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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Chicago Police officer has been shot in an active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital, the department said Monday. The officer is in critical condition but receiving "excellent care," chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Additionally, at least one offender has been shot and there are reports of multiple victims from the incident, Guglielmi said. read more

Thursday, November 01, 2018

a change made by North Dakota lawmakers has forced her and an estimated 5,000 tribal citizens who may have IDs with a post office box address to obtain either a new state-issued or tribal identification showing their street address in order to vote. The requirement -- meant to prevent voter fraud, state officials say -- went into effect in early October. read more

Friday, October 26, 2018

Americans over 50 are worse than younger people at telling facts from opinions, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Given 10 statements, five each of fact and opinion, younger Americans correctly identified both the facts and the opinions at higher rates than older Americans did. Forty-four percent of younger people identified all five opinions as opinions, while only 26 percent of older people did. And 18-to-29-year-olds performed more than twice as well as the 65+ set. Of the latter group, only 17 percent classified all five facts as factual statements. An earlier study by the American Press Institute also found that older Americans were more confident than younger ones in their ability to discern fact from opinion ... despite getting them wrong more often. read more

Friday, September 14, 2018

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded -- a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration's efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United States. Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. read more

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller are close to a deal for a guilty plea ahead of his upcoming trial, according to a source familiar with the matter. A deal is expected but the source cautioned that the two sides have been close before. The incentive appears to be to reach a deal ahead of a pre-trial motion hearing Friday, or before jury selection for Manafort's trial over allegations of illegal foreign lobbying gets underway next week at US District Court in Washington. read more


Sigh...the lack of good logic today is resulting in idiocracy. Hey, electrolytes help humans...humans are living things...therefore Brawndo is great for living things so let's give it to all our plants because they are living things!
The research and results had nothing to do with proving or disproving how efficient and effective the program is. The results just prove that there are opportunities for people on stamps to improve their own livelihood. A 5% increase doesn't mean anything...if they actually researched efficiency, maybe they would find that it is extremely inefficient and if it were efficient there would have been a 50% increase. Or, they may find it is very efficient and that 5% would have been -50%. Making illogical conclusions based on research that wasn't meant to be used for those conclusions is a partisan tactic only. It's a shame so many people will read this and believe the logic without thinking critically.


God damn, you are dumb.

"The results just prove that there are opportunities for people on stamps to improve their own livelihood. A 5% increase doesn't mean anything..."

No. The research is about kids in families with food stamps and how it effects them long term. It's not about the parents.

It says they actually do better later in life. Not that they merely have opportunities to improve their lives now.

"A 5% increase doesn't mean anything..."

5 point drop in heart disease is a ---- ton. And an 18 point increase in high school completion is frankly incredible.

You don't understand science or stats. You didn't read the article apparently. And you don't have a single study contradicting the results.

Leave the DR. We are tired of your lies.

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