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  • Planned Parenthood Hiring 14-Year-Old Kids to Push Sex Ed

    12/17/2011 1:52:56 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | December 15, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Wisconsin is going beyond the pale in its efforts to push its pro-abortion agenda on kids and teenagers — by hiring them to push its sex education agenda on their peers.Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin recently posted a job listing indicating it is looking for children as young as 14 to work as sex educators.“Planned Parenthood of WI (PPWI) is hiring Youth Health Educators at PPWI (there are 7 positions available),” the new listing reads. “Youth must be between the ages of 14-24, hold a current leadership position in a youth-serving Community Based Organization (CBO)...
  • Netanyahu Vows to End Violence Against IDF

    12/13/2011 7:47:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed senior security officials to prepare an emergency plan to deal with settler violence against the IDF during an 'emergency session' of the cabinet on Tuesday. The meeting was held the morning after a night raid by scores of angry youth on an IDF base in Samaria that resulted in clashes with soldiers and damage to IDF vehicles. Police reinforcements were required to chase the youth from the base. No one can break the law. No one can raise a hand against the IDF or the police," Netanyahu said. "This is the foundation of democracy. Land...
  • Florida runners donate medals, trophy to disqualified foes

    11/24/2011 6:05:47 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/2011 | Cameron Smith
    In one of the more generous incidents in recent prep sports memory, a Florida girls cross country team voluntarily gave up their runners-up medals and trophy to a school which they felt deserved them more, and they did so entirely of their own volition, without any influence of a coach or other adult.
  • Recession hitting young men hardest: 1 in 5 now back at home

    11/20/2011 3:29:07 PM PST · by floridarunner01 · 96 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/19/2011 | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA
    Michael Gaynor, 25, completed his bachelors degree and certification to teach elementary and high-school physical education in May 2009, then set out during a recession to find that dream job. Over the next two years, the quest would take him from substitute teaching and respite care work in Iowa, back to his parents home in Skokie; to Florida, where he waited tables, then back to Skokie; to Colorado as a substitute teacher, coach and camp counselor, then, back to Skokie. My moves back home were always transitional. They allowed me to save up money, not having to pay rent and...
  • Craigslist Job Seeker Found Dead at Ohio Site (Answered Fake Job Ad)

    11/18/2011 8:45:58 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Pittsburgh live ^ | 11-18-11 | Staff
    Authorities in Ohio have implicated a high school junior in the death of a Florida man whose body was found in a shallow grave after he responded to a bogus Craigslist ad for a job on a cattle farm. The Florida man's death came to light after police were contacted Nov. 6 by a South Carolina man who answered the same fake ad. The man told police that he had been shot, but escaped by running away through the woods, according to Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannum. The crimes occurred in a remote area outside Caldwell in southeastern Ohio, about...
  • Obama Loses Support Among Youth in Election 2012

    11/15/2011 1:31:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2011 | Amanda Winkler
    New poll numbers show that President Obama has suffered massive erosion in enthusiasm among voters under 30, dropping from 81 percent in November 2008 to 48 percent this month. Young voters, who were crucial to Obamas election and are even more crucial to his re-election, have unemployment rates sharply higher than the national average. Obama rode into the White House in 2008 on a wave of hopeful young voters under 30. Three years later, though, that hope has waned and Obama must figure out how to again galvanize the youth vote if he expects to win re-election in 2012. The...
  • Margaret Hoover: Youth Vote, Herman Cain, Elections 2011 And BiPartisanship

    11/10/2011 4:21:05 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/10/2011 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    Have the Republicans lost the youth vote in America? Are tHooverhey at risk to do so? How do the Tea party and the Occupy Wall Street interplay in attracting the youth? How is Herman Cain doing in the arena of public opinion since the sexual harassment scandal broke? Why is there so much anger in U.S. politics? Bayoubuzz Polls Believe Cain Or Bialek I believe Herman Cain - 65.3% I believe Sharon Bialek - 34.7% Total votes: 118 View details read the related article >> Is there any overriding statement that can be read from the recent election results of...
  • Winning Youth Vote Will Be Crucial for Obama in 2012

    11/07/2011 2:08:00 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 11 replies
    WallStreet Journal ^ | 11072011 | GERALD F. SEIB
    "Mr. Obama won the presidency in 2008 in no small measure because of strong support among younger voters."
  • US government to young Kenyans: Yes Youth Can!

