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  • Data scientist Explains Why The US Won’t See A Violent Political Revolution Anytime Soon

    04/22/2017 4:36:04 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 4-22-2017 | Sam Harris, Quora
    This post from Sam Harris, an entrepreneur, engineer, and former data scientist at the U.S. Air Force, originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question, "Is the United States on the brink of a political revolution?" No. We don't have enough teenagers. When I was an officer in the Air Force, I was a data scientist, and at one point we were tasked with determining what level of violence in Iraq could be considered "normal" so that we could declare victory and leave with dignity. Obviously, the base level of violence in Iraq would be higher than in...
  • Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

    03/13/2017 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 18 replies
    WQOW ^ | 3-13-17
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new state report says scores of 17-year-olds voted illegally in nearly 30 Wisconsin counties during last spring's presidential primary. The Wisconsin Elections Commission report examined referrals municipal clerks made to prosecutors following the 2016 spring primary and general elections. The referrals included at least 60 cases of 17-year-olds voting in the April primary in 29 counties. The report doesn't track whether charges were filed. The report notes messages were spreading on social media during the primary season that 17-year-olds were eligible to vote if they turned 18 by the November election. That's not the case...
  • A black Muslim teen was just found hanging from a tree outside Seattle

    03/02/2017 8:29:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Resistance Report ^ | March 2, 2017
    Ben Keita, an 18-year-old black Muslim, was missing for months. His body, which was found hanging from a tree, hints at a possible hate crime. Keita was first reported missing in November, just months prior to his graduation from Lake Stevens High School, where he dreamed of working in the medical field, according to his father, Ibrahima Keita. Roughly a month after he disappeared without having taken his car, wallet, or phone, his body was found in the woods near his home, hanging from a tree. KUOW reports that Keita’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of...
  • Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he helped found Clinton Foundation (tr)

    10/12/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jul 7, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Lawyers for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he co-founded the Clinton Foundation as they touted his relationship with the former president during plea negotiations. In an attempt to boost Epstein's image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports. A July 2007 letter to the South Florida State U.S. Attorney's office, written by lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, claimed that Epstein had been part of the original group that set up the Foundation's Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on...
  • Russia Today : Child pornography US photographer’s exhibition in Moscow closes after controversy, pr

    09/26/2016 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    Russia Today ^ | September 26, 2016 | Russia Today Staff
    An exhibition by US photographer Jock Sturges, best known for his works featuring teenage nudity, has been shut down in Moscow after some protesters blocked the venue and accused the artist of shooting child pornography. Camouflaged men, representing the NGO Officers of Russia, turned up at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography on Sunday afternoon. They blocked the entrance to the building, saying they were going to evaluate the contents of the exhibition for “pedophilic” contents.
  • British teenager who was killed in Syria after running off to join ISIS [t]

    08/13/2016 8:45:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2016 | Richard Spillette
    It emerged yesterday that Kadiza Sultana, who was one of three schoolgirls from east London who fled to Syria last year, has been killed, reportedly in an airstrike....Kadiza married an American IS fighter of Somali origin, who was killed while fighting the Russian-backed Syrian forces. Several months after arriving, the three girls were trained for 'special missions' - prompting fears they were to be used as suicide bombers....The Bethnal Green schoolgirls are among more than 800 Britons who have left the UK to join IS...It is thought that at least 250 have since returned. Some have faced prosecution on arrival...
  • Teenager Held After Deadly Knife Rampage

    08/03/2016 10:37:48 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday 04 August 201 | SKYNEWS
    A woman in her 60s has been killed and five other people injured in a knife attack in central London. Police were called to reports of an armed man attacking people in Russell Square at 10.33pm on Wednesday. A 19-year-old was arrested six minutes later at 10.39pm after a Taser was fired by one of the officers. He is now under police guard in hospital.
  • 3 girls charged in fatal Delaware school restroom fight

    05/10/2016 5:21:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | Associated Press | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. — Three teenage girls have been charged in a high school restroom assault in Delaware that left a 16-year-old girl dead, authorities said Monday. The Delaware attorney general's office announced the charges after meeting earlier in the day with the mother and older brother of the victim, Amy Joyner-Francis.
  • ‘God never leaves you alone’: Calgary bobsled crash survivor credits faith for recovery

