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  • Nickels, Dimes and Family Size

    05/16/2018 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies
    the diocese of scranton ^ | 02.23012 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married. His aunt told him that she thought he and his fiancée were too financially-strapped to have a child, and that it wouldn’t be fair to bring up a baby in poverty. Keenly aware of his joblessness and his minuscule bank account, he concluded she was probably right. The young man and his fiancée were ready to tie the knot in a few months and they expected that she would be at the infertile phase of her cycle around the time of their honeymoon, so they would...
  • 'Melania' rises in popularity as name for baby girls

    05/13/2018 4:47:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 5/13/18 | M Ewing
    ...According to the Social Security Administration, Melania saw a dramatic increase in popularity last year, rising from the 1,650th most popular girls' name in 2016 to 930th in 2017. The 720-spot rise in rank was the fifth-largest increase among girls' names last year, falling behind Ensley, Oaklynn, Dream and Oaklyn. The Associated Press said the surge is "likely influenced by first lady Melania Trump."
  • Canadian UN Worker Arrested In Nepal For Pedophilia

    04/12/2018 5:39:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 4 replies ^ | April 12, 2018 | admin
    60-year-old Canadian humanitarian worker Peter John Dalgish has now been arrested in Nepal and is under investigation for child sex crimes, according to a police report on Global News. According to police, Dalglish was taken from a home in a district north of Kathmandu. Police said in a statement two girls, 12 and 14 years old, were “rescued” from the same house.
  • Self-destructive behavior is now defined as an achievement

    04/04/2018 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    When social pressure dictates the definition of achievement, including self-destructive behavior, the culture at large is in trouble Self-destructive behavior is now defined as an achievement Facing down crises has always been a measure of reaching adulthood. How a youth responds to peril, especially when they display courage in challenging circumstances, is the line that is crossed to gauge maturity. Rites of passage vary among cultures but the one aim they usually share is the acquisition of skills needed to provide for and raise a family. Historically, the skills included proficiency with tools used for these purposes such as knives,...
  • Machete-wielding Metairie man tried to kidnap children in Walmart: Kenner police

    03/26/2018 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 26 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/23/18 | Laura McKnight
    A Metairie man walked with a machete into a Kenner Walmart and used the weapon to try to kidnap a 2-year-old boy and then an infant, swinging the blade at store employees before he was tackled and arrested Friday (March 23), police said. At one point, police said, Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera, 33, forced a mother to struggle for her child and to take refuge behind the store's deli counter, moments before store employees and an off-duty Kenner police officer working a detail subdued Budier-Herrera inside the Walmart Supercenter, at 8912 Veterans Blvd. Budier-Herrera was booked with two counts of second-degree...
  • Enjoy This Kid's DIY Weather Report (engineered with help from his Uncle)

    03/21/2018 3:47:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 March 2018 | YouTube
    According to Reddit, the video was part of an ambitious kindergarten assignment that asked students to create their own weather forecast videos. I assume his Uncle has quite a bit of video editing experience...
  • The Tide Pod Generation Is Suddenly Bestowed With Great Wisdom

    02/27/2018 4:55:03 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    diogenesmiddlefinger ^ | February 22, 2018
    It was only a few short weeks ago when the dangerous craze of teens eating Tide detergent pods and posting the videos on social media had gotten so out of control that YouTube and others removed the videos so as to not encourage them. But in less than a month, the Tide Pod Generation has gone from being a great American shame to being our current leaders in the “debate” on how to run the country. All that it took was one school shooting, a well-funded and highly-coordinated anti-Second Amendment movement, a crooked cable television network falsely presenting itself as...
  • Remedial Practical Civics 100

    02/26/2018 1:01:38 PM PST · by Ellendra · 4 replies
    Random Acts of Gibberish -blog ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | Bear
    A bunch of teens in Florida skipped school and went to Tallahassee to demand more of the same gun control that failed to save their classmates. Like petulant two year-olds, they whined and screamed when they weren’t given what they want when they want it.* In short, they failed their civics class. OK, kids. Here’s the down and dirty on what your teachers should have taught you about how the legislative process works… David! Take the Tide Pod out of your mouth! First, you were likely told (if told anything) that a citizen tells a legislator what he wants, the...
  • Kids: Then and Now

    02/25/2018 3:49:38 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    OK, so why is the country falling apart? Specifically, why are kids blowing each other away? America has become a source of wonder the world over with its Colulmbines and hundreds and hundreds of dead in Chicago and Baltimore and its burning cities and riots. Other advanced countries don’t do these things. America didn’t either until recently. Why now? Something has changed, or some things. What? People under under forty have never seen the country when it was sane. Let me point out things that have changed, at risk of sounding like a boilerplate cadger: “By cracky, wen I was...
  • South Florida high school students walk out to protest gun violence

