Tuesday, October 6, 2015

tuesday


Uber hacker.  Frequently I forget my passwords.  I think there is a market for uber hackers.


Milk chocolate with almonds.  It'll never catch on.

Trump? What's our thinking? That billionaires sorely need 

representation in Washington?


Went to Norton Ditto today to get my parachute pants tailored into skinny jeans.

Trump for President. Right. Billionaires don't have enough power yet in the USA and have been a notably neglected group.

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The Brief: A New Controversy Flares Over Social Studies Text

by Madlin Mekelburg and John Reynolds | Oct. 6, 2015
State Board of Education members work their way through proposed revisions to social studies textbooks at a meeting with publishers in Austin on Monday, October 20, 2014.

The Big Conversation

A new controversy has flared over a state-approved social studies textbook, this time spurred by a parent angered by the text's description of the Atlantic slave trade as something that "brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States."
As the Tribune's Kiah Collier writes, a video made by the parent that has been posted to Facebook has garnered more than 1.7 million views. And it has caused the textbook publisher to promise changes.
McGraw-Hill posted a statement on Facebook that reads in part, "our language in that caption did not adequately convey that Africans were both forced into migration and to labor against their will as slaves.
"We believe we can do better. To communicate these facts more clearly, we will update this caption to describe the arrival of African slaves in the U.S. as a forced migration and emphasize that their work was done as slave labor. These changes will be reflected in the digital version of the program immediately and will be included in the program’s next print run.”
Collier goes on to note that this text was approved by the State Board of Education, "along with a slew of other materials, last fall after a months-long review process in which academics and others detailed what they perceived as crucial flaws — or omissions — in the texts, including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology."

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He fought the law, and he won. When the U.S. Department of Justice opens an investigation into a local police department’s “pattern and practice” of civil rights violations, it usually leads to major changes. But the sheriff of Alamance County, N.C. fought the feds in court and won, marking the first time local law enforcement has challenged the DOJ successfully. TMP’s Simone Weichselbaum has the story. THE MARSHALL PROJECT





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New York state police allegedly framed a group of their own forensic scientists in order to trash a new DNA program they didn’t want to implement. TIMES UNION


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Blowing the whistle from inside the box. Prisons across the country use solitary confinement to punish inmates who break the rules. But when corrections officials break the rules, inmates in solitary find it all but impossible to get help. From Vice Magazine’s “October Prison Issue.” VICE

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LEGAL ETHICS

Disbarred Judge Won’t Resign

By JOE PATRICE | October 5, 2015 at 2:47 PM
Ensconced in office, a judge isn’t going to let a little thing like being disbarred ruin a good gig

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After Trump I guess we can look forward to this.  American voters?  I give them an "F"





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