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  • e Tweet Email Print Sheriff Offers Free Gun Class for Teachers… Slots Fill in 20 Minutes

    02/19/2018 9:20:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 19 Feb, 2018 | Joe Setyon
    A sheriff in Ohio thinks one way to prevent mass shootings at schools is to arm teachers and make sure they know how to protect their students. One day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, which left 17 people dead, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones posted a video to Facebook explaining that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.” “We need to put armed personnel in schools,” he said in the video. “We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go...
  • Guilford County middle school substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student

    02/19/2018 5:52:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    fox ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Michael Polarchy,
    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Western Guilford Middle School substitute teacher was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student (video posted below). The student’s mother posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day, and that she wants “justice.” FOX8 spoke exclusively on Sunday with her son, Jose Escudero. Jose says it all started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them away and threw them in the sink.
  • The Little Rover That Could

    02/19/2018 1:57:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 17, 2018 | By Mary Beth Griggs
    We think you can, Opportunity. An artist's impression of the Opportunity rover on Mars. NASA _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to see 90. But Opportunity's long journey started much earlier, at the height of the space race. With gratitude towards Watty Piper and his beloved Little Engine, we start our story in the early 1960s. NASA is working on multiple fronts, pushing humans toward the Moon for the first time, but also struggling to reach Mars and...
  • The 2nd ammendment is useless...

    02/19/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by right way right · 19 replies
    myself | rightwayright
    Unless we use it.
  • Russian hoaxers ‘hijacked’ Mizzou protests to inflame racial tensions, says military researcher

    02/19/2018 9:08:48 AM PST · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | 2/19/18 | KAYLA SCHIERBECKER
    Twelve months before the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jarred Prier got a taste of Russia’s covert efforts in American political affairs without recognizing the flavor.It was November 11, 2015. Prier was in Washington browsing Twitter for news about his alma mater, the University of Missouri, where racial protesters had just succeeded in ousting the university system’s president.#PrayForMizzou was trending. Backlash against the protesters had escalated fears of violence on campus. Intrigued, Prier began pouring over tweets supportive of Mizzou protesters. Activists on the ground were sharing minute-by-minute updates of campus, where encamped protesters had claimed the...
  • Econ-Talk; Russ Robert's talks with Jordan Peterson

    02/19/2018 8:34:54 AM PST · by Voption
    Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics covered include parenting, conversation, the role of literature in everyday life, and the relationship between sacrificial rites and trade.
  • Gun Control...The True Story of Innocents Betrayed (58 min. video)

    02/19/2018 7:16:35 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Gun Control...The True Story of Innocents Betrayed (58 min. video) Governments have historically deprived people of firearms ... and then wiped them from the face of the earth. This is the true story of Gun control from around the world, especially in the 20th century. It details how governments have ALWAYS BEEN the biggest threat to the safety, security and prosperity of the people. While Americans can see how this could happen in other countries, most can't EVER image it being able to happen here because there are so many rights guaranteed by the constitution. But that ONLY when...
  • Pope: 'I don't know how to use the internet'

    02/18/2018 10:53:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.it ^ | 18 February 2018 03:03 CET+01:00
    The 81-year-old Pope Francis admitted on Saturday that he struggles with modern technology. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones; I don’t have one,” he told his audience. “I don’t know how to use the internet. When I have to send an email, I write it by hand and a secretary sends it for me,” he added. Pope Francis also joked on Saturday that he is on the “waiting list” for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI. …
  • New Developments in Twistor Theory

    02/18/2018 6:58:14 PM PST · by Voption · 17 replies
    "Palatial Twistor Theory; in order to describe a general, Lorentzian, globally hyper-bolic 4-dimensional space-time in twistor terms, we appear to be driven to a holomorphic non-commutative twistor-geometry, even for Classical space-time."
  • God vs. Evolution in U.S. Public Schools - William Jennings Bryan in 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

    02/18/2018 12:17:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Cal State ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    Religion is not hostile to learning; Christianity has been the greatest patron learning has ever had. But Christians know that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" now just as it has been in the past, and they therefore oppose the teaching of guesses that encourage godlessness among the students. Do bad doctrines corrupt the morals of students? We have a case, Mr. Darrow, one of the most distinguished criminal lawyers in our land, was engaged about a year ago in defending two rich men's sons who were on trial for as dastardly a murder as was...
  • Sadece Sen - Outstanding Turkish Movie

    02/17/2018 7:52:43 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    Netflix | 2014
    Sadece Sen is an outstanding movie. A young man with a violent and hidden past falls in love with a blind woman. Can't tell you any more - you have to watch this one. It will not be a waste of time.
  • Yacht company says they'll take bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies for payment (Florida)

