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  • US high schoolers want financial education, but many schools don't offer it: survey

    04/13/2024 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4/13/24 | Eric Revell
    A recent survey by Intuit found that U.S. high school students want to learn about personal finance in schools but that many lack access to such courses at school, while parents may be reluctant to teach their children about financial literacy. Intuit's Financial Education survey found that 85% of U.S. high school students said they're interested in learning about financial topics at school and that 95% of those who currently receive a financial curriculum find it helpful. "Ultimately, what we learned is that 81% of students said they really try to discuss financial topics with their parents, but parents typically...
  • Congress Passes Bill Allowing Surveillance On Every American Except For Those Who Bring Cocaine Into White House

    04/13/2024 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies
    The Bee ^ | April 13, 2024 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. government has passed a new bill allowing for widespread surveillance of every American citizen — unless, of course, they happen to be carrying cocaine into the White House. The legislation grants unprecedented powers to intelligence agencies to monitor the communications and activities of individuals across the country without obtaining a warrant. Despite pushback from citizens who believe the government ought to obtain a warrant to spy on it own citizens, lawmakers laughed heartily and passed it anyway. However, the bill does carve out an exception for anyone sneaking a little nose candy past the Secret...
  • Democrat Governors Promise They Will Do Everything In Their Power To Make Elections Appear Legitimate

    04/13/2024 8:11:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    The Bee ^ | April 12, 2024 | Staff
    U.S. — As campaign season prepares to kick into high gear, Democrat governors in states across the country are promising the American people they will do everything in their power to make elections in their states appear legitimate. With skepticism about the fairness and legitimacy of elections on the rise following questionable incidents in 2020 and 2022, Democrat leaders expressed a strong desire to make sure voters knew that great care was being taken to make it look like the 2024 elections were far less rigged than they will actually be. "Don't worry, everything will seem secure," said California Governor...
  • The DEI Buzzsaw

    04/13/2024 5:09:13 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Apr, 2024 | Bruce Olav Solheim
    Driven by emotion, sometimes idealistic and well-meaning programs can morph into nightmarish draconian doctrine and dogma with its requisite enforcement and punitive mechanisms. In June 2022, the California Community College Curriculum Committee published a set of guidelines entitled: DEI in Curriculum: Model Principles and Practices. This document is representative of the flurry of equity activity in the academic world and beyond after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the subsequent nationwide protesting and rioting. Driven by emotion, sometimes idealistic and well-meaning programs can morph into nightmarish draconian doctrine and dogma with its requisite enforcement and punitive...
  • Justice Department sues Utah after transgender inmate ‘removed her own testicles’

    04/13/2024 4:52:43 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    ny POST ^ | 4-7 2024 | Victor Nava
    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Utah and its prison system after a transgender inmate “removed her own testicles” in response to “unnecessarily delayed” treatment for her gender dysphoria. The lawsuit alleges that the incarcerated transgender woman – unnamed in the complaint – was discriminated against by the Utah Department of Corrections following “multiple requests to UDOC staff for treatment for gender dysphoria, including multiple requests for hormone therapy” upon entering the state prison system in 2021. The inmate was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in June 2022, nine months after she first requested hormone therapy,...
  • Pompeo warns diversity chief who espoused anti-American 'Marxist dogma' will 'destroy the State Department'

    04/13/2024 4:07:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/24 | Hannah Grossman
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department's new senior DEI hire will "destroy" the foreign affairs agency and make America "less safe" in an interview Friday with Fox News Digital. Zakiya Carr Johnson was hired by the State Department last week as chief officer of diversity, equity and inclusion. Fox News Digital exposed her past anti-American remarks, including her saying the U.S. represented a "failed historical model" embedded with racism, colonialism and other isms. Carr Johnson has also called for tradition to be dismantled. Pompeo believes Carr Johnson's hire was part of the "Biden administration's core commitment…...
  • Toxic Cancer-Causing Ingredients Found in Popular Kids Meal ‘Lunchables’

