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  1. it is one of her rights to protest. hey maybe we should take away one of your rights like owning a gun? see how that works? trumpers are cultists anyway.
  2. go right ahead if you feel the need. i dish it and i take it.
  3. ‘It was chaos!’ Students get suspended for posting pictures of packed halls — now the high school is closing after 9 people were infected Shawn Langlois 3 minutes The Margin Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 6:43 p.m. ET Hannah Watters Last week, pictures of maskless students crowding the hall of Georgia’s freshly reopened North Paulding High School went viral and raised questions all over the internet as to whether getting kids back to school while coronavirus cases are still on the rise is a good idea. These are the kinds of tweets that were being shared: Two students involved with posting the images were suspended, including Hannah Watters, who said: “There was no social distancing, a 10% mask use rate, it was chaos!” After a national outcry, the district reversed course and the kids were allowed to return. Watters raised her concerns after the district called mask-wearing a “personal choice” and acknowledged that social distancing “will not be possible to enforce” in most cases. One school nurse in the district resigned over concerns about virus safety. “I don’t feel supported. I don’t feel safe,” Amy Westmoreland told local news, adding that she made the decision even before the photos circulated. “I feel as though I need to take a stand so that these children who don’t have a voice and are being discouraged from speaking have a voice.” Meanwhile, it turns out nine people at that school have already been infected. In a letter sent to parents Saturday and cited by ABC News, principal Gabe Carmona explained that six students and three staff members have since tested positive for the virus. “We have anticipated that COVID-19 would impact us as it has nearly every community, and the district has worked in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to proactively implement safety precautions and response plans,” the letter reads. The school announced Sunday it will be closed for in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday. The tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Paulding County, as of Saturday afternoon, reached 1,651, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. There have been a total of 22 deaths and 123 hospitalizations in the area due to the virus since the pandemic started.
  4. let me explain this in one sentence mr blowhard. only a FOOL would make kids attend or even allow kids back to school and not make them wear a mask.
  5. if a mon has a sever drinking problem and dies in a car crash ultimately it is the booze that killed him. i stand by my statements.
  6. if i am going to pay big money for a hooker she is going to be better looking than that last one trump paid off. that was just proof to me he cannot even get laid right.
  7. i am pretty sure ALL races have idiots...............
  8. no this is not true. the child had covid which gave him a high temp causing a seizure. if the kid had not had covid he might not have drowned in a million years. so you would be wrong.
  9. some on this site need the dementia test...........
  10. so what about all the kids forced to go back to school that do not have the resources to do home schooling etc?
  11. i often wonder if the ladies have to scrub down with disinfectant after relations with trump? maybe he has al capones disease.
  12. lol only you mikey. i bet you argue with stop signs.
  13. well we are both smart, we are all kinds of good looking, and we did not vote for the cult master.............lol
  14. usatoday.com Back to school and COVID-19: Everything to know as students head back to class 7-9 minutes As students head back to classes this fall – online, in-person or a hybrid of the two – millions of families are walking a tightrope, trying to balance safety with continued academic growth. Most large public school districts have opted for fully online learning, but some have already returned to in-person classes and new cases of COVID-19 have already been reported at schools in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Colleges and universities, meanwhile, are increasingly altering earlier plans and opting for online fall semesters. As the COVID-19 situation in the U.S. continues to evolve, we're here to keep you updated on all the latest news and scientific developments. Check back for back-to-school resources, tips and tricks. Can children get COVID-19? Yes, children can catch COVID-19, but they are less likely to than adults. A study published in Science has shown that children under age 14 are between one-third and one-half as likely as adults to contract the virus. Another group of researchers looked at 2,000 children and teachers in schools around the German state of Saxony. Tests were carried out in several schools after reopening where there had been known outbreaks of the virus. There were few coronavirus antibodies among children and teachers indicating that only some of them had gotten the disease. Around 7% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have been among children younger than 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, older Americans now represent a lower percentage of infections than they did at the start of the outbreak. Most schools around the country closed in March as the virus began to circulate more widely. That could explain why fewer children got sick. – Karina Zaiets, Veronica Bravo and Jennifer Borresen Will schools become hot spots for coronavirus spread? Advocates for resuming school in person, including President Donald Trump, have repeatedly claimed that children pose less of a risk of spreading COVID-19, but the evidence suggests otherwise. About 245,000 youth from birth to 17 have tested positive, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds have transmitted the virus at summer camps and youth programs that have welcomed kids, often with the kinds of hygiene, masking and physical distancing rules proposed by many schools. More than 300 cases have been linked to state child care facilities in California, 62 in Pennsylvania and 54 in North Carolina, according to data published by those states. In Georgia, at least 260 people became infected in June at an overnight youth camp where the median age of campers was 12 and staff members 17, according to a CDC report. The first person – a teenage staffer – became sick two days after the first weeklong camp session. Officials