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Children and Teenagers More Engaged in Sports Than 15 Years Ago

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Many parents and educators who worry about the amount of time kids spend on the internet assume that when children or teenagers are not in school, they spend hours in front of a computer or phone.

Perhaps not.

According to a Census Bureau report out today, children are just as involved in extracurricular activities today as they were about 15 years ago. When it comes to sports, they are actually even more engaged than they were in the last decade.

Why Extracurricular Activities Matter
Participation in extracurricular activities is widely viewed as a way to help children develop social skills and become active in their community. There has been growing concern that in the age of smartphones, tablets and other computer devices, children are spending more time on screens than on sports fields.

The figure below shows:

The percentage of children ages 6 to 17 who participated in sports increased between 1998 and 2014: 42 percent were involved in sports in 2014, compared to 36 percent in 1998.
Participation in clubs declined during this time, from 35 percent to 28 percent.
The share of children taking lessons outside of the regular school day fluctuated somewhat, but 29 percent of children were involved in lessons in 1998 and 30 percent were involved in 2014.

While these findings cannot speak directly to the amount of technology used by children, they do show that children continue to remain engaged in extracurricular activities.

These data come from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation, which collects detailed information about U.S. families’ economic well-being.


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85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reportedly been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court.
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13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar

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12-Year-Old Boy Finds Instagram Success by Posing as a Girl

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A 12-year-old boy from Thailand has managed to reach celebrity status and make enough money to build his family a new house by showing off his makeup and cross-dressing skills on Instagram.

Nes (@nes_tyyy), a boy from Thailand’s Phang-Nga province, reportedly started playing with his mother’s makeup at a very young age, but instead of discouraging him, his parents not only supported his hobby, but also started giving him tips. Today, the 12-year-old boy has over 280,000 fans on Instagram alone and is able to support his family by posting makeup tutorials and photos of himself cross-dressing as a girl on the popular photo sharing platform. He recently made news headlines all over Asia after posting a photo of the new house he managed to build for his parents.

“Nes is only 12-years-old, but Nes is able to build a house for his parents,” the young Instagram star wrote on his profile. “To all the generous people, thank you”.

Although Nes isn’t the only boy posting makeup tutorials online – it’s actually becoming a strong trend all over Asia – what sets him apart is his ability to use his skills to make himself look like a girl. He often poses in lavish dresses, wearing impressive wigs, fake eyelashes and expertly done makeup that puts some professional makeup artists to shame.

According to SETN, Nes is sometimes ridiculed by his schoolmates for his hobby, but he doesn’t care, as this is what makes him happy.

Nes’ talents have not only earned him hundreds of thousands of loyal fans on Instagram, but also lucrative promotional deals and invitations to various events, both in Thailand and in foreign countries like China.
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Where is Litecoin Going?

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I’ve been a fan of Litecoin since I first learned about it in 2013. The coin has many good fundamentals to it and I believe that Charlie Lee, the coin’s creator did things right as far as how he created the coin and how he worked to develop it. Towards the end of 2017 he tried to divest himself of his Litecoin holdings by selling off his stake in the coin. This resulted in many people and analysts attacking him for it, some even saying his action was reminiscent of a “pump and dump” scheme.....

Bob Dylan 's Stealing of James Damiano 's Songs

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Few artists can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano.

Twenty-two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds.

As the curtain rises on the stage of deceit we learn that CBS used songs and lyrics for international recording artist, Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan's name is credited to the songs. One of those songs is nominated for a Grammy as best rock song of the year. Ironically the title of that song is Dignity.

Since auditioning for the legendary CBS Record producer John Hammond, Sr., who influenced the careers of music industry icons Billy Holiday, Bob Dylan, Pete Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, James has engaged in a multimillion dollar copyright infringement law-suit with Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan 's Stealing of James Damiano 's Songs


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Is democracy in Sri Lanka in danger?

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has been accused of violating the constitution. He sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month and replaced him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa...triggering an intense power struggle.

NPR accidentally makes the case for the ethno-state using gun crime statistics.

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NPR tries to compare American gun violence to other countries but sites either overtly so or practically so, Ethno-States to make the case. Thus weakening the myth that multiculturalism is in any way a strength.

all of this is from Wikipedia or otherwise data links are below.

Singapore is 76.2% ethnic Chinese.
Japan is 98.5% ethnic Japanese.
Indonesia is more like the United States with a rather small majority ethnic group 40% and many diverse others. - see link below
Oman is 73% ethnic Arab. link below.
China is 91% ethnic Han Chinese.
South Korea 99% ethnic Korean.
I'll skip the UK, but will say the UK is over 50% ethnic "English".
Iceland is 94% Ethnic Icelandic.
Bangladesh is 98% ethnic Bengali.
Romania is 84% ethnic Romanian.
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be ameritard = get shot

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>At least 11 people have been shot, including one police officer, at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

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