    10/29/2011 4:12:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | TOM ODULA
    NAIROBI, Kenya: A US government-backed program is telling young Kenyans that Yes Youth Can! in a political program designed to improve leadership skills that carries overtones of President Barack Obamas election message. Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered Tuesday for the programs first county-level meeting. The initiative, though, has caused anxiety among Kenyan politicians who fear the $45 million project is a way to oust them from power, prompting the US Embassy to issue several clarifications US Ambassador Scott Gration said in an e-mail on Tuesday that the US is not empowering young Kenyans to overthrow the government. We are working...
  • Youth Mob Nearly Beats Man to Death in Knock Out Game (Video)

    10/26/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 25,2011 | Jim Hoft
    The local media would not release the race of the teens but the knock out game is popular with black youth mobs in St. Louis. KSDK reported: St. Louis police are looking for a group of 10 to 15 people who brutally beat a 51-year-old man. It happened near the public library in the 3300 block of South Grand around 11:40 p.m. on October 21. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was the first person to spot the victim. He tells NewsChannel 5 he was driving along Grand with his security officer when they saw the crowd from a distance. Slay...
  • U.S. advisers recommend Gardasil HPV shots for boys

    10/25/2011 1:58:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2011
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boys should be routinely vaccinated against the human papillomavirus or HPV in an effort to protect them from oral, anal and penile cancers, and to extend protection of girls from cervical cancer, U.S. vaccine advisers said on Tuesday.The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Merck & Co's Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys to fight the sexually transmitted virus, with 13 yes votes and one abstention.Previously, the CDC had said doctors are free to use the vaccine in boys but had...
  • America's Youth - Soiled and Ready!

    America's Youth - Soiled and Ready! Today, in every facet of our American culture and society there is nothing found that is NOT untainted or unsoiled by the horrific consequences from the VIOLATIONS of the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God (Isaiah 24:5-6). There is no greater place where this embracement of decadence is to be found today than in our YOUTH (10 -18 years old). With the liberal secularist controlling the music industry, video games, image media and educational system, it is no wonder that all kinds of godless immorality is promoted, applauded and encouraged by our society...
  • 16 Countries With Serious Youth Employment Problems (Relatively, we have it pretty good)

    09/26/2011 11:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2011 | Mamta Badkar
    Youth unemployment is at an all time high as job growth hasn't kept pace with population growth. In developed countries the situation worsened with the onset of the recession. And earlier this year, it helped spark the Arab spring across the Middle East and North Africa. The OECD recently released its latest data on youth unemployment. We put together a list of 16 countries that have a youth unemployment rate higher than America's 18.4%. Note: Data is for 2010
  • Left behind: The harm todays worldwide youth unemployment is doing will be felt for decades

    09/22/2011 1:01:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Economist ^ | 09/10/2011
    MARIA GIL ULLDEMOLINS is a smart, confident young woman. She has one degree from Britain and is about to conclude another in her native Spain. And she feels that she has no future.Ms Ulldemolins belongs to a generation of young Spaniards who feel that the implicit contract they accepted with their countrywork hard, and you can have a better life than your parentshas been broken. Before the financial crisis Spanish unemployment, a perennial problem, was pushed down by credit-fuelled growth and a prolonged construction boom: in 2007 it was just 8%. Today it is 21.2%, and among the young a...
  • Pro-Life Activism for the Young (And Those Who Can Keep Up With Them!)

    09/08/2011 10:41:01 AM PDT · by BearCreek · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | September 7, 2011 | Jennie Stone
    I heard it all the time in high school, and I hear it from younger students all the time now: Im pro-life, but I cant vote yet. My immediate response is so what! Voting for pro-life candidates is but a fraction of our responsibilities as pro-lifers. Young people are vital to the movement because we represent the future, and there is so much more to our activism than simply voting pro-life when election seasons come around. We need middle and high school students standing up and being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Dont ever think that...
  • Permit Applications Open for 2011 Illinois Youth Goose Hunt

    09/04/2011 10:25:24 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 3, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    More youth hunters will have the opportunity to participate in the 2011 youth goose hunt in southernmost Illinois, which is shaping up to top 2010 for hunting opportunities and a fun-filled banquet, according to one of the organizers who helped to make last year's event one of the biggest and best hunts in the history of the hunt. Designated as a goose hunt, ducks may also be harvested, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The hunt itself, which will be held in Union and Alexander counties, is set for Dec. 28, with the banquet held the evening before...
  • Buyers remorse: Youth ditch Obama. Millennials now hope for White House change

