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  • China- School teacher rises to fame leading pupils through an amazing synchronised dance routine

    01/23/2019 5:24:46 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | KELSEY CHENG FOR MAILONLINE
    Everyday he's shuffling! Zhang Pengfei, 40, is a primary school principal in north China's Shanxi province He would lead 700 students in a 'ghost shuffle' routine on campus every day The principal learned the dance for a month before introducing it to his pupils He wanted to get more students interested in exercising and being active The school's new 30-minute dance routine has replaced the government-imposed broadcast callisthenics programme, a short workout that has been a requirement at every primary, middle and secondary school in China since 1951. The rigid routine, which involves students stretching, jumping and bending under recorded...
  • Some giggles.

    01/22/2019 2:25:00 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    email | 1/22/2019 | unknown
    BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100. WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE ... Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent...
  • Activist Nathan Phillips now says he will meet with Covington Catholic students

    01/22/2019 11:18:46 AM PST · by Robwin · 102 replies
    USA Today vis MSN News ^ | 01/22/2019 | Melissa Reinert
    <p>CINCINNATI — Native American activist Nathan Phillips has changed his mind and now says he will meet with students at Covington Catholic High School.</p> <p>He’s offering to travel as a delegate representing the international coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March to Covington Catholic High School in and have a dialogue about cultural appropriation, racism and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures, he said in a Tuesday news release.</p>
  • WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A NEWS ANALYST?

    01/22/2019 6:07:25 AM PST · by Plain and Simple · 45 replies
    1/22/19 | Plain and Simple
    Just a thought. How does one become a "credible" news analyst? It seems that all of a sudden there is an abundance of analysts and panelists, about 1/5 of which have any credibility or knowledge about the subjects which they are analyzing.
  • Vanity: Trump should invite Covington kids to SOTU, (when it finally happens)

    01/21/2019 10:35:59 AM PST · by Fido969 · 14 replies
    National News | today | me
  • Yale students can now select from THREE gender options

    01/19/2019 6:56:32 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 01/19/2019 | Jesse Stiller
    Yale University announced through an email that students can now register to identify their gender as “non-binary,” as a result of policy changes for the school regarding transgender individuals on campus, according to the Yale Daily News. The new policy is in response to a petition, launched in November, from Yale’s LGBT community to President Peter Salovey. The petition called on the university to offer more rights for transgender students at Yale. The petition came in the wake of the Department of Health and Human Services' plans to change the rules of Title IX to refer to gender as an...
  • A Shocking Tour of K-12 Today

    01/17/2019 6:57:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Education Views ^ | July 15, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Some of my articles generate lots of comments from angry parents who had to fight with an unresponsive school system year after year. People not familiar with how bad K-12 has become might find these comments both revealing and scary. They tell the truth about K-12, a truth-in-the-trenches you won’t find in our media. (Sad to say, our media seem to feel it’s their job to wrap academic decline in a protective silence. Shhhh, Don’t Disturb The Saboteurs!) Here are comments left on an article about reading: “I had the Sisters of Mercy. Everyone read at least at grade level...
  • Media Astonished To Learn Christian School Teaches Christian Beliefs (Satirish)

    01/17/2019 3:44:49 PM PST · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1/17/2019
    U.S.—News media outlets around the country were reportedly astonished to discover a Christian school at which second lady Karen Pence is teaching holds their students and staff to Christian beliefs. Expert journalists went to great lengths to uncover this story, unveiling the shocking revelation that a Christian woman teaches at a Christian school that affirms Christian doctrine on human sexuality that has been unchanged for 2,000 years. "It is the current year, and Christian schools still have the nerve to teach Christian things," said a CNN commentator. "I will now glare at the camera in silence for the remainder of...
  • Hail the Perovskite Transistors

    01/17/2019 10:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Spectrum.ieee.org ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | 21:39 GMT | By David Schneider
    Researchers have created a field-effect transistor using a single-crystal, “paint-on” perovskite Illustration: North Carolina State University =================================================================== Transistors, and the conductive traces that connect them, are routinely created by the billions on the surface of silicon wafers, which are later cut into the individual “chips” that power our computers, phones, watches, and countless other electronic gadgets. But few people think much about how those silicon wafers are made in the first place. It’s quite tricky. Very pure sand (silicon dioxide) has to be melted, at which point a seed crystal of elemental silicon is brought in contact with the melt,...
  • So-called ‘flushable wipes’ pile up in Lexington sewers

    01/17/2019 10:11:55 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 30 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 16, 2019
    Those “flushable” wipes you put down the toilet may have to be removed by hand from the city sewage equipment they clog. The cleansing cloths, dubbed “flushable wipes,” are marketed for post-toilet use but are typically not biodegradable. They do not dissolve like toilet paper does when flushed, and once in the sewer system, they can clump together and cause problems. It’s a mess Rod Chervus, the collections and conveyance manager for Lexington’s sanitary sewer department, has been dealing with for several years, and it’s getting worse. “If it says ‘flushable wipe,’ don’t believe it. Don’t flush it down the...
  • Jerry Coyne and the Consequences of Denying Free Will

