Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News

September 1, 2009
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Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News a new study by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, as reported here and here. More than 200,000 U.S. schoolchildren were subjected to corporal punishment during the 2006-2007 school year, the study shows. And the South has a big lead in whacking […]

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Republican Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children

June 23, 2009
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Gawd Bless the American Right Republican Missouri Rep, Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children: They can Get Free Food at Church or Get a Job! Cynthia Davis, a conservative Christian Republican State Rep. from Missouri, is against government spending to feed hungry children during the summer, claiming if they were allowed to go hungry, […]

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Publicists for octuplets mother quit over death threats – Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2009
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Publicists for octuplets mother quit over death threats – Los Angeles Times Joann Killeen, president of Killeen Furtney Group, said she and husband Mike Furtney decided to drop Suleman early Saturday. Soon after the births, the couple began representing Suleman for free, and almost immediately started receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls from people enraged […]

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Ottawa suggests adding chemical to toxic list

January 26, 2009

Note that we’re talking about fabric softners “air fresheners, cleaners and cosmetic products, such as hair sprays” here. globeandmail.com: Ottawa suggests adding chemical to toxic list Health Canada and Environment Canada are recommending adding a former chemical warfare agent, diethyl sulphate, to the country’s list of toxic substances. Although the substance isn’t a household name, […]

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Slashdot | Internet Not Really Dangerous For Kids After All

January 14, 2009

Slashdot | Internet Not Really Dangerous For Kids After All “We’re all familiar with the claim that it’s horribly dangerous to allow our children on to the Internet. It’s long been believed that the moment a child logs on to the Internet, he will experience a flood of inappropriate sexual advances. Turns out this isn’t […]

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Disney Fairies | Pixie Hollow – Create your very own Fairy and fly into Pixie Hollow!

October 26, 2008

Sylvie pointed me to Disney Fairies | Pixie Hollow – Create your very own Fairy and fly into Pixie Hollow!… one more wonderful marketing opportunity every parent will not want to miss.

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Food blog: what did you make of Jamie’s Ministry of Food?

October 2, 2008
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Food blog talks about Jamie’s new thing… it is quite amazing. I hope i get to see it. Thanks to buridan for telling me. There was a moment in the first episode of the new Jamie Oliver TV series last night when the Essex-lad-made-millionaire had an outburst worthy of a revolutionary. Emerging from a mealtime […]

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UK Police snap children during stop and search

May 20, 2008

Police snap children during stop and search Scotland Yard has admitted its officers have been photographing children who are stopped and searched even after they have been found to be innocent. Police in Lambeth, south London, claim the tactic helps fight street crime and insist the pictures are kept on a database only for intelligence-gathering […]

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Diet change gives hyperactive kids new taste for life in Norway

February 25, 2008
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Buridan sent me this article: Diet change gives hyperactive kids new taste for life in Norway , and it has a great quote: “I mean, as a parent, wouldn’t you want to at least try switching your child’s diet before medicating him?” I always wonder why there’s such a push on the parts of parents, […]

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Alice.org

February 6, 2008

Alice.org Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating […]

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