    04/12/2024 12:12:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | April 11, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Popular kids’ food Lunchables has been found to contain large amounts of lead and ingredients linked to cancer in its pre-packaged meals, according to a new study. 12 Lunchable products were tested by Consumer Reports, which found that five contained over 50% more lead than California’s legal amount. Following the revelations, the quick-fix children’s lunch product, which has been used by parents for decades, could soon be removed from the shelves. Amy Keating, a dietitian at Consumer Report, stated: “There’s a lot to be concerned about in these kits.” “They’re highly processed, and regularly eating processed meat, a main ingredient...
  • Democrats Will Champion Despicable Pedophilia Within Five Years, or Less

    04/12/2024 5:38:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Apr, 2024 | DC Larson
    Rush Limbaugh warned Democrats would eventually promote pedophilia. Progressivism never stops. Its advocates never say, “This is far enough.” No sooner is one objective completed than left-wing agitators shout that a new social justice battle be waged. For centuries, God-ordained families headed by one biological man and one biological woman have been civilizations’ bedrocks. But just as progressives hunger to rewrite Western Civilization’s history (witness scholastic textbook revisionism and the razing of American Founders’ statuary), they crave cultural destruction. First, they urged same-sex marriages to be legally recognized. Never mind that some 2,000 years of world cultural norms, not to...
  • Conservatives Finally Turning Tide Against DEI

    04/12/2024 4:52:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 11 Apr, 2024 | Andrew Shirley
    From corporate boardrooms to college campuses, there are growing signs that conservatives are turning the tide in the battle against so-called “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” policies. In the most recent setback for the DEI movement, the University of Texas at Austin announced on April 2 that it was laying off dozens of employees in compliance with a new state law which effectively bans DEI programs at state-funded institutions. In addition to outlawing DEI offices, the Texas law prohibits schools from requiring students and faculty to submit “DEI statements.” A month prior, the University of Florida also announced that it was...
  • $45K EV smuggles a 620-mile solid-state battery out of the lab

    04/11/2024 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 63 replies
    https://newatlas.com/ ^ | April 11, 2024 | C.C. Weiss
    IM motors has decided that semi solid-state batteries are ready for prime time. In an omen of what Western automakers will need to contend with, it's now launched a futuristic luxury coupe with a next-gen battery pack and crab-walking capability. The high-density lithium batteries we enjoy today were an absolute technological revolution. They blew rechargeable nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal-hydride batteries out of the water, offering such a leap in energy storage by weight and volume that suddenly all sorts of things became possible.
  • Harvard will require test scores for admission again

    04/11/2024 12:26:44 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2024 at 10:21 a.m. EDT | Susan Svluga
    Harvard College will require applicants to submit standardized test scores once again, becoming the latest Ivy League school to reinstate the requirement after making the choice optional during the pandemic. The university had previously said it would remain test-optional through the 2025-2026 application cycle.... Harvard becomes the latest Ivy League school to reinstate the requirement after making the choice optional during the pandemic. Dartmouth College, Yale and Brown universities announced similar changes in recent weeks, after officials cited data suggesting that SAT and ACT scores were the best predictors of students’ academic performance at their schools — and that making...
  • Roosevelt’s Failure at Yalta.. “I think that if I give him everything that I possibly can and ask nothing from him in return, noblesse oblige, he won’t try to annex anything and will work for a world of democracy and peace.”

    04/11/2024 5:32:29 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 41 replies
    Hoover Institution/Stanford University. ^ | October 30, 2004 | Arnold Beichman
    Roosevelt, argues Arnold Beichman, misread Stalin—and proved naive about communism itself.... Professor Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who has argued that the 1989 counter-revolution in Central Europe vindicates President Roosevelt’s wartime diplomacy,... However, I argue that, from the time he took office in 1933, FDR ignored informed assessments from within the State Department of the nature of Soviet diplomacy and that, consequently, the peoples of Central Europe for some four decades paid the price.... In the early years after the Bolshevik revolution, some U.S. diplomats who had begun to specialize in Soviet affairs believed that we should have as few dealings with...
  • Seattle dance squad says they were told American flag shirts made audience members feel 'triggered and unsafe'

    04/10/2024 7:08:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/24 | Kendall Tietz
    Members of a regional women’s country line dance team were reportedly kicked out of a Seattle dance convention after organizers claimed their American flag-themed shirts made some attendees feel "triggered and unsafe." Over the weekend at the Emerald City Hoedown in Seattle, the Borderline Dance team was set to perform, but were essentially told they weren't welcome by organizer Rain Country Dance Association, an LGBTQ+ dance community, over their matching American flag themed shirts, Jason Rantz reported for 770 KTTH. "Unfortunately, what our team was met with upon arrival was that our flag tops were offensive to some of the...
  • GOP-led county neighboring NYC to deputize private citizens; Dems blast 'militia initiative'

