Education

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

Enemies of marijuana use have warned that legalizing the drug for recreational use would incite a crime epidemic, turning users into drug addicts and morphing dispensaries into malevolent drug dens. A new report, though, seems to debunk that rhetoric. Medical cannabis was first legalized in 1996, other west coast states in 1998, and since then […]

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

Mental health problems in children from wealthy US and UK families soar, new research reveals. The richer sectors of society are facing a crisis of eating disorders, drug abuse and self-harm, mostly due to “unrealistic” expectations pinned on kids. Wealthy parents expect their off-springs to excel in all fields, including sports and music, as well […]

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ schooling, received a human rights award named after the slain Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. The group RAW (Reach All Women) in War said Yousafzai had been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award “for her courage to speak out when nobody else […]

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

New York City’s literacy rates are on the decline: nearly 80 percent of high school graduates lack basic skills like reading, writing and math and are required to relearn them before qualifying for community college. During his most recent State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hyped about the large investment […]

Salinger and Harper to be replaced by Invasive Plant Inventory in US school curriculum

Salinger and Harper to be replaced by Invasive Plant Inventory in US school curriculum

A new curriculum for public schools across the United States will soon make it mandatory for at least 70 percent of all assigned books to be works of non-fiction, eliminating classic works that have influenced great thinkers for centuries. By 2014, schools in 46 out of 50 states will have adopted this new curriculum, which […]

From Liberty To Dependence

From Liberty To Dependence

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through eight stages. Is America now at the point of repeating history by progressing from dependence back into bondage? You decide. Stage 1: From Bondage To Spiritual Faith The […]

Obama and Romney agree to cowardly debates

Obama and Romney agree to cowardly debates

US President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will face off for the second of three debates on Tuesday, but viewers awaiting the show-down shouldn’t expect anything out of the ordinary: both candidates are contractually obliged to be boring. Tuesday’s debate between the two rivals has been advertised as a town hall meeting with members […]

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. The group said they were […]

Starry Nights Festival

Starry Nights Festival

Celebrate our exceptional sunny days and starry nights at Yucca Valley’s 16th annual Starry Nights Festival. This event will feature presentations by noted astronomers, a twilight reception and evening of stargazing. Astronomy-themed Science Saturday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Astronomy Lectures in the Yucca Room, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Twilight Reception in the Yucca Room, 7:00 […]

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