started sending campers home the next day and closed the camp by the end of the week. – Jayme Fraser and Dan Keemahill Parents need to study up on 'pandemic pods' It's hard to say when – or if – education will ever look the same. As COVID-19 case levels spike, schools across the country turn to remote learning for the start of the fall semester, and some families are "podding up." Learning pods, also dubbed "pandemic pods," are small groups of families that agree to do supplementary learning or complete at-home coursework together. Sometimes they hire a tutor. Sometimes they share the supervision among parents. Interest in additional, at-home educational support has flooded social media over the past few weeks. One Facebook group called "Pandemic Pods" had more than 27,000 members as of Sunday. In addition, Care.com, a company that connects families with caregivers, has seen a 14% increase in families using keywords such as "part-time school," "remote learning," "former teacher" and "in-person tutor" in their job posts. Care.com has seen a 92% increase in families seeking shared care arrangements. – Wyatte Grantham-Philips Will the pandemic will worsen existing educational inequalities? Some parents are in a better position than others to ensure their children stay healthy and keep up with schoolwork, and researchers are raising questions about how the pandemic may exacerbate existing educational inequalities. "Kids who are disproportionately low-income are at highest risk for learning losses," said Ariel Kalil, a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. "When these gaps in learning open up, absent some really serious and sustained intervention, the kids won’t (catch up). That will result in less academic achievement, lower lifetime earnings and even lower productivity in adulthood." USA TODAY spoke with more than a dozen families, and many agreed: It's not safe to send kids back yet. But some parents can afford to hire personal tutors and buy new learning materials for their kids while they stay home from school. Others are more concerned about simply obtaining the tools needed to make online learning possible. Colleges are increasingly going online for fall 2020 semester Just as in the spring, college students have been left scrambling to adjust their class schedules and living arrangements, faced with paying expensive tuition for online classes and rent for an apartment they may not need. Digital classes are still unappealing to many, and the chances of in-person instruction for next semester remain murky. At the end of July, Miami University in Ohio said all undergraduate classes would be held virtually through at least Sept. 21. West Virginia University announced its classes would start on Aug. 21, about a week later than originally planned, and that most upper-division courses would be taught online or through a hybrid of in-person and online courses. And George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said it was forgoing its plans for the fall semester and would hold undergraduate and most graduate classes online, joining colleges such as the California State University system and Harvard that had already made that decision. – Chris Quintana Colleges hope new rules will slow COVID-19 spread, but students aren't convinced Colleges have set new rules for student conduct, and but it's unclear how universities will go about enforcing them, especially when the offensive behavior takes place off-campus – or overnight. The University of Texas at Austin, for example, has banned parties, both on campus and off, saying they put "the health and safety of our community at risk and raise anxiety levels." Tulane University in New Orleans threatened suspension or expulsion for students who throw or attend parties that have more than 15 people and asked students to monitor and report on the behavior of their peers. "Do you really want to be the reason that Tulane and New Orleans have to shut down again?" the message to students concluded. University of Pennsylvania officials have asked that students refrain from organizing parties while prohibiting students on campus from having "guests" in their "personal space." In regards to off-campus sleepovers, the university advised that students are "strongly discouraged" against hosting guests during the semester. – Chris Quintana
  15. al.com Five students in quarantine after 1st day of school in Alabama By Trisha Powell Crain | tcrain@al.com 3 minutes Five students in a south Alabama high school are now in quarantine after coming in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 after the first day of school on Thursday. “We had an individual who last night started developing symptoms of COVID-19,” Saraland City Schools Superintendent Aaron Milner told AL.com. “They had contracted it from a family member, it appears.” Milner said the individual called the principal of Saraland High, just north of Mobile, on Friday morning to report the illness. After receiving a positive COVID-19 test, the individual reported it to the school. The district reported the case to the Mobile health department, he said. “In consultation with them, we then began working on contact tracing.” Through careful tracing and examination of seating charts, they determined the individual had come into close contact with only five students at the high school. Those students were sent home, where they will now do distance learning during the 14-day quarantine. All five of those students wore masks at school, Milner said. Milner said faculty and staff have worked hard to social distance and set up a safe environment at school. He said it was remarkable considering the circumstances. “For the whole day, when you consider that we had some 3,030 individuals in all of our schools, due to our spreading out as much as possible, and we had only five that met the (close contact) criteria.” About the students, Milner said, “By all indications, they’re a little upset about getting sent home.” “We could not have asked for a more supportive response from (the students’) guardians and parents,” he said. Milner said he is not surprised, and his faculty and staff are not shaken by the news. “This is making news because we were one of the first districts to open. It’s going to be a broken record for this school year.” Saraland joined Enterprise City on Thursday as the first two school systems to restart in-person classes in Alabama. Three more districts opened on Friday. “This is just a challenge there we’re going to deal with,” Milner said. “We’re going to continue to analyze cases, and if we need to make adjustments, we will.”
