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North Carolina Teacher Allegedly Cuts Disabled Student's Hair

North Carolina Teacher Allegedly Cuts Disabled Student's Hair (ABC News) 
The North Carolina mom of a 7-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is accusing a teacher of cutting off several inches of her daughter's beloved hair without her consent.

"Most of the time, she's always brushing her hair, always doing something with her hair," Jesslyn's mother, Jessica Stirewalp, told ABC News' Charlotte affiliate, WSOC-TV.
Stirewalp claims that a Millbridge Elementary School teacher in Rowan County, N.C., cut Jesslyn's hair in class on Friday.

"Her assistant teacher calls me and says, 'I hope you don't mind, but I cut your daughter's hair because she got food in it,'" Stirewalp said. "Of course, I got mad, but I asked her how much, and she said four inches." 
Stirewalp says that she was shocked when Jesslyn got home from school.

"Instead of four inches, it was more [like] eight inches. And when she walked in the house, you could tell that she thought she was in trouble," Stirewalp told WSOC. "I mean, it hurts my feelings, and I know it hurts her feelings."

The mom said that she has heard conflicting explanations for why Jesslyn's hair was cut. She said the teacher initially told her on the phone that it was because of food in Jesslyn's hair. But a letter from the teacher said that Jesslyn wouldn't stop taking her hair down, so the teacher trimmed it, Stirewalp said.

When asked about the incident, school principal Christopher Smith told, "I cannot comment on that." He directed questions to the Rowan-Salisbury School district spokeswoman, who did not respond to a request for comment.

Jesslyn's family said the haircut has changed the little girl.

"She would look at it and she would say, 'Pretty,'" her grandmother Mary Poole told WSOC. "She doesn't even get in front of the mirror anymore."

GOP Rep Blocks $450 Million In Taxpayer Aid For Egypt

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Representative Kay Granger (R-TX), Chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, that oversees foreign aid is blocking $450 million in U.S. foreign aid to Egypt.

In a statement on Friday Rep. Granger said that the State Department had notified Congress of the plans to transfer the money to the new government of Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morshi. Morsi has been in the news recently lecturing the U.S. about freedom of speech and demanding that the U.S. impose blasphemy laws, which are from Shariah.

In light of the attacks and the fact that Granger doesn’t see an urgent need, she is putting a hold on the funds.

“This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so,” the chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations said in a statement. “I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time. … I have placed a hold on these funds.”

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NC Students join hands in annual prayer event

See You at the Pole 

Joining hands and bowing their heads, about 60 Croatan High School students surrounded the school’s flagpole and prayed Wednesday morning.

They were among an estimated 200 county students, from high school to elementary school, who took part in the 22nd annual observance of See You at the Pole. The international event, held the fourth Wednesday in September, involves students gathering around their schools’ flagpoles to pray before the opening of the school day.

More than 3 million teenagers in at least 20 nations take part in the observance each year, according to event organizers. This year’s theme was “Awaken.”

For Croatan senior Kalen Perry, who helps lead the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, it’s a time to pray for her school and nation and show her faith.

“We want to pray to God to protect our schools and it’s a symbol of our prayers for our school and the students,” she said. “It’s the only way to accomplish anything, is through prayer and through your relationship with God.”

Senior Kimberly Fitzgerald, also an FCA leader, said, “I want to show people I have God in my life and care about God. And I want other people to know that it’s OK to stand up for God and what you believe. I’m just so thankful for everything He has done for me.”

Croatan students not only prayed for their schools, but for the nation, elections and the troops serving overseas.

Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings

Via Matthew

Anthony Lee mugshot 

A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.

Anthony Jamal Lee, 18, fired at a group of people from the window of a Grand Prix at 2:17 p.m., according to charges. A 13-year-old boy was struck in the side of his body and had to be hospitalized; a 17-year-old boy was grazed by bullets on his face and arm.

Lee, according to authorities, then fired from his car at two passengers in another Grand Prix, grazing one of them in the back.

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Grenell: Need Hearings on Libya to Stop White House Cover-Up

Congress should hold hearings into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans to prevent a cover-up by the Obama White House, U.N. expert Richard Grenell tells Newsmax.TV.

“We should do it immediately, because we’ve already seen the State Department scrubbing some of its information from its website,” Grenell, a partner with Media Capital Partners, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. He referenced a recent Fox News report on the development.

“The State Department gave a warning that said, ‘We don’t have any intelligence that anything is going to be wrong on 9/11.’ And then they removed that from the website,” he said. “So we already see a scrubbing from the State Department and it’s really important for congressional committees to quickly get in and figure out what’s going on.”

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Organization and Development of the Auxiliary

Guerrilla Days In Ireland, Tom Barry

(Over the course of this blog’s life, I’ve received a lot of correspondence from those wondering how they fit into the concept of a resistance organization as the auxiliary, since they are “too old or infirm” to actively engage the regime’s security forces as members of the subversive underground or paramilitary guerrilla force. –J.M.)

