Enrollment in teacher training programs is already down by 20 to 50 percent (varies by state).
Schools already can't find math and science teachers. My school pays relatively well but when we last hired, we had shit candidates. Making a master's cost more is just another way to slowly erode public education.
"Actually [Sasha and Malia] just couldn't take my jokes anymore. They were fed up."
"What I haven't told them yet is we are going to do this every year from now on. No cameras, just us, every year. No way I'm cutting this habit cold turkey."
"We should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving. Of course, except the turkeys, because they're already stuffed."
"When somebody at your table tells you that you've been hogging all of the side dishes, you can't have any more, I hope that you respond with a creed that sums up the spirit of a hungry people: 'Yes, we cran.'"
GMOs are not a health problem , they are a monopoly problem. Monsanto creating new effective streams of GMO crops is fine, but extorting farmers year to year is. Listen to the pigweed killer from NPR.
There was a follow up after the original piece. There were some quotes from the first one that haunted me, but it seems he found some peace after it was published.
Let's not forget that the Scientist who performed the autopsy as well as the woman who processed the photos of the autopsy both say the records in the national archives are nothing like what they performed and processed.
Bears Ears is full of cliff dwellings and grain stores and pottery and burial sites... How by all that is holy, can Trump use the Antiquities Act to take away the tribes' antiquities?
Pete recently did a great interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. There are so many iconic images of Obama's time in the White House, and Pete was always close by with his camera in good times and bad. I respect his professionalism and have been moved by much of his work.
No, it's not! - The People (well, mostly)
This is a foundational problem. The majority of Americans believe that the influence of money in politics is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Any major issue you can think of can almost certainly be tied to big money in politics. We need to do something about it now because our country is very obviously crumbling.
Now, what to do about the Supreme Court saying money pouring into campaigns is just fine? Amend the Constitution. It has authority above SCOTUS.
We tend to think of Inbreeding as worse than it normally is because of how devastating it is in human populations, but that's not the norm. The entirety of humanity is thought to have descended from a point where there were only about <em>40 breeding pairs</em>. . Because of that diversity bottleneck, any Inbreeding at all gets amplified more than it would in other species.
This is a problem for bison. Their population was utterly decimated, and so efforts to breed more of them must be very careful to avoid Inbreeding.
No money for graduate and PhD students either but we're throwing it at foreign governments because our POSOTUS has a crush on their president.
Further interesting info from another npr report: “One of the striking aspects of Tahirih's further research, including a 2011 study on forced marriage in the U.S., is that there is no single profile of the girls and women involved. They came from families of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and other faiths, from immigrant families from many countries and from non-immigrant communities, too. If there is a common denominator, it's this, says Smoot: "Whenever you have a community that is closed, where it's difficult to reach outside it, where there are great stakes to oppose community norms, that contributes to child marriage happening." https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/10/28/452540839/children-get-married-in-the-u-s-too-15girls
This is bad, but it's part of a pattern. Before this, Trump already made it harder for elder abuse victims to sue nursing homes.
Every time, people:
> In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that "an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life." Now, 72 percent say so — a far bigger swing than other religious groups the poll studied.
Came back from Africa
I bet you anything he was there with a mercenary outfit to streamline a conflict for mining rights.
Eric Prince should be in prison. Since when does the US government allow a freelance mercenary to run amok for two decades like this? I think this is incredible. After he sold his Blackwater shares, he disappeared. But he didn't really vanish. He set up a similar outfit in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong! WHAT. THE. FUCK.
I'll tell you what the fuck. Eric Prince is setting up a globalized military service untethered from national interests anywhere. It's a military for rich industrialists and magnates.
Eric Prince tried to privatize the Iraq conflict right after Trump took over. And he's still trying to privatize security in Afghanistan. He's close with Putin and even set up meetings between Trump and Putin in the Seychelles. You might remember those. The same islands that harbor tax shelters for the rich.
If you want to learn about how weak and unsound the Meyers-Briggs is, I really recommend this podcast which is a fun dive into personality tests, how they are misused during hiring and firing and, interestingly enough, what influence they may have on prompting you to become the person they claim you currently are.
