Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Set to stun...

 It was just a dumb fight. Two boys, both juniors, stood in the hallway discussing a classic teenage hypothetical: whether one of them could win in a fight against another student. But when one of the teens, Scott, said he didn’t think his friend could win, things turned personal.

They flung curse words back and forth that Thursday morning in March, lurching through the hallway of Knightdale High School, slamming into a row of lockers and tripping over a trashcan. A video shot by another student shows a teacher breaking up the fight after a few seconds, and both teens ending up on the ground, hurt only in pride.

One student was ushered away. But 17-year-old Scott, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, didn’t have a chance to get up. A school police officer rushed over, and pinned one of Scott’s arms behind his back. The student stopped filming the fight at this point. Scott says the police officer then sat on him and ordered him to place his other hand behind his back. He tried to comply, he says, but the officer was holding him down. Full story...

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Australians embracing super-human microchip technology...

IT may sound like sci-fi, but hundreds of Australians are turning themselves into super-humans who can unlock doors, turn on lights and log into computers with a wave of the hand.

Shanti Korporaal, from Sydney, is at the centre of the phenomenon after having two implants inserted under her skin.

Now she can get into work and her car without carrying a card or keys, and says her ultimate goal is to completely do away with her wallet and cards.

“You could set up your life so you never have to worry about any password or PINs” she told news.com.au.

“It’s the same technology as Paypass, so I’m hoping you’ll be able to pay for things with it. Full story...

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Do you grope a woman's breast because they are enormous???

A police investigator has dropped a case against an ice hockey player accused of molesting a woman at a night club in northern Sweden - because she had “gigantic breasts”.

Björklöven hockey club suspended the player, who says he doesn’t remember what happened on Saturday night, after he was accused of assault and sexual molestation at the Marité night club in Östersund.

After questioning the accusers, investigator Mikael Lundberg said there was no proof the player had assaulted a woman at the club. He then left legal experts flabbergasted when he explained to newspaper Expressen why he did not think the player had meant to grope a second woman.

 “With regard to the sexual molestation, they [the two women] were standing at a bar table and then he comes along drunk and drapes his arms around both of them from behind, and then he happens to touch one of their breasts. And it should be noted that they had gigantic breasts. It wasn’t hard to brush up against them. If you’re drunk and drape yourself over someone, well, you can understand how it might have happened.” Full story...

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Media worried too many Americans will question legitimacy of 2016 election...

2016 is the year many, many Americans began to question whether or not our elections, and to a lesser extent, our democracy (insert “it’s a constitutional republic, big difference!” here) are rigged. As I’ve argued many times in the past year, there is plenty of evidence suggesting these skeptical Americans are, indeed, onto something with their suspicions.

But the corporate media has come out in defense of America’s “democracy” — and political elites are defending the system, too. In the wake of Trump’s recent rhetoric regarding the “rigged” system, the ruling class of the United States is peddling the fiction that somehow Trump’s irresponsible sensationalism is solely to blame for the newfound feelings of illegitimacy plaguing our elections.

Take, for example, Monday’s POLITICO piece entitled “What if Trump won’t accept defeat?”:

“Trump’s [rigged election] words are having an effect. Just 38 percent of Trump supporters believe their votes will be counted accurately, and only 49 percent of all registered voters are ‘very confident’ their votes will be tabulated without error, according to a Pew Research survey last week.” Full story...

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Majority in France against burqinis on beaches...

Just under two thirds of French people (64 percent) are against the burqini being worn on beaches, a survey published on Thursday revealed.

Only six percent said they were in favour of the Islamic full-body swimsuit, while the remaining 30 percent of those surveyed were "indifferent".

The results come from a survey conducted by Ifop for French national Le Figaro, and show that "the beach isn't seen as a 'separate' public space, but is considered equivalent to the street," according to Jérôme Fourquet from the polling firm.

