Saturday, February 10, 2018

In the news, Thursday, January 25, 2018


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from Competitive Enterprise Institute
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

Bringing Net Neutrality Back from the Dead Would Be a Big Mistake for Congress
Congressional Review Act resolutions to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s December rollback of new neutrality regulations are making their way around both chambers on the Hill. As of this writing, the House effort has 110 Democrat co-sponsors and there are 50 co-sponsors in the Senate. While it’s heartening to see so many in Congress taking an interest in agencies’ regulatory activities, passing this CRA resolution would be as bad an idea as net neutrality regulations themselves were.

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from The Conversation US
Media/News Company in Boston

The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.

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from Forbes
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, MIXED, American business magazine

Stonyfield Calls Critics 'Trolls' With 'Fake Names' After Backlash Against Ad Featuring Young Girls
New Hampshire based yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic released a video advertisement on Tuesday featuring elementary school-aged girls talking about the alleged dangers of “GMOs.” Hundreds of viewers swiftly lambasted the advert for perpetuating false ideas about agriculture and “using children to support fear-mongering.”

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from The Guardian (UK)
[Information from this site may not be reliable.]

Giving teenagers alcohol may increase risk of drink-related problems – study
Parents who give alcohol to their teenagers could be increasing their offspring’s risk of binge drinking and other alcohol-related problems, research has revealed. The study found that compared with secondary-school aged children who had no access to alcohol, those who were given some by their parents more often admitted to later binge drinking, had symptoms of alcohol-use disorder and experienced alcohol-related harms – such as difficulty recalling events or getting into trouble. The authors conclude there is no evidence that parental supply of alcohol protects children from such experiences.

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from iFIBER ONE News (WA)

Smithsonian exhibit on Native American veterans on display at Wanapum Heritage Center
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian featuring the history of Native American veterans is now on display at the Wanapum Heritage Center “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” reveals the history of Native American veterans through art, photography and essay. The exhibit documents 250 years of Native American contribution to the U.S. military. The exhibit runs now through May 8 at the heritage center located next to Priest Rapids Dam along state Route 243. Admission is free. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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from Law and Liberty
Website in Indianapolis, Indiana

Defunding the Palestinian “Refugees”
Recently, the Trump Administration announced it was cutting in half the United States’s contribution to Palestinian refugees. One issue that should be addressed is the whole concept of a Palestinian refugee.  Many people are not aware that the entire issue of Palestinian refugees is another example of a double standard.  The United Nations does not consider refugee status to be hereditary.  As a result, under the ordinary UN standard, a large group cannot continue to be refugees generation after generation.

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from The Living Church
Magazine of The Living Church Foundation (Anglican)

Catholics and prayer in public schools
The conjunction of two recent articles on American Catholic history, specifically the history of prayer in schools, provides a timely warning for church involvement in politics: straightforward descriptions of policies as liberal or conservative may not be very useful, exaggerating supposedly ideological threats may prove deceptively easy, and, finally, being part of a majority can badly affect our discernment.

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from Orthodox Christianity
Organization in Moscow, Russia

TSAR NICHOLAS AND FAMILY CANONIZED BECAUSE PUT MORAL IDEALS ABOVE THE CROWN—PAT. KIRILL
In addition to their holy deaths, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Tsar Nicholas II and his family as saints because they placed moral ideals above the royal crown, His Holiness Pat. Kirill stated at the opening of the 26th annual Nativity Readings yesterday, reports RIA-Novosti. The theme of this year’s Readings, held inside the Moscow Kremlin, is “Moral Values and the Future of Mankind.” The Nativity Readings are a Church-public forum held annually in the sphere of education, culture, social service, and spiritual-moral enlightenment.

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from Redoubt News
CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE,  MIXED,  right wing militia movement blog

Liberal Fear-Mongers Push Anti-Constitution Agenda
The liberal progressives want to stop Freedom of Speech, except for them. They want to stop Freedom of the Press, except for the select government propaganda sites. They want to stop freedom of religion, except for their favorites. And they want to change the US Constitution to be more “Democratic”. They want the Constitution to be fundamentally changed, and the country along with it. The Constitution does not give anyone any rights. Neither does the government. Rights are God-given, bestowed upon you from birth. The Constitution only guarantees that the government will recognize those rights.

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from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Former Washington First Lady Lois Spellman dies
Former Washington first lady Lois Spellman died Wednesday just days after her husband, John. Born Lois Elizabeth Murphy in 1927 in Havre, Montana, she met John Spellman in a Spanish class at Seattle University, Spellman biographer John Hughes wrote in his book about the former governor. They were married for 63 years.

NTSB report: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit signs before train crashed south of Tacoma
The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals along the track indicating a drastic drop in speed limit, a new report from federal investigators says. It was only the engineer’s second time driving a train in that direction on a newly opened stretch of track, known as the Point Defiance Bypass.

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