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Wednesday, July 26, 2023



Breaking news, folks! The skeletons in the presidential family closet have come out to play, and boy are they rowdy! From Biden's kid to Trump's kids, these presidential offspring have caused more scandals than a Hollywood diva.

Let's start with the most recent scandal involving Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden. He has been accused of using his father's influence to secure lucrative business deals in Ukraine and China, and has faced scrutiny over his personal life, including his substance abuse issues and his relationship with his brother's widow. But hey, at least he's not as bad as his dad, who falls asleep during Trump campaign speeches at CPAC meetings.

But wait, there's more! Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President Donald Trump, and his ex-wife Vanessa Trump have been involved in several scandals. From alleged affairs with pop singers to meeting with Russian lawyers to spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories on social media, these two have done it all. And let's not forget Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who have faced accusations of conflicts of interest, corruption, and nepotism. Using private email accounts to conduct official White House business? Check. Pursuing financial interests in foreign countries while working in the White House? Check. Being granted top-secret security clearances despite objections from intelligence officials? Check.

But it's not just the Trump family that has a rowdy bunch. The Kennedy family has had their fair share of scandals, including the Chappaquiddick incident and the Profumo affair. The Johnson family was involved in the Bobby Baker scandal and the Billie Sol Estes scandal. The Nixon family had the Watergate scandal and the Milken scandal. And let's not forget the Clinton family, with the Whitewater controversy and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Even presidential siblings have caused trouble for their brothers in the White House. Orvil Lynch Grant was accused of taking bribes and engaging in conflicts of interest as a director of a bank that collapsed and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Roger Clinton was arrested for cocaine distribution and caused controversy by lobbying his brother for pardons for several convicted criminals. Neil Bush was sued by federal regulators for his role in the failure of a savings and loan association that cost taxpayers $1 billion. Malik Obama was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and faced allegations of fraud and mismanagement of his charity foundation. And James Biden has been accused of using his family name to secure lucrative business deals in various sectors.

But let's not be too hard on these presidential children. After all, they didn't choose to be born into a political dynasty. And who knows, maybe they'll turn their scandals into a reality TV show or a bestselling memoir. At least they're keeping things interesting in the White House.

In conclusion, it seems like every presidential family has their own set of skeletons in the closet. From Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings to Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged affairs, these presidential offspring have caused more scandals than we can count. But hey, at least they're making politics entertaining, right? Who needs Netflix when you have the presidential family drama?


Scandals surrounding the son of President Joe Biden and his foreign business dealings, personal life, and legal troubles. Here is a brief overview of some of the main aspects of the story:

  • - **Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings**: Hunter Biden, who has a law degree from Yale University, has been involved in various business ventures in countries such as China, Ukraine, Romania, and Kazakhstan. He has faced accusations of using his father's influence and name to secure lucrative contracts and access to powerful figures while his father was vice president under Barack Obama⁴⁵. Some of his most controversial dealings include:
  •     - Serving on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, from 2014 to 2019, and receiving up to $50,000 per month for his role⁴⁶. He joined the board at a time when his father was leading the US policy on Ukraine and pushing for anti-corruption reforms in the country⁴⁶. Critics have alleged that Hunter Biden's position created a conflict of interest for his father and that he was hired to protect Burisma from prosecution⁶.
  •     - Forming a joint venture with CEFC China Energy, a Chinese conglomerate with ties to the Chinese Communist Party, in 2017, and receiving a 10% stake in the company⁴⁵. He also received a 2.8-carat diamond from the founder of CEFC, Ye Jianming, who was later detained by Chinese authorities on corruption charges⁴⁵. Critics have alleged that Hunter Biden's involvement with CEFC posed a national security risk for the US and that he was paid to influence his father's policy on China⁵.
  • - **Hunter Biden's personal life**: Hunter Biden has struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism for most of his adult life. He has been in and out of rehab several times and has admitted to using crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and other substances⁴⁵. He has also faced scrutiny over his romantic relationships and family issues. Some of his most notable personal challenges include:
  •     - Having an affair with Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015⁴⁵. The affair began in 2016 and ended in 2019. It caused tension within the Biden family and raised ethical questions about Hunter Biden's role as the executor of Beau Biden's estate⁴⁵.
  •     - Fathering a child with Lunden Roberts, a former stripper from Arkansas, in 2018⁴⁵. He initially denied paternity but later agreed to pay child support after a DNA test confirmed he was the father⁴⁵. He is currently involved in a legal dispute with Roberts over the amount of child support and access to his financial records⁵.
  •     - Marrying Melissa Cohen, a South African filmmaker, in 2019 after knowing her for less than a week⁴⁵. They have a son named Beau, born in 2020⁴⁵. Cohen has been supportive of Hunter Biden's recovery and career⁴⁵.
  • - **Hunter Biden's legal troubles**: Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018 for possible tax violations and making a false statement relating to a gun he bought⁴⁵. The investigation has also examined his foreign business dealings and whether he violated any laws or regulations⁴⁵. He has not been charged with any crime but has acknowledged that he is under investigation⁴⁵. Some of his most significant legal issues include:
  •     - Failing to report $400,000 in income from Burisma on his 2014 tax return and owing more than $112,000 in taxes to the IRS⁴⁵. He has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanour tax crimes and pay $500,000 in restitution as part of a plea deal with prosecutors².
  •     - Lying on a federal background check form when he purchased a handgun in 2018 by denying that he was an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance⁴⁵. He has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanour false statement charge and forfeit the gun as part of the plea deal with prosecutors².
  •     - Being accused by an IRS whistleblower of receiving preferential treatment from the Justice Department due to his political connections and influence[^2^. The whistleblower claims that senior officials at the DOJ intervened to delay or obstruct the investigation into Hunter Biden and prevent him from being indicted before the 2020 election[^2^. The whistleblower's attorneys have met with congressional investigators to share their allegations[^2^.