Easily. There are 100's of billions of stars in a single galaxy and there are 100's of billions of galaxies in the known universe.
NPR has an interesting article on this very topic, in it they estimate there are "7.5 x 1018 grains of sand, or seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains". Now contrast that to the number of stars: "to 70 thousand million, million, million stars in the observable universe (a 2003 estimate), so that we've got multiple stars for every grain of sand"
They don't take it to account the cost to society for roads, pollution / health, traffic congestion created by single occupant vehicles and more
A quick google search led to the conclusion that the surface acrylic layer is not bonded to the concrete or asphalt underneath. So it’s like a gap of air and the ball cant bounce.
Oh my god that hijab Barbie makes me so mad. The Barbie that was just released that has a hijab is based on Ibtihaj Muhammad, who represented the US in the Rio Olympics as a fencer and won bronze. Real nice Garrison.
An article about the doll, if anyone is interested: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/14/564122224/barbie-heads-into-new-ground-with-hijab-sporting-doll
A russian mamed Markov injured a tiger, took the tigers kill.
"The injured tiger hunted Markov down in a way that appears to be chillingly premeditated. The tiger staked out Markov's cabin, systematically destroyed anything that had Markov's scent on it, and then waited by the front door for Markov to come home."
"This wasn't an impulsive response," Vaillant says. "The tiger was able to hold this idea over a period of time." The animal waited for 12 to 48 hours before attacking.
When Markov finally appeared, the tiger killed him, dragged him into the bush and ate him. "The eating may have been secondary," Vaillant explains. "I think he killed him because he had a bone to pick."
Trump probably did not have a choice. It was run for President, or Russia would release the tapes and videos they took of him in Russia, along with anything else they had on him.
You seriously need to listen to this NPR interview, unless you already know how Russia recruited and planned to use Trump.
>[In 1987, Trump] gets an invitation to go on an all-expenses-paid trip behind the Iron Curtain to Soviet Moscow.
>his hotel, just off Red Square, the National Hotel, would have been bugged, that there was already a kind of dossier on Trump. And this would have been supplemented with whatever was picked up from encounters with him, from intercept, from his hotel room.
>what we can say with absolute certainty is there was a very determined effort by the Soviets to bring him over, and that moreover, his personality was the kind of thing they were looking for. They were looking for narcissists. They were looking for people who were kind of - dare I say it - corruptible, interested in money, people who were not necessarily faithful in their marriages and also sort of opportunists who were not very strong analysts or principle people.
>two months after his trip, he comes back from Moscow and, having previously shown very little interest in foreign policy, he takes out these full-page advertisements in The Washington Post and a couple of other U.S. newspapers basically criticizing Ronald Reagan and criticizing Reagan's foreign policy.
>he is criticizing Reagan, who was very much an enemy of the Soviet Union.
>He also says that he's thinking about politics, not as a senator or as a mayor, but he actually goes to New Hampshire and he actively floats the idea of running for president. It doesn't happen then. But this is in his head. This is a strategic thought he has after his Moscow trip.
Summarized. Wickers campaign received 152,000 from the telco company's. He voted to allow telco companies to sell your personal data. He also confirmed Pai as FCC chairman.
NPR article that's non biased
This interview with Luke Harding discuss his book Collusion aired on NPR's Fresh Air 2 weeks ago.
This interview really goes more in depth on the money angle.
No, it was most definitely the other way around.
“Nearly naked, which is not a style choice for me. ... It wasn't my choice. When [director George Lucas] showed me the outfit, I thought he was kidding and it made me very nervous. I had to sit very straight because I couldn't have lines on my sides, like little creases.”
McCain and others also suggested before the election that they would block any nominee from President Hillary Clinton if she were to win.
>Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned.
Basically, they're looking for anything that would further prove that Trump was trying to stonewall Comey's investigation. I mean, anything other than when he admitted the firing was to relieve pressure caused by the Russia investigation.
This is fucking nuts, and were we talking about anyone other than Trump, his words alone would be evidence enough.
