A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Why so many kids can’t sit
still in school today

Washington Post, by Valerie Strauss

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 7/11/2014 3:21:37 PM

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/11/2014 3:29:51 PM     (No. 9920141)

Common sense alert!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: beancounter, 7/11/2014 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9920144)

If kids really couldn´t sit still they wouldn´t make a Transformers movie that´s 2 hours and 45 minutes long.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/11/2014 3:50:33 PM     (No. 9920186)

I don´t want to click on any WaPo or NYT articles, these are not valid news sources, certainly not for anything that might involve complex facts or arguments.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: mamafrog, 7/11/2014 3:52:16 PM     (No. 9920188)

This makes quite a bit of sense, we have so concentrated on testable outcomes that we have dropped everything from the curriculum that cannot be tested. Children need to move, they need to play, they need to run, they need to use scissors, they need to use pencils and crayons, none of these things can be tested so they are gradually disappearing from the school day. When I was a kid I WALKED to school. There was morning and afternoon RECESS. Lunch included a time to go outside and play. Then I WALKED home. Now children are delivered to school, usually in a car driven from home. There is no recess. Lunch is short and at some schools students are forbidden to talk with each other. Then they are picked up and driven home where they begin an afternoon of play on video devices. Is it really surprising that we have a generation of overweight children who cannot sit still? The current answer of drugging them into obedience reminds me of Brave New World.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/11/2014 3:52:23 PM     (No. 9920190)

My sister said her youngest (he´s now early 40s) had an "ants in his pants" problem in school.

She enrolled him in every sports activity she could find ... solved the problem.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 4:02:00 PM     (No. 9920202)

Sung to the tune of "Popeye the Sailor Man"

When I can´t stop my fiddlin´
I just takes me Ritalin
I´m poppin´ and sailin´, man!
-Bart Simpson

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: kahlerbob, 7/11/2014 4:21:08 PM     (No. 9920221)

ADHD may result in a nice check for baby momma.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 7/11/2014 4:21:28 PM     (No. 9920222)

The conclusion of this article is something I agree with; kids are not active enough and they need to burn off some of that excess energy.

But nowhere does the article hint at the cause of the inactivity, which is that kids spend most of every day sitting in front of a computer or an iPad or playing with their iPhones or computer games on their 60 inch TV screens.

This is also the same cause of childhood obesity. But you cannot force children to eat healthy foods like Michelle Obama wants to do, nor can you force them into at least one hour of physical activity every day. What is the answer? What is the solution?

I have no idea what the answer is but I can guess what the result will be: obese children with shorter lifespans and more psychological problems than previous generations.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: NotReally, 7/11/2014 4:22:21 PM     (No. 9920223)

"The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

Brain damage, Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders),Behavior disorders, Adverse reactions, Neurodegenerative disease.

Obesity.....Retinal egeneration.....Migraine…Seizures headache.....Cancer.....Heart irregularities.....Asthma.....Chewing gum.....Aspartame" http://www.truthinlabeling.org/

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/11/2014 4:33:17 PM     (No. 9920236)

In many schools they have taken the school playgrounds and turned them into parking lots for staff and/or put portable classrooms on them. And recesses were cut. The kids are expected to sit without exercising for longer periods of time.

We played very active games on the elementary school playground during several recesses a day and during the lunch hour. Very little of this any more. And many things that were the most active were banned - dodge ball, etc.

And they bemoan the fat kids and those who get restless. Most kids are restless by nature. The schools now exacerbate that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/11/2014 4:46:06 PM     (No. 9920254)

Kids are not allowed to run on the playground blacktop in most schools. If they have a grass field they can run in, they must be closely monitored. They´re also very careful of play structures and slides.

We can blame stupid bureaucracy, but much of the blame must go to idiot parents who sue when Billy gets a scraped knee. Or when Heidi plays on the monkey bars in a way they´re not supposed to be used and ends up with a broken arm. They sue and they win. Schools are protecting themselves.

Also, school is boring. Kids don´t like it so they have a hard time sitting still for it. I do too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: columba, 7/11/2014 5:31:23 PM     (No. 9920289)

Is this a liberal way of saying "Go outside and play!"?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/11/2014 6:13:13 PM     (No. 9920339)

Sit down, kid. Shut up! Listen to me or I´ll whup your butt!
Ah, the good old days.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/11/2014 6:27:37 PM     (No. 9920355)

Why? Try this - Sesame Street.