    04/05/2016 8:19:01 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 3 replies
    Global News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Tracy Nagai
    His appearance is dramatic: an eye patch covers 18-year-old Caleb Hettinga‘s right eye and a halo supports his head and neck. “One thing that I’ve learned through this experience is that God never leaves you alone to suffer through an experience like this,” Caleb said in a video to fellow church members posted online..
  • Feds Spend $107,379 Studying Disgust

    10/27/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $100,000 studying disgust, hypothesizing that all bullying behavior begins with feelings of revulsion.Researchers at Columbia University want to see if they can “successfully regulate” disgust emotions in teens in order to stop bullying.“Whether it’s being the victim, being the perpetrator, or having to watch this upsetting cycle of peer rejection and victimization, few adolescents are unaffected by bullying’s harmful impact,” a grant for the project states. “This effect can last long past adolescence, as both being the bully and being the victim are linked to the development of both short- and...
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

    03/01/2015 7:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 9:09 AM EST
    Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims would move the minimum age two years younger for town elections. …
  • California bill would raise smoking age to 21

    02/03/2015 12:41:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers.</p> <p>State Sen. Ed Hernandez introduced Senate Bill 151, which would make California the first state in the country to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. Similar proposals have previously failed in New Jersey, Utah, Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton may delay campaign (President Seahag!)

    01/29/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Mike Allen
    Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential campaign until July, three months later than originally planned, top Democrats tell POLITICO. The delay from the original April target would give her more time to develop her message, policy and organization, without the chaos and spotlight of a public campaign. A Democrat familiar with Clinton’s thinking said: “She doesn’t feel under any pressure, and they see no primary challenge on the horizon. If you have the luxury of time, you take it.” Advisers said the biggest reason for the...
  • Teens now have a say in New York City’s government

    11/29/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 11:26 AM EST | jenniferpeltz
    Rashana Jackman isn’t old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues. At 17, the Brooklyn high school junior is considering applying to serve on her community board, under a new state law that lets 16- and 17-year-olds join the panels that function as front lines of local government in the nation’s biggest city. The advisory but oft-heeded groups opine on zoning changes and liquor license applications, consult on city budgeting for local projects and serve as conduits for community concerns. “It’s a great...
  • Death of a Teenager

    08/20/2014 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The languorous dog days of August were shattered this week by the tragic, shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a little town in Missouri. Hundreds of youths are shot and killed each year in our country. More than 100 were gunned down in gangland or drive-by shootings in Chicago alone in just one year. But the death of Michael Brown, who just graduated from high school and hoped to pursue higher education, has seized the nation's attention like no other. The still-murky shooting episode by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, which raised more questions than answers,...
  • American Teenage Financial Literacy is Just…Average

    07/14/2014 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Teens in the United States are only average when it comes to financial literacy; crushed by Chinese teenagers’ remarkable performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment’s (PISA) first-ever financial literacy assessment. pisa study chart PISA typically surveys an average of 65 countries and economies focusing on mathematics with additional reading, science and problem-solving areas of assessment. On July 9, 2014 PISA released the results of a new financial literacy assessment evaluating 15-year-olds from 18 countries and economies. Among those countries the United States ranked somewhere between 8 and 12; China, 1. But that’s not all, while the U.S. struggles...
  • American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money: Report shows U.S. teens falling behind China

    07/10/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/10/2014 | Nancy Cook
    Score another one for Chinese teenagers, who leave U.S. kids in their dust when it comes to knowing how to handle money. That's the latest anxiety-producing statistic (for American parents, anyway) to emerge out of a newly released international study of the financial habits of roughly 29,000 teens from countries as far flung as Australia, China, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. The goal of this first-ever international study of financial literacy, conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, was to gauge the financial know-how of 15-year-olds worldwide. Many of the teenagers have reached or are...
  • Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

    07/08/2014 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2014 | David Leonhardt
    There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever. Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues. They worried more about poverty. They voted strongly Democratic.In retrospect, we refer to this period as the 1960s, and it didn’t last long, let alone forever. Less than a generation after young people were marching for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, they voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan.Today, of course, the young are liberal again, and it seems as if they will be forever. They favor...
  • US Urges 'Restraint' in Search for Kidnapped Teenagers

    06/18/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/14
    The United States on Wednesday called on both Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to "show restraint" as Israel tightened their grip on Hamas hunting for three kidnapped teenagers, AFP reports. "We recognize this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult circumstance on the ground, and we feel all sides should exercise restraint," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Israeli troops have pressed their biggest arrest operation in years, imposing a tight lockdown on huge swathes of Judea and Samaria in the hunt for the three boys kidnapped six days ago. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for...