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  • Airstrikes More Difficult as War Moves to Tripoli

    08/23/2011 9:16:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and ELISABETH BUMIILLER
    <p>A photograph from July shows a damaged building in Zlitan, Libya, hit by NATO airstrikes. Such bombing has been crucial to the rebels' advance.</p> <p>WASHINGTON — The NATO air campaign that was instrumental in helping the rebels advance into Tripoli is hamstrung in many ways now that the fighting has turned into complex house-to-house urban warfare, American military and allied officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • Private eye rescues kids in night-time missions

    08/21/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Immerito · 7 replies
    WND ^ | August 21, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    It's not quite real-life "Spy Kids" even though the adventure certainly is there. It seems a Polish private investigator, dubbed "Rambo" by fans, has found a solution to the problems created when social services workers in the Nordic countries take custody of children against the wishes of family members: Simply "kidnap" the kids and give them back to the parents. It's happened at least twice in Norway and is a stunning development for families there and in countries like Sweden, where social services workers, as WND has reported, have virtually absolute control over children once they are taken into government...
  • Kids Have Plenty of Outdoor Opportunities This Fall in Southern Illinois

    08/19/2011 1:12:43 AM PDT · by AnoniMooseCelt · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 02 AUG 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Yes, it's summertime. But the days are getting shorter and that means that autumn '" and hunting season '" is on the way. And, kids, it's not too early to start planning to attend some of Southern Illinois' most fun events of the fall and winter. Southern Illinois celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Days, the weekend of Sept. 24 and 25, with the nation's largest event. Held annually at John A. Logan College at Carterville, the two days are jam-packed with family friendly activities and events for sportsmen and -women of all ages.
  • Bert & Ernie are not gay, Sesame Street says in statement

    08/12/2011 4:33:14 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/11/11 | Dylan Stableford
    Bert and Ernie are not gay. That is, according to "Sesame Street," which released an official statement on the matter on Thursday responding to an online campaign calling for the pair to be married.
  • The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

    07/27/2011 12:00:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 156 replies
    Shine via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Piper Weiss
    What's the matter with kids today and why doesn't anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies. -snip- Earlier this month, McDain's, a Pittsburgh area restaurant that banned kids under 6 became a mascot for the no-kids-zone movement. According to a Pittsburgh local news poll, more than half of area residents were in favor of the ban. And now big business is paying attention. "Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing," writes Robert Klara in an article...
  • Police: Mom Left Kids In Hot Car, Beat Good Samaritan

    07/13/2011 4:02:33 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 37 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 7/13/11 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis mother has been arrested, accused of leaving her children in a hot car and then beating a woman who stepped in to help, police said...
  • Woman, 3 Kids Found Asleep In Yard, Police Say

    07/11/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville mother was arrested after police said they found her and her three children asleep in front of a home. According to arrest records, 27-year-old Susan Ford was passed out in the front yard of a house in the 1400 block of South 28th Street around 12:30 a.m.Monday. Police said her three children, ages 5, 3 and 7 months old, were asleep on the sidewalk. The two older children were laying on the sidewalk, and the infant was in a stroller, police said. After the officer woke Ford up, she was confused and appeared intoxicated, according...
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Andrea Yates could be freed by the end of this year

    06/20/2011 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 185 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:31 PM on 20th June 2011 | By David Gardner
    A mother who shocked America by drowning her five children in the bathtub may be freed by the end of the year, according to her lawyer. Andrea Yates systematically murdered her children, aged between six months and seven years, at her suburban Clear Lake, Texas, home ten years ago today. She then dialled 911 and told the first police officer who arrived at the house: 'I just killed my kids.'
  • Kansas City girl, 5, may face murder charges in drowning

    06/11/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 10, 2011 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old girl could face murder charges in the recent drowning of a toddler in a bathtub, police said on Thursday. Kansas City police are waiting for a medical examiner's report on how Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but have investigated the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday. "I've been in law enforcement for 20 years and it's the youngest suspect I can remember," Snapp said. "It's extremely rare." Johnson, 18 months old, was in a Kansas City house on June 3rd with other children, but the 16-year-old girl who was supposed to be looking after...
  • Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,..