    02/17/2018 4:40:19 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2-17-2018 | Chole Aiello
    First Malibu mansions, next ultra luxurious yachts. The ways in which cryptocurrency enthusiasts can spend their virtual riches is growing, if only for those who are millionaires — at least on paper. As bitcoin and other digital currencies gain a broader following, luxury service providers are starting to take notice. The latest is Florida-based yacht dealer Denison Yachting, which on Friday announced that new, high-end yachts can be purchased with bitcoin and a few other cryptocurrencies at the Miami International Boat Show, which kicked off this week. "It is our job as the dealer or broker to make purchases as...
  • High School Math Teacher Trapped in Love Isosceles

    02/17/2018 4:06:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    CBC ^ | Sophie Kohn
    Steve Kenilworth sighs as he flops down on the couch in the staff room at Rick Astley High School, his Grade 8 math classes finally done for the day. "I'm grateful to have such a full workload this semester because it really keeps my mind off…my…my situation," he shares in a sternly hushed tone as both of his eyes scan the room. Kenilworth explains that several months ago, much to his shock, biology teacher Samantha Young confessed that she has romantic feelings for him. Meanwhile, however, Kenilworth has been helplessly in love with English teacher Dana Freeman for a number...
  • Medical Mysteries

    02/17/2018 1:41:42 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    email from a friend and research | 2/17/2018 | unknown
    Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of...
  • Are Children Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

    02/17/2018 11:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    GoodTherapy.org ^ | February 14, 2018 | Zawn Villines
    Two packs of red and white pills lie on the ground. A toy rabbit sits out of focus.The number of children taking psychiatric medications has been rising over the last few decades. In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 1 in 13 U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 takes medication. Many people believed the report was clear evidence that children are overmedicated. Yet a new study challenges that argument. According to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, children are not overprescribed psychiatric drugs. Instead, the research suggests children who need...
  • Life-sized sculptures of dromedaries found in Saudi Arabia

    02/16/2018 12:23:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 13, 2018 | CNRS
    High relief of standing dromedary on sandstone spur at center of image. Credit: © CNRS/MADAJ, R. Schwerdtner _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At a remarkable site in northwest Saudi Arabia, a CNRS archaeologist and colleagues from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) have discovered camelid sculptures unlike any others in the region. They are thought to date back to the first centuries BC or AD. The find sheds new light on the evolution of rock art in the Arabian Peninsula and is the subject of an article published in Antiquity (February 2018). Located in the province of Al Jawf in northwest...
  • Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life

    02/16/2018 12:18:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 16, 2018 | Arizona State University
    Credit: CC0 Public Domain __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As humans reach out technologically to see if there are other life forms in the universe, one important question needs to be answered: When we make contact, how are we going to handle it? Will we feel threatened and react in horror? Will we embrace it? Will we even understand it? Or, will we shrug it off as another thing we have to deal with in our increasingly fast-paced world? "If we came face to face with life outside of Earth, we would actually be pretty upbeat about it," said Arizona State University Assistant...
  • If you can't block the weapons, remove the targets

    02/16/2018 8:57:57 AM PST · by asinclair · 53 replies
    I'll keep this short: if you want to eliminate the shootings in schools, and don't want to impose draconian limits on the sale and possession of firearms, then decentralize the schools. This reduces the target density, plus it allows our children to be protected by adults with guns against the perps looking for their 15 minutes of glory.
  • Word For the Day - ENORMITY

    02/16/2018 6:57:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | Red Badger
    Today's Word For The Day, ENORMITY, has changed over the years. It ORIGINALLY MEANT A GRAVE SIN OR MORAL SHORTCOMING. i.e e-norm meaning NOT NORMAL. But today it is used to suggest a relational size of something..... e·nor·mi·ty iˈnôrmədē/ noun noun: enormity; plural noun: enormities 1. the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong. "a thorough search disclosed the full enormity of the crime" (in neutral use) the large size or scale of something. "I began to get a sense of the enormity of the task" synonyms: immensity, hugeness; More size, extent,...
  • Neptune's Mysterious Storm is Dying, Possibly Smells Like Rotten Eggs

    02/15/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | By David Grossman
    Like Jupiter, Neptune has a giant spinning mystery. NASA's Hubble Telescope captured a time-lapse of the storm for the first time and found a surprising conclusion—it is shrinking. Officially called a "dark vortex," the Neptunian storm shares a few properties with Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS). Like the GRS, a dark vortex is moving in a anti-cyclonic direction that sweeps up material from the planet's icy atmosphere. “We have no evidence of how these vortices are formed or how fast they rotate,” said Agustín Sánchez-Lavega from the University of the Basque Country in Spain in a NASA press statement. “It...