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  • Children's author sorry for 'racial insensitivity' in picture book showing smiling slaves

    11/04/2015 11:35:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/15 | Alison Flood
    Emily Jenkins, whose book A Fine Dessert has drawn criticism for ‘misleading depiction of slavery’, now plans to donate her fee to diversity campaign The author of a glowingly reviewed picture book says that she has “come to understand that my book, while intended to be inclusive and truthful and hopeful, is racially insensitive”, following criticism over its images of smiling slaves. A Fine Dessert, published in January, tells how “four families, in four different cities, over four centuries”, make blackberry fool. Starting in Lyme, England, in 1710, Emily Jenkins’s story, and Sophie Blackall’s pictures, go on to depict a...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 6:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Sports
    **UPDATE** Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturdays VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.
  • Biggest childrens book publisher erases Israel from map

    11/13/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the worlds largest publisher of childrens books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book. Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt, part of the popular Geronimo Stilton childrens series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt. Writers Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel Follow or contact: Facebook Twitter Email RSS Newsroom Email Facebook Twitter Related Topics children...

    03/30/2013 8:00:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-30-2013 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Democrats held a gun control rally in downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon. Only about 150 people turned out for the event. Several gun rights supporters held their own counter protest. Dr. Robert Flood , director of pediatric emergency at SLU, gave the keynote speech at the end of the rally. The good doctor urged supporters to call congress and turn your rights and sovereignty over to United Nations by supporting the Child Rights Act. Dr. Flood said the Childrens Rights Amendment would counter balance the Second and 14th Amendments used by gun rights activists....
  • Disarming the toy box - Providence program destroys childrens toy guns (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2010 9:59:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    PROVIDENCE Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively. Its like a shotgun mixed with a rifle, he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children. Soon it would be junk. Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and...
  • Saul Alinsky Meets Dr. Seuss: Obama Pens Childrens Book

    11/22/2010 5:08:09 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | Friday, 19 November 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    When discussing a new study about liberals and conservatives favorite television shows recently, pundit Bill OReilly and his guests mentioned that liberals like works about flawed people. If this is so, they will certainly appreciate Barack Obamas just published childrens book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters. Much like Rudyard Kiplings poem If (which the author wrote for his 12-year-old son), Obamas book was penned for his children Malia and Sasha hence the subtitle A Letter to My Daughters. Unlike Kiplings poem, however, I very much doubt his kids will be the better for reading it....
  • Vote as if your childrens and grandchildrens future depend on it

    11/01/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/1/10 | Judi McLeod
    `The Campaign That Never Ended on November 4, 2008, comes to an abrupt, merciful and undignified end tomorrow night. Most of the Democrats have been greedily picking the pockets of the poor, beggingon an almost daily basisbreaking the backs of the most vulnerable: the poor they claim to represent.
  • Renowned Writer of Effendi Dies

    08/18/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Ma Yujia
    Kuang Jinbi, the author of the famous Chinese fable The Magic Ox and Other Tales of the Effendi died from cancer in Zhuhai City at 2:30 a.m. on August 15. Kuang was born in Doumen County, Zhuhai City in 1939. Since his first published work in 1958, he had engaged in writing for several years and created a large quantity of praised literary works for young readers, among them, the fable The Magic Ox and other tales of the Effendi, enjoyed great popularity with children. Kuang combined the aesthetics of Chinese traditional stories with the rationality of Western allegory and...
  • Curious George Escaped the Nazi Invasion

    03/25/2010 10:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 441+ views
    The mischievous traveling monkey that became a childhood favorite, Curious George, might never have become an American curiosity had it not been for the Nazi invasion of France. His creators escaped oppression, and he eventually became an icon. Now the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie is honoring thier achievement in a new exhibit that shares the story of the husband-and-wife creators of the good little monkey, reports the Sun-Times H.A. and Margret Reys were German Jews living in Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. During their five-month escape in 1940, they fled on bicycles with...
  • Education Activity Helps Deployed Parents See Childrens Graduations

    06/05/2009 6:18:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 125+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 This year, as its been for the last five, no high school senior graduating from a Department of Defense Education Activity school in Europe will look around wishing a parent could be there as the sound of Pomp and Circumstance fills the air. For the sixth year, DoDEA is providing webcasts of graduation ceremonies from 17 European schools. Two of those ceremonies occurred yesterday, another 12 will take place today, and the remaining three will happen tomorrow, June 7 and June 12. When the DoDEA graduation season is complete, about 125 parents deployed to...
  • House passes healthcare bill that includes illegal aliens. Ask the Senate to amend the bill.