    06/06/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,’ Official Says Monday, June 06, 2011 By Penny Starr ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first “Federal LGBT Youth Summit” on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary “gets us” and is “tireless” in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth. “Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth,” said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. “It’s great...
  • 12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison

    06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother. Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult. Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him. If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21...
  • Kids need home after mom charged with trying to kill them in Coral Springs crash

    06/02/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 2, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez and Sofia Santana
    CORAL SPRINGS— Their mother is accused of trying to kill them and herself by ramming the family car into a nearby garage. Now a young boy and girl wait in government care while officials determine their future. A judge ordered the children's mother, Jane Gonzalez, 46, to have no contact with them. They were not seriously hurt on Tuesday, though a witness described them as hysterical after the car hit the garage.
  • San Diego Mother Sues Chuck E. Cheese, Equating Kids' Games With Gambling Machines

    05/13/2011 12:27:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 05/13/2011 | n/a
    A San Diego mother is suing Chuck E. Cheese, the favorite pizza chain of kids across the nation, accusing the restaurant of illegal gambling. Denise Keller, mother of two daughters, says Chuck E. Cheese has replaced its traditional games of skee-ball and whack-a-mole with machines that resemble slot machines, Capitol Weekly reported. The lawsuit says that “many games found at Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants are illegal gambling devices that require little or no skill and are predominantly games of chance, much like a roulette wheel,” according to the paper. Keller’s attorney, Eric Benink, said the games have flashing lights and...
  • The Interrupted Reading: The Kids with George Bush on 9/11

    05/03/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT · by library user · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2011 | by Tim Padgett
    ~ EXCERPT ~ There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Florida. Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is very wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the sudden, devastated change in Bush's expression when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news...
  • Police arrest two men after fight at Chuck E. Cheese in Natick

    04/06/2011 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Tigerized · 53 replies
    MetroWest Daily News ^ | April 5, 2011 | Norman Miller
    NATICK — Two men pleaded not guilty today in Framingham District Court after Natick Police said they started a fight during a child's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday. Donald Jean Estime, 32, of Brockton, and Ezekiel L. Tavares, 36, of East Boston, were both arrested Saturday at 5:19 p.m. and charged with assault and battery and disturbing the peace. According to a police report, the pair were at Estime's son's birthday party and appeared to have been drinking. Estime got into an argument with his son's mother's cousin because Estime was harassing that man's daughter who was...
  • David after the Dentist

    03/31/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT · by astratt7 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01/30/2009 | booba1234
  • Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids

    03/31/2011 12:19:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | March 31, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    That's what would happen if Congress pares back appropriations for USAID, says Rajiv Shah: "We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying," USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee. "Of that 70,000, 30,000 would come from malaria control programs that would have to be scaled back specifically. The other 40,000 is broken out as 24,000 would die because of a lack of support for immunizations and other investments and 16,000 would be because of a lack of skilled attendants at birth," he...
  • Choir boy in hospital after prankster stabs pencil point into left butt cheek

    03/24/2011 1:09:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 33 replies ^ | 3/24/11 | Lucas I Alpert
    Those darned kids.... This prank was way off key. A 12-year-old boy in an Ohio choir class was hospitalized after a classmate stuck a pencil two inches into his rear-end, cops said. Officials said the classmate had held the pencil underneath the boy just as he was sitting down causing it to got through his jeans and impale his left buttock.
  • Court says Illinois student has right to wear anti-gay shirt

    03/02/2011 1:18:45 PM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:52 am | AP
    An appeals court has upheld the rights of suburban Chicago students to wear T-shirts with the words "Be Happy, Not Gay." The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling Tuesday ...
  • Pakistani Kids Play "Suicide Bomber" (video)

    03/01/2011 8:20:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/1/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Makes "cowboys and Indians", or "cops and robbers" seem pretty lame.
  • Children 'blow themselves up' in suicide bomber game

    03/01/2011 3:27:44 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 1, 2011 | Staff
    A video believed to feature Pashtun school children in south-east Afghanistan recreating a terrorist attack has been posted on social networking sites. The 84-second clip appears to show a veiled boy bid farewell to his friends before approaching a group of children nearby and blowing himself up. Sand is tossed in the air to simulate the detonation as children fall to the ground. As the dust settles, their playmates gather round and pretend to identify the dead.
  • No Big Deal, But Google May Have Promoted a Contest to Get Kids’ Social Security Numbers [Updated]

    02/23/2011 6:30:06 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 22, 2011 | Nitasha Tiku
    "Doodle-4-Google" is so much more than an art contest. Sure, the game, which received 33,000 entries last year, celebrates "the creativity of young people" by having them send in a drawing under the theme "What I’d like to do someday …" But, there's another component, as well. It also helps Google collect some very personal data on students K through 12. Along with the submission, the contest's initial Parent Consent Form asked for the child's city of birth (not current city, mind you), date of birth, the last four digits of the child's social security number, as well as complete...
  • Coal stoves linked to growth problems in kids

