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Now it’s her eyes: What’s wrong with Hillary Clinton’s eyes?

She has:

Add her uncoordinated eyes to the above list.

On Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, Hillary Clinton was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and gave a speech to, as described by UPI, “a crowd of about 200” at Temple University.

Here’s a video of her speech. Watch her eyes, especially her left eye:

Here are screenshots I took from the video:

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Her eyes are not aligned: the left one drifts to the inner corner, while the right eye looks straight ahead.

Here are some hilarious comments on the video’s YouTube page:

yveslo lou: “blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah”

Kyle”o”Ran: “One eye staring you down the other eye looking for those deleted emails.”

Darren Dandridge: “she was following a fly with that eye to catch with her lizard tongue”

Tod T: “I won’t trust this woman to wipe my ass or yours”

ObamaSmellsBad: “They should always pan out to verify it is her by showing her huge fat ass.”

Trump 2016: “Her left googly eye. Look close enough and you may spot her nictitating membranes.”

Blister Chicken: “Kind of wonder if they have some “Disney Robo-President” thing hooked up to her and someone in a van down the street is controlling her in VR. Like maybe when the eyes go all cross, it’s because of interference or a power surge. (of course I’m just kidding.)”

jacob gabriel: “Vote for me. I’ll give you free shit thats not actually free”

LisaDawnn: “I believe reptilians have differential eye movement too. I’m waiting for her to start molting.”

FauxPawn: “Had to mute it. I kept expecting her to snap at a fly. Sorry I’m not more kind. I’m deplorable, so I’ve been told.”

Darren L: “She’s obviously possessed by Satan.”

Dr Phucker: “One of the ball bearings behind the integrated hydraulic optical control system is probably seized. Just needs a little silicone spray for lubrication. The newer models utilize composites which aren’t as prone to seizing.”

18661873: “Better question: What is wrong with her mouth? Nothing comes out of it but lies.”

Jay Patriot: “Holy shit one eyes moves independently than the other shes a fucking cyborg!!!”

Commenter Tubosworld thinks Hillary’s drifting left eye is due to Parkinson’s disease, which is also the diagnosis from the Secret Service and many physicians (who have not treated her):

“Patients with Parkinson’s disease have difficulty correcting for slight drifts of the two eyes, according to Dr. Feldon. Patients’ most common ocular complaint is double vision, which is difficult to correct, he said. ‘A lot of people have a tendency for their eyes to drift either inwards and outwards, but most of us can correct for it because we have fine motor control of our eye muscles. So as soon as our vision sees that the eyes are not aligned, a signal is sent out to the brain to move things into alignment,’ Dr. Feldon said. ‘But the fine motor control for Parkinson’s patients is not there, so they tend to have more trouble with double vision.’ Patients with Parkinson’s also have problems with lack of blinking, causing dry eye and blurred vision, he said. Link: http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/neurosciences/news/print/ocular-surgery-news/%7B83ee5159-fea0-4b30-beb8-8595bbf23efe%7D/neurologic-disorders-have-varied-ocular-symptoms

A commenter named Sponge thinks Hillary has nystagmus:

“Nystagmus is a term to describe fast, uncontrollable movements of one or both eyes that may be Side to side (horizontal nystagmus), Up and down (vertical nystagmus), Rotary (rotary or torsional nystagmus) The most common cause of acquired nystagmus is certain drugs or medication. Phenytoin (Dilantin) – an antiseizure medication, excessive alcohol, or any sedating medicine can impair the labyrinth’s function. Other causes include: *Brain injury *Inner ear disorders such as labyrinthitis or Meniere’s disease *Stroke *Thiamine or vitamin B12 deficiency Any disease of the brain (such as multiple sclerosis or brain tumors) can cause Nystagmus if the areas controlling eye movements are damaged.”

Commenter tickyul concurs:

“I am a forensic Feline-Neuropsychiatrist and I concur with your opinion. If I was treating Hillary, I would be carrying an auto-injector of fast-acting Haldol…and have 500-CCs of ringers-lactate on standby.”

To which Bengal Ghost writes:

“maybe carry an auto injector full of cyanide by mistake”

And David Bruce Banner chimes in:

“maybe carry an auto injector full of cyanide by mistake on purpose”

Commenter Trump Mafia notes that:

“only 200 people were there and most were bussed in high school kids for a field trip – ie they HAD to go. actual temple students didnt go. it was also closed to the press – all staged”

By the way, on the same day that Hillary was in Philadelphia, Trump was at a rally in Fort Myers, Florida, which was attended, not by 200, but by thousands. The Germain Arena was filled to capacity (approx. 9k), and thousands more could not get in.

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Hollyweird Actress Wants Schools To Educate Girls About Masturbation

Apparently this young Hollyweird womyn knows what’s best for others’ children.