    01/19/2009 2:07:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,735+ views
    The House of Representatives has passed an expanded version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and made it easier for illegal aliens to access the program's benefits. HR 2, the new version of SCHIP, weakens verification requirements. Those who enroll will be required to show only an easily forged Social Security card -- not secure documents proving U.S. citizenship. The legislation also extends benefits to non-citizen children of legal immigrants. The SCHIP bill is designed to provide health coverage to low-income children, a laudable
  • February 10th Financial Doomsday? (Gubmit IS the solution!)

    01/12/2009 5:35:46 PM PST · by dware · 10 replies · 968+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/08/2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A new government regulation scheduled to take effect next month has thousands of retailers, thrift stores and small businesses worried they will be forced to permanently close their doors and destroy their merchandise. The law is expected to have such a devastating impact that Feb. 10 is now unofficially known as "National Bankruptcy Day." Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, or HR 4040, a retroactive rule mandating that all items sold for use by children under 12 must be tested by an independent party for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to make plastics...
  • Airmen reach out to children's home in Lithuania

    11/25/2008 3:45:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Torri K. Larson, USAF
    11/25/2008 - SIAULIAI, Lithuania (AFNS) -- More than 20 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, volunteered their time and talents with Lithuanian children Nov. 15 at the District Vijurkai Children's Home in Vijurkai, Lithuania. The Airmen, deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, are in Lithuania to perform the NATO Baltic air policing mission, and took time out to play sports, do puzzles and eat pizza with the children. "We wanted to give something back to the community," said Master Sgt. Margaret Williams, the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron first sergeant. "The primary reason we go to the children's home is...
  • Al Hillah Maternity and Childrens Hospital Opens Doors

    11/16/2008 4:50:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 437+ views
    AL HILLAH How do you measure success? Regarding the $7 million newly-renovated Al Hillah Maternity and Childrens Hospital, located in Babil Province, its more than bricks and mortar its all about saving lives, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Representative Edward Jones. Like many USACE military, civilian and contract employees serving in Iraq, Jones will soon return home knowing his efforts directly benefited thousands of Iraqi families. There are many stories that I will take away from this project but there is one that will stay with me forever, Jones said. On our final site visit...
  • Falahat Returning to Normal as Children's Laughter Fills Air

    07/09/2007 5:51:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    FALAHAT, Iraq, July 9, 2007 The sounds of laughing girls and boys could be heard as soldiers from Troop D, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment brought the children here for a day of fun, through painting, as well as other activities, July 7, 2007. "I feel really good about it, because you can actually see the results. Before it didnt feel like anything was happening and there was no proof that anything would ever change." Spc. Matthew Dixon The soldiers handed out paint brushes and paint and watched as the children painted pictures and their names on concrete...
  • Basrah Hospital to Specialize in Childrens Cancer Care

    07/02/2007 4:07:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2007 A new childrens hospital being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Basrah, Iraq, is the result of a partnership between the Iraqi Ministry of Health and U.S. governmental and non-governmental agencies, senior U.S. officials said in Baghdad. Construction of the 94-bed hospital, which will specialize in childrens cancer research and treatment, is scheduled for completion next year, Army Col. Paul Babin, director of the Corps Gulf Region Division, said at a June 30 news conference. The hospital is slated to open in early 2009. Ground was broken for the facility in 2005....
  • An Epidemic of Misunderstanding About Childrens Mental Health

    01/19/2007 3:51:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 671+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19 January 2007 | Judith Warner
    Roy Richard Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University, whose 15-year-old daughter is autistic, has just come out with a new book that calls into question what weve come to know as the autism epidemic. Its called Unstrange Minds, and it makes the argument that the dramatic rise in the incidence of autism in the past few decades is mostly if not entirely the result of more and better diagnoses... ...Its easy to believe: After all, in 2001, the National Institute of Mental Health issued a widely-cited report [pdf] stating that 20 percent of children in...
  • Youth Service Medal recognizes children's sacrifices