Scandals surrounding the Trump children and spouses.  Here is a brief overview of some of the main scandals that have been reported by various media outlets:

Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump: 

  • Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of Donald Trump, and his ex-wife Vanessa Trump, who divorced in 2018, have been involved in several scandals, such as:
  • Having an alleged affair with Aubrey O’Day, a former singer of the pop group Danity Kane, in 2011-2012, while Vanessa was pregnant with their third child12. The affair reportedly ended when Donald Trump Sr. told his son to "knock it off"2.
  • Meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort1. The meeting was later investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russian interference in the election1.
  • Spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories on social media about various topics, such as COVID-19, the 2020 election, Hunter Biden, and climate change1. His Twitter habits were reportedly a source of contention in his marriage with Vanessa1.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: 

  • Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, who both served as senior advisers to the former president, have also faced accusations of conflicts of interest, corruption, and nepotism, such as:
  • Using private email accounts to conduct official White House business, which raised security and transparency concerns3. Ivanka Trump claimed that she was unaware of the rules and that her emails did not contain classified information3.
  • Pursuing financial interests in foreign countries while working in the White House, such as securing trademarks from China and Saudi Arabia, and receiving loans from banks with ties to foreign governments3. Critics have alleged that they used their positions to enrich themselves and influence US policy3.
  • Being granted top-secret security clearances despite objections from intelligence officials and White House lawyers, who cited their foreign contacts, business interests, and lack of experience3. It was later reported that Donald Trump overruled the recommendations and personally ordered the clearances for his daughter and son-in-law3.

Eric Trump and Lara Trump: 

  • Eric Trump, the second son of Donald Trump, and his wife Lara Trump, who worked as a senior consultant for the former president’s campaign, have also been involved in some scandals, such as:
  • Being sued by New York attorney general Letitia James for allegedly inflating the value of their assets to secure loans and tax benefits as part of the Trump Organization4. Eric Trump initially refused to comply with a subpoena to testify in the case but later agreed to do so after a judge ordered him to cooperate4.
  • Being accused of animal cruelty for hunting endangered animals in Africa, such as elephants, leopards, and crocodiles4. Photos of them posing with their trophies sparked outrage from animal rights activists and celebrities4.
  • Being criticized for making insensitive or false statements on various issues, such as COVID-19, immigration, racism, and women’s rights4. For example, Lara Trump mocked Joe Biden’s stutter during the 2020 campaign and suggested that people should “arm up” and “get guns” to prepare for crime under his presidency4.