People are still responding to his apology and admission with shaming him for asking. That's not a game I'll play. That's one thing about this that is a good thing and should be addressed. He did ask. He had a power dynamic at times, yes. He didn't always ask or wait for a yes, that's also wrong. But two of these reports mention him asking. One was met with a no, and he didn't do anything. One was met with a yes and he did do something. That's consent at the time and while contributing to the pattern of exhibitionism, to me isn't legally grey at all. (And the power dynamic was involved, and he's acknowledged that in his admission.)
One comedy writer said in reponse to his apology "If a woman wants to see your penis she will tell you." which I think is another issue too. My last boss was a woman and if she told me she wanted to see my dick, that's still fucking wrong and implying otherwise does nothing to stop this behavior. Sexual harassment is wrong in all forms from all people.
>"Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."
He claimed that Jackson would've prevented the Civil War. He knows very little about him.
So this is the second person to depart NPR recently. Mike Oreskes was ousted earlier this month.
NPR has been very vigilant about following up and questioning the culture that would allow this to happen. There was a rather intense grilling that Mary Louise Kelly did to CEO Jarl Mohn on All Things Considered the day after it happened.
I'm sure he's going to be raked over the coals again today or tomorrow. Look for it to happen.
But the problem with that line of argument is a wedding cake is a wedding cake. It's distinctly different than not wanting to make either cake in this argument. Those cakes specifically make a message, whereas if there was a custom cake made for that event, but it had none of the content detailed above, then I think it's more like the current case.
In other words, if they (the gay couple in this case) went in and asked the baker to make an overtly gay cake for the wedding, one that celebrates that gays can now be married, then I think you have a good parallel. A more "generic" cake (one not overtly celebrating gay marriage, but still custom designed) then has no inherent message. It could be used for a gay marriage, a bar mitzvah, a quinceanera, or whatever you want.
And that's where the problem comes in because this becomes a nearly impossible line drawing problem. Some of the questions asked by the justices during argument included who counted as "artists"? Does a chef? Attorney for the baker responded no. The logical follow up then is what makes a baker's job inherently different from a cook's? How do you define one being an artist and one not? (NPR story covering this point should be here .
I'll agree with the fact that I should not be forced to project a message I disagree with, but, arguably, that's not what happened here. I think unless someone can provide a convincing distinction or test on who counts as an artist and what counts as a message then there's no real way to determine if someone is being discriminatory or upholding their beliefs in these situations. It becomes hopelessly muddled.
They don't (or won't, for political reasons) differentiate between the tax rate and the effective tax rate. In other words, they only post the high rate as opposed to what corporations actually pay.
After deductions, our corporate tax rate is about 18.6%. However, the wealthy don't want anyone to realize that, since they'd like the pre-deduction rate lowered while keeping as many deductions as they can (for the 1%, anyway).
The same thing happened to Nutella. It would seem what is obvious to some is not obvious to all. The general saying "What tastes good is rarely good for you" is a solid rule to go by.
But it's also not all the average consumer's fault. As far as definitions and associations go, the sugar and food industries have done well to lobby their way out of health discussions regarding their products with all the cunning of a Don Draper or Nick Naylor. John Oliver does a nice drive-by overview of the sugar issue here.
Something that I found rather illuminating for the fact that I honestly never noticed it prior to watching a Netflix documentary (I wish I could remember the name; I will try to do a bit of digging and edit later): find a "Nutrition Facts" label on whatever product you might have within reach around your home. Look at it and realize that every time you have looked at these, you have never seen a "% Daily Value" for sugar. That's not by accident, because if you had any concept of how high the percentages were, you might be horrified how far most of the things you consume exceed it.
Fortunately, there is hope for the future, and perhaps we'll eventually start to get a handle on our nation's obesity/type II diabetes epidemic.
And places that preach abstinence have lower teen pregnancy rates!
(/s just in case it wasn’t obvious) (story for the interested: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/05/530922642/in-texas-abstinence-only-programs-may-contribute-to-teen-pregnancies)
Alabama voter here. You mentioned that you would support the Republican tax plan in your November 30th NPR interview with David Greene:
> I would support the Republican plan when they finish with it. I think it's a practical matter, David. It's probably a non-issue. The inauguration for this seat is February 8, and I expect it'll be done by the end, but philosophically, I would support whatever the Republicans come out with at the end.