    08/30/2011 10:19:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 8-29-11 | WashTimes
    President Obama coasted into the White House thanks in part to the youth vote, individuals aged 18-29 who bought into his vague promise to bring change. During Mr. Obamas term in office, however, many of this group - known as Millennials - have been forced to learn how to subsist on pocket change. This isnt quite what they were expecting when they turned out in historic droves in 2008. According to a recent poll commissioned by Generation Opportunity, 57 percent of Millennials participating said they will learn more about the policy positions of presidential candidates in the 2012 election than...
  • Poll: Israeli Youth Identifies with the Right

    08/30/2011 12:03:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Elad Benari
    A new poll whose results were released on Monday has found that most youth in Israel tend to identify with the right side of the political map. According to the results reported on Channel 10 News, 17% of high school students believe that Israels next Prime Minister should be outspoken rightist Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu). Lieberman is followed by well-known leftist journalist and television personality, Yair Lapid (who has not officially announced he is running for politics but who has openly expressed his desire to rebuild his late fathers, Tommy Lapids militantly secular and anti-hareidi Shinui party), who got 13%....
  • Youth employment in July 2011 hits record low--BLS

    08/29/2011 8:31:19 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    In July, the employment-population ratio for youththe proportion of the 16- to 24-year old civilian noninstitutional population that was employedwas 48.8 percent, a record low for the series, though only marginally lower than in July 2010. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.) The employment-population ratios were little changed in July from a year earlier for all major demographic groupsmen (50.2 percent), women (47.3 percent), whites (52.3 percent), blacks (34.6 percent), Asians (40.5 percent), and Hispanics (42.9 percent). In July 2011, 18.6 million 16- to 24-year-olds were employed, about the same as last year. This...
  • Three achieve rank of Eagle Scout

    08/22/2011 3:59:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    Boy Scout Dwight Donahue achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Service Project was organizing and leading 10 volunteers to restore the cannon at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee for the veterans. Donahue is a member of Scout Troop 401 and is sponsored by the Warren Community Church. Boy Scout Dallen Haws also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Haws organized and led 50 people in creating a 80-foot trail at the Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve that is wheelchair and handicap accessible. Haws is a member of Scout Troop 435 and is sponsored by the LDS Church located on...
  • Prime Minister David Cameron is going to restore order by attacking the EDL for race bating.

    08/12/2011 11:14:37 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 15 replies
    House of Commons ^ | August 11 2011 | Me
    The Prime Minister: The hon. Gentleman speaks not only for his constituents, but, frankly, for the whole House in deprecating the English Defence League and all it stands for. On its attempt to say that it will somehow help to restore order, I have described some parts of our society as sick, and there is none sicker than the EDL. Found near the bottom: Found near the bottom at the house of commons page
  • The London Riots: Symptom of a Larger Problem?

    08/11/2011 7:57:59 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 20 replies
    The Statesman Sentinel ^ | 11 August 2011 | Jason Weiser
    As we have watched horrified over the last week as parts of London and several other major British cities burned, one unspoken thought was; Are we next? In between all the harrumphing by talking heads going on about either turning the water cannons on the little monsters, or how this is just a protest gone wrong is a simple point: The West has created a generation of feral children. This phenomenon is not unique to Britain, or Europe, as the frustrated mayor of Philadelphia[1], Michael Nutter, demonstrated in the wake of a series of recent racially motivated flash mobs. Further...
  • Rampaging Philadelphia youth mob injures two, four in custody

    07/30/2011 6:05:35 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/30/2011 | CNN Wire Staff
  • U.N. Group Stands Up for Children's Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Including Abortion

    07/28/2011 3:16:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 28, 2011 | Tierney Smith
    Flags of member nations flying at United Nations headquarters in New York City. (U.N. Photo by Eskinder Debebe) ( Y-PEER, a youth initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says "more needs to be done to ensure young people's sexual and reproductive rights" -- especially "the right to choose," a reference to abortion. The statement also says all young people globally have the "right to confidentiality" and the right to "be free from judgment."Tyler Ament of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) told, "The statement doesn't mention the age specifically, but the UN defines youth...
  • Beck: Norway camp smacks of 'Hitler Youth'

