Tensions with Iran have been escalating for weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone. Iranians also considered shooting down a manned US spy plane. The US came close to retaliating with air strikes that would have killed around 150 people, but Trump called off the strikes with minutes to spare. Iran recently also attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and then prevented the salvage of the damaged tankers. This attack increased oil prices. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commented: “Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful maximum pressure campaign lifted. No economic sanctions...Read More
Author: Bobby Fox
The NBA will no longer be referring to those who own a team as owners, because it is seen as racially insensitive. “Governor” will be the new term used when referring to these individuals. The NBA has banned the term owner, as in team owner, because it is racially insensitive and has replaced it with governor per commissioner Adam Silver. I am not joking. This is real life. — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 24, 2019 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA has been moving away from the term for years. He said to TMZ, “I don’t want to...Read More
Climate change will devastate Earth by 2050 a new report finds. CNN details this report saying there will be, “Twenty days of lethal heat per year. Collapsed ecosystems. And more than 1 billion people displaced.” This finding is based on a paper by a think tank in Australia. The think tank did not perform a study, but offered this warning based on past climate change research. The United Nations is also predicting catastrophe by 2050. Their 700 page report expects death for millions of people due to climate change. CNN also details this report saying, “The UN said that —...Read More
The federal judge in California who partially blocked funding for the Trump administration’s southern border wall has donated over $20,000 to Obama and other democrats. Obama appointee Judge Haywood Gilliam donated $21,400 to Obama’s presidential campaigns. Federal election records also show he has donated thousands more to the Democratic National Committee. All these donations took place before he was confirmed as a judge in 2014. A federal judge who partially blocked President Trump’s plans to build a border wall along the United States-Mexico border previously donated almost $30,000 to former President Obama, other Democrats, and a political action committee. https://t.co/CntROR49hd...Read More
The College Board plans on assigning an “Adversity Score” to every student who takes the SAT. This score will attempt to measure the social and economic background of applicants. As the Wall Street Journal reports: “We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.” The SAT is trying to help capture students’ socioeconomic background with a new adversity score. https://t.co/WMdia67G89 pic.twitter.com/a6epZOGlOR — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 19, 2019 But what exactly is this score made up of? How will it be used? And is it a good thing in the...Read More
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