    02/07/2011 5:39:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/7/11 | Adam Marcus - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children raised in homes heated by coal may suffer stunted growth from prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution, according to a study of families in the Czech Republic. By age 3, children who lived in households where coal was used for heat were about a half-inch shorter, on average, than those raised in homes that relied on other forms of heating fuel. The effect on growth was even greater for children exposed to both coal and cigarette smoke at home, according to the researchers, who report their findings in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent...
  • Is the Ground Zero mosque of magazines? (part two)

    01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    On Monday, I wrote about my disappointment when one of my favorite websites,, published a limp exercise in apologetics called “5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.” Any website posting one dopey article in three years is actually a hell of an accomplishment. I just hope its the last one of its kind. But I’m not confident. Here’s why: This week, one of my blog readers sent me an article from The Jewish Press by David Lev called, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman – Set To Join Muslim Superhero Crew.” They knew I’d be interested...
  • USDA announces expanded child supper program (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010)

    01/14/2011 10:39:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/14/11 | Wendell Marsh and Jerry Norton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government is officially announcing on Friday an expanded program that should provide 140,000 to 150,000 children from low income families with supper meals, a senior Agriculture Department official said. A federal program aiding such children, many with parents away from home until late in the evening, has been in operation in 13 states and the District of Columbia, but USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon told Reuters in an interview that "this afternoon the official announcement goes out that the program will be available in all 50 states." The expansion, authorized in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...
  • NJ Lawmaker Pulls Mandatory Bicycle License Plan ('to protect elderly pedestrians')

    01/13/2011 1:44:47 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 67 replies /AP ^ | 1/13/2011 | /AP
    "To prove that they had registered their "motor vehicles," each rider would have had to attach a license plate to their human-powered transportation that would read "BICYCLE," reports ... “My intention was never to impose a burden or additional costs," Tucker said in a statement. "My goal was to at least begin a discussion of how best to protect elderly pedestrians. No idea is perfect, but protecting elderly pedestrians deserves attention." Tucker says that her bicycle-plate bill was inspired by several senior citizens who called her and complained about kids on bikes. "
  • Squirm-a-thon (have you seen the Kids Marshmallow Experiment?)

    01/13/2011 12:06:17 PM PST · by SE Mom · 36 replies
    The Corner ^ | 13 January 2011 | John Derbyshire
    Here’s my video clip of the month so far, with a hat tip to Gene Expression. The writer tells us that: Self-control is the ability to inhibit an immediate course of action in the pursuit of a longer-term goal or to consciously override a base urge. Some people show far more inhibitory control than others. This trait is very stable — indeed, inhibitory control in children, which can be assessed using the famous “marshmallow test,” is predictive of their score on scales of impulsivity as adults. (The marshmallow test must go down as one of the cruellest experiments in psychology...
  • Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Program for Kids

    12/30/2010 4:04:33 PM PST · by julieee · 10 replies · 100+ views ^ | December 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Program for Kids The Planned Parenthood abortion business is continuing its mission to attract more eventual customers but using sexual edPlanned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Program for Kids eucation to build relationships.
  • Why terrorists won't come to AL

    12/30/2010 1:15:51 PM PST · by Hotmetal · 12 replies · 49+ views
    Having fun with guns.
  • When Santa brings guns for kids

    12/23/2010 1:08:30 PM PST · by majstoll · 50 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 23, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    With Christmas only days away, and shopping malls packed, many Americans are scrambling for last minute gift ideas for kids, especially those older children, nephews, and nieces on your list. Here’s one idea: Give the gift of freedom and responsibility – a gun. Most states allow teenagers to own and possess long guns, and those 18 years of age and older to own, possess, and open carry handguns . . .
  • NOW goes after Hooters for catering to kids

    12/16/2010 7:14:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Organization for Women filed complaints against local Hooters restaurants Thursday, but not for exploiting its scantily clad waitresses by subjecting them to leering and groping customers. The subject this time was Hooters' catering to children. The restaurants in San Francisco, San Bruno, Sacramento and Orange County are classified as "adult entertainment" establishments but also serve minors, NOW's California chapter said in papers filed with police and prosecutors. What's more, the organization said, Hooters provides child menus, high chairs and booster seats, and sells T-shirts in children's sizes that identify the wearer as a "Future Hooters...
  • War on Christmas aims Atheist Christmas Coloring Book at kids [video]