These are just some examples of the scandals that have surrounded the Trump children and spouses. There are many more that could be mentioned, such as Tiffany Trump’s involvement in a fraudulent diamond scheme5, Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech5, and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s sexual harassment allegations5. The Trump family has often denied or dismissed these scandals as fake news or witch hunts.

Bing, 7/26/2023

(1) Hunter Biden: The struggles and scandals of the US president's son - BBC. (2) The Hunter Biden scandal vortex keeps getting bigger - CNN. (3) Biden–Ukraine conspiracy theory - Wikipedia. (4) Jonathan Turley: "Panic Setting In" For Democrats And Media About Hunter Biden Scandal. (5) Jill Biden escapes to France for UN event as Hunter appears in court. (6) Hunter Biden is a scandal machine. Democrats aren’t worried — yet..

Major presidential scandals since 1945, with a deeper dive into each one:

  • Watergate: The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s. The scandal stemmed from a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 1972. The break-in was carried out by operatives working for the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), the re-election campaign of President Richard Nixon.Opens in a new window

The Watergate scandal eventually led to Nixon's resignation in 1974. Nixon was the first and only U.S. president to resign from office.

  • Iran-Contra Affair: The Iran-Contra affair was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1980s. The scandal involved the sale of arms to Iran by the Reagan administration in exchange for the release of American hostages held in Lebanon. The administration also used the proceeds from the arms sales to fund the Contras, a rebel group fighting against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.Opens in a new window

The Iran-Contra affair was a major political scandal that damaged the reputation of the Reagan administration. Several top Reagan administration officials were indicted in connection with the scandal, but none were convicted.

  • Whitewater Controversy: The Whitewater controversy was a political scandal that involved the Clintons, Bill and Hillary, and their real estate investments in the Whitewater Development Corporation. The Clintons were accused of financial impropriety in connection with the Whitewater project. The scandal dogged the Clintons throughout Bill Clinton's presidency, and it was a major factor in his impeachment in 1998.

The Whitewater controversy was never fully resolved, and the Clintons were never charged with any crimes. However, the scandal damaged the Clintons' reputation and led to a loss of public trust.

  • Monica Lewinsky scandal: The Monica Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal that involved President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The scandal began in 1995, when Lewinsky began an affair with Clinton. The affair came to light in 1998, and Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice. However, he was acquitted by the Senate.

The Monica Lewinsky scandal was a major political scandal that damaged the reputation of the Clintons and the presidency. It also led to a national conversation about sexual harassment and consent.

  • Trump-Russia investigation: The Trump-Russia investigation was a federal investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The investigation was led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and it lasted for two years. Mueller's report did not find sufficient evidence to establish that the Trump campaign had conspired or coordinated with Russia. However, the investigation did find that Russia interfered in the election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion."

A few examples of presidential siblings who have caused trouble for their brothers in the White House:

These are just some of the presidential siblings who have been involved in scandals that have tarnished the reputation of their president relative. Bing, 7/26/2023

(1) The Biggest Scandals Involving Presidential Kids.

(2) The Biggest Scandals Involving Presidential Kids.

(3) US Presidents Who Had Scandalous Problem Children - Ranker.

(4) US Presidents Who Had Scandalous Problem Children - Ranker.

Other presidential sons and daughters have been involved in scandals that have tarnished the reputation of their president relative. However, there have been a number of high-profile cases in recent years.

  • Jenna and Barbara Bush: The daughters of President George W. Bush were cited for underage drinking while their father was in office. They were also involved in a number of other controversies, including a DUI arrest and a video that went viral of them smoking marijuana.
  • Chelsea Clinton: The daughter of President Bill Clinton was involved in a number of scandals, including allegations of nepotism and profiting from her father's presidency. She was also criticized for her close ties to Marc Mezvinsky, who was also accused of profiting from his father-in-law's presidency.




Attention Arizona citizens! Have you heard the news? The Public School Replacement Program, also known as the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA), is taking over our state! And it's not just taking over, it's eating Arizona alive!

According to Gov. Katie Hobbs' office, the ESA program has caused a $319 million deficit in voucher spending. That's right, folks, our tax dollars are being used to fund this program that lacks oversight and has the potential to divert public funds from public schools.

