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  • Former Police Detective Builds Trump Sign on Roof Near Maryland Airport

    04/23/2016 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 22 replies
    breitbart-Big Government ^ | Apr 22, 2016 | EMILY MILLER
    Airline passengers flying into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) can look down and see a new, bold, controversial political sign in the days leading up to Maryland Republican primary. A giant orange “TRUMP” sign is on the roof of a house directly under the approach for BWI. Donald Trump has a double digit lead in the Republican primary in Maryland, but the blue state is making many of his supporters hide their vote. But one retired police detective decided to fight back– in a “yuge” way — after his 12-year old daughter was bullied at school for backing the billionaire...
  • JoJo The Dog Comforts Kids At Dentist, Makes Appointments Less Ruff

    04/06/2016 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Apr. 6, 2016 | Ki,berly Yam
    JoJo the golden retriever works at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook in Illinois, helping to ease patients’ anxiety and keep them calm during their appointments, according to the practice’s website. The pooch, who’s a trained comfort dog, has been visiting the dentistry once a month and she’s had a positive effect on the kids she meets.
  • Dozens of homeless gnomes weigh housing offers after being kicked out of state park

    02/24/2016 8:28:06 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 25 replies
    PennLive ^ | 2/24/2016 | Deb Kiner
    These gnome houses in hollowed out logs were one of the first along the east end of Fisherman's Trail in Little Buffalo State Park. Park management has evicted the gnomes. As Steve Hoke was leaving Little Buffalo State Park on Monday after removing 38 gnome homes, he met a man and his daughter. The 7-year-old girl had just finished her last chemo treatment. Her dad asked what she wanted to do – she said she wanted to see in person the gnome houses that she had seen on Facebook. Hoke was pulling a garden wagon full of the 38 gnome...
  • Rubio Family Ad

    02/21/2016 3:00:16 AM PST · by pnut22 · 8 replies
    http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AqJO/marco-rubio-for-president-family
  • Rubio Family Ad

    02/21/2016 3:00:14 AM PST · by pnut22 · 6 replies
    http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AqJO/marco-rubio-for-president-family
  • Which John Wayne and WWII movie to introduce my kids to westerns and classic American films.

    01/19/2016 12:32:17 PM PST · by Sparticus · 141 replies
    So I was watching a movie with my kids (10 and 13) the other day and was thinking about how different the media is that they consume than from the stuff I was raised on. I would like to get them interested in older movies with positive messages. Which John Wayne and which WWII movies are your favorites and which would think would grab kids' attention? I'm thinking "The Cowboys" would be good, but what else would everyone suggest?
  • Watch the “Freedom Kids” Perform a Terrifyingly Creepy Song at Trump Rally (VIDEO)

    01/14/2016 4:25:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 78 replies
    US Uncut ^ | January 14, 2016 | Hugh Wharton
    This one is a bit surreal. Footage from a Donald Trump rally has gone massively viral, but not because of yet another bombastic and inflammatory comment from the Republican candidate. This time, the center of attention is a song and dance routine put on by the so-called "USA Freedom Kids" during a rally that's as frightening as it is unintentionally hilarious. A casual look at the lyrics, which are set against a MIDI-quality remix to the jingoistic "Over There" that was employed for recruitment in the early 20th century, show a tin ear for lyrics and a bizarrely confrontational worldview...
  • The question I asked before any play date (Any evil guns in your house?)

    12/24/2015 11:55:48 AM PST · by pabianice · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/15 | Donahue
    It was the most awkward and divisive of questions that I would ask of other parents, usually new acquaintances, but also of old friends. We’d be on the phone, discussing our young children, laughing, and the subject of play dates would come up. The other mom might say, “Can Chloe come over here tomorrow to play with Maddie?” I would ask, “Do you keep guns in your house?” Always it would lead to the most illuminating of answers, whether yes or no. If the response was negative, the parent would answer immediately, following up with something like, “No, never. We...
  • Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been

    11/09/2015 4:10:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Market Watch.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Catey Hill
    It all goes downhill after 30 — at least when it comes to happiness. “Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972. From 2010 to 2014, adults over 30 had an average happiness score of just 2.18, compared with 2.24 a decade ago. That’s significant considering happiness...
  • Hispanic Group Using Kids to Slam Trump With Profanity

    11/06/2015 12:41:22 AM PST · by wbarmy · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Todd Beamon
    A Democratic Hispanic political action committee that is protesting Donald Trump's "Saturday Night Live" appearance Thursday defended a video featuring young Latino children slamming the Republican presidential candidate in profane tirades for his views on illegal immigrants.
  • Trashing Trump: Latino Kids Pound Racism Like a Piñata