    06/08/2006 5:40:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Army Sgt. June A. Norton
    6/8/2006 - MILFORD, Mass. (AFPN) -- When servicemembers deploy, they aren't the only ones who serve. Their families serve also, and usually the separation is hardest on the children. Homecomings are joyous moments for military families, but until recently, the service and sacrifice made by the children of deployed troops went largely unrecognized. That has all changed here, thanks to the Massachusetts State Family Program Office and their new Youth Service Medal. At each reunion briefing, we are all amazed at how strong these children are and the degree of resiliency they demonstrate said Jennifer Cesaitis, youth program coordinator for...
  • Deployment disrupts children's lives, too

    04/25/2006 6:47:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Megan Smith
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, April 25, 2006) When deploying Soldiers leave behind loved ones, the disruption to family life can be especially hard on children. Thats why Dr. Thomas Hardaway, a child psychiatrist and chief of behavioral medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, spoke with first- and second-graders at Fort Campbell, Ky., last fall when the 101st Airborne Division went to Iraq. He was coaching school administrators, counselors, nurses and parents to talk with children about deployment. Deployment has potential to be destructive to a childs development, Hardaway said. The message Im trying to give is that...
  • Father's Rights Book May Be Banned By Massachusetts Court.

    03/24/2006 10:43:07 AM PST · by Orlando · 59 replies · 2,290+ views
    ANCPR ^ | 3-21-06 | ANCPR
    On Wed,March 22, there will be a hearing in Essex County Court in Massachusetts, which could result in the banning of a book by Fathers rights(Pro-Family) activist, Kevin Thompson. Kevin Thompson has been fighting a long and lonely battle in the Essex Probate and Family Court to try to be able to be a father to his son. Several months ago, the court impounded the records of the trial and Judge DeGangi has recently granted a restraining order forbidding Kevin from distributing his book, EXPOSING THE CORRUPTION IN THE MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY COURTS.
  • U.S. military brings cheer to childrens home

    02/28/2006 4:17:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 149+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Ben Alumbaugh
    2/27/2006 - ANGELES CITY, Philippines (AFPN) -- Christmas came in February for the Childrens Home of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as about 20 members of the U.S. and Philippine military brought smiles and gifts with them Feb. 26. Located outside Clark Air Base, the home is for abandoned girls 6 to 16. The servicemembers, participating in exercise Balikatan 2006, were greeted with songs of hope and welcoming. To hear those songs sung by those kids, who dont have much, is amazing to say the least, said Chaplain (Capt.) Martin Adamson, 36th Air Base Wing, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam....
  • Task Force Baghdad Visits Childrens Hospital (KLEENEX ALERT!)

    08/15/2005 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 15, 2005 | Army Sgt. Thomas Benoit
    U.S. soldiers bring toys -- and smiles -- to the young patients during a visit to the Baghdad hospital. CAMP TIGERLAND, Iraq, Aug. 15, 2005 Task Force Baghdad soldiers spent part of the day July 31 bringing smiles to a Baghdad childrens hospital during a humanitarian aid mission. U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major James Mays, from Pineville, La., senior enlisted noncommissioned officer of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division; and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Dore, from Charlotte, N.C., brigade surgeon, hosted the mission at the General Childrens Hospital in Baghdad, bearing toys and stuffed animals for young...
  • Porn PlayStation? - (for your kids' amusement? - 3 million already shipped!)

    06/21/2005 4:14:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 104 replies · 2,044+ views
    In his new book, "Porn Generation," Ben Shapiro points out that our culture is suffering from an over-abundance of smut. What's even more disconcerting is that the raunchy stuff is getting ready to invade kids' video games. The handheld version of Sony's successful video game platform, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), now reportedly has porn product that's been designed for it, which underscores the critical importance of parental responsibility in today's world. Eight pornographic videos will supposedly be released for the PSP by a Tokyo-based adult video company, with a second Tokyo company planning to produce another three titles. Through its...
  • Federal incentives exist to make children Fatherless

    05/10/2005 5:48:07 AM PDT · by Orlando · 21 replies · 848+ views ^ | May 9th 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Why has Congress appropriated taxpayer money to give perverse incentives that break up families and deprive children of their fathers ? The built-in financial incentives in the current child-support system have expanded the tragedy of fatherless children from the welfare class to MILLIONS of non-welfare divorced couples..... more
  • Texas Longhorn