    07/26/2011 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/26/11
    Beck: Norway camp smacks of 'Hitler Youth'By the CNN Wire Staff July 26, 2011 3:28 a.m. EDT (CNN) -- In the wake of last week's massacre in Norway, U.S. conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Monday compared the summer camp where most of the 76 victims died to the Hitler Youth organization of Nazi Germany. Beck, on his radio show, declared the killings "the work of a madman" and called the suspect "as bad as Osama bin Laden." But before launching into that condemnation, he questioned what the victims were doing at a summer camp run by Norway's ruling Labour Party....
  • Jew-hate exposed on socialist youth camp on eve of massacre (Norway)

    07/24/2011 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 117 replies
    Jew-hate exposed on socialist youth camp on eve of massacre - We are tired of Israel. This was the message from AUF leader Eskil Pedersen the very day before the massacre took place in Utya in Norway. 85 of the Labor youth camp was massacred by a Norwegian Freemason templar. The day before the massacre, AUF leader Pedersen invited the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stre to the camp. Stre in the very minister in Norway who recognized The Hamas, and held secret talk with the leadership in the Islamic terrorist organization. This is what Pedersen is recorded saying to...
  • How to Get Youth to Vote Republican

    07/22/2011 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Bleh1236 · 18 replies
    And I think I have a way to attract the youth vote. It could be an ad like this. Air it on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, etc.: I don't get why the youth would vote Democrat considering the direction of the country under Democrats. I have an idea. Ads like these should be on Nickelodeon/Cartoon Network. Kids love junk food, so we can remind them that Nanny-State Democrats want to take it away[we could also do an ad against liberal lawyers suing McDonalds]. We could also do a great ad directed at children for the national debt. I think this is...
  • Eyewitness: 20-25 Bodies at Youth Camp (Photos inside)

    07/22/2011 12:06:27 PM PDT · by Smogger · 344 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/2011 | AP
    An eyewitness tells Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he saw 20 to 25 bodies at the youth camp where a gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire. Andre Scheie says he saw bodies on the shore of the Utoya island where the youth wing of the Labor Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths. Scheie said Friday: "There are very many dead by the shore ... there are about 20-25 dead." He also said he saw dead people in the water.
  • A Continent of Losers

    07/16/2011 1:22:29 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    While the European populations are shrinking and the best-qualified young people are leaving, we continue to allow mass immigration of unqualified Muslims, who will soon make our welfare states collapse. Add to this the fact that the Muslim world has built up a youth bulge, which according to experience will lead to mass murder and whose effects cannot be offset by foreign aid. The originator of these bleak predictions is the German sociologist Gunnar Heinsohn, who believes that the game is over for Europe
  • Kids scared to help cops

    07/15/2011 8:25:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 15, 2011 | Natalie Sherman
    Boston teens, urged by city councilors to speak out about crime, say helping cops will mark them as targets. People wouldnt want to say anything because theyre scared, said Miguel Peguero, 15, of Dorchester, one of more than 50 youth workers who attended a roundtable yesterday about youth violence. Twenty-six people have been killed in Boston so far this year, including four on July 4 alone. As of June 13, police had reported 110 shootings in the city, a number that has spiked to more than 120 in recent weeks.
  • Pope Benedict, Confessor. The Debut in Madrid (pope to hear confessions in Madrid) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2011 2:07:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | July 7, 2011 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, July 5, 2011 - World Youth Day is not an invention of Benedict XVI, but of his predecessor. Pope Joseph Ratzinger, however, has introduced two very significant innovations. The first was in Cologne, in the summer of 2005. At the culmination of the nighttime vigil, Pope Benedict knelt before the consecrated host. At length, and in silence. With hundreds of thousands of young people touched by this act of adoration. Since then, with Pope Benedict, silent Eucharistic adoration has become a constant not only of the World Youth Days, but also of other mass gatherings, for example the vigil...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    07/04/2011 7:24:49 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 13 replies
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  • IDNR Promotes Conservation Job Opportunities for Youth, Young Adults

    06/25/2011 8:43:36 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 25, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is promoting two opportunities for employment for young people who are interested in outdoor recreation and resources. Quinn's office made the announcement on June 24. Quinn and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller have made getting youth outdoors with the "Leave No Child Inside" initiative and other established programs a priority for the Quinn administration.
  • Conservatives may be able to harness youth disillusionment in 2012 (A Liberal mugged becomes...)

