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  • Iowa Hawkeyes' new tradition is more than just a wave |

    10/17/2017 6:52:21 AM PDT · by safetysign · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09/30/2017 | Tom Rinaldi
    You don't have to be an Iowa fan to appreciate this. Have your kleenex handy. Watch video at link:
  • Growing Up

    10/12/2017 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our oldest child Maggie turns 18. She and I traveled together this past week visiting potential colleges. Next year she will be out of the house and enrolled in college. I can't help but pause and reflect. Way back in 1999, my husband Jimmy and I were thrilled to welcome her. I had previously suffered a miscarriage, along with all the heartbreak, tears and uncertainty that went with it. It took weekly blood tests to ensure that my progesterone was in the right range, but it worked. My labor began in the middle of the night. Having heard...
  • The Dr. Seuss Museum doesn’t seem to have a problem with the First Lady

    10/01/2017 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | October 1, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this week John touched on the festival of hot takes surrounding Liz Phipps Soeiro, the librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School who attempted to refuse a donation of Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump. I specify “attempted” because it turned out that the school board stepped in and said it wasn’t her call to begin with. That hot mess should have come and gone fairly quickly, but it turns out that there was another chapter of the story to be written.The Mayor of the town where Dr. Seuss (actually Theodor Geisel) was born decided to add some balance...
  • Children back to school in Tabqa after six years (Syria)

    10/01/2017 1:12:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    YPG Rojava ^ | October 1, 2017 | news
    Life is returning back to normal in Tabqa after its liberation from ISIS forces back in May 2017. One aspect of normalization efforts is education.   Today thousands of children in Tabqa returned back to the classrooms after they lost six years under the invasion of ISIS and Al Nusra.   The new semester started in 100 schools and 20 thousand students. 600 teachers also started their duty.   The administration of Tabqa released a statement to celebrate the opening of schools in the region. The administration also said that the number of schools and teachers will be increased in...
  • Actually, men have always wanted more children than women have

    09/29/2017 7:17:35 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 53 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 03/30/2015 | Marina Adshade
    Economist Marina Adshade is the author of The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate And Marry. She teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics. Jezebel, the women-focused website with a penchant for feminism and cute animals, recently declared the beginning of a new era with the eye-catching headline: “New Trend: Men Wanting Babies, Women Wanting Freedom”. The article, and a similar one in New York Magazine, proclaims an end to supposedly long-standing paradigm in which maternally driven women have been forcing men into reluctant fatherhood. Men, apparently, are now the...
  • School district says it ‘didn't authorize’ librarian’s letter rejecting books donated by Melania

    09/28/2017 7:05:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Officials at Cambridge Public Schools are distancing the district from a letter penned by a school librarian rejecting books donated by first lady Melania Trump. In the blog post, published Tuesday on the Horn Book, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a library media specialist at the district’s Cambridgeport School, began by thanking the first lady for the 10 Dr. Seuss books sent to her school “for its high standards of excellence.” But she went on to explain why they would not be keeping the gifted titles. “Cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit are suffering through expansion, privatization, and school ‘choice’ with no...
  • The documentary -- "Mully" is a must-watch: Remarkable story of Kenyan who saved 10,000 children

    09/27/2017 8:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 09/27/2017 | Rosa Whitaker
    Charles Mutua Mulli, one of the most interesting and inspirational people you’ve probably never heard of, woke up in his family’s hut in a tiny village in Kenya one morning in 1955 and discovered that his parents had taken his brother and fled. Charles had been abandoned. He was 6 years old. The tale of that child’s experiences over the ensuing 60 years is told in a compelling new documentary titled “Mully” (he later changed the spelling of his surname), directed by the actor/filmmaker Scott Haze. It is a rags-to-riches story of extraordinary dimensions – i.e., Mully literally went from...
  • Study: Kids who watch movies with guns likely to use guns

    09/27/2017 3:56:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Kids who watch movies that depict people using guns are more likely play with firearms for longer periods of time and to pull the trigger, a new study suggests. For the study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Ohio State University researchers had children ages 8-12 watch 20-minute clips from movies containing guns and other children watch movies in which no guns were used. After the movie clips, researchers recorded children playing for 20 minutes in a room with a cabinet full of toys, including a drawer that contained a disabled .38-caliber handgun equipped with...
  • U.S. Seeks Up to 27 Months in Prison for Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

    09/20/2017 4:08:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | reuters
    (Reuters) — U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election. "Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year-old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online," prosecutors said in a filing in Manhattan federal court. "Such conduct warrants a meaningful sentence of incarceration." A lawyer for Weiner, who is scheduled...
  • Dealing with Democrats? Protecting 'Dreamers'? That's just fine with these Trump supporters

    09/16/2017 5:36:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 72 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/15/2017 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak
    Donald Trump’s tough talk on illegal immigration was a big part of the reason Dave Hagstrom and many others in this booming Phoenix suburb supported him for president. “Walls make good neighbors,” Hagstrom said. So when the president moved this week to cut a deal — with Democrats no less — to block the expulsion of 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, was Hagstrom disappointed? Not at all. “If you were to deport them, where would they go?” Hagstrom, 60, a car-warranty manager, asked on his way to a Bible-study dinner at an upscale shopping mall. “To...
  • At the cellular level, a child’s loss of a father is associated with increased stress