    11/04/2015 12:07:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/04/15
    Look out Trump! Latino kids born in the USA have got something to say as they hilariously let loose on Trump pounding his anti-Latino racism point-by-point like a piñata. Some will find what they say shocking (F-bombs ahead) but there's no denying the math that you can't win the White House without the brown vote. The first video from DeportRacism.com, an online movement to fight anti-Latino racism in the 2016 election. Get involved and get a "Deport Racism 2016" T-shirt to support the #DeportRacism2016 movement at DeportRacism2016.com
  • #5142 - At Palestinian Stabber's Funeral, Father Marries Off Son

    11/02/2015 3:25:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/11/15
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMfrLFirGWc
  • FOUR COPS INJURED After Responding to Massive Fight at Pennsylvania High School (VIDEO)

    10/30/2015 9:19:49 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 64 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 10/30/2015 | Aleister
    Four police officers were injured, including a female officer who was taken to the ground, after responding to a 200-person brawl outside a Pennsylvania high school Thursday. According to reports, the officers were injured as they responded to a fight around 3 p.m. near Allen High School in Allentown. Violent video of the brawl and the attack on the officers was posted to Facebook. Authorities say three students have been arrested so far, the Morning Call reported. When police responded to the fight, which had spilled out to the streets, the students began targeting the officers, the video sho
  • One less NRA member

    10/23/2015 11:48:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
  • Student brawl erupts at ‘Barack Obama’ high school in Milwaukee

    10/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    eagnews.com ^ | 10/1/15 | Kyle Olson
    A pregnant girl was rushed to the hospital after she was involved in a melee involving 30 to 40 students at a high school named in honor of President Obama. Milwaukee police descended on Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after getting calls that students were brawling....
  • Author Lemony Snicket to give $1 million to Planned Parenthood

    10/01/2015 5:40:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | 10/1/15
    The children’s author known as Lemony Snicket says he’s donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood. Daniel Handler made the announcement this week on his Twitter feed, @DanielHandler. He notes the donation to the women’s health care provider is on behalf of him and his wife, illustrator Lisa Brown. He says they’ve been very fortunate and “good fortune should be shared with noble causes.”
  • Kids with cancer and their parents ejected from park near White House

    09/21/2015 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2015 | Fredrick Kunkle
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the group’s plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that the Secret Service and Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer.
  • God ****** Know-it-All Young People Make me Furious

    09/13/2015 9:16:11 AM PDT · by mylife · 118 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/13/15 | Some Irrate ol Fogey
    The problem with young people today is that they think they know everything. When I was a lad, young people were ignorant – and we were smart enough to know it. We understood that wisdom came with experience, maturity and age. Knowledge was the purview of the educated, the wealthy and the gainfully employed, not feckless pinheads with an over-inflated sense of self-worth and Wikipedia book marked on their laptops. In my day young people didn’t presume to understand important issues let alone have an opinion on them. If my old dad told me the piano teacher from down the...
  • Hamptons neighbor shuts down Seinfeld’s charity drink stand

    08/27/2015 10:14:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | 10:15pm | By Bruce Golding
    It’s “No lemonade for you!” in East Hampton, where a sourpuss neighbor put the squeeze on the drink stand Jerry Seinfeld and his family had set up for charity, resulting in this goofy “arrest.” The roadside business was selling cold drinks on hot days to benefit the group Baby Buggy, before it was shut down for violating a village prohibition on peddling. “Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled. Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers!” Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, wrote on Instagram. An accompanying photo shows Jerry, son Julian and...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • The 2015 Teen Choice Awards Were A Little Too Grown Up [Obsessed w/Sexual Behaviour]

    08/17/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Indy Channel ^ | 8/17/15 | Grant Suneson
    Fox held the 17th annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but parts of the show seemed a little too grown up for the teen audience. "I'm glad to meet you. Turn up, girl, blow the speaker yeah, think about it now blow the speaker," Flo Rida rapped at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • Youtube video I made - Please share!

