Monday Funny! Instant karma for car thief

A car thief in Ireland first tried to break into a car with small rocks. After two failed attempts, the thief switched to a brick when, lo and behold, the brick bounced back, hitting him in the head and knocking him to the ground.

Gerry Brady, the owner of the car and of a nearby pub, said that he and his girlfriend found the thief lying on the street with a busted face. They thought that the man had been mugged, so they tried to help him. But the thief repaid their kindness with deception and viciousness. According to Brady:

“He pulled himself up and said he wanted €50 [$56] for a taxi. I said ‘Not a chance, I’ve to pay for a new window mate’, that’s when he leaned in and told me he’d burn me out of the pub. ‘I see you, I know you. I’ll burn you out. I’ll tell the gardas [police] you beat me up. I’ll go to my solicitor.’”

Brady quickly called the police. When the police picked the thief up, he claimed that Gerry beat him up. Fortunately, a surveillance video cam had captured the thief in the act.

Gerry said, ““You should have heard the garda laughing when they saw the video. They were in stitches.” (The Irish Independent)

~Éowyn

Parents upset over ‘personal’ survey offered at school

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Fox59.com: Some parents in Noblesville (Ind.) aren’t happy about a survey their middle schoolers filled out at school. They want to know who’s behind the optional survey that they said got way too personal.

“They crossed the line when they entered the home,” said Michelle Bracewell. Bracewell said some of the questions her seventh grade daughter answered were invasive. Her daughter took the survey on her iPad at Noblesville West Middle School.

The survey asked about drug and alcohol use, which Bracewell said was understandable, but she became bothered when she found out what other statements the survey solicited.

It asked for student responses to statements like, “People in my family have serious arguments,” and, “People in my family often insult or yell at each other.” “Those are personal questions, and if I want people to know what’s going on inside my home, I’ll let them know,” said Bracewell.

Bracewell said her child’s instructor told the class the survey was optional.

Other parents were concerned, too. Comments popped up on Facebook, with some parents saying they are very upset over an “issue of rights,” and others calling the survey “data mining, and a 100% violation of privacy and trust.”

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“We ask these questions for purposes of public health,” said Ruth Gassman, Executive Director of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. Gassman says 150 school corporations across the state voluntarily agree to the Indiana Youth Survey, which has been offered across the state for more than twenty years. The survey’s offered in sixth through twelfth grades, and Gassman said each school decides which grades in which they’ll distribute the survey.

The data is used to tailor drug and alcohol awareness programs, some of the questions are used to probe risk factors in the home. “These items are referred to ask risk and protective factors for alcohol, tobacco, and drug use,” said Gassman.

But this year, in a pilot program, the IPRC asked students for their birthdate and initials, still optional, but parents claim that’s an invasion of privacy, too. “It’d be very easy to go back and look at a birthdate and initials and see who the child was,” said Bracewell.

Gassman said that initial and birthdate information is not stored, instead it’s used to assign a generic numerical identification number to track students’ responses over a course of years.

A spokesperson for Noblesville Schools said the survey was made optionally available to middle school students.

FOX59 wanted to know if any teachers forced their classes to complete the survey. A spokesperson did not return our email or answer any of our follow up questions.

Click here to be directed to a sample copy of the sixth grade, and seventh through twelfth grade surveys. Rules from the IPRC state that students must be informed their participation is voluntary.

Here’s some questions from the surveys:

  • During any time in your life, has either of your parents or guardians been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, or other combat zone because they are in the military? (Military includes Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, and Reserves.)
  • During the past 12 months, how often have you bet/gambled for money or valuables in the following ways? Gambling can be done in a variety of settings, including with family and friends. (Some answers include bingo, March Madness and lottery.)
  • Would your parents know if you did not come home on time?
  • How often do your parents tell you they’re proud of you for something you’ve done?
  • In the past year (12 months), how many of your best friends have regularly attended religious services?
  • If a kid carried a handgun in your neighborhood, would he or she be caught by the police?

I’m surprised they didn’t ask about any firearms in the home.

DCG

University of Chicago offers $1 million for best idea to stem youth violence

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Chicago Tribune: More than suicide or heart disease, HIV or unintentional injuries, homicide has claimed the lives of more young African-American males than anything else.

In fact, it has outpaced the nine other leading causes of death combined, according to recent federal data. And Chicago has a higher percentage of young homicide victims than the national average.

In an effort to change that narrative, the University of Chicago Crime Lab has teamed up with the MacArthur Foundation and Get In Chicago to offer up to $1 million for the best idea or ideas to combat youth violence.

“This is not an intractable problem, but we have not made enough progress,” said Roseanna Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab.

Organizers of the design competition said they are looking for imaginative solutions to the complex issue. The goal is to improve life outcomes of the young people who walk the city’s streets, attend its schools and play in its parks.

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The deadline to submit plans is fast approaching. All letters of interest have to be in by Monday (3/2), after which a limited number of applicants will be asked to file full proposals. The awards will be announced in late May.

