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Bad, Bored, and Children: St. Louis day care accused of running a toddler 'Fight Club' 😮😮😳 A day care center in St. Louis encouraged toddlers to viciously brawl with each other in a "fight club," according to a lawsuit from the mother of one of the children and video of the incident that was released Wednesday. Nicole Merseal said her then-4-year-old son, and another child were instructed by teachers Mikayla Guliford and Tena Dailey, to punch and hit each other at the Adventure Learning Center in December, 2016, according to the suit filed earlier this year. Merseal, of St. Charles, Missouri, accused the day care in court documents of permitting another child "to intimidate and harm" her son while directing a "fight club." The video shows Merseal’s youngest son and another boy wearing Incredible Hulk toy fists and punching each other while a teacher looks on. One of Merseal's sons recorded the episode on his iPad and sent it to her. She then called the police and had them visit the day care and interview the director and staff. Her children were also questioned by investigators. In documents released by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jennifer Scott, the director of the center, said that when she confronted Guliford about the incident, she said the children "were bored" and that "we ran out of things to do." Scott fired Guliford and Dailey and contacted the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, according to the health department. Guliford admitted to having the children fight, according to state documents. She said she took the children to the lower floor of the building because of a broken heating system on the other floors. "I meant for the fighting with the Hulk Hands to be a stress release exercise," she said. "It did not last more than three or four minutes." Guliford said no children were hurt in the incident but "it was still a bad judgment call on my part." But the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute the teachers.
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Bad, Bill Nye, and Blade: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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Being Alone, Animals, and Crime: ROBIN ROBIN Trained in kung fu, agile as all get-out, and packing a belt-load of cool gadgets, Robin is a Robin is the slightly perfectionist leader of the group whose that the other Titans just won't do what team. Not only does he have tons of guts, but he's also the group's S. RAVEN RAVEN With ashadowy past and eerie powers, Raven is trying to be good, but she's desperately afraid of the darkness within her. Raven's telekinetic powers allow her to move objects with her sarcastic, deadpan demon girl who'd rather be left alone STARFIRE STARFIRE Starfire is an alien struggling to fit in and learn the ways of Earth while driving Robin insane with unrequited Because she's from another world, Starfire is often amazed and excited by Earth customs. tarfire is pretty amazing herself: She can fly and fire green starbolts. Plus, she's a lot stronger than she BEAST BOY BEASTBOY Quick with his tongue and utterly insecure, Beast Boy will do anything for a laugh. On top of that, his powers are pretty awesome since he can turn into any animal he Beast Boy is Cyborg's best bud--a slightly dim but loveable loafer who transforms into all sorts of animals when he's not eating burritos CYBORG He's half-man, half-robot and all-Titan, but deep down, Cyborg is a pretty sensitive dude. His cybernetic anatomy gives him enormous strength and loads of weapons, but sometimes it can also be a drag. Cyborg is a laid-back, half-teen, half-robot who's more interested in pizza and video games than in fighting crime spiffyblargh: This is how you kill depth in a character.
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College, Community, and Family: MAD'S DO-IT-YOURSELF CONSTANTLY-REOCCURRING MASS SHOOTING NEWS STORY A gunman opened fire at a... grade school high schoo college shopping mall concert today, killing and injuring Local law-enforcement officials who rushed to the scene said the gunman was armed with semi- automatic assault rifles, purchased legally. purchased illegally. handguns, and additional clips of ammo, all... given to the gunman by his parents The gunman... □ was taken into custody. was shot and killed by police. took his own life. A local resident at the scene expressed... □ total disbelief, strong anger, □ complete dismay. saying a violent tragedy such as this never happens in this close-knit community. He said now, more than ever, he wants... Congress to pass common-sense gun control laws. to get a gun to protect himself and his family Speaking from the White House lawn, the President said he was.. deeply saddened. deeply horrified. deeply shocked deeply saddened, horrified and shocked. He then offered his. □ prayers □ condolences to the victims and their families. warmest sympathies He concluded his remarks by... ordering that all flags be flown at half mast and calling for a day of national mourning □ pledging the full support of the federal government in investigating the incident, announcing that he will visit with the families of the victims later this week, while prominent Republicans... called for greater enforcement of existing laws. placed the blame for the shooting on violent movies and video games said the answer to the problem is "more good guys with guns." Today's mass shooting was the th since Sandy Hook, bringing the total death count to A spokesman for the NRA... □ declined comment □ declared that the passage of any kind of gun-control legislation violates the Second Amendment and puts us one step closer to Nazi Germany madmagazine.com