  16. independent.co.uk More than 100 Mississippi children and teachers in quarantine two weeks after schools reopened James Crump @thejamescrump 7-9 minutes More than 100 people in a Mississippi school district have been instructed to self-isolate, due to an outbreak of coronavirus less than two weeks after they reopened. At least 116 people in Corinth, a city in Mississippi, have been told to quarantine for two weeks, after six students and one staff member tested positive for Covid-19 over the past week. Taylor Coombs, spokeswoman for the Corinth School District, told NBC News that any person who was considered to have been in close contact with the people who tested positive for Covid-19, have been instructed to self-isolate. Five of the students who tested positive attend high school, one goes to a local middle school, and the other person is a teacher at an elementary school in the city. The Corinth School District reopened facilities on 27 July, after a period of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, and parents were given the option to send their kids back or take virtual classes, with 85 per cent of them opting for in-person learning. The students affected by the quarantine will now join the 15 per cent of children being taught virtually in the school district, until they can go back to class. In an interview with Fox13 on Thursday, Corinth School District superintendent Lee Childress said that no major changes are planned, despite the outbreak of cases. “It’s been interesting to watch unfold but it’s not something that was unexpected. We knew we would have positive cases. I don’t think it matters if you open schools in July, August, September, or October. “It’s something everyone is going to experience. The key is, we had the procedures in-place to do the screening at the schools need to take place prior to children coming.” In a later statement he added: “We believe that most of these earlier cases are the result of community transmission, which further highlights the need for all community members to adopt and practice recommended safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “Schools will only be as safe as the community in which they operate.” Mississippi has seen a rise in coronavirus cases over the last month, and currently has the fifth highest number of Covid-19 cases per capita in the US. The state currently has 63,444 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 1,804 deaths since the pandemic began, with its number of fatalities rising from an average of 10 a day in June to 30 in August, according to CNN. In response to the rise in deaths in the state, governor Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that face masks will be mandated in public and in schools for the next two weeks. “I (had) taken a piecemeal approach because I believe firmly that this was the best way to get the most number of people to participate,” Mr Reeves told reporters. However, he added: “I believe that there is enough motivation to safely get our kids in school that we can really juice the participation of mask wearing throughout our state for the next two weeks.” According to a tracking project hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in the US as a whole, some 4.8 million people have tested positive for coronavirus. The death toll has reached at least 159,433.
  17. Covid: Seven year old dies of coronavirus in Georgia, a day after Trump said children are ‘almost immune’ Yahoo James Crump 4 minutes People walk around the Historic District in Savannah, Georgia, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic on 25 April 2020: (2020 Getty Images) A seven-year-old boy from Georgia with no underlying health conditions became the youngest person in the state to die from coronavirus, a day after president Donald Trump said children are “almost immune from the disease”. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that the seven-year-old from Savannah, Georgia, had died after suffering a seizure in response to the virus, but did not release the date of the unnamed child’s death. In a statement to Fox5 in Atlanta, Dr Lawton Davis, director of the Coastal Health Department, said that “every Covid-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heart-breaking.” He added: “We know that older individuals and those with underlying conditions are at higher risk of complications, but this is a disease everyone should take seriously.” A six-year-old girl from Tennessee and a six-year-old boy from Nebraska also died from coronavirus this week. The previous youngest person to die in Georgia from Covid-19 was a 17-year-old, according to Fox News. The child’s death came a day after president Trump falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” to the disease when he called in and spoke to the hosts of Fox & Friends. Mr Trump said on Wednesday morning that “schools should be open. If you look at children — I would almost say definitely — they are almost immune from this disease.” He added: “They’ve got stronger, hard to believe, I don’t know how you feel about it, but they’ve got much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this. And they don’t have a problem, they just don’t have a problem.” After the president posted a clip of the comments on his Facebook page, it was taken down by the social media site, who said it contained “false claims”. In a statement on Wednesday evening, Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said: “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from Covid-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation.” Courtney Parella, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, responded to Facebook’s claims and said that the president was “stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus”. She added: “Another day, another display of Silicon Valley’s flagrant bias against this president, where the rules are only enforced in one direction. Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth.” The post was also taken down from both Twitter and Youtube, for breaching their coronavirus misinformation rules. A study from The American Academy of Pediatrics earlier in the year found that children are less susceptible to the symptoms of the disease, and some school districts in the US have reopened after a period of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, more than 116 teachers and students in a Mississippi school district were instructed to self-isolate on Thursday, due to an outbreak of coronavirus less than two weeks after they reopened. According to a tracking project hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in the US as a whole, some 4.8 million people have tested positive for coronavirus. The death toll has reached at least 160,111.
  18. you are a trump cult guy. she knows what she is talking about and i believe so do you. she will just make you stand in the corner with a trump cult hat on. if it was me i would send you to the coach to get that butt blistered........well what little bit elle has left you lol have a cookie 78. we will try not to put you in a cage.
  19. i do not try to force my attitude on anyone.i am blunt and to the point. this is a political board and you happen to be in smack talk. my concern is the kids. we have some schools opened a day or two ago in alabama and i do not like it.but folks here admit it is very high risk and they are worried. nothing the government has said has slowed down the deaths and they have handled it badly. and people with just part of a brain cell admit trump let us down on covid plain and simple. a lot of parents i know are not comfy with it but they cannot stay home or they will lose what they do have.amyway..............i'm sorry..........have a box of tissue..............lol
  20. the problem with trump is he tells whoppers every single day. no one in their right mind would believe a word of what he says without proof. i mean he even lies about stuff when he does not have to. i just cannot believe how low he has stooped and it is fine with so many on the right. the problem is if mithc and company retain the senate biden will play getting anything done to benefit america. they certainly did it with obama. his second term in office i did not get even close to a cost of living increase because mitch would not allow it. i think by law obama could give almost one percent without the senates approval.
  21. no she did not i called her and asked..........but she said beware 78 because he is a certified trump cult member. you know, gods chosen one......
  22. Georgia High School Unable to Mandate Face Masks, But Perfectly Capable of Enforcing Sexist Dress Code Kelsey Stiegman 4-5 minutes Photo credit: Thomas Tolstrup - Getty Images From Seventeen After an entire summer spent wondering what the 2020 school year will look like, we now know. Thanks to a photo currently going viral on Twitter, it's apparent that some schools are taking few precautions to protect their students and faculty from the deadly virus that has already killed almost 160,000 Americans. The photo, which was shared by a North Paulding High School student from Dallas, GA, shows crowds of un-masked students pressed together in what will undoubtedly soon become a hotspot for COVID-19. Where is the social distancing and face masks the CDC has been urging people to utilize for the past, ohhhh, FIVE months? Well, it's nowhere. Among 14 identifiable faces, only three students are wearing face coverings. After the photo began to gain attention on social media, The New York Times released a story in which the Paulding County School District superintendent, Brian Otott, addressed the controversy. "There is no question that the photo does not look good," he said. Otott also told The Times that the administration strongly encourages face masks for students and staff members, but because there are over 2,000 students in the school they will not be enforcing a rule. "Wearing a mask is a personal choice, and there is no practical way to enforce a mandate to wear them," he wrote. Apparently, Otott hasn't read his own school district's handbook, because they seemingly have no problem enforcing a dress mandate when it comes specifically to their female students. In the 54-page document obtained by Mother Jones, an entire page (p. 11) is dedicated to what articles of clothing students can and can't put on their bodies – most of which, is directed at female students. The dress code is absurdly specific, stating that shorts "must be appropriate (5" from the top of kneecap as measured by a ruler or the width of a 3 x 5 index card)" and that "shoulders must be covered, and arm holes must be tight fitting." It also bans "pajamas, bedroom shoes, or other sleepwear," as well as "caps, hats, hoods, bandanas, wave caps, sweatbands, sunglasses, or any other head covering," – oh, and "cheerleaders must wear warm-ups under cheerleading uniforms except during games and pep rallies." Apparently, the school is incapable of telling students to wear a simple trip of fabric on their face – something that can be seen at a millisecond glance – but when it comes to teen girls in shorts, WATCH OUT people, because they've got a 3x5 index card and they're not afraid to measure you with it. Mother Jones also uncovered that one of the middle schools in the district has not one, but THREE pages about leggings in their 24-page dress code PowerPoint. LEGGINGS. An article of clothing that, to my knowledge, has never killed anyone before, unlike COVID-19. Photo credit: P.B. Ritch Middle School Photo credit: P.B. Ritch Middle School It wouldn't have been that difficult to add even a single page about face masks to their extensive presentation. In fact, I had our graphic designer whip one up herself and it took like three minutes. Feel free to use, Ritch Middle School! Photo credit: Getty Images Now, if you thought this administration was done with their harmful policies, you were dead wrong (maybe even literally, since they're not requiring students to wear masks). Hannah Watters, the student who first posted the photo, was suspended from school for five days because of it. Unlike the administration's dress code, this might actually prevent her from contracting COVID. Hannah has been using her time off from school wisely, though, doing interviews with several national news outlets in order to share this story with the masses. Today, she shared on Twitter that her suspension has been revoked, but told The Times that she's "probably going to be just about as nervous as I was the first day of school."
  23. Texas Tech fires women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings after player exodus, abuse allegations Yahoo Jason OwensAugust 6, 2020, 8:56 PM 4-5 minutes Marlene Stollings lost her job on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File) Texas Tech has fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings. The program made the announcement Thursday evening following a mass exodus of players who accused Stollings of verbal abuse and creating a “toxic atmosphere.” “Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has announced the termination of Lady Raider basketball head coach Marlene Stollings effective immediately,” a release from the school reads. Twelve of the 21 women who played for Texas Tech since Stollings took over the program in 2018 have left. Damning report leads to firing A USA Today investigation published Wednesday obtained exit interviews players had with the school. Players said in those interviews that they felt ridiculed and isolated under Stollings and accused former strength and conditioning coach Ralph Petrella of berating and sexually harassing them, according to the report. Stollings recruited seven of the 12 players who left. From the USA Today report: The emphasis on maintaining an elevated heart rate during play drove two players to eschew taking over-the-counter painkillers in an effort to use the pain to keep their heart rates spiked. The three international players on rosters the past two seasons allegedly faced treatment such as being ridiculed, isolated and threatened by coaches. Brazil native Marcella LaMark said Stollings told LaMark her fitness lagged so far behind teammates that she was “dangerous” to them. Emma Merriweather, a 6-5 center, said she was admonished by coaches for displaying symptoms of depression, for which she was eventually diagnosed. She was also allegedly told by assistant coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins to snap a rubber band on her wrist when she had a negative thought. Five players alleged strength and conditioning coach Ralph Petrella sexually harassed players, making suggestive comments to one player and using a therapy technique that involved applying pressure to some players’ chests and pubic bones and groins. Petrella, who denies any misconduct, resigned in March after the season. Three players said Stollings retaliated by holding tougher practices after they brought abuse claims to school officials, including Judi Henry, executive senior associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator. AD initially vouched for Stollings Athletic director Kirby Hocutt initially told USA Today that the department conducted a review of the program and discussed the findings with Stollings while expressing confidence “that we are taking appropriate steps to improve the relationship and communication between coaches and student-athletes.” Stollings at that time had maintained her job. Things changed after meeting with players After the USA Today report was published, Hocutt released a statement that he met with players Wednesday night and planned to do so again on Thursday. “We will continue our conversation tomorrow to work through concerns about our program as we seek a path forward to make sure we are providing an environment to educate, serve and grow our student-athletes,” Hocutt’s statement read. By Thursday night, Stollings was fired. Stollings, who committed to “winning championships at Texas Tech and doing it the right way” in response to USA Today, has not publicly addressed her termination.