Do you still stand by this?
What portions of this tax bill do you see helping low and middle earning Alabamians?
OK, for anyone who missed what grandma is referencing, Mattel is making a barbie doll to honor fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first US woman to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab. She won a bronze medal at Rio. She loved barbies growing up and used to sew little hijabs for her dolls.
But grandma can't have that because something something SHAKIRA LAW!!!!111!!
Many congresspeople receive huge amounts of campaign money from these large corporations in exchange for political favors. It's legalized bribery. In some cases, the corporations themselves write the laws and just hand them over to their puppet in congress. Congresspeople are also promised lucrative positions in boardrooms of various companies once they retire from public "service." So even a lame duck congressman who isn't facing re-election still has reason to screw over his constituents in exchange for personal gain.
It's not even hypothetical. In 2009 former president Bill Clinton went on a special trip to North Korea to get American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee released from prison. In the 2016 primary Ling's brother-in-law Paul Song, working as a surrogate for the Sanders campaign, ostensibly took a swipe at Hillary Clinton and President Obama as "corporate Democratic whores". Neither Hillary, Bill, or Obama stated they should have left Ling in prison for her family's comments.
The title led me to expect read more about Kansas in the article.
Anyone who's unfamiliar with what happened there may appreciate the NPR Planet Money podcast, #577 The Kansas Experiment.
"Patient 0" is actually slang popularized after the AIDS epidemic due to the utilization of the term by the media. The term was originally "Patient O", and the "O" stood for "Outside of California" as all cases of AIDS at the time were located within California.
That was a recent change in the law, which only effects crimes that are committed after Jan. 1, 2017.
Under the old law there was generally a 10 year statue of limitations for prosecution. With exception for new DNA evidence.
In the case of Corey Feldman the old rules would apply and the individual names would be immune.
How am I supposed to feel about this? You're supposed to think it's funny. You might not get it for a while, but some time next year you'll chuckle quietly to yourself and remember all this business about the hole.
Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure
This is a dude who along with Sheriff Joe drove a tank into some dudes farm he accused of cockfighting, turns out that the dude wasn't even cockfighting.
Ever since then I've been willing to believe any awful story about him.
No way a large government run bureaucracy could mess something up like the reporting of an incident that should have disqualified someone from buying a gun.
Today, Trump told Turkey he'd cease funding Kurdish militias. Neither the State dept nor Defense were aware the policy change was coming.
>Betsy DeVos was confirmed with a 51-50 vote. That result in no way represents a majority
You're fucking right it doesn't, because those 50 Senators who voted for her represent way less than 50% of the country. Nonetheless I have no idea why you think this says anything favorable about the Senate.
> In the most outlandish but mathematically possible scenario could see an issue that only 51% of the 13 are for, 0% of all others are for, which would only constitute about 26% of the population that by representation would pass
If 13 states make up 51% of the House of Representatives and only 51% of them vote for something and literally none of the other 49% do, that bill loses 26 votes to 74.
I'm pretty sure you're confusing this hypothetical scenario with how someone could become president thanks to the electoral college, since a candidate theoretically needs a mere 23% of the popular vote to become president.
And for all the well-deserved criticism the electoral college gets, The Senate is even worse. Senators representing just 16 fucking percent of the US could force a bill down the throat of the other 84% of the country.
> chances are some evidence of bodies would have turned up over 7 years, right?
No, not if the murderer has any idea what's he's doing. Evidence tends not to just "turn up." One-third of murders in the US go unsolved, and not all of them go through extraordinary lengths to get away with it, either.
> If a Palestinian makes the wrong facebook post, they can be imprisoned without trial.
Yeah by the same palestinians. Hamas and Fatah have been arresting people.
fox news is hiring nazi's and there is also the daily stormer. I mean it's founder loved pounding his head into walls and getting beaten up as a teen laughing as he was getting beat up.