    01/17/2019 9:28:03 AM PST · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    Evolution News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Michael Egnor
    Jerry Coyne and the Consequences of Denying Free Will Michael Egnor January 17, 2019 Jerry Coyne is an atheist evolutionary biologist who denies libertarian free will. He believes that we are “biological automatons,” made of, and governed solely by, molecules, and incapable of contracausal free will. He believes that we cannot make choices that are not caused wholly by the matter in our brains and bodies. He denies the immateriality of the will. His reasons for this denial are unsound, in my view. But that is not the focus of my post. It is the consequences of free will denial that...
  • 'Where will the money come from? Rich people,' Chicago Teachers Union says as it seeks[tr]

    01/16/2019 4:22:29 AM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/15/2019 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Chicago Teachers Union members lodged their first demands for a new contract Tuesday — including pay hikes and a host of topics state law bars the labor group from striking over — months before negotiations will likely accelerate with a new administration.(snip) CTU officials said their proposals include a 5 percent pay raise for union members. The union is also demanding maximum classroom sizes that range between 20 and 24 students in early grades, counselors for every 250 students, and librarians and nurses staffed at every school.(snip) A union spokeswoman said the CTU had not fully tabulated the cost of...
  • Former East Bay gang member launches completely green company, hires ex-felons

    01/15/2019 6:55:26 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    KTVU ^ | 12/20/18 | By Rob Roth
    Vericool is a local company that is not only completely green, but it was founded by a former East Bay gang member who now hires ex-felons who are getting out of jail. Darrell Jobe launched the company in a factory in Livermore. There, workers make packing boxes and shipping containers, but they are also helping the environment. Half the people who work in the factory have been in jail or prison. When Kyil Parker got out of jail for dealing drugs, no one would hire him.
  • Our day with Idiot Strike Teachers in L.A.

    01/15/2019 11:47:00 AM PST · by max americana · 27 replies
    max's madness | 1/15/2018 | max
    Just finished shooting the initial day for a commercial at L.A. 's subway system because we thought it was going to rain and didnt want the actors to get wet for later outside shots.. The stupid overpaid teachers were making a big ruckus and taking the trains to DT L.A to protest again. I know for a fact, these clowns would never get caught taking the subway and ride cars to work. Our director told them to nicely pipe down/shut up due to the scene and it was costing us per scene He even added he gets it but this...
  • Prof who praised 'Black English' claims Trump's typos make him unfit for office

    01/15/2019 11:13:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 15, 2019 | Ema Gavrilovic
    A professor recently claimed that the way President Donald Trump formulates his sentences raises concern that he may be unfit to fulfill his duties as president of the United States—all just months after he defended "Black English" as an "alternate form" of the language. John McWhorter, a linguistics professor at Columbia University, pointed out how Trump’s grammatical and spelling mistakes disqualify him from serving as commander-in-chief, in an op-ed for The Atlantic. McWhorter further stated that Trump’s informal style "betray[s] his lack of fitness for the presidency."
  • Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

    01/15/2019 10:42:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | AFP Relax News
    Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as "highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses" in a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists told AFP Monday that it could one day be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral for a host of infectious diseases -- and even for viruses that have yet to emerge -- if it passes...
  • Trump's Shutdown Trap

    01/15/2019 8:52:14 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 33 replies
    Has Trump suckered the Democrats and deep state into a trap
  • Celebrities Tweet Support For Striking L.A. Teachers (tr)

    01/14/2019 5:01:58 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 14, 2019 | Denise Petski
    Celebrities are showing their support for Los Angeles teachers, who walked off the job Monday, the union’s first strike in 30 years. After nearly two years of talks, negotiations, talks between officials at the Los Angeles United School District and the United Teachers Los Angeles union broke down Friday over issues of wages, the expansion of charter schools, class sizes and staffing levels. Approximately 30,000 UTLA members, including school nurses and librarians as well as teachers are off the job as of today with about 500,000 students affected. Charter and private schools in L.A. are not affected by the strike....
  • Woman wrongly pronounced dead dies from hypothermia in morgue [Russia]

    01/14/2019 7:06:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | Sunday 13 Jan 2019 9:49 pm | Basit Mahmood
    A 62-year-old woman ‘came back from the dead’ in a morgue and was rushed to intensive care – only to die again several hours later from hypothermia. The grandmother had been drinking with relatives at a party in Vasilyevka, Russia, when she appeared to have passed away. A policeman then certified her as dead and took her ‘body’ in a hearse to the morgue. However, the woman was still alive – and started moving while a morgue worker tried to fit a tag to the foot of her ‘corpse’. ‘The woman came to life’, she said. The morgue worker immediately...
  • ATTN A.P.A.: America Desparately Needs Masculine Men Now

    01/13/2019 11:41:59 AM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 72 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 12, 2019 | Bryan Fischer
    Now, to make things even worse, the American Psychological Association has issued directives to counselors that they are to consider "traditional masculinity" as something that "on the whole, is harmful." By "traditional masculinity," they mean characteristics such as stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression. Of course, any normal trait can be skewed and cause harm. But that's not what the APA is talking about. They are talking about the normal masculine impulses that men experience because they are men...