The auxiliary includes, or may include all those individuals who are not full-time active participants in the paramilitary guerrilla force or the subversive underground, but who are sympathetic to the resistance or actively voice support to the resistance and are willing to lend assistance. Traditionally the activities of the auxiliary have been directed and controlled by the area command authority (For all you “leaderless resistance” believers out there, you’re going to have some variation of an area command authority, whether you want to believe it or not. Attempting to do anything without the organization and planning coordination between cells will result in blue-on-blue and wasted efforts as cells hit the same targets or otherwise get in each others way).

This coordination allows that assistance that is available from the auxiliary to be “spent” in the most efficient way, to leverage it into the most support for the resistance as possible. Otherwise, the auxiliary will see its efforts wasted as some assets are over-used by their local buddies, and other assets, sorely needed elsewhere, go to waste. While a resistance effort is necessarily local at the tactical level, tactics exist solely to facilitate the strategic end-goals. A bunch of guys with similar views (or as we’ve all seen, sometimes vastly different views all labeled the same way…..)

committing acts of violence against the regime are not a resistance movement. While they MAY coalesce into an organized resistance, history has repeatedly demonstrated to us that more often than not, they will be individually run to ground, exterminated, and written off by the victorious regime as common criminals and brigands. Since the victor writes the history books……

An individual’s specific contribution to the resistance will depend largely on their socio-economic status and roles and their occupation (while a stripper or bartender may provide crucial intelligence-gathering/collection roles facilitating a specific raid or ambush by the guerrilla force, or simply drop some “roofies” into the drink of a senior member of the security force, setting up a snatch by the subversive underground, a local farmer or homesteader may “only” provide assistance by providing some extra harvest to feed the troops or to be sold on the black market to finance another operation. On the other hand, the farmer may end up providing space in a barn for a way-station on a transportation route, or an extra barn may be used as a guerrilla hospital…),

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So much for security

Via  szhaman


Protection of the Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Friday failed to protect him from assassination simulation, when 26-year-old Czech Pavel Ondroush calmly approached him, placed to the side of the head of state a plastic gun and repeatedly pulled the trigger, imitated shots. The incident occurred in the Czech town of Chrastava / Liberec region / where Vaclav Klaus took part in the opening of the new bridge.

The moment of "attempt" was filmed by a TV camera Czech channel "Prima". Record clearly shows himself, Vaclav Klaus, is surrounded by townspeople Ondrousha approaching him, dressed in a camouflage jacket, and his outstretched arm with the gun barrel which he presses the right to the right side of the President. That the camera instantly recorded, could not see and to prevent security.

More: by repeatedly pressing the trigger, Ondroush lost in the crowd of townspeople and the first who caught up with him, were ... journalists, he managed to make a brief statement. Only then were able to apprehend him. But again, this was not the presidential guards, and local law enforcement officers. Opinion of all security experts have viewed filmed channel operator "Prima" footage was clear - if Ondroush really wanted to kill the president and in his hand was not a gun that shoots plastic balls and a real weapon, he would have easily realized his intention.

Sam 71, Vaclav Klaus reacted to the incident quiet. Immediately afterwards, he said that, unfortunately, there are around "too many mentally unstable people," and only later explained that "it all happened so fast, that at the time just could not be intimidated."

Delivered to a military hospital in Prague, Vaclav Klaus was examined by doctors who found it easy to damage the elbow resembling simple abrasion. Otherwise, the president was completely healthy.

Despite the fact that the "shooting" in Chrastava ended happily for the head of state, is predicting that the presidential security service offers the most unpleasant consequences, including retirement and reorganization.

Security experts said that imitation assassination was carried out in the "Czech traditions" when encroach not want to kill or hurt the one he has chosen his target, but it is intended to express their displeasure or, if possible, even to talk "like a man ". Since 1992, in the Czech Republic were thus carried out 16 attacks on politicians, including former Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who attacked placed under eye bruise. As a result of these actions, no politician was seriously hurt.

Union Contract: Teachers Can Be Caught In School Drunk Five Times and On Drugs Three Times Before Being Fired

Students are reported to the police on first offense

Forget zero tolerance. Bay City Public School teachers for years could be caught repeatedly under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol without being fired.

Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances "was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997."

Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that was agreed to in January in section 16.1300 "Controlled Substances" on page 92. That contract expired June 30 and negotiations on a new contract are ongoing.



The story of Taylor Morris (22 Photos)

Via Cousin Colby

taylor chive 11 Chivers, this is the story of Taylor Morris (22 Photos)

This is the story of Taylor Morris, a 23 year-old Navy EOD tech:

Taylor Morris learned at an early age he was hooked on the outdoors, adventurous, the middle of 4 children and always the last one inside for dinner at his home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His mother Juli recalled, "Our family took a camping trip from Niagra Falls down the East Coast one summer. Taylor set up the tents every night, started the fires, cooked the meals. Taylor was only 8 years old." As Taylor grew older and took to extreme water sports and rock climbing, Taylor discovered he was also very calm under extreme pressure. This quality would later make him the perfect candidate for the Navy's EOD, Explosive Ordinance Disposal.

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