According to NPR, Obama beat him to it yesterday:
>President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have both reached out to Karzai to apologize for the incident and pledge their support for the Afghan people, but those actions aren't likely to calm things down.
The lower voter turnout is a direct result of the first-past-the-post voting system and the electoral college. This is evidenced by the fact that battleground states tend have higher voter turnout. People who live in solid republican or solid democrat states are disincentivized from voting for the opposition because their votes will have zero effect on the outcome of the presidential election.
I remember hearing it when they aired. It was heart wrenching to hear someone harbor so much grief and guilt.
A month later, people's calls poured in wanting him not to feel so bad, and NASA formally recognized that it wasn't his fault, and that he was right.
A month after that, he passed away.
> The burden began to lift even as Ebeling's health declined. A few weeks before his death, he thanked those who reached out to him. "You helped bring my worrisome mind to ease," Ebeling said. "You have to have an end to everything."
Yeah. Been a known issue for years. :(
...as just a few examples.
I don't refuse the vaccine, but there are several reasons that one would. It is reported that the efficacy rate of this year's vaccine is only 10%. That is dismal. There are known risks to vaccination including Guilliane Barre, cellulitis, flu-like illness, anaphylaxis and Autism (just kidding on the last one). All this in a setting where Vaccine makers have secured immunity against lawsuit regardless of culpability.
Just posted this in another comment, but since you (sort of) asked, the border actually does cross about 100 miles of sacred Native American land
Counting two hospitals, 200 were gunshot victims out of 300 treated.
>Many of the most critically wounded patients arrived at the 541-bed University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the state's only Level One trauma center. Over about four hours, it received 104 patients. More than 80 percent were gunshot victims.
>On Wednesday, Sunrise Hospital revised the total number of patients it had treated down — from 214 to 200, of whom 16 died and 29 were still in critical condition. Of those, the hospital estimates about 120 had gunshot wounds, but did not release an exact figure.
Here's a great episode of Planet Money (NPR Podcast) that covers "When CEO Pay Exploded".
Was really enlightening and interesting. CEO's weren't always so well payed and its a relatively recent development (80's or 90's from memory)
Something interesting I heard recently in a Terry Gross Fresh Air interview:
>Some of the experiments I do are testing, for instance, anthropomorphisms, attributions that we make of dogs. One of my favorites was of the guilty look. Dogs show this guilty look, pulling their ears back and pulling their tail under their body or turning away. Often, owners know when they've done something wrong. So it's fair for people to say that dogs look guilty. But I thought, that's a strange attribution. How can we be sure that dogs are guilty? And so I did a little test to see if the guilty look popped up only when they'd done something wrong or in any other circumstance.
>GROSS: What did you find?
>HOROWITZ: And it's a really simple experiment. And I found that the guilty look showed up more often when they were being scolded or about to be scolded by their owners, whether or not they'd done something wrong. And so it looks like we really prompt the dogs to put on this look, which is probably more aptly described as a submissive look or a concerned look, than a guilty look. I'm not saying that dogs don't feel guilt. They very well might, but this look isn't showing us that.
NPR has a bit more on the story. Location seems to be a nuclear waste processing facility (used during the Cold War to produce plutonium). Doesn't seem to be a melt down. Definitely an accident. Potentially another waste explosion (1957, there was an explosion at Mayak) or another such accident.
Russia recently began transporting spent nuclear fuel from their submarine facility to Mayak. This could be related.
That’s absurdly reductionist. He never knew being racist was bad? In Sweden? Bull fucking shit. There are much better (and real) examples like Daryl Davis, who turned 200 KKK members away by becoming friends with them.
“Anti-fascists” use shaming, intimidation, hate, and everything else in the fascist playbook. They think they’re justified because their cause is more righteous, but ultimately this behaviour only serves to polarise the issue further. No one saw the light because you called them a “scum bitch racist pigfaced shitbucket”.
This is unique to the south and has nothing to do with Republicans. Red states in other parts of the country do not have these issues.
There are counties in Alabama where nearly 1 in 4 working age adults have a "disability" and are collecting large tax free benefits every month.