    02/11/2005 7:18:12 AM PST · by ILL · 235 replies · 3,864+ views
    mine ^ | February 11, 2005 | Ilija Pavlovich PhD
    Texas longhorn If you ever have to grab a bull by the horns try a Texas longhorn. Considering that my first post was critical of SF Chronicle's depiction of USMC General Mattis but somehow got into a vanity section I wouldnt be surprised that this too gets reclassified the same way. According to some members here, I invited the Wrath of Gods upon myself on account of: a) being new not knowing the ropes b) having posted a vanity as my first article c) me being a pink, pro-communist, liberal threat to security of the United States...
  • CDC To Monitor Children's Flu Complications: Drug-Resistant Staph A New Wrinkle

    12/08/2003 6:49:21 PM PST · by blam · 184 replies · 370+ views
    SFgate ^ | 12-8-2003 | Daniel Yee
    <p>The nation's health agency plans to closely watch flu complications among children, who have swamped hospitals in some states and surprised doctors with the severity of their illnesses.</p> <p>A new concern is the rise of a common drug-resistant staph infection that is complicating efforts to treat children with the flu, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.</p>
  • List of child's toys.

    09/13/2003 3:19:26 PM PDT · by johnboy · 5 replies · 233+ views
    n/a | september 13, 2003 | johnboy
    some time ago (maybe a year or thereabouts), there was a thread concerning the toys a child needs/should have. it was a short list (maybe 10 or 20 items), augmented by a few suggestions by other posters. looking at my 3-year-old daughter's bedroom this morning, it occurs to me that i would like to find this thread (i have tried searching), and discuss it with my wife.anyone out there recall this thread? thanks.
  • Recruiting for Jihad: A radical Islamic website is looking for "a few good men"

    06/16/2003 11:26:46 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 8,665+ views ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2003 | By Joe Kaufman
    While a myriad of websites could be described as "sick," is a world apart. On this pro-jihad site, you will find: * a suicide bomber gallery with a web page devoted to each bomber, including intimate details about murders and kidnappings; *a radical poetry section that features one monsters masterpiece entitled Rage, which concludes: For every two you kill ANOTHER BUS WILL BLOW UP!!; *a picture presentation that includes the photos of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, and Marwan Barghouti, the Fatah leader that was indicted on charges of killing more than two dozen Israelis; *a...
  • Sarcasm Doesn't Tickle Children's Funny Bone

    01/24/2003 4:46:00 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 466+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-24-2003
    Sarcasm doesn't tickle children's funny bone January 24 2003 at 09:53AM Calgary - When parents use sarcasm to playfully tease their young children, do the kids see the humour? Not likely, according to a Canadian researcher who has completed a study showing that children need to be 10 or older before grasping the idea that sarcasm can be funny or even insulting. The results have implications for everything from the content of children's television programmes to the interpretation of abusive behaviour, Penny Pexman, a psychologist from the University of Calgary, said on Thursday. "Our study suggests that the five-year-olds are...
  • Dope dealer blames his evil ways on CAS

    05/29/2002 6:13:30 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2002-05-29 | Tracy McLaughlin
    BARRIE -- A Toronto man, who blamed his wayward ways on the Toronto Children's Aid Society, has been sentenced to 16 months of house arrest after pleading guilty to selling an undercover cop about $60,000 worth of ecstasy. Derek Mason was also ordered to do 100 hours of community service as part of the drug trafficking conviction. In an unusual plea to the judge, during the preliminary hearing, defence lawyer Ian Kostman argued Mason's troubles are the result of the CAS for failing him as a child. He said the CAS removed Mason from his home following years of abuse...
  • Bush urges parents to take responsibility for their children's education

    05/06/2002 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 574+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-6-02 | RON FOURNIER, AP White House Correspondent
    <p>SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) -- Johnny must be taught his "pleases" and "thank yous" and other manners at home before he can learn reading and writing at school, President Bush said Monday as he held America's parents accountable for educating their children.</p>
  • New book on children's sexuality causes a furor; conservatives assail author and publisher

    04/02/2002 11:32:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 904+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-2-02 | DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- A month before its publication, a provocative book about children's sexuality is being denounced by conservatives as evil and prompting angry calls for action against the University of Minnesota Press.</p> <p>The book, "Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex," argues that young Americans, though bombarded with sexual images from the mass media, are often deprived of realistic advice about sex.</p>