But wait, there's more! The top two administrators of the ESA program, Christine Accurso and Linda Rizzo, have resigned. Why, you ask? Well, we don't know for sure, but their departure comes at a time when the program is under scrutiny. Could it be that they saw the writing on the wall and decided to jump ship before it's too late?

Accurso claims that she took the ESA position to clean up the program, and having successfully done that, she has chosen to move on. Clean up the program? More like sweep the problems under the rug and hope no one notices. And Rizzo? She's leaving to pursue other opportunities. Translation: she's getting out while the getting is good.

The ESA program has been controversial since its inception, and the resignations of Accurso and Rizzo will likely add fuel to the fire. The program has been criticized for its lack of oversight and potential to divert public funds from public schools. And let's not forget that there are no regulations governing how ESA funds can be used. It's like giving a kid a blank check and hoping they spend it wisely.

But hey, why stop there? Let's expand the program even more! Republican Representative Jake Hoffman is sponsoring legislation that would allow all Arizona students to participate in the program, regardless of their income. Because who needs public schools anyway, right? Let's just throw all our tax dollars at a program with no oversight and questionable results.

In case you're not convinced that the ESA program is eating Arizona alive, let's look at some numbers. Enrollment in the program has more than doubled in the past year, with over 60,500 students now participating. And according to the Arizona Department of Education, the program will cost $900 million in fiscal year 2024. That's a lot of money for a program with no regulations and questionable results.

So what's next for the ESA program? Who knows! The Arizona Department of Education is now responsible for finding replacements for Accurso and Rizzo. Will they find someone who will clean up the program and bring oversight? Or will they find someone who will continue to sweep problems under the rug?

In conclusion, Arizona citizens, we need to pay attention to what's happening with the Public School Replacement Program. It's eating our state alive, and we need to hold our elected officials accountable for their decisions. Let's demand oversight and regulations for the ESA program before it's too late. And let's not forget that public schools are important too. After all, they're where most of us got our education, right?

Leaders of Arizona's school voucher program abruptly resign | 

Head of Arizona's school voucher program resigns after less than a year on the job | KJZZ

Empowerment Scholarship Account head Christine Accurso resigns 



Houston Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent MeatAxe Mike Miles has come up with a brilliant plan to deal with kids who refuse to sit still for MAGA indoctrination. He's turning libraries into daytime detention centers! Yes, you heard it right. The libraries, which are essential learning spaces, will now be transformed into MeatAxe Mike's dungeons for kids who can't behave.

The new centers will be used to place students who have been removed from class for behavioral issues. But that's not all. MeatAxe Mike will personally lead virtual planking sessions in the new dungeons to keep the kids in line. Who knew that planking could be used as a disciplinary tool?

The decision to replace libraries with discipline centers has been met with criticism from some parents and educators. They argue that libraries are essential learning spaces and that removing them will deprive students of access to books, resources, and quiet spaces to study. But MeatAxe Mike is not one to be deterred by such petty concerns.

He defends his decision by arguing that the team centers will provide a more structured environment for students who are struggling with behavior issues. He also argues that the team centers will allow teachers to focus on teaching, rather than on dealing with discipline issues. Who needs books and resources when you have a structured environment and virtual planking sessions?

The decision to replace libraries with discipline centers is a complex one, with no easy answers. But MeatAxe Mike is not one to shy away from a challenge. He's determined to turn HISD into a model of discipline and control. Who needs support and understanding when you have MeatAxe Mike and his virtual planking sessions?

The decision is still being debated, and it is unclear whether or not it will be implemented. But one thing is clear – MeatAxe Mike is not going to back down. He's determined to turn HISD into his personal fiefdom of discipline and control.

In conclusion, the decision by MeatAxe Mike Miles to turn libraries into daytime detention centers is a bold move that is sure to have far-reaching consequences. Whether it's for better or for worse, only time will tell. But one thing is certain – HISD will never be the same again. So, buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life with MeatAxe Mike and his virtual planking sessions!

HISD to get rid of librarians at NES schools | 

Houston ISD to eliminate librarians and convert libraries into disciplinary centers at NES schools - ABC13 Houston 

HISD's Mike Miles will convert some libraries into discipline areas 



Florida's African American History Task Force is in the news again, and this time it's not because of their groundbreaking work on teaching Black history in schools. No, this time they're making headlines because they're claiming they were left out of the development of the state's new African American History standards. And let me tell you, it's a mess.

