Satan By Brett Samuels - 01/03/18 05:38 PM EST Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday denied that she practices Satanism after a Trump supporter on Twitter took the former first daughter's exchange of New Year's wishes with the Church of Satan to mean she was affiliated with the group. “I’m a Methodist & my husband is Jewish, thank you for asking,” Clinton responded to the woman. Oh goodness gracious. We can be civil, cheerful, respectful to & friends with people who don’t share our religious beliefs. Sometimes, we even marry them. I’m a Methodist & my husband is...
  • President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

    01/02/2018 5:26:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days By Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly and Nicole Lewis January 2 at 3:00 AM With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 claims in 347 days, or an average of 5.6 claims a day. (Our full interactive graphic can be found here.) As regular readers know, the president...
  • Pres. Trump Says Media Will Help Win Him a Second Term: ‘Without Me, Their Ratings Are Going Down..

    12/29/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Pres. Trump Says Media Will Help Win Him a Second Term: ‘Without Me, Their Ratings Are Going Down the Tubes’ [Privacy Badger has replaced this AddThis button.] By A.J. Katz on Dec. 29, 2017 - 12:40 The media is always on Pres. Trump’s mind, and the Fourth Estate came up once again during an impromptu, on-the-record 30-minute interview with the New York Times’s Michael Schmidt. Trump, who likes to criticize his hometown paper as “The Failing New York Times,” said yesterday that the paper and other media outlets cannot survive without him and will consequently soften their coverage to make...
  • DOJ scolds Obama administration over reported groping, harassment, office sex

    12/27/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    DOJ scolds Obama administration over reported groping, harassment, office sex The Justice Department scolded the Obama administration on Wednesday following a report on how sexual harassment of all kinds was improperly handled at the department for years. The Washington Post reported that the DOJ’s inspector general had found “systemic” problems with how complaints were addressed, with offending officials often being let off the hook or even rewarded. The article cited investigative reports on a lawyer who allegedly groped two female attorneys and a top U.S. Marshals official who had sex with “approximately” nine women in his office. Though fresh complaints...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to Paul Ryan: You'll go 'straight to hell' after what you did to the US

    12/25/2017 2:15:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell to Paul Ryan: You'll go 'straight to hell' after what you did to the US By Julia Manchester - 12/25/17 01:25 PM EST Comedian Rosie O'Donnell tore into House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a tweet on Monday, telling him he would go "straight to hell" and dubbing him a "fake alter boy." "Paul Ryan - don't talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation - u will go straight to hell u screwed up fake altar boy," O'Donnell said in the Christmas Day tweet, adding the hashtag "Judas Much." paul ryan - don't talk...