From HuffPo: Shailene Woodley has always used her platform as a celebrity to speak about the issues she cares about. 

The “Snowden” actress has campaigned for Bernie Sanders, has spoken out against the Dakota Access pipeline and has been an ardent supporter for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a new interview with Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, the actress addresses another cause she’s passionate about: sex education for women. 

“As a young woman you don’t learn how to pleasure yourself, you don’t learn what an orgasm should be, you don’t learn that you should have feelings of satisfaction,” Woodley said. “I’ve always had a dream of making a book called There’s No Right Way to Masturbate.” 

Woodley, who played a pregnant teenager in her breakout role on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” also shared why it’s so important to educate young girls about their bodies. 

“If masturbation were taught in school, I wonder how [many] fewer people would get herpes aged 16, or pregnant at 14?” Woodley asked, before delving into her unique childhood and upbringing.

The 24-year-old actress said that her home had a “revolving-door policy,” which allowed anyone who needed a place to stay the chance to live (and even vacation) with her family. But it was her mom and dad’s parenting technique that stood out the most in the “Snowden” actress’ memory. For example, Woodley said that a fight with her brother would lead to a punishment of sorts ― hugging her sibling on the lawn (i.e., in public). 

“The whole time you’re just seething, you’re disliking this person with so much energy, but if you let go you have to stay there for an extra hour. That was the kind of reverse, manipulative psychology my parents were into!” Woodley said of her dad, who is a psychologist, and her mom, who is a counselor.  

My family is super fucked-up in many ways, but they are also my everything,” the actress said, adding that she was still “grateful for the shit that happened.” 

To read the rest of Woodley’s interview with The Edit, head here.

h/t Newsbusters

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Leader of Black Lives Matter UK ‘blacked up’ and pretended to be ‘in the minstrels’

Adam Cooper - black lives matter campaigner grab taken from open facebook page https://www.facebook.com/adam.cooper.3154284/photos?pnref=lhc

Adam Cooper – black lives matter campaigner
grab taken from open facebook page

Via The Sun:  The all-white group protested against “racist climate change”, calling their action “white allyship under black leadership”. Now it has emerged the public face of the movement once impersonated white US actor Al Jolson, who used “blackface” make-up in 1927 film The Jazz Singer.

Oxford student Adam Elliott-Cooper, 29, daubed his face with mud at a spring on the Caribbean island of St Lucia and copied Jolson’s “jazz hands” dance moves.

The mixed-race activist bragged in a Facebook post: “The natural sulphur at the  springs is supposed 2 be good for your skin. But me and my brother decided we could make better use of it if we pretended we were in the minstrels.

When someone asked if he was trying to be black, Elliott-Cooper replied: “I was going for the dark skinned asian look.”

Adam Elliott Cooper interview on Radio 4 Black Lives Matter

Adam Elliott Cooper interview on Radio 4 Black Lives Matter

The post-grad geography student, whose family live in a £500,000 home in Wood Green, North London, has represented Black Lives Matter UK on Radio 4’s Today programme and Channel 4 news.

He is studying groups like BLM for his thesis on race issues in modern Britain.

And while BLM does not support any political party, Elliott-Cooper is a huge backer of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He also claimed England was on the “brink of fascism” after voting for Brexit.

But he appears to have remained tight-lipped since nine of his BLM comrades launched a six-hour demonstration on the runway of East London’s City Airport. They have all been charged with aggravated trespass and being unlawfully airside, which can lead to three months’ jail.

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Highline School District struggles with fallout after limiting student suspensions

This program was supported by the same school superintendent that sent letters to parents calling for inclusion because she had received reports from staff that students have been repeating language they heard from presidential candidates in the media (mainly Trump). Looks like her “progressive” ways aren’t that successful.

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From Seattle Times: When Jasmine Kettler kissed her mother goodbye at Sea-Tac Airport and boarded a plane to Bangkok last month, she carried nothing but a backpack, laptop and memories so traumatic that the former Highline High School teacher had purchased no return ticket.

Her plans are fluid. She may volunteer in a refugee camp on the Burmese border. She could spend a few months in a Thai monastery. The only firm agenda: healing from what she describes as three years of constant frustration and fear as a Highline teacher.

The pack-up-and-leave solution may be extreme, but Kettler is among more than 200 educators who had resigned from the district as of June, many saying Highline’s new approach to student discipline has created outright chaos.

The turmoil of the past school year didn’t help, with an alleged gang rape, several student deaths and criminal charges, including murder, for a group of boys not yet out of middle school. Six of the 19 homicide charges filed this year in King County have been brought against current or recent Highline students.

