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  • School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games [and buttered popcorn and potato chips......]

    08/20/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Posted in Top Stories | 22 comments School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Aug 20, 2012 By Todd Starnes Attention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own Coke. The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property – including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips. Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus. The total ban on...
  • Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents

    08/18/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 31 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-17-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents. The subject of discussion is this segment of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson.
  • Teens having less oral sex, study says

    08/17/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Monte Morin
    Kids today! Could smartphones and social media be distracting them from sex? A report on teen sexual activity released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics found an overall decrease in the practice of oral sex among 15- to 19-year-olds between 2002 and 2010. That finding reflected a similar decline in vaginal intercourse among the same group, according to health experts.
  • Leno's Law: Extra Parent Could Split Baby More Ways

    08/05/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 5, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    State Sen. Mark Leno wants California to recognize that a child can have "more than two legal parents." So he wrote a bill, SB 1476, which, he argues, wouldn't change the definition of a parent -- for example, live-in lovers would not qualify -- but would allow family court to recognize more than two parents only "when it is required to be in the best interest of the child." He stresses that if the bill becomes law, "none of our sponsors or supporters believe that this authority will be used very often." SB 1476 is for rare cases, Leno...
  • How pedophile trail led to a Largo man

    08/05/2012 3:25:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox
    LARGO — This is what the world saw: An emergency medical technician from Kansas who lived with his mother in a tidy brick house, where he helped her care for a 14-year-old boy. A stay-at-home dad who lived with his wife in California and built a jungle gym next to his home for the couple's two adopted children, 6 and 8. A puppeteer in Florida who performed in community centers, schools and churches and hosted kids-only pizza parties every Wednesday in his mobile home. Bruce Foucart, the special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, saw something else....
  • Healthier School Lunches Causing Headaches for Districts

    08/04/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Levittown Patch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Joe Dowd
    New federal demands for healthier school lunches are causing a summer scramble for Long Island school districts to meet the new demands. The real impact will likely be felt during the first weeks of school in September, when many kids begin to notice smaller portions of meat and increased portions of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Across the region, and the nation, districts are struggling with both the need to match new guidelines and to communicate the changes to parents and students. Districts are having to respond to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by President Obama and First Lady...
  • The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised 30 babies....

    08/03/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2012
    A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged. Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish. She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives. Her youngest son Zhang Qilin - now aged just seven - was found in a...
  • Convoluting Math - Betraying Our Children's Future

    07/28/2012 9:38:35 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 43 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-27-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    More woeful elementary core curriculum education news from the state of Oklahoma, and specifically in Tulsa and surrounding areas. Headline: Elementary Test Results Dip, and they have dipped "to the lowest rates in years." The good news is, about 24 years ago, Tulsa schools took 6th graders out of elementary schools and moved them into what was transitioning from Junior High School to Middle School. That bright idea is apparently now being corrected and 6th graders are moving back to elementary school where they are better served. The fact is, students across the nation are failing in mathematics and science....
  • What happens when you run out of other people's children to support you?

    07/28/2012 8:47:38 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/28/2012 | Moneyrunner
    In a lively panel Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, author Robert Zubrin compared Obamacare-related comments by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Nazi propaganda. Zubrin slammed Sebelius for promoting mandatory contraception coverage as a cost saving measure. “In testimony in Congress, Kathleen Sebelius actually said that Obamacare would save money — save the nation a lot of money,” Zubrin said, “because it would distribute contraceptives and thus reduce the number of births.” “The notion that by preventing children from being born we will save the nation money, this mirrors Nazi propaganda calling for euthanasia of ‘useless eaters’...
  • My quin-credible family (UK woman chooses to give all her IVF embryos a chance at life)

    07/26/2012 2:32:01 AM PDT · by Méabh
    Daily Mail ^ | Johnston | Jenny
    Technically, it is Jeanette Fardelin’s children who are the bona fide modern-day miracles. Conceived on the same day but born six years apart — thanks to the wonders of IVF and the deep freeze — the five Fardelin siblings are ‘quintuplets’ for our age. But any working mum spending an afternoon with Jeanette and her brood would leave their neat Liverpool home concluding that she is the extraordinary one. How does she do it? (And by ‘it’, I don’t mean pop out five matching babies in six years. That one can be scientifically explained). The result? Five little miracles born...
  • The Milk Wars: Should Milk Be Taken Off the School-Lunch Menu?