    12/14/2010 2:05:37 PM PST · by Talkwire · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-12-2010 | Fox & Friends
    There is a coloring book by atheists who claim to love Christmas. The creator was on FoxNews on Sunday discussing an Atheist Christmas Coloring Book aimed at kids. How can an atheist love Christmas?!? Here is the clip on YouTube from Fox&Friends The atheist Christmas coloring book is online here
  • Kids are getting high on a common household spice - nutmeg

    12/12/2010 6:01:36 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 102 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/09/2010 | Scott Draper
    TAMPA, Fla. - There are new concerns for parents, as a common household spice is now being abused by teenagers to get high.  Video of kids smoking, eating and drinking large quantities of nutmeg to get high can be found all over According to various online reports, Nutmeg contains Myristicin, a compound that can cause euphoria and hallucinations. Potential side effects from getting high off Nutmeg include: vomiting, dizziness and convulsions. When shown some of the YouTube videos, random people on the street were shocked to hear this was happening.  "What other kind of seasoning could you possibly try...
  • Cops: Parents kept five kids hidden

    11/30/2010 7:00:31 AM PST · by domeika · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Mon, Nov. 29, 2010 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    YORK, Pa. - They lived outside society, hidden from the world in a squalid row house with no heat, electricity or running water. They had no birth certificates, no schooling, no immunizations or evidence of medical care - nothing whatsoever to prove their existence. Police in this south-central Pennsylvania city are still piecing together how the parents of five children - ranging in age from 2 to 13 - managed to conceal them for so many years. And why."I don't know what would possess them at all," said detective Dana Ward Jr., who tracked down the children after a child-welfare...
  • School Sends Parents Letters About Their Fat Kids

    11/23/2010 12:41:00 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Updated: 1:06 PM 11/22/2010 | By Laura Donovan
    Chubby elementary school children in Flagstaff, Ariz., have more than just bullies to worry about. If they’re too fat, their school will notify their parents. Starting in the fall, students in the Flagstaff district will be weighed and measured at school. Students who are found to be overweight, marginally overweight, or underweight will have a letter sent home to their parents, which will include graphs showing a range of appropriate weights for a given age and height. Barry Hess, the vice chairman for the Arizona Libertarian Party and former Libertarian Party Arizona gubernatorial candidate, describes the Flagstaff school district’s decision...
  • Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes

    11/22/2010 6:19:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes by Walter Olson on November 22, 2010 Joining the obesity-as-public-health-issue crusade, Flagstaff, Arizona schools will begin weighing all students, after which they will send home warning notes to parents of kids who fail to conform to desired weight ranges. Apparently about half of students are expected to fall outside those ranges. [Arizona Daily Star, which likes the idea; Daily Caller] .......
  • Now he's really made it! Obama out with kids book

    11/17/2010 11:15:23 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 22 replies ^ | Wed Nov 17, 5:50 am ET | By JOCELYN NOVECK
    He's the leader of the free world, and he's won a Nobel Peace Prize. But only now, by one measure, is Barack Obama finally truly famous: He's written a children's book. Obama actually wrote "Of Thee I Sing" in 2008, after he was elected but before taking office, publishers said in September. On the cover of "Of Thee I Sing" is a whimsical drawing of Malia and Sasha, skipping along with Bo, their beloved dog. "Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?" the book begins. It proceeds to celebrate 13 American heroes and heroines. "Have I told you...
  • Coalition lobbies House to pass Michelle Obama-backed child nutrition bill ($4.5 billion)

    11/16/2010 10:21:17 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2010 | Julian Pecquet`
    More than 1,100 groups signed a letter distributed Thursday on Capitol Hill that asks House members to immediately pass a childhood nutrition bill when they return next week. Signers include food, beverage and supermarket companies; public health, education, anti-hunger, faith-based, children's, women's, minority groups; and unions. They want the House to pass a $4.5 billion bill that cleared the Senate by unanimous consent just before the August recess.
  • Christie Administration Acts on Superintendent Pay Cap Reforms to Put Students First

    11/01/2010 3:47:47 PM PDT · by nmh · 31 replies
    State of New Jersey Chris Christie ^ | 11/1/10 | Michael Drewniak and Kevin Roberts
    Christie Reform Agenda Restores Fiscal Discipline and Ends Abuse of Property Tax Dollars, While Keeping Money in the Classroom Where It Belongs Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today announced it is moving forward with a comprehensive plan to enact fiscal discipline and promote the prudent use of scarce property tax dollars by capping salaries for superintendents. The regulations, announced in July, will result in a salary reduction for more than 360 school superintendents who serve school districts with low numbers of students. “In these difficult economic times, when fewer resources are available for our schools, it is not acceptable...
  • Sell Your Kid's Halloween Candy