    06/23/2011 8:47:54 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-16-11 | Nikki Grey
    Edward Dooley, 20, was so enchanted with candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 election that, although he was too young to vote, he still traveled from his home in Massachusetts to New Hampshire to knock on doors for Obama in the primary. Now Dooley, a political science major at George Washington University, holds a different opinion of President Obama and the Democratic Party in general. For me, Obama had a good amount to do with the reason I changed my political opinions, Dooley said. I classify myself as a former Democrat, current conservative. Dooley said that part of the reason...
  • Why Race Matters

    06/17/2011 1:48:17 PM PDT · by old school · 45 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG.COM ^ | June 16th, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    "On Memorial Day weekend, there were riots in Charlotte, Rochester, Nashville, Miami, Myrtle Beach and Boston. Last Friday, fighting broke out at Brighton Beach in New York City, where five people were shot and a young girl was killed. Flash mobs have been attacking people in Chicago on the streets and on public buses. The common thread? All of the mobs were black youths and theres been a concerted effort by the media to ignore that reality."
  • VIDEO: Philadelphia Black Youth Protest in Streets Against Barack Obama

    This kid make some pretty good points about how people will trust in man so much, it makes them blind....
  • PRRI Survey: Young Americans likely to back gay marriage.

    06/10/2011 7:07:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/10/2011 | Claire Courchane
    The rising generation of Americans ages 18 to 29 are more likely than their elders to support gay marriage, but believe more or less as the country at large does about abortion, according to a major new survey of attitudes on social issues released Thursday. The survey, produced by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), used 3,000 phone interviews and a number of focus groups to produce data on the millennial generations views on major social and moral matters. We wanted to cast some light on where exactly millennials are on these issues, said Robert Jones, the founder and CEO...
  • U.S. Department of Education to host LGBT youth summit Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    06/05/2011 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    U.S. Secretary of Education (official site) ^ | June 06, 2011 (date of event) | Official press release
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Departments first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth, will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7. Duncan will highlight the administrations commitment to ensuring equal access to education for LGBT students as it does for all students. He also will discuss the Departments Office for Civil Rights recently released guidance on the protection against harassment in an education setting based on gender,...
  • AARP editors dream kids are not selfish but eager to tax

    05/09/2011 8:02:01 AM PDT · by Crush · 25 replies
    The US Report ^ | May 9, 2011 | Kay Day
    I mean that there is no way to disarm any man, said Dr. Ferris, except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guiltIf theres not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that its evil to look at spring flowers and he believes us and then does itwell be able to do whatever we please with him. He wont defend himself. Atlas Shrugged, pg. 548What would a group of students attending a pricey private college in Florida do about the deficit? For one thing the editor said they would not...
  • The Arrogance Of Youth v The Wisdom Of Old Age.

    05/08/2011 4:24:42 PM PDT · by sussex · 7 replies
    The Aged ^ | 9/5/11 | the Aged P
    A rather precocious university student was irritated when the very old man sitting next to him on a bus asked him if he could possibly lower his voice while he was chatting to friends on his mobile phone. So he took it upon himself to point out why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
  • Education: High-schoolers' civics knowledge waning

    05/05/2011 6:34:19 PM PDT · by thecodont · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Three out of 4 U.S. students lack a basic understanding of democracy, of how the U.S. political system works and what it means to be a citizen of this country, according to national test scores released Wednesday. That equals a failing grade in civics. Fewer than half the country's eighth-graders were able to identify the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Most high school seniors couldn't identify a power granted to Congress by the Constitution or define the term "melting pot." Relatively few fourth-graders understood the concept of majority rule, as expected...
  • Call made for John Paul II to be patron saint of youth (Catholic Caucus)

    05/01/2011 1:18:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | May 1, 2011 | David Kerr
    Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins Vatican City, Apr 30, 2011 / 02:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope John Paul II should be declared a patron saint of youth. Thats the opinion of none other than the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins.I personally think that John Paul II should be made patron saint of youth, Cardinal Martins told a gathering a Romes Santa Croce University on April 30. He even mapped out how that could be achieved.Some saints are patrons. If somebody wants to make a proposal to nominate somebody as a patron...
  • Demographics: USA will be especially youthful in 2020. We'll have more young people than China.