    07/24/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    (Updated) The war on milk has shifted fronts. First it was sugar-laden chocolate milk, which parents and school administrators battled in recent years to remove from school-lunch menus. Now, it’s plain old moo that’s under fire. On Thursday, a national doctors group petitioned the U.S. government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program, the federally assisted program that has provided lunch to millions of public school kids since 1946. The doctors’ reasoning: milk doesn’t help protect kids’ bones. The promotion of milk to help build strong bones in kids is, “in effect, the...
  • Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage

    07/23/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/2012
    The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A in a show of support for gay marriage, the creators of the puppet troupe said on Monday. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page. The Henson company, named after the creator of lovable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for...
  • U.S. Citizens Detained for Smuggling…Chocolate Eggs

    07/21/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 21, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    Justice prevails: two Seattle men were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …chocolate… into the United States. That’s right. These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our fair country. Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: choking hazards disguised as toys! How diabolical. And the worst part is, these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates to… their… kids. It’s a good thing Nanny Guvment is there to save us from ourselves. Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do. We might...
  • 'Obamacare' extends health care benefits to same-sex partners' children

    07/20/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/12 | JASON MILLMAN
    The Obama administration is giving a new health benefit to same-sex partners — and it’s built on one of the most popular provisions of “Obamacare.” On Friday, the administration published a proposed rule that would extend one of the health care law’s best-known provisions — allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 — to same-sex partners of federal workers.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and a Spirit of Confusion

    07/20/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 19, 2012 | Anthony Esolen
    “He is a liar and the father of lies,” said Jesus of Satan (John 8:44). They who are committed to holiness must be committed to clarity of intention and speech: “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil” (Matthew 5:37). The lie is the distinguishing feature of evil, because of its self-devouring commitment to what is not: it is an inner vacuity. Shakespeare’s villain Parolles identifies himself as a “corrupter of words,” and the sardonic Porter in Macbeth remarks wryly upon the liar who equivocates his way down...
  • ‘I don’t enjoy alien parasites’: Slate’s anti-child readers bare their narcissism for all to see

    07/18/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    live action ^ | 7/18/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Slate magazine, an online publication that caters to an upscale “pro-choice” readership, got what it asked for when it invited readers recently to rhapsodize about their self-induced sterility and willful barrenness. In a series of articles culled from responses emailed to Slate, the magazine gives us a glimpse of the mindset of the sexual narcissists who frequent its pages. Perhaps the most crassly frank of the responses came from one Heather Gentry, an unlikely resident of the family-friendly state of Georgia. In an article entitled “No Kids for Me, Thanks: I Don’t Enjoy Alien-Parasites,” Gentry calls pregnancy “unnatural and abhorrent,”...
  • Gay Couples Challenge North Carolina Law

    07/17/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17 2012 | Susan Donaldson James
    For nearly seven years, Dale Liuzza raised his son as the caregiving parent in a gay relationship. The boy was conceived through a surrogate, a donor egg and a mixture of sperm from both his dads. "We didn't know or care about the biology," said Liuzza, 31, and a behavioral therapist who works with autistic children in New Orleans. "I pretty much raised him. As far as I was concerned, I carried him." But when the men's relationship fell apart, his partner determined he was the biological father and took the boy out of state to Texas and eventually to...
  • Biden: "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable."

    07/12/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/12 | goprapidresponse
    Vice President Joe Biden at the NAACP conference says that "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable." (July 12, 2012)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHILDERMAS DAY, 07-12-12

    07/12/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 07-12-12 | CHILDERMAS DAY
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHILDERMAS DAY An old English name for the feast of the Holy Innocents, December 28. It is a Catholic custom for parents to formally bless their children on this day. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • UT investigates professor's study on children with gay parents

    07/11/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Tara Merrigan
    Allegations of scientific misconduct have prompted the University of Texas to investigate a professor's study that found adults with gay parents reported significantly different life experiences than the children of married, heterosexual biological parents. The study, authored by associate professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, made a splash when it was published last month in the journal Social Science Research. It has since drawn criticism from scholars at UT and elsewhere. Bucking the consensus of the past decade of scholarship that the sexual orientation of parents does not negatively affect children in consequential ways Regnerus found that adults with gay parents...