    07/13/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/13/2015 | Nick Burt
    Please delete if not allowed. My daughter loves videos of people opening toys and surprise eggs, so I made a video. Please check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2OMhMOGHKY
  • Obama’s Education Secretary Loves Common Core For Your Kids, BUT NOT HIS

    07/13/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/15 | Eric Owens
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s wife has moved to Chicago so the couple’s two daughters can attend the University of Chicago Lab School, arguably the most elite private school in Chicago — and certainly among the most expensive. Duncan has led the Department of Education since the outset of President Barack Obama’s administration. He will shuttle between Washington and Chicago for the remainder of Obama’s second term, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools has been a forceful cheerleader for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a set of K-12 math and language arts curriculum...
  • The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

    06/21/2015 2:03:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 71 replies
    Orangic Prepper ^ | June 16, 2015 | Daisy Luther
    With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods. Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies. There won’t be more more rebels because this generation has been frightened into submission and apathy through a deliberately orchestrated culture of fear. No one will have faced adventure and lived to greatly embroider the story. Kids are brainwashed – yes, brainwashed – into believing that the mere thought of a gun means you’re a psychotic...
  • 25 Things We Did as Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today(Police State)

    06/18/2015 4:59:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 06/18/15 | Daisy Luther
    With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods. Teach your children to be independent this summer. We didn’t get trophies just for showing up. We were forced, yes, forced – to do actual work and no one called protective services. And we gained something from all of this. Our independence. Do you really think that children who are terrified by someone pointing his finger and saying “bang” are going to lead the revolution against tyranny? No, they will...
  • When I Was a Kid, We Were All 'Free Range'

    06/14/2015 7:34:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/14/2015 | Claire Hawks
    I'm not sure who came up with the name "free range children." The only thing I ever knew that was "free range" until recently was chicken, not children. Now it's the term used for children who are allowed to have a degree of independence by their parents. When I was a child, we were all "free range." Our parents allowed us more and more independence the older we got based on how well we handled the responsibility. I was "free range" by the time I was three years old – not exactly my parents' choice, though.
  • How Universal Pre-K Scams Your Child

    06/01/2015 6:34:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    If you love your child, and I know you do, it’s time to say “bye bye” to the social pacifier that is free universal preschool. I understand. It’s tempting. Whether you’re a destitute single mother or an affluent married father, you’re a parent. And parents often feel wiped out. Especially in this economy. Sure, Michelle Obama has christened this the era of a “huge recovery,” but she’s not in the trenches like you—juggling the stress of being a provider and a caregiver for a 4-year-old. No matter how vulnerable you feel when you hear a certain Disney sing-a-long on repeat,...
  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    05/23/2015 4:53:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 5/23/15 | Charlotte Van Ouwerkerk
    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration. Around 100 schoolchildren -- Arabs, Turks, Africans, Moroccans -- accompanied by their parents and teachers, wore provocative dazzling white T-shirts emblazoned with "Is this white enough for you?". Dutch native Annelies, 10, and immigrants' daughter Aminata, 11, have been friends since kindergarten and are also wearing the shirts, which have "All children have the right to integrate" written on the back. They "want more white children in the...
  • Chris Rock: It´s ´Weird,´ White Kids Never Get Shot By Cops

    05/12/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/12/15 | Melissa Mullins
    Chris Rock was interviewed by Hadley Freeman at The Guardian last week, where he spoke on everything from his divorce, to new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and of course, racism. Rock seems to think that police violence is just a part of everyday life for young black men, and that “white kids” are never victims of police brutality: “It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go
  • 17 People Who Shouldn't Have Kids

    04/16/2015 3:07:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Diply ^ | April 11, 2015
    Parenting can be tough. Really tough, actually. Kids are constant time and money sucks, but hey, you try your best. Unless, of course, you're one of these parents. Maybe these are the result of negligence. Maybe they're lifehacks that went too far. Maybe they're the result of sleep deprivation and caffeine deficiency. I don't know. Regardless, here's to every parent who's ever said "ah, screw it!"
  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:21:47 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 04/10/2015 | Diana Divecha and Robin Stern
    A growing body of research highlights the importance of how kids feel and how they manage those feelings, or not. Emotions drive attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. They affect relationships and psychological well-being. Learning to handle emotions well is especially important in adolescence, a time when neural networks are being sculpted that will influence behavior patterns for life.
  • Toddler Idolizes the Garbage Men

    03/25/2015 9:31:45 AM PDT · by apoliticalone · 30 replies
    AOL-Huffington ^ | 3-24-2015 | Cameron Keady
    Some things in life are just too good to handle. Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his local heroes -- the neighborhood garbage men, Mark Davis and Eddie Washington. The Cincinnati 2-year-old has been fascinated by the garbage truck “since about the age he could walk,” the toddler’s father, Ollie Kroner, told The Huffington Post in an email. But this was the first time he met the garbage men in person, and it was all too much for him -- resulting in the adorably priceless photo above. “He was all smiles as the garbage...
  • One Tomball Woman's Suggestion On How To Handle An Unruly Child. (Rant of the day - Profanity)

