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Hawaii Could Increase Legal Age Of Smoking To 100

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 17:12

A new bill proposed by State Representative Richard Creagan (D) would increase the smoking age in Hawaii to 100, effectively banning smoking for most people in the state. What do you think?

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How Hospitals Inflate Costs

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:49
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MIT Teaches Robot How To Play Jenga

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:23

Using machine learning algorithms, MIT researchers successfully taught a robot how to play the board game Jenga. What do you think?

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USA : Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage

LabourStart US - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:14
Source: disabilityscoop

Homicide Detective Wishes He Could Go One Case Without Having To Solve Elaborate Riddle

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 13:36

NEW YORK—Methodically piecing together yet another trail of mocking clues left behind by an unhinged killer, NYPD homicide detective Kyle Cartwright acknowledged Thursday that just once he would like to work a case without having to solve an elaborate riddle. “I joined homicide to help people, not because I relish the…

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Educators Stage United Statewide Walkout

Industrial Workers of the World - Thu, 2019-02-07 12:39
“Why did they march?” A mini-documentary from the Richmond IWW

https://wobsouth.info/richmond-va-educators-stage-united-statewide-walkout

Thousands of education workers from all around the commonwealth of Virginia descended on the capitol city of Richmond in what was the largest single demonstration on the Capitol since 1916. The Richmond IWW was contacted by the lead organizers of this mass action for advice, assistance, and solidarity.

The IWW’s involvement in the action itself, while not irrelevant, was also small in comparison to the efforts put forward by the rank-and-file teachers that built the RedForEd movement in Virginia from the ground up. We are proud to know and have marched beside these brave educators, some of whom are now also wobblies!

Members of the branch were able to interview some of the folks that made this amazing day happen. These educators give their own personal details as to why they got involved, why they marched, and why they need more than VA is willing to give. Please watch this video with a full heart and pass it along to your friends…then take action!

Donate to the VA Educators Solidarity Fund

Visit Virginia Educators United to learn more about this movement!

 

Watch Virginia Educators United March 1/28/19 from Richmond IWW on Vimeo.

 

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Pedestrian Crossing Street Makes Sure To Look At Approaching Car So Driver Will Feel More Guilty If They Run Him Over

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 12:36

CHICAGO—Stepping off the curb and into the crosswalk, local man Adam Hartsell reportedly made sure to look up at the driver of an approaching vehicle Thursday to ensure they would feel extra guilty in the event they failed to stop and ran him over. “The goal of this split-second eye contact is to impress my image upon…

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Exclusive TSA Pre-Check Allows Passengers To Fly Without Waiting For Airplane

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 12:27

ARLINGTON, VA—Saying the program will drastically cut wait times for those who qualify, the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday introduced an exclusive new pre-check membership that permits travelers who pass a background check and pay a fee to fly without waiting for an airplane. “For years, TSA…

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Unbridled Gluttony: This Hedonistic Boy Read All The Weekly Fun Facts From His School Planner In A Single Class

The Onion - Thu, 2019-02-07 11:03

In this age of overindulgence, one student at Hillsborough Middle School has taken excess to a shocking new level: This hedonistic boy read all the weekly fun facts from his school planner in a single class.

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USA : Bernie responds to Trump SOTU address

LabourStart US - Thu, 2019-02-07 10:29
Source: Bernie Sanders@SenSanders

Zimbabwe: Teachers continue to strike in face of threats of violence

LabourStart - Wed, 2019-02-06 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: RFI
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