If 1 in 4 adults aren't paying taxes and are draining money from the system is it really surprising that the areas end up being impoverished?
Or just that so many people literally don't understand that ACA and Obamacare are the exact same piece of legislation...
NPR did a fantastic piece on Sater the other day. I can’t find the original but the linked article still has a lot of meat on its bones.
please donate to support public radio. NPR is supported by viewer funding, and they do so much for the culture. Method Man was on Wait wait don’t tell me last week, they had CyHi’s album streaming early, and we haven’t and even gotten started on their journalism.
Here's an article on why it didn't work for Google, who is in a similar situation.
It breaks down to a combination of entrenched competition doing everything they can to make it difficult for newcomers, and a checken-and-egg problem with costs and subscribers. It will be prohibitively expensive until they get a large large user base, which Comcast and Verizon will do everything they can to prevent from happening.
Google is toying with being a WISP, but now that they have already put their effort into the traditional route, it may be too late to get the internal resources to make it happen.
Google also puts significant investment into moonshot programs, but Netflix is much more conservative with their investing, so they would rather try and make a new hit like Stranger Things than dabble with being an ISP. They even used Amazon as a content delivery network, because they found it too risky to make their own. Here's a podcast that touches on that.
You can thank head bashing into the wall special ed founder of Daily Stormer Andrew Anglin and the scum of Stormfront forums for targetting 4chan in 2007 to convert it's prime angry "beta males" to be Neo-Nazi troll army.
Not to mention the huge impact of environment both social and biological on human development. I remember reading an article in the NYT about how the crime drop under Giuliani in NYC was predicted 20 years prior as a likely effect of removing lead from gasoline, and that would be how long it would take to stop seeing the negative effects from all the people it affected. Environmental pollutants have a huge impact on things like intelligence, impulsiveness, and even compassion. If we keep burning coal and fucking up our air and water we are going to continue breeding little criminals despite our best intentions.
That said, there is a genetic component to intelligence, but 5 IQ points here or there is not nearly as important as providing children with positive role models, good educational and enrichment opportunities, and safe environments. Putting kids in shitty environments can quickly erase a slight genetic advantage while teaching a 6 year old math and music will do wonders for our future as a species.
*edit: Couldn't find the NYT article, and I was wrong about the source at first, but here is the NPR interview where they discuss it definitely worth a read
>Based on state marriage license data and other sources, advocacy groups and experts estimate that between 2000 and 2015 alone, well over 200,000 children — nearly all of them girls — were married. In nearly all cases the husband was an adult.
>A report released Wednesday by the Tahirih Justice Center sheds new light on how state laws are contributing to the problem.
Yeah, except there’s a Rep in Utah who wanted this to happen so that it can be used for development.
“That's the big rub for Bishop. A national monument designation generally means new development — like oil and gas drilling, expansion of cattle grazing — is off limits. Only the existing leases that are grandfathered in can be developed.”
California hasn't run out of water... yet. I work in water management in Colorado, and the Colorado River simply will not be able to provide enough water at the current usage. The river often does not reach the sea of Cortez, and climate change is diminishing the amount of snowmelt every year which constitute the headwaters for the river. It provides around 55% of drinking water for SoCal alone.
Seriously, something critical needs to be changed in water use in the southwestern region, or the whole place will become a desert before you know it.
Edit: linked below is a great article with some really important points. The 131 foot dam extension mentioned in the article will be started next year
You can find info at other sources too!
Pro tip: the internet makes it easy to corroborate stories that you may not believe to be true. Don't trust BuzzFeed? See if you can find any other reports by using a search engine such as Google.
RT - https://www.rt.com/usa/410115-keystone-pipeline-leak-south-dakota/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leak/index.html
NPR - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564705368/keystone-pipeline-oil-spill-reported-in-south-dakota?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=science
FOX news - www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/16/keystone-pipeline-leaks-210000-gallons-oil-in-south-dakota.html
Don't forget to mention Ronald Reagan granted amnesty in 1986 in return for a bunch of "immigration crackdowns" that never happened.