    11/01/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 11/1/10 | Brad Tuttle
    It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. Actually, it's quite good—for your family, and for our troops overseas. This, of course, is the weekend for costumed kids to go door to door collecting candy—probably way more than any child could or should eat. What to do with the excess haul? Check out the Halloween Candy Buy Back program. To participate, you bring your candy tonnage to a dentist's office, where they'll pay you $1 per pound no matter if you've got lollipops or Snickers, M&Ms or Smarties, or any other candy collected during Trick or Treat raids. The dentists...
  • HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids)

    11/01/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    An email... | 11/1/10 | Nachum
    1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids) -You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 -No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10 2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person...
  • Even kids love Obama in Palo Alto

    10/24/2010 1:38:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/22/10 | CAROL E. LEE
    Obama left a $30,400-a-plate fundraiser in a wealthy neighborhood in the San Francisco area on Thursday and walked across the street to greet a bunch of kids who were standing on the edge of the curb holding a sign that told the president how much they love him.
  • Obama: "It gets better"

    This is scary:
  • Cheerleader, 11, out for refusing to 'shake booty'

    10/20/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by facedodge · 83 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/20/2010 | John Springer
    An 11-year-old girl who was thrown off a Nebraska elementary school’s junior cheerleading squad because she refused to “shake her booty” says that while the gyrations may be a crowd-pleaser, she doesn’t think young girls should be moving their bodies like that. “It just felt wrong. I don’t know why,” Faylene Frampton said Wednesday during an interview on TODAY with Tamron Hall. “It j ust didn’t feel it was a cheer that was appropriate for kids of my age or younger.” The sixth-grader from Ashland, Neb., says she complained to cheerleading coach Tina Harris in the past that she did...
  • Barack Obama wants to meet you personally!

    10/13/2010 2:30:36 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 42 replies · 1+ views
    DNC promotional e-mail ^ | 13 October 2010 | The One (or his ghostwriter)
    Friend -- Two years ago, I met 10 of you. Just before I accepted our party's nomination in front of 80,000 people in Denver, I spoke with 10 grassroots supporters who had won a trip to meet me backstage. I still remember the time we spent together -- because these are the people, like you, who stood with me in 2008, and got me through the tough fights since. But we face another test on November 2nd that will say a lot about our future -- and I need you by my side again. A Supreme Court decision I strongly...
  • Today’s kids can’t tie shoes, do laundry

    10/03/2010 7:23:17 PM PDT · by Immerito · 126 replies
    The Chronicle Herald (CA) ^ | October 2, 2010 | BETH J. HARPAZ
    NEW YORK — Second-graders who can’t tie shoes or zip jackets. Four-year-olds in Pull-Ups diapers. Five-year-olds in strollers. Teens and preteens befuddled by can openers and ice-cube trays. College kids who have never done laundry, taken a bus alone or addressed an envelope. Are we raising a generation of nincompoops? And do we have only ourselves to blame? Or are some of these things simply the result of kids growing up with push-button technology in an era when mechanical devices are gradually being replaced by electronics? Susan Maushart, a mother of three, says her teenage daughter "literally does not know...
  • L.A. gay center's grant to help homeless teens

    10/02/2010 9:34:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2010 | Christina Hoag
    The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center won a $13.3 million federal grant Friday to help homeless gay teens who face similar problems. The center said the grant was the largest federal award ever to an organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • A Generational Perfect Storm - Boomerang Kids Meet the Homeless Baby Boomers

    09/20/2010 9:16:27 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 47 replies
    The Dollar Vigilante ^ | 09/20/10 | Jeff Berwick
    When times are good, or at least relatively good, unsustainable trends can appear sustainable. The now-aging baby boomers who had a lot of their wealth tied up in their home and the stock market were feeling great. They had just come off of a 20 year super-bull market in equities and up until 2007 they were seeing the value of their home increase by leaps and bounds every year. Sure, their kids were scraping by on credit card and student loan debt. But there were jobs to be found and even if they couldn't scrape by they could always count...
  • Crush Videos. Women, Animal Abuse and Sex. What Next?

    09/16/2010 7:05:56 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Content/Yahoo! ^ | Sept. 16th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Crush videos are right at your kids finger tips. You will not see a website that offers them in this article because I don't want to encourage kids. That being said, imagine your child getting on one of these videos. What will they see? They will probably see something like a kitten with its head taped to the floor. The camera will zoom in about the time that some woman with high heels runs it through the kitten's head. Now, is it time to monitor your child's activities on the Internet?