    08/25/2017 3:55:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    The absence of a father — due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processes that underlie this link between father loss and child well-being. In a study (link is external) published July 18 in the journal Pediatrics, a team of FFCWS researchers report that the loss of a father has a significant adverse effect on telomeres, the protective nucleoprotein end caps of chromosomes. At 9 years of age, children who had lost their father had significantly shorter telomeres — 14 percent...
  • A mother has been arrested after five children were found eating dog food off the floor

    08/22/2017 8:42:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Fox 4 kc ^ | August 18, 2017
    Mother arrested after five children found eating dog food off the floor Police officers were immediately 'taken aback' by smell coming from the flat A mother has been arrested after five children were found eating dog food off the floor of her flat which was stained with faeces urine and cockroach carcasses, police said. Officers from the force in Middletown, Connecticut, were "immediately taken aback" by the smell emanating from inside of Chloe Edwards home. They were investigating the property after a fire safety officer alerted them to a large pile of rubbish by the 27-year-old's front door, as they...
  • ‘It’s a massacre’: At least 30 children die in Indian hospital after oxygen is cut off

    08/12/2017 9:45:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 8/12/17 | Annie Gowen
    NEW DELHI — One by one, the infants and children slipped away Thursday night, their parents watching helplessly as oxygen supplies at the government hospital ran dangerously low. At least 30 children died Thursday and into Friday at a hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after its supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted over an unpaid bill, officials said. A Home Ministry spokesman told the Press Trust of India, citing police reports, that 21 of the deaths were directly linked to a shortage of oxygen. Witnesses described a chaotic scene between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. as...
  • Gender 'pay gap' exists even among German children, study finds [?!?]

    08/10/2017 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 10 August 2017 11:13 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A new survey shows that even when it comes to young children, boys typically get more money than girls from their parents and as gifts. The Children Media Study released on Tuesday shows that each of the country’s 7.17 million kids between the ages of four and thirteen earn several hundred euros in pocket money and gifts each year. But the survey of around 2,000 children and guardians also found a gap between what boys and girls receive. While preschool aged girls earned €17 a month on average, boys of the same age earned €20 a month — nearly 18...
  • Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car

    08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. ItÂ’s from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, weÂ’re gonna link to this story at, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid. I donÂ’t...
  • Families ‘Donate’ Kids To Jihadis To Become Suicide Bombers

    08/07/2017 2:59:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/07/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    Some Nigerian families are donating their children to extremist terrorist group Boko Haram to carry out suicide missions against the country’s military, the country’s army said in a statement Saturday. Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman pleaded with local parents to discontinue the practice as the terrorist group continues its deadly insurgency. “It was discovered that most of these hapless minors were donated to the terrorist sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians,” Usman said. “The acts of these parents and guardians are not only barbaric, but condemnable and unacceptable,” the spokesman added. {..snip..}
  • A 9-year-old 'Guardian of the Galaxy' applies for NASA job

    08/05/2017 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2017 | Nicole Chavez
    (CNN)A fourth-grader's cover letter grabbed NASA's attention in the search for the next real-life guardian of the planet. This week, the space agency began looking for its new planetary protection officer, someone capable of guarding the planet from "microbial contamination from other planets." Jack Davis, a self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy" from New Jersey, piqued NASA's interest. "I may be nine but I think I would be a fit for the job," Jack said in the handwritten letter. He went on to list his interstellar work experience.
  • 'This is about protecting the children': Notorious child raping priest walks free from prison

    07/30/2017 11:32:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Crime Online ^ | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Lawrence Bonk
    Paul Shanley, a priest convicted of multiple counts of child rape, has walked free, as reported by FOX8. Shanley, 86, has spent the last 12 years behind bars after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of rape and abuse of a child, according to the sex offender registry. The Massachusetts man now begins 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. Shanley was one of a number of Catholic priests convicted of child rape, the fallout from an infamous Boston Globe investigation...

    07/29/2017 9:33:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CALIFORNIA DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES JULY 27, 2017 CRIMELIBERALPOLITICS126 COMMENTS2 MIN READ California Deputy Attorney General Raymond Liddy has been charged with possessing child pornography following an extensive, months-long investigation. According to Reuters, Liddy, the 53-year-old son of Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, was arrested at his home in Coronado, California on Tuesday. He stands accused of possessing images depicting minors under the age of 12 in sexual situations. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the investigation began when an electronic service provider tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children off in January about...
  • Al-Raqqa’s liberation under way, children overwhelmed by joy (Syria)

    07/21/2017 7:44:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    ANHA Hawar News Agency ^ | 07.20.2017 13:13 | J. O
    AL-RAQQA- Cheerful smiles on their faces despite the hideous scenes they witnessed amid IS rule of the city, by these smiles, they express how much they long to embrace freedom, some of al-Raqqa children missed their school, and some were obsessed with reaching SDF’s points, while some told the tragic story of their family burned.A week ago, thousands of al-Raqqa civilians were liberated from the IS oppression, many of them were used as human shields including children and women, they began flooding to SDF-held areas, every one of them has a tragic story to tell.Ritaj, a girl at 8,...