    04/29/2011 7:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 04/29/2011 | Mark Hulbert
    Pencils ready? Here is todays investment pop quiz: True or false: By the end of this decade, the percentage of U.S. population who are less than 15 years old will be higher than in China. The correct answer, believe it or not, is True. Dont be too hard on yourself if you answered this wrong, since almost everyone does so as well. For years now, there has been a drumbeat from economists about the increasing proportion of the U.S. population that is in or approaching retirement. And that is indeed a powerful demographic trend. But the increasing proportion of the...
  • Youth for Palin gaining strength as a conservative force

    04/15/2011 8:13:07 AM PDT · by curth · 10 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 15th, 2011 | Lori Calabrese
    In 2008, Sarah Palin excited conservatives nationwide as she burst onto the scene as McCain's vice presidential candidate, but with 2012 around the corner, Palin supporters now have their eyes set on a different goalthe presidency. Grassroots movements are popping up everywhere to give Palin their full support and one of those groups is Youth for Palin. Its important for a candidate to capture the attention of youth and although Youth for Palin is not directly affiliated with a Palin campaign, it's apparent members are preparing for an announcement by the former Governor. Formed in March of 2011, Rollan Ross...
  • EPA Boss to Speak at Youth Climate Conference With Van Jones and International Socialists

    04/13/2011 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    On Saturday, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson will be giving the keynote speech at the Energy Action Coalition's Power Shift 2011 conference, a meeting of potentially 10,000 green youth activists in Washington, D.C. According to the schedule, President Obama's former green jobs czar Van Jones will be speaking Friday evening, and members of the International Socialists Organization will be hosting a panel discussion Saturday: Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Van is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color...
  • The Hidden Job Crisis for American Men

    04/08/2011 4:48:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies
    Business Week ^ | April 7, 2011 | Peter Coy
    Men are disappearing from the workplace in ways that don't always register on the official unemployment rate The March jobs report released on Apr. 1 seemed like the best in years. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis released a statement noting that the four-month drop in the jobless rate, to 8.8 percent from 9.8 percent, was "its largest decline since 1984." Behind the headlines, though, statistics on jobs are far less encouraging. Yes, job growth has picked up somewhat. Yet an equally important reason for the lower jobless rate is that many people, men in particular, have simply given up looking...
  • U.S. Socialist Leaders Incite Youth Revolutionaries

    03/31/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 3/31/11 | Trevor Loudeon, New Zeal
    By: Trevor Loudon New Zeal I posted here on an upcoming national activist teach-in on Debt, Austerity and Corporate Greed being organized by Democratic Socialists of America leaders Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West. D.S.A. and its youth wing, Young Democratic Socialists, and their various fronts are getting right behind the event: To join that movement and escalate the activism planned in the days, weeks and months ahead we are organizing a National Teach-in on Debt, Austerity and How People Are Fighting Back More than one hundred campuses have signed up to participate in the teach in. Scheduled for April...
  • Watching America Fall From Within

    03/22/2011 4:53:53 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 21 replies ^ | 03/22/2011 | Gina Miller
    The gunshots got me to thinking, as I often do, about the deplorable and steadily deteriorating spiritual and mental condition of many of the American people nowadays, especially the younger ones. And, seeing how stoically the Japanese people are reacting to the unimaginable horror of the earthquake and tsunami, compared to, say, American union members, along with college students, behaving like spoiled brats at the prospect of public sector union members having to pay their way a little more, only drove it home for me. It was last Friday evening, shortly before sundown. My husband and I were on our...
  • Crazy Brawl Of 2 Girls & A Guy Jumping An Elderly Lady In A Hood Of Dover, Delaware

    03/06/2011 9:14:05 PM PST · by MrShoop · 45 replies
    World Star Hip Hop ^ | 03-05-11 | Brklynwify
    This Is Just Wrong: Crazy Brawl Of 2 Girls & A Guy Jumping An Elderly Lady In A Hood Of Dover, Delaware For Trying To Stickup For A Boy & Then The Whole Block Comes Out
  • Growing number of teens falling victim to cyberbullying

    02/26/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies
    Fox 8 Live ^ | 2/25/11 | Rob Masson
    It is the kind of torment that no parent would want their child to endure. Cyberbullying can and does lead to suicide. Special laws have now been passed to try and deal with this relatively new phenomenon, which affects an estimated 50 percent of all teenagers at one time or another. That's because the Internet is now part of our daily routine. But increasingly, online communications cause severe trauma. Take the case of Jessi Slaughter, a young girl whose You Tube video that has gone viral. It shows her crying hysterically, telling her peers to "stop hating." Young people with...