As the nation's attention turns back to the fractured debate over immigration, it might be helpful to remember that in 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. It was sold as a crackdown: There would be tighter security at the Mexican border, and employers would face strict penalties for hiring undocumented workers.
But the bill also made any immigrant who'd entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty — a word not usually associated with the father of modern conservatism.
just so you know more American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country.
There was a post a while back where a lawyer who handles those kind of cases explained that many complications can be detected and fixed prior to birth but the cost of medical bills keeps people out of doctors offices. Add the fact that there is an issue where many doctors dismiss female patient claims, including female doctors, and you have a recipe for high maternal mortality rate.
10% is pulling the weight for the other 90%
..and we're not the only species, most ants tend to be layabouts as well.
There are also some parasites that suppress the immune system. There are people that purposefully ingest them to help with allergies.
[Here[(https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/12/489619045/could-worms-in-your-gut-cure-your-allergies) is a good story on it.
Garrison Keillor this morning also was accused of sexual misconduct and fired.
I have two of his books. Sigh, just another day of losing respect for people I've admired for decades. God damnit...
The "Amen Break" - it's not a sound effect used in movies, though, but a short bit of percussion sampled in many songs. Once you recognize it, you hear it all day long on the radio.
He also called up Comey at the FBI and told him explicitly.
> He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia.
The odds of being murdered aren't equal for everyone. It is directly linked to your social network. Which makes sense because homicide spreads like an infectious disease
Remember when a Border Agent shot and killed a 15 year old Mexican boy who wasn't even on the US side of the border?
Are we allowed to fight that whattaboutists with whattaboutism now?
Fun fact: the lesbian joke about Subarus comes the company literally targeting lesbians in the 90s. They did some customer research and found out that one of their most loyal customer bases were all female, with two unmarried heads of household. So they came out with subtle ads that said stuff like "it likes camping, dogs, and long term commitments." the story is pretty interesting Planet Money did an episode on it a while back:
If anyone hasn't heard about the thought extinct species of insect found on Ball's Pyramid then you should.
That's quite a popular line of defense here from embarrassed, ignorant Americans. America's per-capita healthcare spending (regardless of where it's coming from) is double or triple of other rich countries for worse outcomes.
Correlation doesn't equal causation. It might be because it's generally accepted that it's healthy to eat eat breakfast. Therefore more health conscious people are going to eat it because they were told to. That kind of skews the results of the study.
Also who funded that study and who performed it? Food companies often pay doctors and researchers to 'study' their products and often end with their results benefiting whatever company is selling said products.
Here's a link from NPR.
Yep, correct, it will be a tax cut for everyone. But it is designed to shift as much money as possible to the already rich. Those who are using deception should be held accountable, but everyone if lying, this is politics. Like the source though.
People of color in other countries do not experience these negative consequences; it's specifically in the US.
There's a lot of information in this article: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-why?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=202908
“It was like, "Where am I in all of this?" ... I have to stay with the slug with the big tongue! Nearly naked, which is not a style choice for me. ... It wasn't my choice. When [director George Lucas] showed me the outfit, I thought he was kidding and it made me very nervous.”
She spoke about this pretty extensively before her death.
She's incorrect, the bill McCain voted on does not include the tuition waver change.
>Earlier versions of the Senate bill passed early this morning did not contain the tuition waiver change.
For what it's worth, both Donald Trump's CIA director and President Obama's CIA director have stated that Wikileaks is actively working against American interests. Make of that what you will, but at the very least we can say that the opinion is bipartisan, which is saying a hell of a lot these days.
By "sketchy stuff internationally" you mean being responsible for the worst humanitarian crises of the past decade, where over 900,000 cases of chorea have broken out since last spring, over 14 million people without basic medical care the entire infrastructure of the country has been bombed to shit, and Saudi Arabia is still leading a blockade to prevent citizens from getting resources necessary for survival, all because Prince MBS decided a weaker country like Yemen would be a great place to have a proxy war with Iran?
Don't wish him the best, he is a war criminal who realizes that their economy cannot be propped up by oil forever so he is trying to show western investors Saudi Arabia is ready for foreign investment. It's still a dictatorship that continues to fund extremist groups and export wahhabism around the world.
you irritate me. "there is no subpoena" righty-o. perhaps that depends upon what the word "is" is?
> Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, the person said, without giving details, adding that key documents had been handed over in the meantime.
Trump's lawyer denies it all -- > Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s personal lawyers, said Deutsche Bank has not received any subpoena for financial records relating to the president as part of Mueller’s probe.
but consider the source.
Deutsche Bank statement: > A Deutsche Bank spokesman in New York had no immediate comment beyond the statement the bank issued earlier on Tuesday which said the bank takes “its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to cooperating with authorized investigations into this matter.”
= "no comment"
there's this -- > “No one from the VTB Group (VTBR.MM) representatives has received a subpoena because there are absolutely no grounds for it,” a bank representative said in response to a request from Reuters. “Deutsche Bank did not contact us regarding people connected with the Trump administration.”
but who is VTB Group? and would they be the recipients of such a subpoena?
The below article/story refers specifically to those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. However, it also applies to Severe/Refractory Depression. Argue if you will. However, please remember that even if you’ve suffered from depression you’ve never suffered exactly what someone else has. And no one has suffered exactly like you. Our experiences, while similar, are never the same. I’d urge everyone to err on the side of caution. People in such severe pain don’t need antidotal tips. They need people to believe them when they say something isn’t helping even if it “should” be helping. As a wise therapist once told me “Don’t should on yourself.” I’d add “Don’t should on others” either.
Annette Kowalski, his long-time business partner, co-owns the paint supply business and certified teaching program with her husband. His second wife died before he passed in 1994.
2 were fired, and 2 more suspended with one of them subsequently resigning.
Saw that piece and it was great. Better yet, though, today they followed it up with some more, too:
> Note this: In a lawsuit, Bayrock's former finance director Jody Kriss portrays the firm as a money-laundering operation, used to conceal transfers of illicit funds and disguise them as legitimate real estate transactions. He also alleges that cash infusions from overseas were fraudulently portrayed as loans to help the firm's principals evade taxes.
> "Tax evasion and money laundering are the core of Bayrock's business model," the lawsuit alleges. And the Trump SoHo building, it said, was "a monument to spectacularly corrupt money-laundering and tax evasion."
> Bayrock has denied money-laundering allegations; the company's spokeswoman declined to comment for this story. The White House referred all questions about Trump SoHo to the Trump Organization, which did not respond to multiple inquiries.
> As it turned out, selling the New York condo-hotel to U.S.-based buyers was tough; the "non-residential" designation meant they couldn't qualify for mortgages, says Ruedi Sieber, a broker who at the time worked for a firm selling the Trump SoHo units.
> "You could only do cash deals," Sieber said. "So unless the guy had a million and a half in cash to purchase the property, he couldn't buy it because no bank would give you a loan."
Shout out to the mods, this is a pretty divisive topic.
Highly recommend reading anything written by Sarah Kliff over at Vox. She is one of the leading healthcare journalists in the country right now in my opinion. Her articles on Vox as well as discussions on the Weeds podcast are all excellent.
I'll keep it succinct. We pay more for worse outcomes] (https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/#item-u-s-highest-rate-deaths-amenable-health-care-among-comparable-oecd-countries) Anything is better than the current employer sponsored insurance system we use today.
Congrats on arguing the wrong side of something. This major international study came out in July of this year, confirming the major decline in the western world
It's also important to point out that nowhere in the BBC article do they claim that sperm counts aren't actually dropping, they merely point out flaws in the 1992 study and say it's more complex than popular belief.
It's most likely not "all the stuff in our water" either. It's overwhelmingly likely that its due to a variety of lifestyle changes (diet, being overweight, being sedentary).
On a micro level, the case studies are endless where men have changed their diets, lost weight, and started regularly exercising and have 2-4x multiplied their testosterone levels and / or sperm count.
On the flip side is PCOS. The only proven effective treatment has been diet change and weight loss. And again, countless studies showing the link between weight loss and female fertility.
Adipose tissue (fat) is a very large producer of hormones in the body.