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Thursday, December 08, 2016

For all of his focus on industrial workers in the Rust Belt and his dire warnings about America's inner cities, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't had much to say about his plans for those in the deepest levels of poverty -- including America's homeless. And that -- along with his recent choice of Ben Carson as Housing and Urban Development secretary -- is making advocates across the country worried.

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My focus had to be on my community of friends that are my family. I need to fiercely love the people close to me instead of learning to love someone new. To reach out to others could weaken the bonds that hold my family together.

"I can't," I told him. "I just can't."

I've lost the desire to attempt the courtship phase. The future is uncertain. I am not the optimistic person I was on the morning of Nov. 8, wearing a T-shirt with "Nasty Woman" written inside a red heart. It makes me want to cry thinking of that. Of seeing my oldest in the shirt I bought her in Washington, D.C., that says "Future President."

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Vice President Biden on Monday raised the possibility of a presidential bid in 2020.

"I am going to run in 2020," Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future. "What the hell man, anyway."

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Kaepernick would have been better off just... taking a knee.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Breaking with past practice isn't always cause for panic, however. Contrast the hysterical reaction to Trump's phone call -- and it's worth remembering that it was a 10-minute phone call -- with the fawning coverage of Obama's decisions to cast aside bipartisan U.S. policy on Cuba and Iran. Obama's moves were "bold" and "historic," and he has been cast as a courageous and visionary leader willing to set the country on a new course.

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Comments

Is MotherJones "FakeNews"?

Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities, and Congress isn't helping, mayors say
www.washingtonpost.com

www.washingtonexaminer.com

Where I live, the SanJoseWaterCompany just tore down a huge enclave living near the percolation ponds.

Its sad how this was ignored, but put a Republican in charge and low and behold "Homlessness is Back"....

Trump made huge gains in counties with the highest rates of death from drugs, alcohol, and suicide.
POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

This was reported earlier but in a different form.

Life Expectancy for White Americans Declines
www.wsj.com

Democrats, and I am assuming the Doc never really understood why life expectancy was declining, they never really cared.

Which is why they lost the middle of America .....

As PumpkinHead points out, its nice though they got the CookCounty vote ......

Which one could only conclude Democracts view the violence of a drug war is way better than the drugs themselves?

Why are you celebrating, Laura?

#6 | POSTED BY RCADE

Its pretty simple, here is one example...

While Trump goes on a "Thank you America Tour"....
ThankYouTour

Hillary thanks her Millionaire donors... are you invited? She couldn't even look at you when she lost....
HillaryMillionaireThanks!

Here is another reason...

Trump supporter to @MMFlint: @realdDonaldTrump "has done more for me than any Democrat has done in my lifetime" https://t.co/iQ9xfZfLRZ -- Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) December 7, 2016


We should acknowledge TimeMags butt hurt over the whole thing....
"President of the Divide States Of America".....

American teenagers performed slightly worse than they usually do on the PISA -- below average for the developed world, which means they scored worse than nearly three dozen countries.

On average....

But when broken down by race, American Asian and & White students did well, as I have stated Americans have a good ability in the abstract, and its growing ...
pbs.twimg.com

Could the problem be cultural, economic for those demographics that didn't do well? Meaning the system is there to produce educated kids, its just viewed or capable of being taken advantage of.

OECD reports we spend about ~$12,000 dollars per student per year. If you took the number of students per teacher 16to1, you get $192,000 dollars per "teacher".

Where is that money going if not to the teacher? Reminding this every year.

Finally I am not opposed to CommonCore as an idea. There should be standards at the national level, but the standards should be on the quality of education, not what exactly and how it is being taught. The "new" math that I have seen is ridiculous, some teachers don't even understand it.

If you take Finland for instance, the teachers have great autonomy on how to educate their pupils. To me, its ironic people want more teachers to take home more money, but dictate what they teach ie less autonomy. IMO the autonomy is why you should receive higher pay. If the Federal government is going to dictate your lesson plan, you should be making $15 an hour.

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