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Thanks to climate change hysteria, some children find spending time in nature ‘distressing’

From Daily Mail: While most children benefit from having time outdoors, for some youngsters it is triggering feelings of anxiety and despair due to fears over climate change.

These ‘troubling emotions’ and their link to climate change have been studied by University of Colombia researchers for the British Ecological Society. In the first of its kind study to focus on children and teenagers connecting with nature, the team conducted a full review of other studies, articles and books.

Children and teenagers were triggered by the natural world and their inability to control what was happening to the ‘unravelling biosphere’, the team said.

The authors found that measures currently used to connect children to the natural world can help others cope with feelings of fear linked to climate change.

Within the past generation children’s lives have largely moved indoors with the loss of free-ranging exploration of the natural world, the team said. ‘In response, many conservation organisations advocate connecting children with nature, and there has been rising interest in measuring young people’s connectedness with nature,’ authors wrote.

The review found that connecting with nature has many positive benefits for the wellbeing of a young person including improving health and happiness.

However, it wasn’t universally positive, according to study author Dr Louise Chawla, who said connecting with nature was a ‘complex experience’ for many teenagers.

Many children know they are inheriting a changing world that is likely to get worse and this leads them to feelings of anxiety and despair, said Chawla.

That doesn’t mean it was all bad news, the team say that despite the strong emotions, there are significant benefits from being outdoors more often. ‘There is strong evidence that children are happier, healthier, function better, know more about the environment, and are more likely to take action to protect the natural world when they spend time in nature,’ Chawla said.

Read the whole story here.

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Arizona teachers union tells members to write fake COVID-19 obituaries

Teachers’ unions across America are vehemently opposed to reopening public schools — they want to continue the COVID-19 lockdown of schools, although they are in favor of #BLM protests.

Who knew the Wuhan virus is so discriminating that it’ll only infect children attending schools, but not if they participate in public protests?

Arizona Educators United (AEU) is a political activist group for school teachers.

On its Facebook page, this is how AEU describes itself:

…a coalition of teachers, education support professionals, administrators, and those who care about the state of education in Arizona…. This is a group for organizing Arizona educators for action. 

Founded on March 4, 2018, AEU claims to have more than 45,100 members, but is a “private group” on Facebook — “Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post” — which makes one wonder why it is so secretive.

AEU’s hashtag is #REDforED, and encourages its members to wear red in protest events. Red is the color of communists and communist parties.

AEU’s Facebook page gives two websites for the group:

  1. http://arizonaeducatorsunited.com/: A dead link that brings you this message: “404 Page not found”.
  2. http://redfored.com: A website called “Arizona Parents & Allies United” — a public group with 14.8k members.

Previously, Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey, a Republican, had ordered that the state’s public schools re-open on August 17 from the COVID-19 lockdown, which was opposed by many teachers as too soon.

On July 23, 2020, Ducey issued an executive order with a revised plan to reopen the schools (azcentral.):

  • The Arizona Department of Health Services is tasked with setting a metric for reopening schools by August 7, using health data. For example, New York will reopen schools in communities where the daily COVID-19 infection rate remains 5% or lower over 14 days.
  • When schools reopen, everyone will be required to wear masks, with some exceptions for students.
  • Schools will be required to reopen for on-site learning on Aug. 17 for students who have nowhere else to go. That means school districts must open at least one site for students to go, but do not have to open every school or require every teacher to show up to work in-person.
  • Schools must begin instruction on the planned first day of school. If they cannot open in-person safely, then instruction must happen virtually on that first day and beyond.   
  • Whether schools reopen or not, teachers are guaranteed their full salary for the school year, with an additional $370 million in federal CARES Act money for schools.

Arizona Educators United is so opposed to reopening schools that the group is resorting to deceit — it is encouraging its members to write fake obituaries to Governor Ducey to protest his reopening order.

Cory A. DeAngelis is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, director of school choice at the non-profit Reason Foundation, and executive director of the Educational Freedom Institute.

