Friday, November 02, 2018

The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news
Oct. 31, 2018
You might think your great-uncle using an old desk top to "surf the internets" is the person at risk of accidentally spreading "fake news" on social networks, but kids these days aren't always faring so much better.
A large-scale study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education found that young people at every stage from middle school to college were consistently unable to differentiate news from advertising, or false information from the truth, a state of affairs the researchers described as “bleak.”
Nov. 2, 2018
a whole bunch of blood pressure pills are now being recalled because they might actually give you cancer instead. Yikes.
The medication in question is Irbesartan, which is sold in 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg tablets produced by ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Samples of the medication have been found to contain the compound N-nitrosodiethylamine, which is thought to be a carcinogen, and that discovery has led to a voluntary recall of several lots of the drug with expiration dates ranging from September 19th to February 20th.
Nov. 1, 2018
7 Ways You Might Be Putting Down Your Spouse Without Even Knowing It

[No surprise.]
Nov. 2, 2018
Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer has claimed that the president repeatedly used racist language before he was elected to the White House.
Michael Cohen, a former Trump confidant, told Vanity Fair that the president had once told him that “black people are too stupid to vote” for him and had challenged Cohen to name “one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole”.
Nov. 2, 2018
Nigeria’s army has posted a video of Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a group of Shia protesters this week.
“Please watch and make your deductions,” said the army in a post on its official Twitter account.
In the video, the US president warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who threw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.
“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” said Trump on Thursday. “I told them [troops] consider [a rock] a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexican military and police, I say consider it a rifle.”
Nov. 2, 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières say that, between May 2017 and September 2018, they treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, 80% of whom reported having been raped by armed men.
Victims also told MSF about decapitations, children hacked to death in front of their parents, multiple rapes of teenagers, and systematic theft and beatings.
“I was raped in my home, next to my husband’s body, in the presence of my children. It was last year, during the violence. I had five children. They killed three of them, leaving me with just two. They raped my three oldest girls before killing them,” said Mamie, in testimony recorded by aid workers in Kananga in September.
Of the 2,600 people treated by MSF since May 2017, 32 were men, some of whom reported having been forced under armed threat to rape members of their own community. Another 162 were children under the age of 15, including 22 below the age of five.
Nov. 1, 2018
New York City Voter Guide Wrongly Tells Paroled Felons They Can't Vote
A voter guide mailed to millions of New York City residents falsely states that paroled felons cannot vote in the upcoming midterm elections, the New York City Campaign Finance Board acknowledged Wednesday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order in April restoring voting rights to anyone convicted of a felony who is out on parole. The guide was mailed in mid-October to registered voters.
On the second page of the 32-page document, the guide falsely instructs residents they cannot vote if they are on parole for a felony, WNYC reported.
The board apologized for the mistake in a statement and promptly corrected the information on its website.  

What happens when religious zealots are allowed to have power. Christians do the same thing in other places, and in recent times. And of course we very recently had the killings at a Jewish synagogue by a Christian terrorist.
And in the U.S., there are people who think people who don't treat the flag or the national anthem they way they want should be arrested or beaten up.
Nov. 1, 2018
Pakistan's ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations.
Nov. 1, 2018
At least 12 civilians were killed in multiple Boko Haram jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the bloody conflict in northeastern Nigeria, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday.
Jihadists in seven trucks late on Wednesday attacked Bulaburin and Kofa villages as well as a camp in Dalori village outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.
"The terrorists attacked and completely burnt Bulaburin and Kofa villages and burnt half the Dalori two IDP (internally displaced persons) camp," militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.
"They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire," Kolo said.
Nov. 1, 2018
Navarre is one of the local communities collecting resources to assist those impacted by Michael's devastation.
"People are taking time off jobs and away from their family, making daily trips, bringing over fruit, cleaning supplies, water, tarps, everything," Levy told AccuWeather.
The extraordinary efforts of tight-knit communities like Navarre are what's helping many Michael survivors get through this challenging time.
After Michael, local relief efforts appeared to start with area restaurants and businesses that began setting up donation drop-off points around town, according to Levy. Other businesses followed suit.
Nov. 2, 2018
Flake says he's rooting for Democrat running against Steve King
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he is supporting Democrat J.D. Scholten in his bid to unseat three-term Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over his ties with white nationalist politicians and groups.
“We have a candidate on our side of the aisle who isn’t exactly making things easy for Republicans moving forward. It’s not the best face of the party,” Flake said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

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