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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

President Trump wants to arm teachers to prevent, or reduce the carnage from, future school shootings like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this month. "A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what had happened," Trump said last week about the attacker in Florida. He's not the only one who thinks this is a good idea: Several states are already considering legislation to allow guns to be carried into schools, ostensibly to protect kids. But putting guns into the hands of schoolteachers would be extraordinarily dangerous for black and Latino students, who are already often forced to try to learn in hostile environments where they're treated as threats. read more

By now you know the drill: massive news event happens, journalists scramble to figure out what's going on, and within a couple hours the culprit is found -- Russian bots. Russian bots were blamed for driving attention to the Nunes memo, a Republican-authored document on the Trump-Russia probe. They were blamed for pushing for Roy Moore to win in Alabama's special election. And here they are wading into the gun debate following the Parkland shooting. "[T]he messages from these automated accounts, or bots, were designed to widen the divide and make compromise even more difficult," wrote the New York Times in a story following the shooting, citing little more than "Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia." This is, not to mince words, total --------. read more

The media industry's worst fears about Facebook's huge algorithm tweak are coming true. The women-focused publisher LittleThings is shutting its doors, in large part because of Facebook's recent move, the company's CEO, Joe Speiser, told Business Insider. LittleThings' demise was first reported by Digiday's Lucia Moses. read more

After compiling a variety of data sources, WalletHub has released its list of the most sinful states in America -- and Tennessee made it to the top 10. The financial help website says the Volunteer State is the sixth most sinful state overall, but is ranked No. 1 in "anger and hatred" in a breakdown of specific sins. read more

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In 2011 the California Institute of Integral Studies concluded a several month long investigation into Cultural Anthropology professors Angana Chatterji and Richard Shapiro. Both were fired citing a "cult-like environment," "exploitation," and a "siege mentality" among other reasons. In 2007 I was one of four students who walked out of the program reporting serious dysfunction. This is the never been told story of how it unfolded. read more


This detailed list of School Shootings by wiki indicates that school shooting actually took off after 1999 (Columbine). And that was the factor in what we see today.


A 2015 investigation by CNN identified "more than 40 people...charged with Columbine-style plots" since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and found that almost all were white male teenagers and almost all had studied the Columbine attack or cited the Columbine perpetrators Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as inspiration.[312]

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