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HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG TO LEARN ABOUT THE KKK?

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5th-Grade Teacher Who Asked Students To Justify KKK Gets Suspended
By: David Moye Huffington Post 18 September 2017
Hopefully, someone learned a lesson. A fifth-grade teacher in Irmo, South Carolina, has been suspended after the instructor asked students to imagine they were members of the Ku Klux Klan. Columbia, South Carolina, station WACH-TV is reporting that the unidentified teacher at Oak Pointe Elementary School assigned students this question:“You are a member of the KKK. Why do you think your treatment of African Americans is justified?” Another question asked: “You are a freedman. Are you satisfied with your new life? Why or why not?”



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RESURRECTION OF A 1971 MEGA CULTURAL ICON

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MARVIN GAYE: WHAT'S GOIN' ON?

A short story. l Back in 1971, I was in the Peace Corps working in a rural housing development program in the far northwest corner of the Cote d'Ivoire (then the Ivory Coast.)  Our program had come to a standstill and me and my four fellow American volunteers were basically sitting around swatting flies and taking long afternoon naps when the sub-Saharan sun was too brutal to be outside.  Feeling frustrated and useless I had been negotiating with Peace Corps headquarters by snail mail and phone (this was before the internet) for a transfer to some other country that could actually use me.  Big problem was that in the year and a half I spent in country, we'd had three directors - one was killed in a car accident - and there wasn't much in the way of consistency or effectiveness down in Peace Corps headquarters.  So I decided to hike myself down to Abidjan and plead my case in person.
Hike is a bit of a misnomer.  Getting down to Abidjan…

APPARENTLY LAND OUT WEST IS REALLY CHEAP IN CASE YOU'RE LOOKING TO PULL UP STAKES

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The Trump Admin Auctioned 

Off an Imperiled Bird Habitat 

to Oil Companies for a 

Whopping $14,837



By: By Jen Hayden
Friday Sep 15, 2017 Daily Kos

The Trump administration has auctioned off acres of habitat for the sage-grouse, which narrowly missed making the endangered species list after an extensive plan to preserve the bird’s habitat took effect during the Obama administration. Which, naturally means Trump is dead set marching back the progress. From Westwise: Sage-grouse, a chicken-sized bird once widespread in the West, have seen their populations drop dramatically in recent years, thanks in part to oil and gas development. In an effort to keep the sage-grouse off the endangered species list — a move that would limit all forms of development throughout the region — ranchers, conservationists, Western governors and the Obama administration spent years working on collaborative plans to help the species rebound. Widely hailed as a success, the plans resulted in former Interior Secretary S…

WELL ISN'T THIS AS INTRIGUING AS ALL GET OUT!

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Did Jared Kushner’s Data Operation Help Select Facebook Targets for the Russians?

The Russians used social media to rile the electorate. Investigators wonder if they had inside help.
By:  Chris Smith Vanity Fair 15 September 2017



The headlines were about Facebook admitting it had sold ad space to Russian groups trying to sway the 2016 presidential campaign. But investigators shrugged: they’d known or assumed for months that Facebook, as well as Twitter and other social-media platforms, were a tool used in the Kremlin’s campaign. “The only thing that’s surprising is that more revelations like this haven’t come out sooner,” said Congressman Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat and a member of the House Intelligence Committee. “And I expect that more will.” Mapping the full Russian propaganda effort is important. Yet investigators in the House, Senate, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office are equally focused on a more explosive question: did any Americans help target the memes and fake…

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF A TERRORIST ATTACK FOX NEWS REMAINS TRUE TO FORM

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Fox & Friendsspread false information about London attack, hosted anti-Muslim hate group leader

Fox & Friends also hosted architect of CIA's illegal Bush-era torture program


By: Craig Harrington Media Matters for America 15 September 2016
Fox & Friends’ coverage of an apparent terror attack in London demonstrated Fox News’ playbook for exploiting acts of terrorism at home and abroad by spreading misinformation about the incident and turning to discredited Islamophobes for insight into the nature of terror threats. According to reporting from the BBC and other news outlets, an “improvised explosive device” was detonated in a London Underground passenger car as it waited at the Parsons Green station during Friday morning rush hour traffic. According to The New York Times, more than 20 people were hospitalized for injuries as a result of the explosion, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, and an investigation is underway to find those responsible. As the story unfol…

HHS: THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OR IN TRUMPLAND “THE DEPARTMENT OF HURTS AND HUMAN SCAMMING”

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THE DEPARTMENT CHARGED WITH THE NATION'S HEALTH AND WELFARE, IS HURTING REAL PEOPLE.



First, let’s get one piece of info out of the way:Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, enrolls about 11.4 million Americans.(And, no, illegals cannot and do not get Obamacare benefits,)Over 60% (156 million) of us get our insurance through our employers, 35% (110 million) through Medicare, the VA and Medicaid and about 30 million of us remain uninsured.So Americans who receive health insurance through the ACA/Obamacare represent about 5% of our total population of 320 million.Why then, is Obamacare/ACA such a big friggin’ deal?
What it comes down to is the ideology of Conservatives and Republicans that “small limited government” means that the only purpose of the Federal Government is to undertake worldwide military incursions in such places vital to our national security as Viet Nam, Iraq, and Syria.According to them, there is no need for the Feds to be involved in “managing” our market based priv…