The standards have caused such a stir that Vice President Kamala Harris even made a visit to Jacksonville to criticize them. Apparently, the standards include instruction on how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit. And Kamala was not having it. "Pushing propaganda on our children," she said. I mean, I get it, Kamala. But let's be real, if you were a slave, wouldn't you want to develop some skills that could help you out?

State Senator Geraldine Thompson is also up in arms about the new standards. She claims that the African American History Task Force had little say in their development, despite state law providing for their input. I mean, come on, Florida. You can't just create a task force and then ignore their recommendations. That's like hiring a personal trainer and then refusing to do any of the exercises they suggest.

But wait, it gets even better. The Florida Board of Education approved the new set of standards for how Black history should be taught in the state's public schools, sparking criticism from education and civil rights advocates who said students should be allowed to learn the "full truth" of American history. And you know what? They're right. We should be teaching our kids the full truth about American history. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

And speaking of the bad and the ugly, let's talk about the education department's rejection of a preliminary pilot version of an Advanced Placement African American Studies course for high school students. They claimed it lacked educational value. Are you kidding me? If anything, we need more education about African American history, not less.

The Florida African American History Task Force was created in 2020 by Governor Ron DeSantis. The task force was tasked with reviewing the state's African American history standards and making recommendations for revisions. And you know what they recommended? Increasing the number of standards that focus on African American history, including more content on the contributions of African Americans to society, providing more context for historical events that involved African Americans, and addressing the issue of racism in American history. Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

But of course, not everyone is happy about the new standards. Some people have praised them for increasing the amount of attention that is paid to African American history in Florida schools. Others have criticized them for not going far enough and failing to address some of the more difficult aspects of American history, such as slavery and racism. And let me tell you, those people are missing the point. We need to teach our kids about slavery and racism. We need to teach them about the struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout history. We need to teach them the full truth.

The debate over the new Black history standards in Florida is a reflection of the larger debate over the role of race and racism in American history. And as much as we might want an easy consensus on how to teach these difficult topics in schools, there isn't one. But what we can do is listen to the experts, like the Florida African American History Task Force, and take their recommendations seriously.

In conclusion, Florida needs to get its act together when it comes to teaching African American history in schools. We can't just ignore the experts and push propaganda on our children. We need to teach them the full truth about American history, even if it's difficult or uncomfortable. And hey, if we can do it with a little bit of humor and wit, all the better.

Florida Board of Education approves new Black history standards that critics call 'a big step backward' | CNN 


‘I thank God for slavery:’ Florida African American History Task Force appointments raise concerns 






Oklahoma is known for many things: cowboys, oil, and now, apparently, snowflakes. That's right, folks, the state that brought you the musical "Oklahoma!" and the tornado that took Dorothy to Oz is now home to a group of delicate flowers who can't handle a little criticism. 

You see, on July 28, 2022, the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to downgrade the accreditation of Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) to "accredited with warning." Why? Because a teacher complained that a training session on implicit bias violated state law HB1775, which restricts discussions of race and racism in public schools. 

Now, before you get all riled up and start shouting about cancel culture and political correctness gone mad, let's take a closer look at what actually happened. The training session in question was provided by a third-party vendor and took place in August 2021, before the administrative rules had taken effect. The teacher who filed the complaint said that the training session included statements that "shamed white people for past offenses." 

Okay, fair enough. No one likes to be shamed. But let's be real here: if you're a white person living in America, you've probably done some things in the past that are worth feeling ashamed about. Slavery? Check. Jim Crow? Check. The KKK? Check. The fact that we still have to have training sessions on implicit bias in 2022? Check, check, and check. 

So why are these Okla Maga snowflakes getting their panties in a twist over a little criticism? Well, it turns out that they're not too fond of being reminded of their past misdeeds. They'd much rather pretend that everything is hunky-dory and that racism is a thing of the past. 

But here's the thing: it's not. Racism is alive and well in America, and it's not going away anytime soon. We need to have these difficult conversations about race and racism if we ever hope to move forward as a society. And if that means some white people have to feel a little uncomfortable for a while, so be it. 