 Fourquet said the results mirrored those of an opinion poll last April about the wearing of the veil or headscarf in the street, to which 63 percent were opposed. Full story...

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Dunk-a-chicken (the village way) - Wilbur Sargunaraj

BBC presenter takes drug in Brazil to "get close to God"

My name is Mawaan Rizwan. I'm an actor, comedian and a programme maker.

I've just made a documentary with BBC Three called Getting High For God? where I travel to the Americas to take part in religious ceremonies that involve drugs.

I wanted to get to the bottom of this spiritual drug taking thing - with lots of careful medical supervision obviously.

Can it help you find enlightenment? Or is it just a thing that backpackers do on their gap year?

As someone who grew up in a religious family but now feels detached from faith, I'm curious to explore my relationship with spirituality.

In the final episode I set out to Brazil to take part in an Ayahuasca ceremony. Full story...

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Police in Nigeria arrest guy for naming his dog Buhari, after the president...

Thirty-year-old Nigerian trader Joachim Chinakwe is a big fan of his country’s current head of state, Muhammadu Buhari. So much so that, he says, he recently decided to name his pet dog after the president.

Unfortunately, things got weird for Chinakwe after a feud with a neighbor and the police’s overzealousness.

Chinkawe, a resident of the southwestern state of Ogun, was detained for three days last Saturday after a neighbor complained about the dog’s name. According to some reports, Chinakwe’s neighbor, allegedly from a northern state, complained the name was a deliberate insult to his own father, who is called Alhaji Buhari. President Buhari is also from the north of Nigeria, where his biggest support base lies.

The police have since alleged that Chinakwe wrote “Buhari” on the dog’s flanks, and walked him through a local market popular with northern traders — a move they said could cause a breach of the peace as Chinakwe was deliberately provoking northerners. Chinakwe denied the allegations. A spokesperson for the president couldn’t be reached, and there’s no evidence he is even aware of the incident. More + photos...

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India proposes to ban commercial surrogacy...

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In 2013, India's Supreme Court reversed a 2009 high court decision to decriminalise homosexuality. According to Article 377 of the Indian penal code, homosexuality is a crime, which can attract punishment up to 10 years in prison.

Swaraj also said that foreigners, including non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) were barred from opting for surrogacy as "divorces are very common in foreign countries".

Only infertile couples who have been married for at least five years could seek a surrogate, who must be a close relative.

"There will be a complete ban on commercial surrogacy," Swaraj said.

"Childless couples, who are medically unfit to have children, can take help from a close relative, in what is an altruistic surrogacy."

She said the ban would be introduced 10 months after the bill, which will now go to parliament for approval, to allow pregnant women already in arrangements with couples time to give birth. Full story...

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‘End of the road’ for EU in France - as even the LEFT want out...

While right-wing French leaders like Marine Le Pen have long-opposed the 28-country bloc, even Arnaud Montebourg, a leadership candidate for the Socialist Party, is making his disgust clear.

Mr Montebourg, who previously served in the party under Francois Hollande before stepping down after claiming it had swung too far to the right, said the EU had plunged the continent into “crisis”.

He said: “I believe that we have reached the end of road for the European Union, and that France no longer has any interest in it.

While he stopped short of calling for Frexit, he did declare France would no longer be tied to EU treaties or regulations.

He said: “I am not in favour of a French Brexit, but we can longer accept a Europe like that.

“As far as I am concerned, the current treaties have elapsed. I will be inspired by the General de Gaulle's policy of the 'empty chair', a strike against the EU.” Full story...

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Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers showed symptoms of PTSD saying it was 'hard to forget' horrors of the Afghan war...

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014 but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others.

According to newly released documents from the Veterans Health Administration, Micah Johnson had sought treatment for anxiety, depression and hallucinations, telling doctors that he experienced nightmares after witnessing fellow soldiers getting blown in half.

He also said he heard voices and mortars exploding, according to the documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

'I try to block those out, but it is kinda hard to forget,' Johnson told his care provider, according to the documents.

Johnson, 25, was the sniper who targeted the officers at the conclusion of a peaceful march July 7 in downtown Dallas, where demonstrators were protesting fatal police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana. Full story...

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Proxima b: There's an earth-like planet next door!

Singapore launches world's first 'self-driving' taxi service...

The world’s first “self-driving” taxi service has been launched in Singapore – albeit with a human backup driver and co-pilot on board for the time being.

Members of the public selected to take part in the trial would be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones, said nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup.

While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy said it would be the first to offer rides to the public, beating Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks.

The cars – modified Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electrics – had a driver in the front prepared to take back the wheel and a researcher in the back watching the car’s computers, the company said. Each was fitted with Lidar, a laser-based detection system like radar. Full story...

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Japanese father stabs son, 12, to death for not studying...

.A Japanese father has stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after the child failed to study for an entrance exam.

Public broadcaster NHK reported that Kengo Satake, 48, told police that he “argued with his son for not studying” before a test.

The boy was apparently due to take the examination in a bid to gain a place at a leading private junior high school.

Police officers working in Aichi prefecture in the city of Nagoya said that the son, named Ryota, died from loss of blood in hospital on Sunday.

The father was arrested after hospital staff phoned the police, and told officers that he had stabbed Ryota “by mistake.”

NHK reported that the boy was often told off by his father for not studying, and said the school the boy was hoping to get into was one of the leading private schools in Aichi prefecture.

According to local media, Ryota’s mother was at work when the incident occurred. Source...

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Ramya: India actress refuses 'Pakistan not hell' apology...

An Indian film actress-cum-politician has refused to withdraw remarks she made praising India's neighbour, Pakistan, even though they could lead to her being charged with sedition.

Divya Spandana, better known by her screen name Ramya, said she was only expressing her opinion.

The former Congress party MP is already facing a complaint of sedition filed against her by a lawyer in Karnataka.

Nationalist activists have denounced her remarks on India's rival.

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New planet is "right next door"

After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.

A planet that is rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our solar system, scientists reported Wednesday. It is probably in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold 'Goldilocks Zone' where liquid water — a key to life — is possible if the planet has an atmosphere. And it is a mere 4.22 light-years from Earth, or 25 trillion miles.

It is easily the closest potentially habitable planet ever detected outside our solar system - and one that could be reachable by tiny, uncrewed space probes before the end of the century, in time for some people alive today to witness it.

The international team of astronomers that announced the discovery did not actually see the planet but ascertained its existence indirectly, by using telescopes to spot and precisely calculate the gravitational pull on the star by a possible orbiting body - a tried-and-true method of planet-hunting. Full story...

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Senators mull plan to block US arms deal with Saudi Arabia as death toll grows in Yemen...

Republican senator Rand Paul is considering trying to block a US arms sales agreement with Saudi Arabia after labeling the country an "unreliable ally" and questioning its human rights record.

Just days after the $1.15 billion agreement has been made between the two countries, Mr Paul told Foreign Policy magazine that he would work with a bipartisan coalition to stop the sale. Politicians have 30 days to block the agreement.

"Saudi Arabia is an unreliable ally with a poor human rights record. We should not rush to sell them advanced arms and promote an arms race in the Middle East," said the Kentucky senator.

Although the war in Syria has received the mainstay of international attention, Yemen is also at war. According to Unicef figures in June, more than 14 million people in the Middle East’s poorest country are facing food insecurity and the same number need basic health care.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"I thought you should know"

‘Not butchers’: Philippines police chief denies brutality as over 1,900 killed during war on drugs...

Police taking part in a large-scale anti-drug operation in the Philippines which started after the president took office are “not butchers,” the police chief has said, adding there is no declared policy to kill drug users and pushers.

Several weeks into the tenure of Rodrigo Duterte, the hardline president, the Philippines’ anti-narcotics operation is in full swing despite pressure from human rights groups and Manila’s international partners.

On Tuesday, Ronald dela Rosa, director-general of the national police, was summoned to parliament to explain the "unprecedented" rise in the body count and reported surge in vigilante killings, Reuters reported.

"We are not butchers," he told MPs. Full story...

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Numbers don't lie: why Monsanto may be facing its final days...

Share prices — plummeting. Royalties — cut. Consumer opinion — in the toilet. Governments — fed up. Monsanto’s earnings represent the writing on the wall, but the company’s glory days are nearing an end for many reasons ranging from farmer and consumer resistance to government crackdowns on GMO products and even Monsanto’s best-selling chemical product, glyphosate. Monsanto’s days are about as numbered as a fruit fly’s.

If we were to ascertain Monsanto’s financial health by their stock price alone, you could safely say that they are suffering. The company recently slashed its 2016 earnings forecast from the $5.10-$5.60 per share it had forecast in December, to $4.40-$5.10, claiming that the reduction was due to a lagging strength in the U.S. dollar — but there’s much more to the picture.

In numerous key markets, the company consistently rating among most hated in the world is taking major hits.
In India, Monsanto’s illegal introduction of GM Bt cotton is reaping some serious karma. The Ministry of Agriculture has accused Monsanto of price gouging and is reducing their ‘royalties’ by 70 percent. Monsanto has threatened to withdraw its GM crops from India, but the country hasn’t balked. Their reply? “Monsanto is welcome to leave.” Full story...

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Filipino maid raped by Saudi employer dies in hospital...

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who was allegedly raped by her employer has died, an official said.

Filipina Irma Avila Edloy, 35, passed away Friday, Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said over radio dzMM.

Forensic investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of Edloy's death.

Edloy was rushed to King Salman Hospital in Riyadh earlier in the week due to severe injuries from suspected sexual assault. She lapsed into a coma soon after arriving at the hospital.

Bello said Edloy had implicated her employer in the assault. Prior to becoming unconscious, while she did not say outright that her employer sexually assaulted her, she pointed to her employer when asked by a nurse who had maltreated her. Full story...

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Robot brothels could soon become reality in UK as nation's booming sex trade undergoes revolution...

Sex robot brothels similar to those seen in Channel's 4's eerie cyborg drama Humans could soon become a reality in the UK, it has been claimed.

Rapidly-improving technology could herald a revolution in the UK's sex industry which could result in reduced risk of sexually transmitted diseases and safer lives for I working girls, clients and pimps.

NUI Galway Law professor John Danaher, who has conducted research into human enhancement and artificial intelligence, said sex robots could be a good substitute for human prostitutes.

He told the Daily Star : “The cyborgs can cater for desire for sexual variety, freedom from constraint and complication and fear of lack of sexual success. Full story...

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Andrea Tantaros’s lawsuit against Fox News is OMG WTF INSANE!

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Tantaros complained to the bigwigs, and asked them not to book Brown on the show anymore. They were like “OK” and continued to put him on the show. In the same vein (and now we are thinking about dick veins, I don’t know why, I am sorry), Tantaros asked not to go on gross ol’ alleged harasser Bill O’Reilly’s show, because of how he was a gross ol’ alleged harasser, and ONE TIME they said “yes you do not have to.” Princes!

Basically, the entire gist of the suit — aside from a bunch of stuff at the end about how the network fucked her on sales and promotion for a book she wrote — is that Andrea Tantaros complained about these things, to multiple people, at least one million times, and for her efforts, was rewarded with being ignored, demoted, and blacklisted. OH, and apparently the network planted unfavorable social media posts and “news” stories about her, in other outlets.

A common practice, according to the suit, was “sock puppeting,” where Fox would use a “sock puppet” Twitter account to either make Tantaros look bad, or “sexualize [her] image,” as in one instance with actor Dean Cain, who “inappropriately hugged her” on set, at which point Irena Briganti, head of publicity for Fox, “arranged for a picture of the hug to be tweeted … with the caption: ‘Things Heating Up Between Andrea Tantaros And Dean Cain.'” Irena sounds like a real great feminist to us, don’t you think?

And the new co-president of Fox News, Bill Shine, was allegedly a huge part of the cover-up: Full story...

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How this school improved its attendance ... by installing washing machines!

Dr. Melody Gunn, the former principal of Gibson Elementary in St. Louis, couldn’t figure out why student attendance was on the low side. All of Gibson’s kids were provided free or reduced lunches, and the school facilitated transportation.

In talking to parents, Gunn discovered that many didn’t have easy access to washing machines. Or if they did have machines, they couldn't always use them because they couldn’t afford detergent, or their electricity had been shut off. For these families, laundry had to take a backseat to more pressing needs such as food and rent.

It turned out that when students didn’t have clean clothes, they often stayed home from school out of embarrassment. Logan, an eighth-grader, spoke about how difficult it is for others to understand his problem: “I think people don’t talk about not having clean clothes because it makes you want to cry or go home or run away or something. It doesn’t feel good.”

Gunn reached out to the Whirlpool company to see if it could help, and it donated a washer and dryer to her school. She then invited students who had missed more than 10 days of school to bring in their clothes for laundering. Whirlpool later gave 16 more schools in districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California, washers and dryers through a new program. Full story...

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Pooch Duke is re-elected for third term as mayor of tiny Minnesota town in landslide vote!!!

The mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, has a real nose for politics, so it should come as no surprise that this past weekend he was re-elected for his third consecutive term.

As the township’s beloved incumbent mayor, the nine-year-old Great Pyrenees named Duke had no trouble scoring a landslide victory in the election, which was held during the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze Festival Saturday.

'I don't know who would run against him,' Karen Nelson told WDAY6. 'He's done such great things for the community.'

In a video from the event, the fluffy pup is seen wearing a miniature black top hat and a patriotic star-spangled bandanna around his neck.

Duke made national headlines in 2014 when he was first elected mayor of Cormorant - a small township of 1,000 - by write-in vote. More + photos...

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Swiss Post trials robot parcel deliveries in Bern...

The Swiss national postal service, which has already trialled drones and self-driving postbuses in its quest for new technology, on Tuesday announced a new partnership with UK-based start-up Starship Technologies, set up by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis.

Starship’s fleet of autonomous robots are designed to carry out local deliveries within a 5km radius and have already been seen on streets in the UK and Germany since trials began last November.

From this September the robots will be trialled with dummy parcels in three Swiss locations – the capital, Bern, and the towns of Biberist in the canton of Soloturn and Köniz in the canton of Bern.

 The aim is to assess the functionality of the post-bots with a view to adopting the technology for real next year, should all go to plan. Full story...

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Sheriff Zollman -- What will you tell Jack Yantis's widow?

Residents of Adams County, Idaho, should compel Sheriff Ryan Zollman – by nailing his feet to the floor, if necessary — to answer this question: Are you willing to tell Donna Yantis to her face that her husband Jack deserved to die?

If Zollman answers that question in the negative, he should be forced to answer this one: Are you willing to fire the deputies who perforated Jack Yantis with gunshots, even though they will be spared criminal prosecution because they killed an innocent man?

Assuming that Zollman isn’t willing to do either of the foregoing, he should candidly admit to the public supposedly served by his office that their lives are less valuable than those of his deputies; that the testimony of a local citizen is never to be credited when that citizen accuses deputies of misconduct; that the personal safety of his deputies is the only important consideration in any encounter with a member of the public; and that he is willing to protect the job security of deputies who have exhibited lethal incompetence even when this means putting the public at avoidable risk.

If he were any part of a man, Zollman would have fired Deputies Cody Roland and Brian Wood immediately after last November’s fatal shooting. Instead, he is accusing critics of his department of enlisting in the mythical “war on police.” Full story...

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How does texting work?

Singapore to cut off public servants from the internet...

Singapore is planning to cut off web access for public servants as a defence against potential cyber attack – a move closely watched by critics who say it marks a retreat for a technologically advanced city-state that has trademarked the term “smart nation”.

Some security experts say the policy, due to be in place by May, risks damaging productivity among civil servants and those working at more than four dozen statutory boards, and cutting them off from the people they serve. It may only raise slightly the defensive walls against cyber attack, they say.

Ben Desjardins, director of security solutions at network security firm Radware, called it “one of the more extreme measures I can recall by a large public organisation to combat cyber security risks”. Stephen Dane, a Hong Kong-based managing director at networking company Cisco Systems, said it was “a most unusual situation” and Ramki Thurimella, chair of the computer science department at the University of Denver, called it both “unprecedented” and “a little excessive”.

But other cyber security companies said that with the kind of threats governments face today, Singapore had little choice but to restrict internet access. Full story...

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Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets...

WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found.

In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary citizens while many hundreds more have had sensitive family, financial or identity records posted to the web. In two particularly egregious cases, WikiLeaks named teenage rape victims. In a third case, the site published the name of a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay, an extraordinary move given that homosexuality can lead to social ostracism, a prison sentence or even death in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom.

"They published everything: my phone, address, name, details," said a Saudi man who told AP he was bewildered that WikiLeaks had revealed the details of a paternity dispute with a former partner. "If the family of my wife saw this ... Publishing personal stuff like that could destroy people."

WikiLeaks' mass publication of personal data is at odds with the site's claim to have championed privacy even as it laid bare the workings of international statecraft, drawing criticism from longtime allies. Full story...

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Stomachs of dead sperm whales found in Germany filled with plastics, car parts...

Marine biologists were deeply saddened upon discovering 29 lifeless sperm whales around the shore of North Sea Island in Germany last week, and their grief heightened further after finding out what were inside the animals’ stomachs.

According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, most of the whales had stomachs full of plastic debris—including a 13-meter-long fishing net, a 70-centimeter piece of plastic from a car and other pieces of plastic litter.

The enormous marine creatures are believed to have mistakenly identified the items as food, such as squid, which is their main staple. Worse, the travesty is largely a result of humanity’s shocking disregard for marine life, which has resulted in an overabundance of plastics in the oceans.

“These findings show us the results of our plastic-oriented society. Animals inadvertently consume plastic and plastic waste which causes them to suffer, and at worst, causes them to starve with full stomachs,” Robert Habeck, environment minister for the state of Schleswig-Holstein, said in a statement. Full story...

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Nobel prize winner Stiglitz calls TPP 'outrageous'

Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says it's "absolutely wrong" for the U.S. to pass the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

It will only help big corporations, not American citizens, he says.

"The advocates of trade said it was going to benefit everyone. The evidence is it's benefited a few and left a lot behind," Stiglitz told CNN's Richard Quest on Quest Means Business Tuesday.

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are against TPP, a free trade agreement that President Obama has been pushing with 11 other Asian nations. China is not a part of the deal.

 There's a chance Obama might try one last time to get Congress to pass TPP. Lawmakers typically come back to Washington for a few days after the presidential election. It's known as a "lame duck" session. Full story...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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The internet cheers this teacher’s new homework policy...

A Texas teacher’s homework policy is gaining traction on the internet.

Samantha Gallagher shared an image of a note that her daughter’s teacher gave students, establishing the class homework policy.

"After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year,” teacher Brandy Young wrote.

The teacher did have some instruction for students, and their parents, outside the classroom:

“Research has been unable to prove that homework improves students performances. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

Gallagher’s post, with the comment, “Brooke loves her new teacher already,” quickly went viral since she shared it Aug. 16. It was also posted to Reddit on Sunday.

“I have been attempting to track the feedback as best I can but the response is so overwhelming I can't keep up,” Gallagher wrote in a comment on the post. “It is very nice to know how many parents and teachers are supportive of the concept. Also, it is interesting to read about the amount of homework a lot of children are being given on a daily basis.” Source...

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Social media and mobile phones are harming the mental health of teenage girls...

The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.

Researchers highlighted the growing pressure of social media and the near-constant use of mobile phones.

The study compared the experiences and attitudes of 14-year-olds in 2014 with those in 2005 and found an increase in "psychological distress".

"Young people felt less control over their own destinies," says the study.

The report, tracking the well-being of 30,000 people in 13,000 households, found that young people in 2014 were more "serious" than in 2005.

On the positive side, it saw young people more engaged in school, more likely to want to go to university and less likely to be involved in "risky" activities, such as smoking or getting involved in petty crime.

But there was also a negative dimension, with an increase in psychological problems, particularly among girls. Full story...

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Today's parents are scared of everything: let the children be...

Parents today have the highest conditioning of fear in the history of humankind. They are scared of everything and it reflects in their children. They jump at the opportunity to drug them, vaccinate them and intoxicate them with all types of pharmaceuticals for diseases they are told are a threat by scientific doctrines based on fear themselves. The loving care, informed by tradition and human experience, has now become a management plan in crises intervention. They fear for the child's friendships, socialization, education, opportunities, nutrition, health, treatment, but most of all their for their life. The life of the child must not follow any unknown path that the parent perceives as a threat. In short, we have a micromanaged a generation of robots whose fear programming then materializes in their reality.

Parents of young children are often overwhelmed by advice. The degree of generational differences in health, medicine, food, safety, and general well-being of children is colosssal today in comparison to just 40 years ago.

 As a parent, we are all deeply invested in caring for our children with a loving determination to help them succeed in life. There is no wrong way to love, however we must also recognize that micromanagement "takes away the child's experience and [impedes] his learning how to handle himself in the world. Part of the job of the parent is not to do everything for the child, but to help him do things more and more independently," says clinical psychologist and author Marc Nemiroff, PhD. "Micromanagement goes against natural development." Full story...

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Palestine: The genocide of a land...

In our days of darkness, spreading ignorance, and absence of serious debate in public forums, we can take hope from the fact that some scholars still produce serious and informative books on the most critical issues of our time. If in the future policymakers again seek the guidance of truth, they will have the information at hand. One such book of truth is Jeremy R. Hammond’s just published Obstacle to Peace, a closely reasoned, heavily documented (68 pages of footnotes), fully indexed, readable book with a Foreword by Richard Falk, an Introduction by Gene Epstein, and an endorsement by Noam Chomsky.

The obstacle to peace is the United States government, which has consistently opposed the entire world’s decades long effort to stop the Zionist genocide of a land called Palestine.

Palestine is a stolen and oppressed land. Israel’s greatest leaders themselves acknowledge the fact. Tom Are quotes David Ben-Gurion:

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural, we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We came from Israel, it’s true, but that was two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?” Full story...

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‘Butt Lady of Auburn:' keeping her city clean one cigarette at a time...

Sally Dawly reached a major milestone this week. After nearly two years of her community service, the Auburn-native who proudly calls herself the "Butt Lady of Auburn" has picked up and thrown away over 500,000 cigarette butts.

Since October 2014, Dawly has taken it upon herself to clean up the streets of her town one cigarette butt at a time. Her mission has been simple:

"I love Auburn. I've been here for quite a while, and I just like seeing it clean," she said.

After noticing all the cigarette butts around the streets of Auburn, Dawly grabbed a dustpan and got to work. She spends hours each day picking up after people and she counts how many she picks up as she goes.

After 22 months of hard work she reached a milestone this week. The Butt Lady of Auburn said she has collected and thrown away half a million cigarette butts. More + video...

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