“If you weren’t privy to secret intelligence information, you definitely missed it, but according to The New Yorker, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) leaked classified information during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election. Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza noted how during the hearing Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) asked FBI Director James Comey: “Wouldn’t it be a little preposterous to say that, historically, going back to Ronald Reagan and all that we know about maybe who the Russians would prefer, that somehow the Russians prefer Republicans over Democrats?” And then King followed up with a peculiarly phrased question: “I would just say on that because, again, we’re not going into the classified sections, that indicating that historically Russians have supported Republicans, and I know that language is there, to me puts somewhat of a cloud over the entire report.” According to two Democrats on the committee, Lizza reported, the conclusion that “historically Russians have supported Republicans” was in a classified portion of an intelligence report, and not in the portion made public. Asked about his leaking of that information, King told Lizza, “I have to watch myself. I think it was in the public report that came out, the unclassified report, that there was a finding in there that historically—so don’t quote me on this, O.K.? Because I’m not sure if this was the classified or the unclassified, but there was a conclusion that historically the Russians have favored Republicans.” In the past, Congressman King has repeatedly called for journalists who leak classified information to be prosecuted”
Vietnam is one of the top 5 exporters of shrimp, and one of the members of the TPP aka Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We must stop the TPP during the Lame Duck Congress #NoLameDuck
Companies in Vietnam inject substances to shrimp in order to increase sales.
We will not be able to stop this practice if the TPP becomes law. Companies will sue anytime their abilities to make profits are prohibited. The Supreme Court will not have the power to stop this as they will lose out to an ISDS Court (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) of 3 corporate lawyers that will decide financial payments to corporations.
We must stop the TPP during the Lame Duck Congress
Stop the #NAFTAonSteroids
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This resonated with me: “We’re very hands-on. When hands are involved in learning, children really remember. If you’re in the middle of the creative process there is nothing worse than clearing up – if you cease the flow then you lose the dream, you lose everything.”
William Doyle describes an emerging international consensus about the appropriate and limited use of technology in the classroom.
Doyle starts from the proposition that “Technology in the classroom has so far had little positive effect on childhood learning.”
That’s the stunning finding of the OECDs September 2015 report “Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection.” The report found that despite billions of dollars of frantic government spending, where ICTs [information and communications technologies] are used, their impact on student performance has been “mixed, at best,” in the words of the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher. “In most countries, the current use of technology is already past the point of optimal use in schools,” said Schleicher. “We’re at a point where computers are actually hurting learning.”
This supports a growing body of other research indicating that, with some exceptions like distance and special needs learning, there is little evidence that digital tools are…
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He hates, hires and marries immigrants. He encourages foreign governments to commit espionage against his opponent. Yeah, I’d say he’s a dangerous narcissist.
The story about Trump’s rambling news conference had this headline in the Washington Post:
This is a story that is very troublesome.
He is running for president of the United States, and he asks a foreign power to intervene in the presidential contest.
This is unprecedented.
Either he is suffering from some kind of classifiable mental disorder.
Or he has terrible judgment.
Or he is unbelievably ignorant of foreign affairs and national security.
Or he is a traitor, who puts the interests of a foreign nation above that of his own.
Does he realize that his warm and fuzzy approach to President Putin makes our European allies very nervous?
His comments reek of megalomania at best.
I know I should ignore what he says, but I can’t. At present, he is leading in most polls. A majority…
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As the historic drought continues in the American West, policy makers, scientists and residents are bracing for the potential impact drought will have on our country’s food system. Many have their gaze set on agricultural reform in California, in particular, since the state is responsible for growing nearly half of our nation’s fruits, veggies and nuts. While larger agricultural shifts may be on the horizon, some California farmers are finding solutions to challenging drought conditions in the here and now by engaging in an age-old practice that uses hardly any water at all: dry farming.
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Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and a founder of Lady Parts Justice, said: “Mike Huckabee wants to drive a tank into your vagina, so that’s a thing.”
“Well, we did say they’d stop at nothing,” tweeted Planned Parenthood, which Republicans are trying to de-fund again.