US Court Documents Reveal Immigrant Children Tied Down, Hooded, Beaten, Stripped and Drugged — Counter Information | L8in


Assuming this is correct then heads should roll, with the first being Trumps.

For a, so called, civilised country, all in America should be ashamed, especially those that voted for Trump and even more so those that still supporting.

But then they will believe this is Fake News, when the only FAKE is Trump.

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Asylum seekers are detained near McAllen, Texas, June 2018. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian


You’ll remember Godwin’s law, which holds that the longer an online debate goes on, the likelier it is that someone will mention Hitler or the Nazis. It was an amusing observation and one that served a useful purpose, guarding against hyperbole and fatuous comparison. Except last August, as the American far right staged a torchlight parade in Charlottesville, Mike Godwin suspended his own law. “By all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis,” he tweeted. “Again and again. I’m with you.”

Despite that dispensation, I’ve tended to abide by my own version of Godwin’s law. I try to avoid Nazi comparisons, chiefly because they’re almost always wrong and because, far from dramatising whatever horror is under way, they usually serve to minimise the one that killed millions in the 1940s. And yet, there’s a cost to such self-restraint. Because if the Nazi era is placed off limits, seen as so far outside the realm of regular human experience that it might as well have happened on a distant planet – Planet Auschwitz – then we risk failure to learn its lessons. That would be to squander the essential benefit offered by study of the Third Reich: an early warning system.

So yes, when Donald Trump ordered US government agents on the southern border to separate migrant children from their parents, to tear screaming toddlers from their fathers and even to pull a baby from its mother’s breast, he was not re-enacting the Holocaust. He was not ordering the eradication of an entire people or sending millions to their deaths. But there were echoes. And we must hear them.

For one, there’s the elemental act of separation itself. If you interview survivors of the Holocaust, one thing you notice is that even those who’ve grown used to describing events of the most extraordinary cruelty, and who can do so without shedding a tear, often struggle when they recall the moment they were parted from a parent. Mostly now in their 80s or older, they are taken back to that moment of childhood terror, one that never leaves them.

 

Source: Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Catholic Nun Explains Pro-Life In A Way That Will Stun Many (Especially Republican Lawmakers) : Daily Kos


In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy of many in the ‘pro-life’ movement:

“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”

This quote applies well to many Republican lawmakers who continue to introduce/pass restrictive misogynist laws against woman’s reproductive rights. At the same time, the GOP works to shut down women’s health clinics, with a special vengeance towards Planned Parenthood (#StandWithPP). You don’t see these Right Wing anti-choice extremists adopting children from unplanned pregnancies or putting funds into sex education.

 

Source: Catholic Nun Explains Pro-Life In A Way That Will Stun Many (Especially Republican Lawmakers) : Daily Kos

Girl, 11, with twisted spine and one lung has disability benefits axed ‘because she attends mainstream school’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


A mum whose young daughter has a twisted spine and only one fully functioning lung claims her girl has had her benefits stopped because she ‘has some mobility and goes to a mainstream school ‘.

Charlotte Ormrod, 11, has double curvature scoliosis, which means she struggles to walk and relies heavily on a wheelchair.

She also has a deformed hip and ends up in hospital regularly due to a weak immune system.

Since her diagnosis last year, Charlotte has been admitted to hospital 12 times due to problems with her lungs, her mum says.

But following a reassessment by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Charlotte has been told she’s no longer entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for her personal care, Chronicle Live reports.

Julie, 44, claims one of the reasons it is stopping the benefit is because the youngster attends Albany Primary School, a mainstream school in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Julie said: “I’m absolutely disgusted.

“She is entitled to that money. I’d maybe understand if it was an adult but she is just a child going through this.

“They said she was not entitled because she has some mobility and goes to a mainstream school.

 

Source: Girl, 11, with twisted spine and one lung has disability benefits axed ‘because she attends mainstream school’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

Should Creationism be taught in schools?


I believe we all should live in harmony with each and in doing so we should all respect the views of each other. Whether there is a God or not or which religion we follow is up to each individual and no other persons or organisation should decide otherwise.

Religions are beliefs and not a matter of fact and should never be held to be based on facts. Many of the religious scriptures were written many years after the events with no proof they occurred except for hearsay.

If religion make you feel good or not is up to the individual and not any other.

Respect each other and their beliefs, but do not dictate these to others, leave this to individual choice.

By all mean advise children the different religions but no one should say one is better or not than the other. Children should be allowed to make up their own minds, but they should be taught respect, understanding, compassion and that we all have a right to live our own lives, provided we all abide by the laws of the land.

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There are many people who believe that the world is 6000 years old. Should we allow them to teach this to our children as a fact?

There are many people who believe that evolution is nonsense. Should we allow them to tell our children that it is nonsense?

There are many people who think god put fossils in the rocks. Should we allow them to tell our children that this is what happened?

There are many people who believe there is a god. Should they be allowed to tell our children that god is a fact?

There are many people who believe that their religion is right and all the others are wrong. Should they be allowed to tell our children that their religion is the only right one?

There are many people who believe that the Old Testament, or New Testament, or the Koran, or the Upanishads, or the…

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Male Circumscision – is it Child Abuse?