Yesterday, August 2, referring to Arizona Educators United, DeAngelis tweeted that “An Arizona teachers union is telling their members to write fake obituaries to the governor to protest reopening schools,” and is circulating this template for the fake obits:

These are the people who are educating your children.

H/t DCG

~Eowyn

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Insulting? California lowering bar exam standards in order to pass more minority lawyers

A rather insulting headline:

The article in the LA Times states the California Supreme Court agreed to lower the passing score for the exam, a victory for law school deans who have long hoped the change would raise the number of Black and Latino people practicing law.

UCLA School of Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin, a longtime supporter of lowering the passing score said, “There is absolutely no evidence that shows having a higher score makes for better lawyers. There is significant evidence that it reduces the diversity of the bar.”

And of course: “Whether the exam is culturally biased has been a question for law journals over the years, and critics have written that it fails to measure the real abilities required to be good lawyers.”

Read the whole article here.

When one seeks an attorney they may base their decision on if the person is a member of the “diversity” team. Or they may seek one through recommendations, legal expertise/area of practice and their “win” record. But that’s just my white-privileged opinion.

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Fordham University punishing student for “hate crime” photo on Instagram

NOTE: I’m not suggesting you donate to the NRA or this student’s GoFundMe. I have included them as sources to the story since the demorat-run media is silent about the harassment of this student.

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Fordham University is a private research university in New York City. It is is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the northeastern United States. It is also a place where free speech and thought is not allowed.

Meet Austin Tong, a senior at Fordham. Austin posted this “offensive” picture with his “automatic” weapon on Instagram:

He’s now being punished for daring to exercise his Second Amendment right.

Here’s what happened to him at Fordham, from his GoFundMe page:

“On July 14th, I was officially punished by Fordham University in the name of probation suspension for the alleged crimes of “Violation of University Regulations relating to Bias and/or Hate Crimes”; “Threats/Intimidation,” an explicit attack on my freedom of expression for two Instagram posts I posted in June. I am no longer permitted on campus, with public safety coming to my home at midnight to question me on the day of the post, and face forced political reeducation through mandatory courses and to write an apology letter, or will face full suspension or expulsion – is this happening in America, or is this a Soviet nightmare?”

Read his story here or watch the NRA video:

UNBELIEVABLE.

But this is who the demorats are: You either comply with their ideology/demands or they will DESTROY you.

Feel free to contact Fordham University here on Twitter or send an email to the office of their president.

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Proof that liberals are not interested in any debate (nor do they possess that skill)

Hopefully this womyn is not a law student.

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Liberal Intolerance: Marquette U. threatened to rescind admission of student for being pro-Trump

Liberals/Progressives/Democrats claiming to be tolerant is one of the biggest myths, i.e.,  lies, they promote about themselves.

Here’s the latest example of the Left’s intolerance.

Founded by the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits) in 1881, Marquette University is a private  university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With a current student body of about 12,000, Marquette is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, and the largest private university in Wisconsin. 

Jackson Walker reports for The College Fix, July 7, 2020, that Marquette University threatened to rescind or cancel Samantha Pfefferle’s admission as a freshman after she posted a video to her account on the popular social media site TikTok showing her support for President Trump.

The video, titled “When the libs find their way to your page,” has  captions such as “When people see that I support Trump,” “Then try to hate on me,” and “And think I’ll change my views,” over a video of Pfefferle dancing.

The video features a Trump 2020 flag as well as a sign reading “Marquette 2024.” The song used in the video is rapper 6ix9ine’s GOOBA, and plays lyrics such as “ He’s mad, she’s’ mad, big sad, haha, don’t care, stay mad.”

Pfefferle’s post has been watched nearly 600,000 times and has since caught the attention of the Marquette community, some of whom began harassing Pfefferle. Others threatened her life.

One TikTok user wrote: “I hope you get shot.” Another commenter wrote: “I’d pray for you but you’re not worth it.”

Pfefferle told The College Fix in an interview that “I was extremely disappointed by the incendiary comments” and that “The response from my peers has been repulsive.”