Veteran teachers are shaking their heads. Three years ago, Highline sat poised at the leading edge of a national effort to rethink the way schools handle misbehavior, based on evidence that booting kids out results mainly in their return to class angrier and more behind than ever — if they return at all.

Superintendent Susan Enfield

Superintendent Susan Enfield

Superintendent Susan Enfield, an ambitious and visionary schools chief, vowed to eliminate such punitive sanctions, except in cases that jeopardized campus safety. Instead, Highline would keep its students on campus — even if they cursed at teachers, fought with peers or threw furniture — attempting to address the roots of their behavior through a combination of counseling and academic triage.

The outcry that has emerged since reveals a vast gulf between announcing ideals and making them real.

Early signs of trouble

Kettler, like many, initially thought Enfield’s progressive-minded approach was inspiring, even brilliant. The phys-ed teacher considered it a personal mission to help break the well-documented connection between sending kids out of school through old-fashioned discipline and seeing them end up in jail cells, a pattern known as the school-to-prison pipeline.

Across Lake Washington in Bellevue, similar concerns have spurred that district to spend an extra $160,000 this year on substance-abuse counselors and mediation training. Schools in Renton, Kent and Federal Way are experimenting with “restorative practices,” which fosters deep conversation between students and teachers.

But Highline has focused on in-school suspension. Rather than tossing kids for defiant behavior, teachers were expected to manage their outbursts in class, and refer chronic misbehavers to a kind of super study hall where an academic coach would get them back on track and connect those who needed it to counseling.

Over three years, from 2013 to 2016, expulsion and home suspensions in the district, which once totaled 2,100 incidents annually, plummeted 77 percent, to 475 last June, and Enfield began receiving applause throughout the region for her work on behalf of marginalized youth.

Data from Highline Public Schools

Data from Highline Public Schools

But in Highline classrooms, trouble cropped up immediately. Teachers had received little or no training on de-escalation techniques to use in their classrooms. Each school interpreted the new discipline rules differently. And in a district of 20,000 mostly poor kids, a single truancy officer was employed to ensure they attended class.

“I’ve never seen a kid come back from in-school suspension caught up,” said Kristina Smethers, an art teacher at Mount Rainier High. “In fact, they seemed to get worse, as if they really didn’t consider it much of a consequence.”

“Learning as we go”

Enfield acknowledges some missteps. It was a mistake, she said, to use the phrase “eliminate suspension” because the district always intended that principals would send kids home if they harmed staff or other students.

In-school suspension, she added, should not necessarily have been led by certified educators. But rather, people who could connect with kids. And classroom teachers could have benefitted from more training up front.

“We were kind of flying blind at first,” Enfield said. “I feel confident that we’re not giving suspensions for the wrong reasons anymore. Now we need to make sure what’s happening when they’re in the building is going right. We’re learning as we go.”

This year, she promises instruction for all educators on the effects of trauma, and how to defuse the explosive behaviors that often result. Simultaneously, those running Highline’s in-school suspension programs will follow up with kids to ensure they remain on track. Return visits will be seen as a red flag signaling the need for more serious corrections.

But overall, Enfield remains unapologetic about her belief that much of the responsibility for handling difficult students rests with teachers. “We are telling them, ‘You no longer get to write kids off.’ For some people, that’s been a struggle,” she said.

By way of example, she told the story of a seventh-grader who had cursed her teacher, pulled a hood over her head and refused to speak — all of it behavior that once would have resulted in a home suspension for defiance.

“What’s going on?” an assistant principal asked, after the girl was sent to the office.

For 20 minutes, the teen made no sound. Then a few tears dribbled down her face. She had been raped by her stepfather that morning, Enfield later learned. “What if it was three years ago and we had sent her home — back to that hell?” said the superintendent, tearing up herself. “I’d act out too if I was 13 and that was happening to me.”

Leaving in droves

Educators may be leaving by the score, but that also does not concern Enfield, who says turnover rates of 10 to 11 percent are standard in Highline.

Teachers union President Sue McCabe, however, sees those 200 resignations as evidence of a much deeper issue. This spring, 23 educators left Highline High School — almost 30 percent of the staff. Another 20 left Mount Rainier High, a quarter of the teaching force. This year, the entire science department at Global Connections High School is new.

“We have a morale problem,” McCabe said. “Rather than fighting for their students, or for themselves, people are leaving. Two hundred educators resigning — that’s a lot, no matter how ‘normal’ it is.

Read the whole story here.

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Brown University distributes free tampons to men’s rooms because ‘not all people who menstruate are women’

Here’s a WTF for you.

Newsweek reports, Sept. 6, 2016, that students at the East coast’s Ivy League Brown University have something new in many campus bathrooms: free tampons and menstrual pads.

