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28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing

Reddit | Cnoordz

"Stay in school" is common advice that kids receive, but after seeing these people who are a product of our school system, I'm starting to think that we should just give up and not even bother with a formal education. Take a look at these pictures to see what I'm talking about.

dalton.lemert, Diply 1. If this guy is in charge of returning his phone, I don't think Adam has any hope of getting it back. I wonder how long it took for him to realize his mistake. a 5nd time.

It's her 4rd time? I wonder what went wrong with the 1rd, 2st, and 3th times she tried piercing her nose. Hopefully she won't have to do it a 5nd time.

dalton.lemert : Diply contributor

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Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame by Richard L. Hasen

Donald Trump stands with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach before their meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Nov. 20.

His “election integrity” investigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won’t work. Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: Although Trump has suspended the operations of his election integrity commission recently, his goal of suppressing votes remains, creating  a voting rights nightmare.

Richard L. Hasen,   Slate /  Rise Up Times 22, 2017 | Donald Trump’s attempt at voter suppression through his “election integrity” commission is a voting rights nightmare that is being enacted so clumsily it just might backfire.

Both before and after the election, Trump made wild and unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud and the system being “rigged.” Before the election, many of the claims were about voters voting five, 10, or 15 times by impersonating other voters. The ridiculous and unproven charges of voter fraud had a racial tinge, with suggestions the fraud would happen in majority minority communities.* According to the New York Times, he told an audience in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a few weeks before Election Day: “I just hear such reports about Philadelphia. … I hear these horror shows, and we have to make sure that this election is not stolen from us and is not taken away from us.” He added for emphasis: “Everybody knows what I’m talking about.”

Richard L. Hasen is a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law and is the author of Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections.

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Special Project | A Christmas Holiday Reader


Jimmy Margulies | GOP Tax Cuts for the Rich

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America * Debunking Myths About Estrangement * Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent? * Remembering the Christmas Truce * God Bless Us, Every Robber Baron

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America, Ed Pilkington, The Guardian 
  • The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and wants to know why 41m Americans live in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation.

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Part 2: Debunking Myths About Estrangement, Catherine Saint Louis, New York (NY) Times 20, 2017 | New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships can’t be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon.
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Part 3: Series | Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent? Erin McCormick, The Guardian

Part 4: Remembering the Christmas Truce, Zach Carter, HuffPost <>

During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies.
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Part 5: God Bless Us, Every Robber Baron, Zach Carter, HuffPost | How did Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story become a trophy for a Wall Street titan?

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