Think about it. For decades little kids have sat in front of the TV watching Sesame Street and learning things in 30 second entertaining skits with cuddly cute puppets. Then they go to school where class last 45 minutes or more and the learning is no longer entertaining. They´ve been programmed for learning to be fast and fun and it no longer is. Of course they´re not going to be able to sit still!

When I was growing up there was no such thing as ADHD and I never saw that kind of behavior. There was also no Sesame Street. Coincidence?

Or another leftist failure.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: provide, 7/11/2014 6:59:11 PM     (No. 9920373)

Monster drinks, Red Bull, double espresso lattes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 7/11/2014 10:15:25 PM     (No. 9920575)

Because their parents don´t teach them self control from an early age? Just a wild guess.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/11/2014 10:28:49 PM     (No. 9920578)

Most kids today wake up in a circus. They have access to so much ´stuff´ they don´t know which to do first. Those that are impoverished aren´t much different because people keep throwing free stuff at them. Between TV, video games, movies, cell phones, enough toys for ten kids, books, plus day care, then on to pre K, when do these kids get a moment of peace ? They expect to be entertained for the rest of their lives.

A sweet looking little holy terror lives nearby and the parents are so anxious to get a ´label´ and pills, it´s really sad.

These kids never know the fun of entertaining themselves or completer quiet.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: cheeflo, 7/12/2014 12:41:57 PM     (No. 9921373)

Not buying it, # 9.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 791945




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"



Traffic Tie-Ups Expected as
President Attends NYC Fundraisers
NY1 News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 10:48:15 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama will be back in the city today attending several fundraisers. Air Force One was expected to touch down at JFK Airport around 4:35 p.m. The president will then head to Midtown where he will headline a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser. Afterwards, Obama will attend a LGBT gala for the Democratic National Committee. The president will end the night at a fundraising dinner at the home of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and will head back to Washington just before 10 p.m. Drivers should expect traffic tie-ups in Midtown and Lower Manhattan

Obama library raises at least $850,000
McClatchy News (Wash.DC), by Anita Kumar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 10:20:21 PM     Post Reply
The foundation planning Barack Obama’s presidential library has raised between $850,000 and $1.75 million, the organization said Tuesday. The Barack Obama Foundation has pledged to release the names of donors that contributed more than $200 on its website on a quaterly basis. Tim Collins, Cari and Michael J. Sacks, and Marilyn and Jim Simons each contributed between $250,001 and $500,000. Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly contributed between $100,001 and $250,000. All of them raised money for Obama during his campaigns or have served on various baords. The foundation will operate as a section 501(c)(3) organization, making it eligible to accept

Rory McIlroy leads The Open
Championship after first round
66 as Tiger Woods and Adam
Scott remain in the hunt at Hoylake
Daily Mail (UK), by Derek Lawrenson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 10:03:51 PM     Post Reply
Nothing more could be asked from an opening day at The Open Championship than the two biggest names setting out their stall alongside the world number one before a raucous audience of lucky sunbathers at Royal Liverpool. Rory McIlroy’s sumptuous 66 to set the pace was nothing less than expected, of course, since he’s become Thursday’s child. This was the fifth time in 14 starts this season he has led following the opening day. Neither would anyone be too surprised that Adam Scott made light of the fact he was playing in the more difficult afternoon conditions to demonstrate why

   

 



 
Obama to AFSCME: GOP ‘absurd’
Politico, by Sarah Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:56:12 PM     Post Reply
(Video) President Barack Obama used his Wednesday video message to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention to call GOP attacks “absurd.” “That’s why it’s so absurd that Republicans in Washington are trying to blame unions for economic challenges facing working Americans,” Obama said in a pretaped video message, after praising unions. “Unions aren’t the ones blocking workers from getting a raise. Unions aren’t the ones blocking fair pay. Unions aren’t the ones blocking common sense jobs to grow the economy for everyone. And unions sure aren’t the ones cheering this week’s Supreme Court ruling that made

Krauthammer: The Least Obama Could
Do is ‘Make a Damned Decision
for Once in His Life’
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:45:38 PM     Post Reply
Columnist Charles Krauthammer tore into President Obama Thursday on Special Report over his passivity on supporting the Ukrainian government in its fight against pro-Russian rebels, challenging him to “make a damned decision for once in his life.” In the context of the Malaysian airliner shot down Thursday, allegedly by pro-Russian separatists, Obama refusing to visit the site of the southern border crisis and appearing behind on such scandals as those in the Department of Veterans Affairs and IRS, Krauthammer said Obama has “had no reaction to anything that I can tell in the last six months.” “It isn’t as if