Viet Nguyen, Brown University student body president

Viet Nguyen, Brown University student body president

Brown’s student body president, Viet Nguyen, a senior education major who’s pushed the student-led initiative, will be hand-delivering menstrual products into all nonresidential bathrooms, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students.

Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action. We wanted to take it into our own hands. Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding for food, let alone tampons.”

By putting menstrual products in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive bathrooms, Nguyen’s campaign seeks to highlight what it claims to be an often ignored fact: Not all people who menstruate are women.

Nguyen said, “We wanted to set a tone of trans-inclusivity and not forget that they’re an important part of the population. I’d be naïve to say there won’t be push back. I’ve had questions about why we’re implementing this in male bathrooms as well. It’s an initial confusion, but people generally understand when we explain it.”

The free tampons and pads for “not all people who menstruate are women” are funded by the student-run undergraduate finance board.

Students at Brown aren’t the only ones going back to school this month with unprecedented access to menstrual products.

As of this fall, New York City public schools will provide free tampons and pads in all school buildings with 6th through 12th graders. The move is part of the city’s landmark legislation, passed on July 13, 2016, ensuring free menstrual products in all public schools, shelters and correctional facilities. In July, New York also became the 11th state to eliminate taxes on menstrual products. Advocates hope that New York City’s new law will set a new standard for schools around the country.

A Department of Education spokesperson said, “Students must feel comfortable during their classes so they can focus on learning, and having free, easy access to menstrual products is essential.”

Earlier this year, Inside Higher Ed reported that students at the University of Arizona, Columbia University, Emory College, Reed College, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, UCLA and Grinnell College, among others, have all advocated for free menstrual products on campus. As Courtney Couillard wrote in the Columbia Spectator, “I can easily find a free condom on Barnard and Columbia’s campuses, but why can’t I find a free tampon in the bathrooms in Hamilton or Milbank? Why does the administration care about my sexual protective rights, but not how I handle my monthly menstrual cycle?”

It turns out “menstrual equity” isn’t confined to schools and universities, but is a new pop culture movement.

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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, an advocate for menstrual equity, said: “Unlike toilet paper, which is provided for free in school restrooms, students are typically on their own to access menstrual supplies. Yet in order to be fully engaged in the classroom, these are as much of a necessity as pencils and paper. This is especially true for younger teens who are more likely to be caught off guard by the arrival of their period and without budgets of their own to buy emergency tampons or pads.”

President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Terry O’Neill said, “Feminine hygiene products are not a luxury. They’re as essential as toilet paper; just ask anyone who has ever struggled to obtain or afford them. Students’ participation in school should not be hindered by insufficient access to this basic necessity. Universities around the country should follow suit.”

There were so many pop culture moments about menstruation that NPR called 2015 “the year of the period” and Cosmopolitan dubbed it “the year the period went public.”

And what does Brown University’s administration think of the free tampons even in the college’s men’s rooms?

As reported by Sydney Hutchison for Campus Reform, Brian Clark, Brown’s Director of News and Editorial Development, praised the students for their “tremendous initiative” and said the university will look forward to observing the results.

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Gonzaga hires professor fired after viral U. of Missouri video

The good professor...

The good professor…

From Seattle Times: Last fall, a University of Missouri faculty member was captured on video asking for “some muscle” to chase a photojournalist away from a tense campus protest about racial conflicts. She was put on suspension and fired the following February.

This summer, Gonzaga University hired that professor, Melissa Click, for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in its Communications Studies Department.

A video that went viral on YouTube shows photojournalist Tim Tai, on a freelance assignment for ESPN, trying to take photos and being confronted by demonstrators who tell him to go away. (Prominent college athletes were involved in the protest.) “The First Amendment protects your right to be here and mine,” Tai said. The protesters shouted back: “Hey-hey, ho-ho, reporters have got to go!” Another told Tai: “You got to go, bro.”

Shortly afterward, Click appeared to push another reporter, Mark Schierbecker (he told The New York Times that she grabbed at his camera), and asked for help to eject him from the campus protest — which was on public property.

Gonzaga spokesperson Dave Sonntag said Saturday the university was “not in a position to talk about her past experiences,” but “we’re very confident she’s learned from her experience.”

Click, he said, has no past history with Gonzaga: “We see that incident as something in her past,” he added. “There could be a lot of opinions about that, a lot of possible debate about that.”

In a follow-up interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Click said her actions had been misconstrued and that she was fired because “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.”

Judge Judy shakes head rolls eyes

A statement Saturday from Gonzaga’s dean of arts and sciences says the school believes Click “will uphold the rigorous standards of academic excellence demanded of Gonzaga faculty and students.”

Click was not available for comment, Sonntag said.

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College Students Know NOTHING About the Guns They Want Banned

From YAF (Young Americas Foundation).

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Like, full IGNORANCE and like, STUPIDITY on display here folks.

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