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Facebook laughably says they’re going to sue the EU for… wait for it… invasion of privacy!

Click here: Facebook is pushing back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns.

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Afraid to speak your mind? Maybe we’re not as ‘free’ as we think

Click here for full article: Just because we still have free-speech rights doesn’t mean we feel free to exercise those rights, to say what’s on our minds. What if we’re afraid to voice our opinions? Are we still free then? Let’s start with this — about how a majority of Americans are so afraid of what could happen to them if they express an unpopular opinion. Nearly two out of every three Americans (62 percent) say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe — because they’re worried that others might find their opinions offensive.

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Dr. Nicole Saphier: Teachers Need To Go Back To Work

“I am a big supporter of getting kids back to in-person schooling, especially those younger kids, kindergarten through third grade. It is so vital to them that they actually are around other children. I think that the long term consequences will be significantly more severe than of COVID itself if we don’t get them back, so they’re my priority. … I want to see my children back in school. I actually want them back in school not wearing masks.  I do think there are smart ways that the schools are able to do it. …teachers are essential workers. They are tasked with caring for our children and their development and they need to get back to work.”

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The Rally That Changed My Mind

Psychologist and author Karlyn Borysenko wouldn’t be caught dead at a Trump rally. So what was she doing in a New Hampshire arena, surrounded by 11,000 cheering Trump supporters? And what did she take away from the experience? She explains what happened when perception met reality in this eye-opening video.
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Where the ideas for the Declaration of Independence came from

Most of us learned the key ideas of the Declaration of Independence in school: that “all men are created equal,” “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” that government’s job is “to secure these rights.” This was a radical departure from the way things had always been. Where did these revolutionary ideas come from?
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COVID-19 & Mask Myths DEBUNKED!

Bottom line: Masks work. They are safe for almost everyone to wear, and the more people that wear them along with adhering to physical distancing and other strategies, then that’s more lives we’ll save. But there’s still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there when it comes both to wearing masks and the actual risks of getting infected with COVID-19. In this video I address a few of the most common myths and misunderstandings using scientific evidence.
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2020 Falcons are SEISC – South Conference Champs

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Front (l-r): Riley Richards, Madelyn Stutsman, Addyson Kellen, Reagan Engberg, Lauren Summers, Lauren Krieger. Back: Asst. Coach Lynette Van Scoy, Asst. Coach Lexy Davis, Anna Engberg, Raven Messamaker, Molly Johnson, Abigail Bence, Elise Oleson, Logan Kelley, Head Coach David Oleson.
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Resolution Introduced to BAN Democrat Party for Their History of Slavery

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the House floor to introduce a resolution to ban the Democrat party for their history of slavery. Gohmert gives a rarely taught and little known history of the Democrat party and their support of slavery, racial segregation, and Jim Crow laws.
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Chicago Police Release Video: Protesters Attack Officers with Sharpened PVC Pipes, Fireworks

The Chicago Police Department released a video on Monday showing a protest turn violent at Chicago’s Columbus Park Friday night. The video appears to show coordination, with agitators changing from plain clothes into all-black as the rest of the crowd hides them from view. The video also shows police being ambushed with sharpened PVC pipes and an officer’s eye being damaged after an incendiary device explodes on the ground beside him.
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Black Protesters Deface BLM Mural Outside Trump Tower

Protesters used black paint to deface a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower in New York on July 18. They were later detained by police, according to reports.