    03/24/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    KPRCRadio.com (950 AM Houston) ^ | March 24, 2015 | kathleen Smith
    RANT OF THE DAY ! The link consist of two Facebook videos: Kathleen Smith's experience with unruly toddler(2 or 3) in a Tomball, Texas HEB supermarket. She took some heat on Facebook. Then issued her unapology.
  • Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents

    03/19/2015 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.
  • For second straight year, Penn State’s THON raises $13 million for pediatric cancer

    02/22/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    times leader ^ | 2-22-15 | Nick Wagner
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s THON made a statement. Again. The 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. After 46 hours of dancing, it was revealed that the organization raised $13,026,653.23 during the past year. THON is a year-long fundraising campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. Money raised is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year. Last...
  • Islamic State turns to captured women, kids for battlefield blood transfusions

    02/12/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    the Islamic State group also uses children as a terror-funding mechanism by selling them into slavery. Those who are turned into child soldiers are deemed “cubs of the caliphate.” “Children of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with tags, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves,”
  • Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

    01/29/2015 5:20:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | 01/28/15 | Matt Agorist
    Earlier this week, Matt Molinari and his friend Eric Schnepf, both seniors in High School, were going door-to-door advertising their snow shoveling services in advance of the storm. School was out, and instead of sitting inside and playing XBOX, these two young entrepreneurs felt the fire of enterprise and decided to turn their down time into an actual dime. However, Molinari and Schnepf apparently didn’t realize that in order to make a dime you have to pay a quarter — to the state. When the two boys were out trying to rustle up some business during what they saw as...
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by petercooper · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/16/2015 | Slate- Hanna Rosin
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a 10-year old Maryland boy named Rafi and his 6-year old sister, Dvora, walked home by themselves from a playground about a mile away from their suburban house. They made it about halfway home when the police picked them up. You’ve heard these stories before, about what happens when kids in paranoid, hyperprotective America go to and from playgrounds alone. I bet you can guess the sequence of events preceding and after: Someone saw the kids walking without an adult and called the police. The police tracked down the kids and drove them home. The...
  • 3 Serious Threats to Children’s Rights More People Need to Know About

    01/02/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by millegan · 14 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    That children have a right to grow up with their biological mother and father should be uncontroversial, but unfortunately it isn’t. The International Children’s Rights Institute was recently founded in order to defend this important right. Below are three practices which it thinks often involve gross and depressingly-common violations of children’s rights.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • Police search for teacher suspected of sexual abuse [Islamic School]

    10/25/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/24/14 | Erika Pesantes
    Police are searching for a teacher suspected of sexually abusing students who attended a private Cooper City school. The investigation centers on accusations against Tariq Ahmad.... ...a former teacher at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Cooper City, school officials said. ....After a parent caught one of the girls in a late night phone conversation with Ahmed, the parent confronted school officials about the inappropriate behavior, but got no response, the lawsuit said. The school "maintained Tariq Ahmad in his capacity as a teacher and continued to cloak him with the authority and prestige as being the head of its high school, and...
  • Toys R Us Is Selling Crystal Meth Toys From Breaking Bad

    10/20/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 10/20/14 | Brad Tuttle
    Parents aren't happy that the toy store chain is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash. Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad.... Even so, she thinks it’s not such a great idea to sell action figures based on the show’s notorious crystal meth dealers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a store where the customer base is families with young children.
  • What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal?

    10/13/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    NYT mag ^ | 10/10/14 | JEFFREY BLITZ
    One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu (after the trio of canapés and an amuse-bouche, naturellement). The meal was overseen by the star chef and eponym himself, Daniel Boulud, whose goal was, he says, “for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture.”
  • Wallkill Might Mites run into banner [youth football youtube video]

    09/23/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-22-14 | Wallkill Mighty Mites
    same link here
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union — not African-American ministers — over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the state’s major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to “publicly denounce” a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. “You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit,” Matthews wrote. “These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor — and mostly minority — children...
  • "Apparently Kid" gets his first tv commercial [youtube video]

    09/13/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-12-14 | Apparently Kid
    Remember the "Apparently Kid" from the PA county fair?
  • WOAH! Michelle Obama Takes Swipe at “RICH KIDS” During Speech at Black School in Atlanta (Video)

    09/09/2014 8:36:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Booker T. Washington High School, a predominantly black school, in Atlanta on Monday. During her speech a student fainted. Obama paused her speech to make sure the child was attended to, then she took a weird swipe at “rich kids.” White House Dossier posted the transcript: MRS. OBAMA: But here’s the thing –- even if you’re working hard and doing everything right, there will still be times when things don’t go according to plan. That ever happen to you all? STUDENTS: Yes…. (student faints) MRS. OBAMA: Are you all still fired up and ready...