Washington state says marijuana
brownies OK, but no lollipops
Reuters, by Victoria Cavaliere    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:42:33 PM     Post Reply
SEATTLE- Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail stores opened under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in 2012. The state´s Liquor Control Board, which regulates the fledgling sector, published the guidelines on Wednesday for the packaging and labeling of marijuana edibles. It prohibited any products,

Wendy Davis staffer previously
pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining
an opponent´s credit report
Washington Examiner (DC), by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:35:55 PM     Post Reply
A Wendy Davis staffer once pleaded guilty to posing as former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele online in order to illegally obtain his credit report. Lauren Weiner, who was a researcher for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2005, pleaded guilty in 2006 to obtaining Steele´s credit report by fraud. At the time, Steele was lieutenant governor of Maryland, and was making an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate from that state. Under a plea agreement reported on at the time by the Washington Post, Weiner could have the charge dropped after a year if she completed 150 hours of

Investigation leads to 6 people
arrested, charged
Herald (Brownsville TX), by Ty Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:22:43 PM     Post Reply
Half a dozen women charged with various voter fraud crimes were processed into the Cameron County jail Wednesday. Their arrests were the culmination of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff held in July 2012. Cameron County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said his office provided information to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies requested as part of the investigation. Tomasa Ramirez Chavez, 84; Bernice Garcia, 29; Margarita Rangel Ozuna, 63; Sara Virginia Perales, 51; and Vicenta Guajardo Verino, 53, were all accused of multiple charges, while Facunda Banda Garcia, 54, was charged only with

Chamber of Commerce: We´ve
´Never´ Supported Amnesty
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 8:16:39 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed that it has never supported amnesty, despite vowing to spend at least $50 million to ram through amnesty legislation and oppose anti-amnesty and Tea Party candidates. "The U.S. Chamber does not support amnesty and never has," Sean Hackbarth wrote on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The Chamber of Commerce took issue with Rush Limbaugh´s statement that the Chamber would not finance candidates in 2016 who do not support comprehensive amnesty legislation because Limbaugh, though capturing the gist of the Chamber´s stated intentions, did not accurately quote Chamber of Commerce

FLASHBACK: Presidents Reagan &
Obama Address America on Russians
Shooting Down Passenger Airliners
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 4:56:09 PM     Post Reply
(Video) On September 5th, 1983, then President Ronald Reagan addressed the American public after the Soviets shot down Korean airliner KAL 007. “My fellow Americans, I’m coming before you tonight about a Korean airline massacre. The attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women, and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten.” Compare the former president’s strong response to the current president’s line about the Malaysian airliner MH17 reportedly shot down by the Russians, believed to have killed 280 passengers and 15 crew: “It is wonderful to be back in

Biden: ´Shot down, not an accident,
blown out of the sky´
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 4:48:16 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden said he spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for about a half hour regarding what he called “a very tragic circumstance.” Biden said the plane was “shot down, not an accident, blown out of the sky.” Speaking shortly before a U.S. official confirmed to The Post that the plane had been shot out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile, Biden added: “We don’t have all the details yet.” Biden said the Obama administration is concerned about reports that U.S. citizens were on board the plane. “We’re now working every minute to try to confirm those reports

John McCain: There’ll be ‘hell to
pay’ if Malaysia plane was shot
down by separatists
Washington Times (D.C), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 4:07:26 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain said Thursday afternoon that he wasn’t ready to conclude that the Malaysia Airlines crash came as a result of an attack — but he did make clear that trouble was on the way for Russian separatists if suggestions of a purposeful shoot-down proved true. “To leap to conclusions could be very embarrassing and really inappropriate until we have more information,” Mr. McCain said during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, just a little while after hearing reports that the plane carrying 295 passengers could have been shot from the sky over eastern Ukraine by Russian separatists. Mr.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Obama Just Summed Up The State Of
The World In One Depressing Sentence