    02/19/2018 2:33:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    NBC-2 ^ | 2/19/18
    Students in South Florida took to the streets to demand an end to gun violence. Students walked out of classes at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton around 9:30 a.m. taking their call for action, and for safer schools, outside... The protest also included students in Plantation, Florida, who showed up to school on their day off. The students called on each other for support and action while calling out adults for failing them. "I think it's really important that we come together now," said American Heritage junior Veronica Ritkes," since adults are not doing it for us."
  • Kids...Gotta Love 'em

    01/19/2018 3:40:56 PM PST · by ExGeeEye · 20 replies
    My little cousin | Now | Me
    My 8 year old cousin is sitting across the living room from me, playing a game on a tablet which apparently involve animated balls going through a maze of some sort. He's mildly autistic, and comments to himself on the game's progress, usually unintelligibly. He just said... "Oh no, my balls are trapped!"
  • Why kids love 'fascist' cartoons like 'Paw Patrol' and 'Thomas'

    12/23/2017 2:08:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/22/2017 | Elissa Strauss
    (CNN)Parents like to see themselves as purveyors of possibility. We want our children to inhabit a world in which identities are both mutable and equal, and imagination and empathy reign supreme! But young children, as dictated by their tastes in popular culture, have something else in mind. They're drawn to worlds in which identities are fixed, order trumps imagination and transgressions are met with routine punishment. This clash between what parents desire for their children and what children desire for themselves is most easily observable in cartoon preferences. So often, the more parents dislike a show, the more their children...
  • Florida deputies investigating beating of Muslim girl [Draw your own conclusion]

    12/23/2017 6:25:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/22/17
    A Florida sheriff’s office said Friday that it is investigating the videotaped beating of a Muslim teenager by three other girls... Palm Beach County sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies are working with school officials to investigate the beating of the 14-year-old and added charges could be filed. She said Thursday’s fight may have been over a boy and not religion...
  • Revealed: Melania Trump’s ideal Christmas

    12/08/2017 12:23:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | December 8, 2017 | Andrew Malcom
    And now for something completely different: A December story totally free of forced kis****, fondl***, gro**** and humiliating resignat****.As the Trump family approaches its first holiday season in the White House, we are learning more about the new First Lady. She put her personal touch on some of this year’s Christmas decorations, then hung around the unveiling to thank adult volunteers who helped and to play with their children.On Wednesday Melania Trump was in Texas with Karen Pence to thank more first-responders for their relief work during and after the hurricanes.And Thursday, as often seems to happen, Mrs. Trump was...
  • Barbie is now wearing a ‘Love Wins’ t-shirt to support LGBT... [Mattel Toy Company]

    11/29/2017 9:14:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies ^ | 11/28/17 | Miranda Larbi
    ....A few weeks ago, she got a hijab. And now she’s openly supporting gay rights. Taking to Instagram (where else would such an influential style maven go to share her message?), she posted a photo of herself wearing a ‘Love Wins’ t-shirt....
  • Must see YouTube compilation of Joe Biden's disturbing behavior around kids

    11/17/2017 4:51:25 AM PST · by ETL · 44 replies
    dave davidson Published on Dec 6, 2016“Joe Biden can’t keep his hands off of Senators’ children at the swearing in ceremony.”
  • Eyewitness To NYC Truck Attack Says Alleged Suspect “Sprinted Toward The Group Of Kids”

    10/31/2017 3:55:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Eyewitness to NYC truck attack says alleged suspect “sprinted toward the group of kids” after crashing onto bike path and hitting school bus
  • Melania Trump Is Hosting a White House Halloween Party and Haters Can’t Handle It

    10/29/2017 10:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Death Rattle Sports ^ | October 30, 2017
    Melania Trump is hosting Halloween at the White House on Monday afternoon and will open the South Lawn to “ghosts and goblins of all ages.” The ghosts and goblins she is inviting are children and parents from more than 20 District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia schools, military families and community organizations, according to a press release from the Office of the First Lady on Friday. The event scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will feature bats and pumpkins with profiles of past presidents, but the White House didn’t say which ones. Fog will cloud the air and the...
  • Fake News Alert: “Unsecured Guns” Kill Kids

    10/27/2017 4:00:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    If people are sincerely interested in reducing the number of children that are killed with guns in the United States, it ill serves them to lie about the numbers. It creates distrust in everything that they say. It creates suspicion about their real motives.In a story out of Flint, Michigan, the reporter claims that “the agencies” say that more than 7,000 children are killed every year in the United States “from” unsecured guns.From (WJRT): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Flint Police Department are passing out 300 gun locks to keep children safe.The agencies...
  • Kids? Just say no: There is a moral case against procreation [tr]

    10/20/2017 6:30:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Aeon ^ | October 20, 2017 | David Benatar
    In 2006, I published a book called Better Never to Have Been. I argued that coming into existence is always a serious harm. People should never, under any circumstance, procreate – a position called ‘anti-natalism’. In response, readers wrote letters of appreciation, support and, of course, there was outrage. But I also got this message, which is the most wrenching feedback I have received: