65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math by dcjogger in news

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By the time the average American student enters the 8th grade, he/she has had 9,360 hours of "education." We would be a nation of geniuses if the goal of schooling was education.

College writing seminar will tell profs to not grade based on quality of writing in order to fight 'white language supremacy' by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Next....the grammar nazi trials in Nuremberg. All those that have used the FTFY tag will be thoroughly investigated.

Here is a full list of all 40 currently-serving US congresspeople who have dual citizenship with Israel by magnora7 in Collusion

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They should, but they seem to find the best loopholes.

Here is a full list of all 40 currently-serving US congresspeople who have dual citizenship with Israel by magnora7 in Collusion

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Maybe that is the reason so much American tax money is given to Israel, a citizen of Israel potentially benefits from an influx of money, and they are citizens.

How is it that an elected official that decides legislation does not have to disclose any dual citizenship? Not only are members of congress not required to disclose dual citizenship, they are protected from FOIA inquiries to protect their privacy.

Is this a fair use of our tax dollars? by magnora7 in finance

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Need food or housing? I guess you're screwed, someone needs a bonus for a beach house.

Would defense contracts be included in those numbers?

SAVE CANADA! SIGN MAX'S PETITION FOR CANADA TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UN'S MIGRATION PACT! SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO by useless_aether in WorldPolitics

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Here is the pdf of the Global Compact on Migration. So far I've read a bit past the preamble and that's all kittens and rainbows and a lot of nothing, with agenda 2030 mentioned more than a few times. The objective and commitment section feels like data collection on a global scale, at a glance. Interesting.

The BBC has published an article titled “How Putin’s Russia turned humour into a weapon” about the Kremlin’s latest addition to its horrifying deadly hybrid warfare arsenal: comedy. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Site is down at the moment....

Based on the title, we should all be more serious, lest we be grouped with the nefarious funny Russians. /s

Breakfast the British Way by ruperttaylor in Foodfun

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Good read!

Enjoy your links, just the right length with lots of curious details.

Deerhunter - Death in Midsummer by i_cansmellthat in music

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Nice song, has a little Dylan mixed with Mountain Goats. "I could be your boyfriend or I could be your shame," what a great lyric.

I don't know much about this band, sounds worth checking out more.

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Something I don't get....In the US the oral polio vaccine hasn't been the standard since 2000 or so, now the injection is the norm. The oral vaccine is used frequently in other countries though, due to the cheaper cost and ease of use. The virus can be shed in fecal matter when the oral vaccine is used (off the top of my head, I read a bit into this a couple weeks ago so if I'm wrong please correct me). Now there are outbreaks of vaccine derived polio in some of these countries, and they are continuing this route of vaccination despite the fact cholera is present. Wouldn't cholera spread the virus at a much higher frequency?

It just seems common sense not to introduce it in an area with cholera, but what I know comes from doing some internet searches. Curious if anyone else knows more?

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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This looks like polio, but in the little blurbs I've read about this health officials aren't supposed to call it that. Acute flaccid myelitis is sudden onset of paralysis and weakness, which is what polio essentially is. Both are caused by enteroviruses, though polio was taken out of that category and then put back in later with it's own subclass (it is confusing in how this is worded on a couple sites, but I haven't dug deep). Maybe I'm slow, but don't viruses mutate and if so, could this be a mutated version of polio? Not an expert in this field, but this should be clearly stated somewhere and it doesn't seem to be.

MSM Is Getting Weirder, More Frantic, And More Desperate By The Day by magnora7 in propaganda

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The only thing keeping the many from rising like lions against the few to create a new world which benefits everyone is the establishment propaganda machine, and right now it is wildly off balance. Shove hard, and don’t stop shoving until it falls.

After reading this article, I was wondering just how each of us can shove. There's a link to this in the article which may be a good starting point to learn how to push back.

Do you prefer nightmode or daymode? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Nightmode here. It feels like the anti-reddit.

SaidIt Promotional Ideas by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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"Mommy, what's a wage slave?"

Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guests by Mnemonic in privacy

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Was talking to a friend whose company had a data breach last year. He says his PR dept. waited until a Friday to make a press release, as did Marriott (at least I think, it's behind a paywall so I didn't read it). He says it's becoming more common to do so, less people paying attention.

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China by i_cansmellthat in WorldNews

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That's a great visual. I've encouraged (made) a few of my friends/family read this quote, it works way better this way.

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China by i_cansmellthat in WorldNews

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Huxley was right.

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China by i_cansmellthat in WorldNews

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And don't forget good old Monsanto is playing around with crispr too....

Let's compile a list of ways to fuck up our existence....crispr, solar radiation management, carbon capture and storage, the food supply and corporate greed, modified mosquitoes being released....just a few. Shouldn't these ideas be thought out a bit more before being implemented?

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

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Kindness breeds kindness (a not-for-profit kindness though). Maybe small acts can snowball, I am really hopeful that this is true. Mix in a dose of knowledge and perspective.....but how?

Our current social environment is so divided and hateful. The core truth of how governments attain and keep power is so occluded with misinformation, and now it seems they have found a way to control the people by co-opting one's very identity (conservative, liberal, immigrant, etc). All this contributes to the public being so busy picking a side, that we don't realize we are the pawns in the business of war. It's crazy, but I don't think everyone realizes we are actively engaged in the business of war, at this very moment. In the US, if you pay taxes you are contributing to the business of war. Maybe people need to ponder on that.

In the movie "They Live" the protagonist finds a box of sunglasses that, when worn, show things as they really are. (It's a campy movie, but the message is solid) We need to find the box of sunglasses. I don't know, maybe none of us are looking for it. But I think if we found the box, and we could just be kind to one another, it would be a start.

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

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How can humanity get itself in a situation where all of those options no longer are profitable? Question of the millennium.

Maybe we need to start by redefining what it means to be "profitable."

We all know that giving a hand to someone who needs it, petting a dog, watching a sunset, the little things, these are the things that enrich us. We profit from them. Why have we given the power to define "profit" to those that possess all the material wealth?