40 replie(s)
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:48:43 AM     Post Reply
After President Barack Obama breathlessly addressed four different foreign-policy issues during a 10-minute statement, he summed up the state of a crisis-filled world in one sentence. "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time," Obama said. Obama touched on the laundry list of global flashpoints situations during a statement from the White House on Wednesday — the disputed elections in Afghanistan, the negotiations on Iran´s nuclear program, the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, and, finally, the conflict in Ukraine. The most significant recent development in these situations was the announcement of new sanctions on Russia shortly before the president spoke. Obama described those

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

35 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
31 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

30 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

30 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Congressman Predicts Victory
in Lawsuit Against Obama

30 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:21:30 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Tom Rice (R., S.C.) and constitutional law expert David Rivkin on Wednesday predicted victory in the lawsuit the House is launching against President Barack Obama. The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the proposed lawsuit, which is intended to prove the unconstitutionality of Obama’s unilateral delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. Witnesses at the hearing argued about whether the House has standing to sue the president to enforce the law. “I’m very optimistic that this lawsuit will succeed,” Rivkin said in an interview. “I certainly expect there to be a propaganda offensive to

Hillary Clinton´s $275K Speaking
Fee Comes with Diva Demands

28 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:11:41 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State and almost-certain 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton not only demanded $275,000 to speak at the University of Buffalo, her nine-page contract is filled with the kinds of demands that Pop Divas like Madonna are regularly mocked for. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, on top of that mammoth speaking fee, Clinton´s contract demands……the university provide "a presidential glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator," that Clinton´s office have "final approval" of her introducer and the moderator of any question-and-answer session, as well as "the sets, backdrops, banners, scenery, logos, settings, etc," and that the

GOP rep calls Petraeus probe
´perplexing and suspicious´

28 replie(s)
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/17/2014 5:02:17 AM     Post Reply
The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is “perplexing and suspicious,” according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee. After sending a letter and questioning Attorney General Eric Holder twice and former FBI Director Robert Mueller once about the probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Holder in a new letter this week, "I find the timeline...to be increasingly perplexing and suspicious. I urge the Department to move forward with this investigation in an expeditious and prudent manner." Chaffetz also told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News’ “The Real Story” Wednesday that the open investigation may have a chilling

Hollywood Liberals Forking
Over Big Bucks For Wendy Davis

28 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/17/2014 5:20:57 AM     Post Reply
Some of Hollywood’s wealthiest liberals are forking over big bucks for Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Texas, according to campaign finance reports recently filed by the campaign. Among those who have donated directly to Davis: singer Barbara Streisand ($1,000) and musician James Taylor ($15,000). A number of other celebs have given money to the Texas Victory Committee, a joint effort of the Davis campaign and the group Battleground Texas. Donors include actress Jennifer Garner ($25,000); director Steven Spielberg ($12,500); DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ($12,500); actor Matt Damon ($5,000); director Tom Ford ($5,000); director Judd Apatow ($1,000); actress Carrie Fisher ($1,000); actor Tom Hanks

´It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy’:
Obama sparks anger with 40-second
mention of Malaysian plane crash that
killed 23 Americans before giving
transportation speech

27 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko*    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 5:11:25 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. by casually devoting mere moments to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner on Thursday in Wilmington, Delaware, and then launching into jokes and his prepared remarks on the need to expand America´s transportation infrastructure. Twenty-three Americans are feared dead after the jetliner crashed in eastern Ukraine. Obama declared that ´it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy, but not before enthusiastically declaring that ´it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.´ ´Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks

New Captain America will be African-
American, as the Falcon takes over the
star-spangled mantle in the comic books

26 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Ethan Sacks    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/17/2014 12:22:03 PM     Post Reply
He’s red, white and blue — and black. Captain America’s mantle will be taken over by his long-time ally, the Falcon, the high-flying African-American hero from Harlem, Marvel Comics announced late Wednesday. “It’s about time,” says Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort of the change. “In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn´t be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting.” Brevoort says the Falcon becomes the new Captain America at the behest of the original, Steve Rogers, who has been turned into a 90-year-old man in the most recent storyline,

Flow of Central American immigrants
through Mexico shows no signs of slowing

25 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:07:38 AM     Post Reply
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico – Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border. But messages from the country´s top two leaders in little more than a week have provided few details on how. And the scene on the ground is business as usual. Dozens of Central Americans who paid $1.50 a head could be seen this week crossing the broad Suchiate River on improvised rafts of inner tubes and wooden boards, in full view of Mexican police on the shore and immigration agents posted on

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791945





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS