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  • Student influence on politics is greater than you think

    11/24/2017 10:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cambridge Varsity ^ | November 24, 2017 | Anna Cardoso
    The media is simply with us nowadays; every major paper on both sides of the Atlantic seems fixated on students. Whether it’s our safe spaces, our stamping out of free speech, our crazed protests, or our trigger warnings that threaten to turn the nation’s next generation of leaders into snowflakes – campus life is always in the news. What’s going on? It seems student politics represents one of the sides in the “culture wars” raging in both America and the UK. Both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump empowered previously dormant fringes of the right-wing. It seemed that candidates...
  • The work-shy teacher who is a taste of what's to come when the snowflake generation runs Britain

    11/08/2017 1:42:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2017 | Dominic Sandbrook
    Some 80 years ago, the American government produced a pamphlet encouraging people into work. It explained that being idle was just about the worst thing imaginable because it meant the loss of self-respect, pride and hope. By contrast, it went on: 'Let's look at what work does for us. Work keeps us from going nuts.' I sometimes wonder what would happen if our Government distributed such a pamphlet today. How long would it take for people to demand an apology? How long before the first online petition passed 10,000 signatures? For one thing, there is that incendiary world 'nuts', which...
  • Nonprofits Give ‘Disconnected’ Youths Another Chance

    11/06/2017 6:41:21 AM PST · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Alina Tugend
    Jonathan’s father always told him he would never amount to anything other than a drug dealer. He entered the foster care system when he was 12. At 18, he was in college, but had to drop out to take care of his ill grandmother. “I always told myself I would graduate college and wouldn’t be a statistic in the foster care system,” said Jonathan, 26, who gave only his first name to protect his privacy. But at 21, he was homeless and jobless. “One day I Googled ‘help with foster kids aging out,’” Jonathan said, and he found Youth Villages,...
  • Michelle Obama: What Today’s Youth Won’t ‘Tolerate’ After Lessons Learned From Trump’s Presidency

    10/03/2017 7:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | October 3, 2017 | Heather Tooley
    Michelle Obama was outspoken about what today’s young generation is learning from President Donald Trump and how they won’t “tolerate” certain values he represents. The former first lady appeared at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday to discuss a mix of topics, many of which had to do with the current presidency and how it’s impacting the nation’s next generation. CNN recapped many of Michelle Obama’s statements when it came to addressing the differences between her husband’s administration and Trump’s. Adhering to her signature rule of not uttering Trump’s name when attacking his leadership, she managed to get her...
  • 70% of youths not fit to serve in military-obese,drugs,criminal records

    09/02/2017 3:01:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 57 replies
    Headline of The Day ^ | September 2, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    Americans continue to get fatter and it’s delivering a huge blow to the country, both in higher health care costs and undercutting military recruiting, according to a huge new study. The 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation bluntly reported that 70 percent of the nation is obese or overweight. And while the rate of obesity growth is leveling off, the costs aren’t. The report, for example, said additional health care for obese adults and children is $150 billion a year and billions...
  • Young Chinese are 'too fat and masturbate too much to pass army fitness tests'

    08/24/2017 8:12:52 PM PDT · by tellw · 125 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Tom Powell
    A rising number of young Chinese people are failing fitness tests required to join the army because they are too fat and masturbate too much, state media has proclaimed. The high rejection rate has triggered concerns that there are not enough youths in good physical condition to fill the ranks of the Chinese army. A poor diet and frequent masturbation, leading to abnormally large testicular veins, are believed to be behind falling fitness levels, according to a report published in state-run military newspaper the People’s Liberation Army Daily.
  • 9-year-old boy who wrote letter to Trump to tour White House

    07/29/2017 2:51:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 29, 2017 | Megan Cerullo
    The 9-year-old boy whose letter to President Trump was read during a press briefing last week has plans to tour the White House — after the President accepted his handwritten friend request. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter from Dylan Harbin last week, kicking off a new White House tradition of reading mail from “some of the forgotten men, women and children that we are here to serve and that the President is fighting for.” Appearing on Fox and Friends, Dylan’s mother, SuAnn Harbin, said the pair will “definitely” take the White House up on its...
  • American Legion Boys Go Nuts When Trump Makes ‘Fake News’ Joke

    07/26/2017 10:22:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2017 | David Rutz, Video Editor
    It's his "Free Bird." The American Legion boys erupted in ecstatic cheers when President Donald Trump couldn't resist taking a dig at the "fake news" press while taking a photograph with them. Trump addressed the American Legion Boys Nation and Auxiliary Girls Nation on Wednesday at the White House, taking a more hopeful and inspirational tone than in his politically loaded speech to the Boy Scouts this week. Before his speech, he posted for pictures with the both groups. After the picture with the boys, Trump said he'd be returning shortly to make his televised remarks. "We'll say a few...
  • Trump donating second-quarter salary to education

    07/26/2017 7:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WSET-TV ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is donating three months of his salary to the Department of Education. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump chose to give the department $100,000. His first quarter salary donation went to the Department of Interior. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the donation is being used to pay for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp sponsored by the department.....
  • Justice excited about Trump's visit to West Virginia

    07/23/2017 1:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Herald-Disptach | July 23, 2017
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/_recent_news/justice-excited-about-trump-s-visit-to-west-virginia/article_8090a0dc-6fe1-11e7-a3b9-937fab138f82.html
  • Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican

    07/01/2017 9:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    ERIE, PA — Max Bloomstine has a positive view of the nation’s growing diversity, believes the American dream is attainable (but doesn’t believe he’s entitled to it) and is more into the “we” instead of the “me.” He is politically independent but leans conservative, attends church on a regular basis, and views his parents — not sports figures or celebrities — as role models. Right now, though, two things weigh heavily on his mind: where to attend college next year (It’s either going to be the University of Pittsburgh or Rochester) and working on a summer job. “I am a...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • The Epidemic That's Ruining Youth Sports

    06/22/2017 1:13:21 PM PDT · by pajama pundit · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kirsten Fleming
    During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just below the knee. It mostly occurs during growth spurts and is exacerbated by continuous pounding of the knees that happens during sports such as soccer and running.
  • What happened when I took The Red Pill

    06/12/2017 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2016 | Critical Condition
    Very interested "from the heart" description of a young woman's journey out of the left-wing fever swamps. 12:49 long; I suggest you give her a chance. Gets quite interesting at about 2:00, and stays interesting.
  • Fans beg Justin Bieber to cancel dates as fear grips pop's youth

    05/23/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2017 | By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy
    Fans of Justin Bieber pleaded on Tuesday for his upcoming British tour dates to be canceled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Canadian heartthrob Bieber, 23, is due to play an open air concert at London's Hyde Park in July. But fans flooded social media saying his appearance should be axed for the safety both of fans and the singer himself.
  • The Coming Test Of Division...Satan desires to have us pt 1

    For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.(Micah 7:6) For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.(Matthew 10:35-36)Jesus warned us of an extremely demanding test which would come upon the entire world, the effect of which would be strife and division even down...
  • Raymond Arroyo's books are having an astounding impact on at-risk kids

    04/01/2017 5:42:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | March 19, 2017 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume.He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio affiliates.So when Arroyo says his Will Wilder series of books for young readers just might be “the most important work I’ve ever done,” it’s quite a statement.What makes these books so important, in his view? The lifelong impact that they can have on kids.“When an adult reads your...
  • Donald Trump's young fans say they experience social rejection for expressing support

    02/23/2017 10:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | February 23, 2017 | Conor Duffy, North America Correspondent
    At a plush hotel in Maryland thousands of young Trump supporters from all over America — many in T-shirts that read socialism sucks — are queuing up for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Here they are among the faithful, but back home they said it was a different story, particularly at university campuses where their fellow students are much more likely to support Bernie Sanders. Adriana Conradson from Florida said her attempts to engage fellow students in debates about conservative values were not always welcome. "I've been screamed at in grocery stores just for walking around with a...
  • Emilee Hibshman: Why Trump worries my generation

    01/26/2017 9:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Salisbury Post ^ | January 26, 2017 | Emilee Hibshman, junior at Salisbury High School and editor of the Hornet Herald
    This past election has many people on their toes. I have read countless articles with phrases along the lines of “calm down” and “we’ll be fine no matter what.” I disagree. There are many controversial topics that our new president, Donald J. Trump, has approached with no sensitivity. In the past two years alone, Trump has used his time in the spotlight to express his disdain against immigrants, John McCain, Megyn Kelly, The Wall Street Journal, Muslims, women, the LGBTQ+ community, Planned Parenthood, the Affordable Care Act and Hillary Clinton He knew that, no matter what he said or did,...
  • Large Brawl At Mall Leads To Pandemonium At Westfield Culver City

    01/09/2017 9:34:18 AM PST · by Jack Black · 73 replies
    CBS LA.com ^ | 1/12/17 | - unattributed by CBS -
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A large fight at the Westfield Culver City mall Saturday led to pandemonium at the facility, officials said. The mall, formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall, was unable to handle a brawl between as many as 50 juveniles. Culver City Police were dispatched to handle the brawl. A SWAT team was also dispatched. Reports of a male with a gun, or an active shooter on scene, appeared to be erroneous. After police arrived, teens running through the mall appeared to set off panic among some shoppers. There were no reports of arrests or injuries. The...