She said that after she posted her video on  TikTok, she was contacted by Brian Troyer, dean of undergraduate admissions at Marquette, who  told her her acceptance to the school was far from certain.

Pfefferle said, “[He] had the heart to tell me I wasn’t a student. This means that my classification is still in limbo and is currently being decided by the administration. I have been accepted, I paid for my housing, I have my roommates, I even have a complete class schedule. If that doesn’t make me a student, what does?”

Some Marquette administrators also asked Pfefferle a series of questions meant to judge her morals, she said. “They also asked me hypothetical questions regarding Dreamers [children born in the United States of illegal aliens]. How would I respond if a Dreamer who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe or comfortable with my views and me being on campus. They also asked me if they thought there was anything I could do to improve my image on campus. They proceeded to ask if I was comfortable with the reputation I have established for myself. The assistant dean asked if I put any thought into the response I would be getting from my videos.”

A Marquette spokeswoman told Empower Wisconsin that the school had not rescinded Pfefferle’s offer, but admitted that “the admissions team did recently have a conversation with incoming freshman Samantha Pfefferle about statements made on her social media accounts.”

Progressive haters are banding on social media to ensure Pfefferle would not be admitted into Marquette University:

  • Calling Pfefferle “transphobic, racist, and xenophobic” and that her video creates “an unsafe space for the LGBTQ+ community, first generation students, and Dreamers at Marquette,” an Instagram user created a copy and paste email template requesting to have Pfefferle’s admission rescinded from Marquette and is encouraging others to send the email to Marquette’s administration.
  • On TikTok user wrote: “how can i help. she will not be going to college next year.” Another comment reads: “Free speech does not mean no consequences”; yet another gleefully wrote: “i love love LOVE conservatives getting their school offers revoked.”

Pfefferle has supporters. There is a petition on Change.org to keep her enrolled at Marquette. Titled “Stop Marquette University From Removing Incoming Conservative Student for Her Beliefs,” the petition states:

Freedom of expression is the most fundamental of all rights. What precedence are we setting for future conservative generations? We can’t afford to capitulate in the face of tyranny when our youth are depending on us to protect their rights.

As of the writing of this post, 6,223 has signed the petition.

The petition clearly has had an effect because Pfefferle told The College Fix that on July 6, Marquette told her they would not revoke her admission. However, Marquette’s officials still have not responded to College Fix‘s numerous requests for comment.

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This headline is real: It’s from a feminist, of course

The article is REAL. Read it here.

The author of the article is feminist Leslie Kern.

Leslie is an academic coach. She wrote a book called “Feminist City.”

She tweeted about having her first article published in The Guardian. Her tweet:

Is it any wonder why she reacted this way when the first paragraph of her article is the following:

“Glass ceilings and phallic towers. Mean streets and dark alleys. Road names and statues of men. From the physical to the metaphorical, the city is filled with reminders of masculine power. And yet we rarely talk of the urban landscape as an active participant in gender inequality. A building, no matter how phallic, isn’t actually misogynist, is it? Surely a skyscraper isn’t responsible for sexual harassment, the wage gap, or even the glass ceiling, whether it has a literal one up top or not?”

Oh, you bet it can be!

I would expect nothing less from the “Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, CANADA.”

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Wonder if the parents of these girls are proud?

NSFW due to language.

Imagine trying to “debate” one of these womyn. I bet even NK wouldn’t take ’em.

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4th of July Zombies

What are they teaching the kids in public school?

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Bossy liberals: Don’t wear red, white & blue on Fourth of July because #allcountriesmatter

The result of public indoctrination (NSFW due to language):

I got news for you bossy broads: This Fourth of July weekend, we’re heading to the gun range. I’m gonna wear my favorite pink t-shirt:

I’m gonna wear my standard go-to range hat:

And I’ll be thanking GOD for our great country while I’m exercising my Second Amendment right:

I’ll wear WHATEVER I want. My body, my choice, right girls?

And since you don’t like the Red, White and Blue, here’s a special one just for you:

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