I Agree and this should be outlawed in any civilisation.

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We have no problem whatsoever in declaring that female circumcision is child abuse. If a parent allows their female child to be mutilated then most civilised people would shout loudly that it is wrong.

It does not matter if the parents erroneously believe that it is a religious practice.

Religious practices are not above the law.

Some religious practice declares that it is not only alright, but an absolute mandate from god, to take the life of a nonbeliever. It is never right.

Some religious belief declares that it is right for a wife to throw herself on the funeral pyre of her husband.

Female circumcision is an abuse. It is wrong. It is illegal. It never should happen.

Neither should male circumcision be allowed. It is nowhere near as bad as female mutilation but it is the same principle. A child should not be subjected to such a mutilation…

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One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings | Reader’s Digest


A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She e-mailed right back and said, “No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.” And I said, “No, not him. Me. He gets it. Help me.”

And that’s how I ended up standing at a chalkboard in an empty fifth-grade classroom while Chase’s teacher sat behind me, using a soothing voice to try to help me understand the “new way we teach long division.” Luckily for me, I didn’t have to unlearn much because I’d never really understood the “old way we taught long division.” It took me a solid hour to complete one problem, but I could tell that Chase’s teacher liked me anyway. She used to work with NASA, so obviously we have a whole lot in common.

Afterward, we sat for a few minutes and talked about teaching children and what a sacred trust and responsibility it is. We agreed that subjects like math and reading are not the most important things that are learned in a classroom. We talked about shaping little hearts to become contributors to a larger community—and we discussed our mutual dream that those communities might be made up of individuals who are kind and brave above all.

And then she told me this.

 

Source: One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings | Reader’s Digest

What You Need To Know About How Yelling Affects ADHD. : The ADHD lifestyle blog


Do know how yelling affects ADHD? It probably affects you more than you think. Many ADHD-ers experience getting yelled at; especially during childhood, from siblings, parents, and friends.

If heated arguments, and screaming matches is your go-to problem-solving move, then this may be a result of getting yelled at as a child.

Many people with ADHD seem to be locked in a struggle with self-destructive habits such as; forgetfulness, dealing with authority figures, and carelessness. Even though ADHD is associated with these traits, the problem may lie in how your ADHD was reacted to in the first place.

My childhood was filled with shouting, scolding, and yelling from my mom. But yelling affects ADHD really bad. Bad enough that the online parenting magazine, Today’s Parent says it’s just as bad as spanking.And the Catch-22 is; ADHD kids get yelled at for doing exactly what ADHD is notorious for.

Why is that so? First, we have to understand how the ADHD brain processes emotions.

Emotional hypersensitivity is a core trait of ADHD. Think of ADHD as the great multiplier. If you give rotten lemons, you get a ton of shitty lukewarm lemonade; conversely applied, juicing good lemons will give you an ice-cold pitcher of Michelin-star grade lemonade.

The effects of long term effects of yelling are:

 

Source: What You Need To Know About How Yelling Affects ADHD. : The ADHD lifestyle blog

Even Children are Denied Disability Benefits


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Northern Ireland mum refused care benefits for daughter with heart problems

Erin Hamilton at home in Carrickfergus with her daughter Sophia
Erin Hamilton at home in Carrickfergus with her daughter Sophia

Co Antrim mother of a baby girl born with severe heart complications and a genetic disorder that impairs her immune system said she cannot understand why she was refused Disability Living Allowance.

 Little Sophia Hamilton was born 13 months ago but was so ill that doctors feared she might not live at all. Cardiac consultants and surgeons in Belfast and Dublin battled against the odds to save Sophia. After a month in Dublin and further treatment in Belfast, Sophia’s mum Erin was eventually able to bring her baby girl home to Carrickfergus.

Sophia’s continuing ill health means single parent Erin is on permanent high alert over her daughter’s care, which often means sleepless nights as well as constant care through the day.

Erin said she was advised to apply for DLA…

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Disabled people need ‘equal and fair’ hate crime laws, MPs are told | DisabledGo News and Blog


Disabled people will only be protected from online abuse when they have “equal and fair” hate crime laws, a leading disabled campaigner has told MPs.

Anne Novis, chair of Inclusion Londontold the Commons petitions committee that the abuse targeted at disabled people online was “just an echo” of what they experienced on the streets.

And she said that the law fails to protect them in both cases.

She was speaking to the committee as part of its investigation into online abuse of disabled people, which was launched following a petition set up by former model Katie Price which was signed by more than 220,000 people.

Price’s petition called on the government to create a new criminal offence covering online abuse, and to set up a register of offenders.

She set up the petition following years of disablist and racist abuse targeted at her teenage son, Harvey, who met members of the committee before the evidence session.

But Novis, who is an adviser on hate crime to the Metropolitan police, the Crown Prosecution Service and British Transport Police, said she did not want to see a separate offence for online abuse or the creation of a register of online offenders.

Instead, she said, disabled people just needed “an equal and fair hate crime law”.

 

Source: Disabled people need ‘equal and fair’ hate crime laws, MPs are told | DisabledGo News and Blog