Of course, not everyone sees it that way. Some people believe that the board of education was right to downgrade TPS's accreditation, and that HB1775 is a law that should be taken seriously. They argue that the training session violated the law and that the downgrade will send a message to other school districts that they need to be careful about how they discuss race and racism in the classroom. 

But let's be real here: HB1775 is a ridiculous law that serves no purpose other than to pander to fragile white egos. It's not about protecting students or promoting academic freedom; it's about making sure that white people don't have to feel uncomfortable or guilty about their past misdeeds. And as for the message it sends to other school districts? Well, it's not exactly a positive one. It tells them that they need to tiptoe around the issue of race and avoid any discussion that might make white people feel bad. 

So what's the solution here? Should we just stop talking about race altogether and pretend that everything is fine? Of course not. We need to have these difficult conversations if we ever hope to make progress as a society. And if some white people have to feel a little uncomfortable or ashamed along the way, well, that's just tough titties. 

In the end, the downgrade of TPS's accreditation is a reminder of the ongoing debate over the role of race and racism in public education. It's also a reminder that we still have a long way to go before we can truly say that we've overcome our racist past. But hey, at least we can take comfort in knowing that we've got some Okla Maga snowflakes on our side, right?

Mustang Public Schools challenges accreditation downgrade | Oklahoma City 

Okla. downgrades school district over complaint it shamed White people 





In a shocking turn of events, UNESCO has called for a global ban on smartphones in schools. Apparently, these devices are causing more harm than good, leading to cyberbullying, poor academic performance, and emotional problems. But let's be real, who needs academic success and emotional stability when you've got Instagram filters and TikTok dances?

Sure, studies have shown that using smartphones in class can lead to a 10% decrease in test scores and increased risk of depression. But have these researchers ever considered the fact that scrolling through social media during a boring lecture is the only thing keeping us from falling asleep and drooling on our desks? And let's not forget the countless hours of entertainment provided by group chats and meme-sharing during lunch breaks.

But I digress. The real issue here is cyberbullying. It's a serious problem that can have devastating effects on young people's mental health. But let's not forget that bullies existed before smartphones were even invented. They used to pass notes in class, write mean things in bathroom stalls, and spread rumors through word of mouth. So maybe the problem isn't the technology itself, but rather the lack of education on how to use it responsibly.

In fact, there are plenty of ways to use smartphones in a positive way in schools. They can be used to access educational resources, collaborate on projects, and communicate with teachers and classmates. And let's be honest, we all know that group projects are just an excuse to text our friends during class without getting in trouble.

Of course, it's important to teach students about cyberbullying, online safety, and digital citizenship. But let's not pretend like banning smartphones is going to magically make these issues disappear. Kids will always find a way to bully each other, whether it's through social media or good old-fashioned name-calling.

At the end of the day, the decision of whether or not to ban smartphones in schools should be made on a case-by-case basis. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. It all depends on the age of the students, the school's culture, and the availability of educational resources. But one thing is for sure: if they do decide to ban smartphones, they better have a damn good reason for taking away our precious TikTok time.

In conclusion, while UNESCO may have good intentions with their call for a global ban on smartphones in schools, they clearly don't understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest memes and viral challenges. So let's all just take a deep breath, put down our phones for a moment (just a moment!), and remember that there's more to life than academic success and emotional stability. There's also cat videos. Lots and lots of cat videos.

‘Put learners first’: Unesco calls for global ban on smartphones in schools | Unesco | The Guardian 

Global launch of the 2023 GEM Report on technology in education in Montevideo (Day 1) | UNESCO 


UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms 

UN warns of risk of having smartphones in school - BBC News 



In a move that has left book lovers across the state of Texas reeling, Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law the Restricting Explicit and Adult-Designated Educational Resources Act (READER Act). While the name might suggest that this is simply a tool to help educators choose appropriate reading material for their students, the reality is far more sinister. In fact, the READER Act is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to ban books that deal with sexual content from Texas schools.

Under the new law, all book vendors who sell to Texas public schools are required to rate books based on the presence of sexual content. Books that are rated as "sexually explicit" are prohibited from being sold to schools, while those that are rated as "sexually relevant" can only be sold with parental permission. While this might sound reasonable on the surface, the devil is in the details.