Plans should focus on Chicago youths ages 13 to 18. The hope, Ander said, is that researchers can use the data collected in tandem with other studies to tease out the common elements of effective programs, whether they be increasing school engagement or understanding the role of a positive adult in a young person’s life.

“We really need to have a variety of approaches that meet different sets of needs,” Ander said. “No one of them is going to be the slam-dunk, but hopefully, collectively, there will be a portfolio of strategies that can help make the quantum leap we need to make, not just in Chicago but in lots of other cities that are struggling mightily with this problem.”

The Crime Lab launched a similar challenge in 2009, which funded the community group Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man project. President Barack Obama last year rolled out the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which was modeled after the Chicago school-based counseling and mentoring program.

Although this year’s winning proposal could be up and running in Chicago as early as this summer, the objective is to reach beyond the city’s borders, said Maurice Classen, program officer at the MacArthur Foundation.

“If you look at (Becoming a Man), it ended up several years after the design competition in the White House,” he said. “That would be the ideal in terms of impacting anti-violence programming across the country. That would be the dream.”

So many ideas to improve the situation in Chicago. A good start is to begin with the politicians who make the laws and a society that really does believe that #blacklivesmatter.

DCG

Norway just showed us the way

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Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups.

Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world.

Violent Crime Dropped By 30%

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That’s right, whopping 30%, and it’s all because a couple of politicians decided to enforce the laws that they already had. What a world we live in where that is a shocking thing to do in a government.

Norwegian authority claims that 824 people were deported in October, for such a small country, that’s a record breaking number. The authorities attributed the change to “portfolio priorities” which have essentially made it easier to deport people back to Nigeria & Afghanistan.

While most Americans and Europeans would call this unfair to target a certain race or religion, we tend to lean on the side that does anything possible to stop evil from creeping in our backyards.

http://qpolitical.com/norway-just-deported-824-muslims-every-american-needs-to-see-what-happened-next/


President Lucifer Sides With Iran

Breitbart 

OBAMA THREATENED TO SHOOT DOWN ISRAELI JETS IF THEY ATTACKED IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

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by JOHN HAYWARD

An explosive report in a Kuwaiti newspaper claims that President Obama thwarted an Israeli plan to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons program in 2014 by threatening to order American military forces to shoot down the Israeli jets…

Read the whole article at http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/03/01/report-obama-threatened-to-shoot-down-israeli-jets-if-they-attacked-iranian-nuclear-program/


This article is worth your time. If you had any doubts that Obama is one of the chief leaders of radical islamic terrorists, this will put those doubts to rest. 

Facebook locks page of 12-year-old black boy who says Obama hates America

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His name is C. J. Pearson.

He is 12 years old, from the state of Georgia and, like Obama, he is part-black.

In a 3-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 21, 2015, Pearson applauds former New York governor and mayor Rudy Giuliani who, unlike other Republican élites, actually has the guts to speak the truth — that Obama does not love America. For that, Giuliani has been roundly attacked.

Pearson’s video has gone viral and has received nearly 1.3 million views.

This is what Pearson said:

“Hi, my name is C. J. Pearson. Today I want to just applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama . . . . I don’t care about being politically correct at this point.

President Obama, you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is — an assault on Christianity, an assault on America, and a downright hate for the American values that our country holds: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and every single thing that our country stands for. If you love America, President Obama, you wouldn’t try to take away what all working Americans have worked for their entire lives. You wouldn’t do this if you love the people of America . . . .  I definitely do hope that one day other people would get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation. . . .”

But this boy is now being punished by Facebook for his video.

Joe Newby reports for Examiner.com, Feb. 28, 2015, that Pearson discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked.

In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That’s when he learned his account and page had been locked for “suspicious activity.”

He jumped through all of Facebook’s hoops, but wasn’t able to recover his account. So he created a new profile to take its place. His public page was not affected, but he can no longer administer the page. Fortunately, a friend is helping to post links to that page.

Facebook did not respond to Pearson’s requests for help, nor would they tell him what the alleged suspicious activity was. Examiner.com reached out to Facebook, but the social media giant has so far refused to respond.

Pearson said he is working on legislation to lower the age of those serving in the state House and Senate. The legislation, which is set to be the subject of a hearing on Monday, would lower the age of House members from 21 to 18, and lower the age of state Senators from 25 to 21. Pearson said he was using Facebook to line up witnesses for the hearing, but Facebook’s actions have made that more difficult. He can’t read any messages sent to his old profile and the old page doesn’t show up.

This is not the first time Facebook has blocked conservatives for questionable reasons. In March 2013, for example, Facebook banned Florida blogger Diane Sori for 30 days over something she never posted. Facebook has banned conservatives for clicking “like” or simply saying “thank you.” Conservative pages have also been targeted and shut down for questionable reasons while other pages have been allowed to flourish. Articles mentioning Islam were falsely flagged as “unsafe” and pages critical of Islam have been removed over false claims of inappropriate material.

H/t FOTM’s Anon

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~Éowyn