    04/10/2024 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/24 | Michael Ruiz
    The Republican leader of a suburb bordering New York City has Democrats up in arms over a plan to deputize private citizens for emergency situations. County Executive Bruce Blakeman has continued to irk opponents on the issues of crime and women's rights as he seeks to wrestle control of the state capital and give his constituents a greater say in local policy. I don't think you can depend on Albany or Washington, D.C., because they're more interested in giving away billions of dollars to migrants who are unvetted and bringing them to our communities than they are in protecting our...
  • DISPARATE IMPACT THINKING IS DESTROYING OUR CIVILIZATION

    04/10/2024 3:02:06 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 55 replies
    IMPRIMIS ^ | FEBRUARY 2024 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The American Medical Association today insists that medicine is characterized by white supremacy.
  • Scrabble: Mattel launches new version of game which is 'less competitive'

    04/10/2024 1:59:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/9 | Steven McIntosh
    Mattel is to launch a new version of Scrabble which is designed to be more collaborative and accessible for those who find word games intimidating. The new double-sided Scrabble board will still feature the original game for those who want to play the traditional version. But the new game on the flip side will include helper cards, use a simpler scoring system and be quicker to play. The new board, Scrabble Together, will also allow people to compete in teams. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, broadcaster Gyles Brandreth described the launch as "exciting news". "We play the original...
  • Texas will use computers to grade written answers on this year’s STAAR tests

    04/10/2024 8:00:32 AM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 10 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 9, 2024 | Keaton Peters
    Students sitting for their STAAR exams this week will be part of a new method of evaluating Texas schools: Their written answers on the state’s standardized tests will be graded automatically by computers. The Texas Education Agency is rolling out an “automated scoring engine” for open-ended questions on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness for reading, writing, science and social studies. The technology, which uses natural language processing, a building block of artificial intelligence chatbots such as GPT-4, will save the state agency about $15 million to 20 million per year that it would otherwise have spent on...
  • Bizarre moment Texas Democrat calls for black people to be exempt from paying taxes during reparations talk... before saying poor ones don't anyway

    04/10/2024 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/10/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Texas Democrat Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett called for black Americans to be exempt from paying taxes when asked about reparations for slavery. The 43-year-old then went on to suggest it may not succeed because many poorer black people 'aren't really paying taxes in the first place'. Crockett, a liberal freshman in the House who has called Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott's immigration policy 'insane' and that his new laws aim 'to kill people,' made the statement on 'The Black Lawyers Podcast' last week. When the host asked her about reparations - often on many far left politicians and activists wish lists...
  • Horrifying footage shows autistic student, 10, being beaten by woman on Colorado school bus as heartbroken parents of three different children claim teaching aid, 29, left kids with vicious bruises and marks

    04/10/2024 1:03:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 10, 2024 | Dolores Chang
    Horrifying footage shows a ten-year-old autistic boy being beaten by his teaching aide, who allegedly abused at least three children for months, leaving them with bruises and marks. Kiarra Jones, 29, has been charged with third-degree assault on an at-risk person last week and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 3. In the video provided by Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC Attorneys at Law, the firm representing three families, Jones can be seen repeatedly punching the child, who has severe autism and no verbal ability, while they sat together on the school bus. Heartbroken parents of children at the Joshua...
  • Check Out Some of These Queer Books You Might Find at Your Child’s School Book Fair

    04/09/2024 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Disntr ^ | April 9, 2024 | staff
    Scholastic is both a publisher and a distributor of books. It’s well-known for publishing educational material for schools, teachers, and parents, as well as books and resources for children. Scholastic’s publishing arm is responsible for producing a wide range of content, including books, magazines, and digital products and includes popular series and titles that cater to children and young adults. Scholastic is also well-known for its book fairs in schools where it children can attend and purchase books without direct parental supervision—and some of the stuff you might find at these book fairs is rather disturbing. So parents, beware. First...