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Sunday, February 09, 2020

It was clear from the opening kickoff the XFL had some new, fresh ideas to make the game better. read more


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lehrer thought the industry's credibility was in question: "Journalism has become something to watch rather than to believe," he said. Jim Lehrer's rules of journalism Do nothing I cannot defend. Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me. Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story. Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am. Assume the same about all people on whom I report. Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise. Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything. Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions. No one should be able to attack another anonymously. Finally, I am not in the entertainment business.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Before class each day, a high-school teacher in Indianapolis grabs a clear plastic bag and fastens it to her waist with a ribbon. read more


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Just like police dogs, these rats are trained to detect harmful substances with their sensitive noses " and in countries like Cambodia, Angola and Zimbabwe...Whether it's landmines or disease, the rats are saving lives and changing perceptions, beginning to be seen as the intelligent, compassionate creatures they are.

Unlike other search methods, which include metal detectors and careful digging over the course of five days, the rats can clear land the size of a tennis court in just 20 minutes. While it may seem dangerous, the rats are far too light to detonate any of the explosives.

[Rats also] speed up the TB testing process and can go through up to 1,000 samples per week. Since TB can quickly get worse without treatment, sick patients are able to get the help they need at a faster rate.


Monday, January 20, 2020

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize... We cannot walk alone. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." read more


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TROY AIKMAN CALLS XFL 'FANTASTIC' AND SAYS WHICH XFL RULES WOULD TRANSLATE WELL INTO THE NFL

www.newsweek.com

The XFL's opening weekend could not be described as cheap, salacious or tawdry.

It was just football

www.msn.com

The Revamped XFL Off to Promising Start

www.si.com

Fans seemed eager to accept the XFL and its transparency the NFL never will provide

www.usatoday.com

XFL Week 1 review: Tweaked rules, surprising fun make new football league worth watching

McMahon relied more on the football than the gimmicks this time, and it's clear the presentation angle was well thought out.

www.msn.com

ABC has since announced the television ratings for Saturday's game. They are impressive

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Here's a video (from PBS) that might illustrate things a bit. Just look at the beginning of the Black Youth Leadership Conference and listen to the enthusiasm. It is underreported things like this that might add up to just enough more black votes in 2020.

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Then skip ahead to 38:08 or click this next link and hear what is spoken for the next two minutes or so. (I think it is good words for the black youth to hear regardless of who spoke it.)

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Then if you REALLY want to freak out... Watch the camera pan back at the end.... Right here

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Does this surprise anyone? It surprised me...

Regardless of who made the point of this thread, there may very well be something to it.

The criminal justice reform bills have been bipartisan and have been helpful to the black community. Dems were are part of making it happen. Repubs were a part. And Trump was a part of it.

Trump also has managed to not reverse the downward trend of black unemployment that began under Obama.
One could say it has been a bipartisan effort on this as well.

There may very well be a SMALL percentage of blacks who like the reform that has happened and the low unemployment and vote to keep the same folks in office (president and congress) even if they have to hold their noses while doing it.

Jesse Jackson once said that you have to ignore the things Trump says because he is sort of a clown or something....and instead focus on his results... Just before giving Trump an award for helping the black community. Oprah used to sing his praises as well.

Now two members of MLK's family have given positives to Trump. "I'm not saying he does not say racist stuff, but I'm trying to tell you, that it's possible to say something racist and not be racist yourself or intending to be racist," Farris told the newspaper. Farris is the son of Willie Christine King Farris, Dr. King's oldest living sibling.

"Racism' is just a word that's being bandied and thrown about and thrown at the president, in my opinion, unjustly. President Trump is not a racist," Alveda King (MLK's neice) said.

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Rapper J. Prince:

That brings me to the law that was recently passed called First Step Act which is the reason my homie as so many others are being freed from the ------- of racism which is what caused them to get such an astronomical amount of time in the first place.

There is a question mark in my mind and so many others on why the Democrats didn't pass this law when they claim they represent the people. This First Step Act was signed off by Trump, a Republican President. The truth is the truth and facts are facts. With that being said I don't care who don't like it.


My point? At the end of the day, Trump's narcissistic words and ill chosen tones may not be enough to keep ***SOME*** additional blacks in 2020 from voting for him even if they don't like him simply because they have family members or friends who have gotten out of prison and straight into new jobs or who have benefited from Oportunity Zones or low unemployment regardless how gross they think Trump is.

And that is something the Dems might want to pay attention to. This is about helping the Dems put their best foot forward. Food for thought.

I would say that it is interesting that the criminal justice reform bills that have been bipartisan have been helpful to the black community and yet people keep ignoring that it happened. Dems were are part of making it happen. Repubs were a part. And Trump was a part of it.

Trump also has managed to not reverse the downward trend of black unemployment that began under Obama.
One could say it has been a bipartisan effort on this as well.

There may very well be a SMALL percentage of blacks who like the reform that has happened and the low unemployment and vote to keep the same folks in office (president and congress) even if they have to hold their noses while doing it.

You know, during the State of the Union address there actually was a lot more bipartisan ovations and applause than what is generally being talked about. I was expecting zero given everything going on. I was surprised.

Jesse Jackson once said that you have to ignore the things Trump says because he is sort of a clown or something....and instead focus on his results... Just before giving Trump an award for helping the black community. Oprah used to sing his praises as well.

My point? At the end of the day, Trump's narcissistic words and ill chosen tones may not be enough to keep SOME additional blacks in 2020 from voting for him even if they don't like him simply because they have family members or friends who have gotten out of prison and straight into new jobs or who have benefited from Oportunity Zones or low unemployment regardless how gross they think Trump is.

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