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Teacher Assaulted by Student, Both Are Punished

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/teacher-told-not-to-return-after-assault-by-student/ar-BBGNyfT?ocid=spartanntp

>Jack McCulley taught in the Battle Creek Public Schools for 22 years. He continued to work as a substitute after he retired in 2008. But after a Battle Creek Central High School student punched him out in October, he doesn't want to go back. And the district doesn't want him to either.

>"I'm not going to return to Battle Creek Public Schools, ever," said McCulley. "I'll never enter one of their buildings again."

>McCulley, 60, says that on Oct. 4 a freshman hit him in the jaw with an upper cut, punched him in the back of the head twice and landed one more hard blow to his head during an after-class altercation. The principal, he said, then asked him to leave the building, and his employer, EduStaff, suspended him indefinitely from substitute teaching, pending an investigation.

>McCulley taught U.S. history, geography and government for nine years at the former W.K. Kellogg Middle School and 12 years at Northwestern Middle School. He spent a year helping Battle Creek Central students with English and social studies before retiring in 2008.

>He was on a long-term assignment when the incident occurred after a fifth-hour class. McCulley says the student who assaulted him spent most of his class time texting or watching videos on his cellphone, didn't listen when McCulley asked him to put the phone away, cursed at him, turned on the faucets in the science room and threatened to assault him.

I know it says the assault happened in October, however, the whole "Don't come back" bit is recent.
Sidenote: The place and surrounding area seems to have a number of fights. I'll save the "why" and "who" for /pol/.
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Lisa Bloom sought cash for Trump accusers

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A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.

Bloom, who has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases and also defended film executive Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two went public, and two declined.

In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365068-exclusive-prominent-lawyer-sought-donor-cash-for-two-trump-accusers
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Trump-Putin call: CIA 'helped stop Russia terror attack'

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42386258

Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says.

The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say.

In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the CIA's intervention, the Kremlin said.

Mr Putin told Mr Trump that Russia's special services would hand over information on terror threats to their US counterparts, it added.

Russia's FSB security service said in a statement on Friday that it had detained seven members of a cell of Islamic State supporters and seized a significant amount of explosives, weapons and extremist literature.

The cell was planning to carry out a suicide attack at a religious institution and kill citizens on Saturday, the FSB statement said (in Russian).
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North Korea

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/893212/North-Korea-USA-army-navy-Japan-missile-deployment

WW3 or a tiny ass war?
I don't think it will last long, the North Korean troops are poorly trained and always stressed out. I doubt China would get involved at this point.
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Black Apple Exec forced to step down after saying "White people can be diverse"

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>Denise Young Smith, who is black, angered activists during this year’s One Young World Summit in Bogota when she defended the diverse “life experience” that Apple’s white employees bring to the table. The executive apologized within days, but the company now says she will head to Cornell Tech at the end of the year.

>“I focus on everyone,” Ms. Smith, who has 20 years of experience in the company, said during the Oct. 4-7 conference. “Diversity is the human experience. I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color or the women or the LGBT or whatever because that means they’re carrying that around … because that means that we are carrying that around on our foreheads. […] There can be 12 white blue-eyed blond men in a room and they are going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation.”

https://washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/18/apple-exec-stepping-down-diversity-controversy/
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CDC bans seven terms.

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I guess the CDC just banned seven terms.

The terms are: transgender, fetus, diversity, entitlement, vulnerable, evidence-based, and science-based.

> Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/12/cdc-reportedly-bans-seven-words-including-fetus-and-trangender.html
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States Sue Donald Trump's FCC Over Net Neutrality Rollback

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The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 Friday to take the first step in rolling back, or neutralizing, the complex net neutrality regulations, The Inquisitr reports.

Upon taking over as FCC chair when Donald Trump became president, Commissioner Ajit Pai made it clear that net neutrality and other rules that he regarded as interfering with free-market innovation and competition were on the chopping block.


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In December 2016, the Los Angeles Times quoted Pai in a speech in which he called for the rollback of the roles.

“We need to fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation and job creation.” – Ajit Pai
Pai and GOP colleague Michael O’Reilly today voted to begin the process of drafting new rules and opening them up for public comment that could lead to a net-neutrality phase-out, with Democrat Mignon Clyburn voting against. The commission has two vacancies, but once filled, it will keep the Republicans in the majority.

The FCC’s new plan and notice of proposed rulemaking, called Restoring Internet Freedom, Docket 17-108, proposes, among other things, a reinstatement of the light-touch regulatory framework that prevailed during the Bill Clinton administration and abolition of the vague internet conduct standard. It also wants to restore the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission to oversee ISP privacy practices. Comments are due on July 17, with reply comments required by Aug. 16.

Net neutrality rules “has put at risk online investment and innovation, threatening the very open Internet it purported to preserve,” the FCC declared.
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$21 TRILLION USD unnaccounted for by US Government

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>Forbes article:
>https://www.forbes.com/sites/kotlikoff/2017/12/08/has-our-government-spent-21-trillion-of-our-money-without-telling-us/#76e814d07aef

>MSU article (the University responsible for study)
>http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-scholars-find-21-trillion-in-unauthorized-government-spending-defense-department-to-conduct/

>RT
>https://www.rt.com/usa/413411-trillions-dollars-missing-research/

"Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015." (MSU)

Also it is reported that the links that the paper used as evidence where removed then the addresses of them where changed. (RT & Forbes).

"(Note, after Mark Skidmore began inquiring about OIG-reported unsubstantiated adjustments, the OIG's webpage, which documented, albeit in a highly incomplete manner, these unsupported "accounting adjustments," was mysteriously taken down. Fortunately, Mark copied the July 2016 report and all other relevant OIG-reports in advance and reposted them here. Mark has repeatedly tried to contact Lorin Venable, Assistant Inspector General at the Office of the Inspector General. He has emailed, phoned, and used LinkedIn to ask Ms. Venable about OIG's disclosure of unsubstantiated adjustments, but she has not responded.)" (Forbes)
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Facebook says ‘passively consuming’ the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself

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https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/15/16781448/facebook-makes-you-feel-bad-study-research

Using Facebook without contributing, in the form of messages and comments on your friends’ posts, makes you feel bad, the company said today. In a remarkable blog post, citing both internal and academic research, the company said “in general, when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information — reading but not interacting with people — they report feeling worse afterward.” At the same time, actively communicating with friends “is linked to improvements in well-being,” the company said.

Fuck you, Facebook.
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Ayy lmao

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Between 2007 and 2011, the Pentagon had spent at least $22 million investigating strange speeding aircraft and hovering objects. Officials insisted that the effort had ended in 2012.

For the past five years, sources say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html
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