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James Bond, Money, and News: NUMBER OF CASINOS PER CAPITA IN EUROPE 7 COUNTRIES THAT TOP THE LIST ACKPOT REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 1 casino for every 299,429 residents. The most casino densed nation in Europe! Congratulations to the Republic of Macedonia. This rather new country that broke free from Yugoslavia in 1991 has a total of 7 casinos. RELAND 1 casino for every 305,769 residents. That Ireland's among the top countries here is probably not a surprise to anyone. Guiness and gambling sounds like a good mix! Ireland now has a total of 16 casino facilities. Out of these, 14 are located in Dublin. SWITZERLAND 1 casino for every 386,754 residents. After the regulation in 2000, Switzerland has been enjoying quite a boost in casino facilities. The country is now the home for 21 casinos. We'd like to think that with the amount of banker money available - it's only fair some go to casi no. BULGARIA 1 casino for every 502,710 residents. Casino action in Bulgaria is scattered in 5 cities, with the city of Sofia leading the charge with 6 casino facilities, more than 600 slot and video poker machines and 53 table games. It's quite obvious we should all pay Sofia a visit Casino PER CAPITA SPEND WW IS TOPPED BY AUSTRALIA US$990 MONTENEGRO 1 casino for every 657,394 residents. This small country was featured and romanticized in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. In the movie, the country 'was featured as the scene of a casino action where Bond was seen playing poker at Hotel Splendid in Montenegro. AUSTRIA 1 casino for every 722,129 residents.Gaming in Austria is focused in different niches and segments that include sports betting, horse racing and casinos. The hottest casino action is located in Innsbruck, offering 3 casino facilities, 196 slots and 22 table games. PORTUGAL 1 casino for every 984,119 residents. The regulated casino market of Portugal is home to some of the popular casino selections including craps, American and French Roulette, poker, poker tournaments and slot machines. Land based casinos are only allowed to operate 12h per day HITCASINO BONUS.COM <p><a href="https://hitcasinobonus.tumblr.com/post/164685010801/casinos-per-capita-europe" class="tumblr_blog">hitcasinobonus</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Read our special in-capita piece on “<a href="https://hitcasinobonus.com/casino-news/infographic-number-casinos-per-capita-in-europe/">Number of Casinos Per Capita in Europe</a>”, feel free to embed our infographic on your own site.<br/></p></blockquote>

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James Bond, Money, and News: NUMBER OF CASINOS PER CAPITA IN EUROPE 7 COUNTRIES THAT TOP THE LIST ACKPOT REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 1 casino for every 299,429 residents. The most casino densed nation in Europe! Congratulations to the Republic of Macedonia. This rather new country that broke free from Yugoslavia in 1991 has a total of 7 casinos. RELAND 1 casino for every 305,769 residents. That Ireland's among the top countries here is probably not a surprise to anyone. Guiness and gambling sounds like a good mix! Ireland now has a total of 16 casino facilities. Out of these, 14 are located in Dublin. SWITZERLAND 1 casino for every 386,754 residents. After the regulation in 2000, Switzerland has been enjoying quite a boost in casino facilities. The country is now the home for 21 casinos. We'd like to think that with the amount of banker money availa ble - it's only fair some go to casi no. BULGARIA 1 casino for every 502,710 residents. Casino action in Bulgaria is scattered in 5 cities, with the city of Sofia leading the charge with 6 casino facilities, more than 600 slot and video poker machines and 53 table games. It's quite obvious we should all pay Sofia a visit Casino PER CAPITA SPEND WW IS TOPPED BY AUSTRALIA US$990 MONTENEGRO 1 casino for every 657,394 residents. This small country was featured and romanticized in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. In the movie, the country 'was featured as the scene of a casino action where Bond was seen playing poker at Hotel Splendid in Montenegro. AUSTRIA 1 casino for every 722,129 residents.Gaming in Austria is focused in different niches and segments that include sports betting, horse racing and casinos. The hottest casino action is located in Innsbruck, offering 3 casino facilities, 196 slots and 22 table games. PORTUGAL 1 casino for every 984,119 residents. The regulated casino market of Portugal is home to some of the popular casino selections including craps, American and French Roulette, poker, poker tournaments and slot machines. Land based casinos are only allowed to operate 12h per day HITCASINO BONUS.COM hitcasinobonus:Read our special in-capita piece on “Number of Casinos Per Capita in Europe”, feel free to embed our infographic on your own site.

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