Critics of the law, including booksellers, publishers, and librarians, argue that it is overly broad and violates free speech. A group of them filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block the law from taking effect. The lawsuit argues that the law is unconstitutionally vague because it does not define what constitutes "sexually explicit" or "sexually relevant" material. It also argues that the law violates the First Amendment by restricting the free speech rights of booksellers and publishers.

While the lawsuit is pending in federal court, the public has not been shy about expressing their own opinions on the matter. Some have argued that the law is an attempt to censor books that deal with LGBTQ+ issues. Others have argued that it is unnecessary and that parents should be able to decide for themselves what books their children read.

But let's be real here - this isn't about protecting children from inappropriate content. This is about politicians trying to score points with their conservative base by pandering to their fear of anything remotely sexual. It's like they've never heard of sex education or something.

And let's not forget that this is just one example of a growing trend of book banning in the United States. It seems like every other week there's some school or library trying to ban a book because it deals with race, religion, or politics. It's like we're living in some kind of dystopian society where knowledge is only allowed if it fits within a narrow set of parameters.

But fear not, dear readers! There are still plenty of ways to get your hands on all the sexy, scandalous books you could ever want. Just head on over to your local independent bookstore and ask for their "banned book" section. You might be surprised at what you find there.

In conclusion, while the READER Act might seem like a harmless attempt to protect children from inappropriate content, it is anything but. It's just another attempt by politicians to control what we read and think. But as long as we keep fighting for our right to read whatever we damn well please, they'll never be able to silence us. So go forth, my fellow book lovers, and read on!

Texas book ban: Federal lawsuit takes aim at sexual content ratings 

Federal lawsuit seeks to block Texas book ban over sexual content ratings | News Channel 3-12 



Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to face the music and accept the hilarious reality that AI is taking over our jobs. Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI and the creator of ChatGPT, has confirmed what we already knew deep down inside: some jobs are "definitely going to go away" due to the rise of AI. But fear not, my fellow humans, for new jobs will be created. Unfortunately, not all displaced workers will benefit. Oopsie!

In an interview with the Economic Times, Altman said that "every tech revolution leads to job change." No kidding, Sherlock! We didn't need a genius to tell us that. But he did point to the Industrial Revolution as an example, noting that many jobs were lost when machines replaced manual labor. However, he also said that new jobs were created, such as engineers and factory managers. Well, whoop-de-doo! I'm sure the coal miners who lost their jobs were thrilled to hear that they could become factory managers. 

Altman believes that the same thing will happen with AI. He said that "some jobs are going to go away. There will be new, better jobs that are difficult to imagine today." Oh boy, I can't wait to see what those new, better jobs will be! Will I get to be a robot's personal assistant? Or maybe a self-driving car's GPS system? The possibilities are endless! 

But wait, there's more! Altman also warned that "the thing that might be different about this is the speed at which this could happen." Oh great, just what we needed - a faster way to lose our jobs! He said that governments and businesses need to start thinking about how to prepare for the job losses that AI will cause. Yeah, good luck with that one. I'm sure our government will get right on it after they finish arguing about which bathroom people should use.

Altman's comments are in line with the findings of a number of studies that have predicted that AI will lead to significant job losses in the coming decades. A study by McKinsey Global Institute found that up to 800 million jobs could be lost to automation by 2030. However, the study also found that 950 million new jobs could be created, for a net gain of 150 million jobs. Wow, what a relief! I was really worried there for a second. 

The challenge will be to ensure that the new jobs are created in a way that benefits everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful. Governments and businesses need to start thinking about how to retrain and redeploy displaced workers, and how to create a more equitable society in which everyone can benefit from the fruits of technological progress. Yeah, good luck with that one again. I'm sure our government will get right on it after they finish arguing about which Twitter account to ban.

In conclusion, my fellow humans, it's time to bendover and kiss our jobs goodbye. But let's not forget to laugh along the way. After all, if we can't laugh at ourselves for being replaced by machines, what can we laugh at? So go ahead and make some robot jokes, because soon enough they'll be the ones making fun of us.

ChatGPT creator says AI advocates are fooling themselves if they think the technology is only going to be good for workers: 'Jobs are definitely going to go away' via @YahooFinance 

ChatGPT creator Sam Altman says jobs will go away because of AI, it will not just be a supplement for humans - India Today 

ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says 'Jobs Are Definitely Going to Go Away'