Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I still don't like or trust him, but I'll admit some good things

are being done.  Finally.
Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
That this didn't happen a long time ago is as good a demonstration of the 'Don't give a crap'(possibly "but they're on our side") attitude of the Obama administration.

Hope a whole bunch of the corrupt, uncaring asshats at VA are real nervous.

This is good.
Now, Makoto Miyazaki, a radiologist at Fukushima Medical University, and Ryugo Hayano, a University of Tokyo physicist, have taken the thousands of data points from the Date dosimeters and compared them with the ground-level estimates from the helicopter data. The scientists concluded that actual radiation doses were roughly 15% of what the helicopters were measuring, scaled to ground level, they reported last month in the Journal of Radiological Protection. That’s four times less radiation than what the Japanese government was previously assuming.

Meanwhile, in Californicated,
Faced with a massive failure on the state’s part to pay out pensions to public servants, California Governor Jerry Brown has opted to do what Democrats do best: raise taxes. The targets this time are gas and vehicle registration, which are expected to go up by 42% and 141% respectively. After 9 years of taxes going up by 50% in the state, it is obvious that this will do nothing but irritate Californians even further as they are penalized for Sacremento’s inability to get its act together:

In Indiana, educationindoctrination:
School teachers handed the worksheet out to seventh-graders at the middle school, which depicts a 20-year-old woman named Ahlima who says she feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law, which historically oppresses women and members of the LGBT community and encourages violence against those who stray from the strict religious code.

TheBlaze obtained a copy of the worksheet in question from concerned parents in the district, and some of the worksheet’s contents openly defend polygamy, female subjugation, and Sharia law.
The excuse:
The creator of the worksheet and president of the InspirEd Educators curriculum Sharon Coletti said the worksheet is far from an indoctrination attempt, but is instead supposed to help students independently identify stereotypes and developed the worksheet 20 years ago based on an interview she saw of a Muslim woman who voiced a positive outlook on Sharia law.
'Help identify stereotypes'.  Really?  Unless there was some serious discussion involved, bullcrap.  And if there was, I'd think she'd have pointed it out.

Bad.  Very.  And the lack of information about the rapists leads to certain beliefs based on past actions by the Swedish authorities.

If this was a bunch of 'refugees', that fuse to the explosion just got shorter.

'Administration for Children's Services'.  Wonderful.
Little Mikey Guzman lived in a Queens house of horrors where child welfare workers had found cuts, welts and bruises on some of his siblings, as well as signs of sexual abuse, before the 5-year-old was discovered dead, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday.

The city Administration for Children’s Services had investigated the family 13 times, and substantiated abuse or neglect in eight instances, yet never took any of the six children away, the sources said.
Of course there's an investigation:
“We are focused on the critical issues of whether there continue to be systemic and preventable problems at ACS that place children in danger and whether ACS has implemented necessary changes noted in DOI’s prior investigations,” DOI chief Mark Peters said in a statement.
Answer: YES.

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