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In which you work without complaint or face deportation.

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Another puzzle is eastern Aleppo and its hospitals: the number of destroyed hospitals in eastern Aleppo is about to set a Guinness record. According to the US State Department and to the western press, over 90 hospitals were totally destroyed in eastern Aleppo in the last months at the rate of almost one destroyed hospital per day. And every day we hear “the last hospital has been totally destroyed”. The only problem with this figure is the statistic released by the Syrian Ministry of Health stating that “on the entire Syrian territory, there are only 88 hospitals”.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:46 PM
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In which you work without complaint or face deportation.

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Over taxation and minimum wage laws cause these business to resort to such things to stay alive.

Only government is making money from the 7-11 business in Australia, at the expense of both the worker and the owner.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:41 AM
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Literacy Not A Right For Detroit School Kids According To State CBS Detroit

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Interview with a fake news guy.

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Israeli army giving logistical support to al-Qaeda again:

Israeli Army transports jihadist rebels to a local field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights
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Old 11-24-2016, 05:54 PM
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Alternate titles: We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. You Won't Believe Reason #3! : All Tech Considered : NPR

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Journalists Hate Him! : All Tech Considered : NPR
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:43 PM
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These stories about fake news creators are just more fake news.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:38 AM
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:45 AM
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This guy is so hardcore, he was tortured by the military regime, but still he is so down to earth. Or maybe because of it.
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:50 AM
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Riseup's canary is dead. Suggesting the gov is trying to get them to turn over information while ordering a gag order to prevent them from saying they are being forced to turn over information.
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This may be nit-picking, but I don't think that literacy is a right or could even be a right. On the other hand, access to a decent education and the opportunity to achieve literacy could and probably should be a right.
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:32 AM
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This may be nit-picking, but I don't think that literacy is a right or could even be a right. On the other hand, access to a decent education and the opportunity to achieve literacy could and probably should be a right.
Well there's this here:
STATE CONSTITUTION (EXCERPT)
CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963
ARTICLE VIII
EDUCATION


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1 Encouragement of education.
Sec. 1. Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of
mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

2 Free public elementary and secondary schools; discrimination.
Sec. 2. The legislature shall maintain and support a system of free public elementary and secondary
schools as defined by law. Every school district shall provide for the education of its pupils without
discrimination as to religion, creed, race, color or national origin.
Which I think agrees with what you're saying, literacy in itself isn't a right, do I read you right?

But there shall be schools available freely without discrimination. The right to go to school, and what the original article is claiming, if I'm reading that right as well, is the Detroit schools have been deliberately allowed to rot.

What with Flint's water troubles, Michigan's looking a lot more like my adventures in Caracas. Actually, on Google Street View, Detroit looks worse.

But now I'm rambling.
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This looks like a much better article, although I really think it's shitty to write a news article about a primary source without linking to that source if it's available. It's stupid. The press does this with articles about legislation all the time, writing around it and quoting little snippets, but not even linking to the actual full text of the legislation, despite it being public information. Same with this. They keep quoting little snippets of the lawsuit, but not even giving a link to the whole text. That should be publicly available somewhere, no?

Parents sue Snyder, saying Detroit students lack 'fighting chance'

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And it probably failed in part because the court rejected the idea of measuring based on outcome rather than a more direct measure (although the suit cited many direct causes). There are plenty of outcome based performance measures we use to evaluate schools and teachers already, so it's not a complete stretch or anything, but it's apparently too big a leap for the courts still.
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This may be nit-picking, but I don't think that literacy is a right or could even be a right. On the other hand, access to a decent education and the opportunity to achieve literacy could and probably should be a right.
Well there's this here:
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1 Encouragement of education.
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2 Free public elementary and secondary schools; discrimination.
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schools as defined by law. Every school district shall provide for the education of its pupils without
discrimination as to religion, creed, race, color or national origin.
Which I think agrees with what you're saying, literacy in itself isn't a right, do I read you right?

But there shall be schools available freely without discrimination. The right to go to school, and what the original article is claiming, if I'm reading that right as well, is the Detroit schools have been deliberately allowed to rot.

What with Flint's water troubles, Michigan's looking a lot more like my adventures in Caracas. Actually, on Google Street View, Detroit looks worse.

But now I'm rambling.
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Islamist rebels bomb Kurds with chemical weapons (again) or so the Kurds claim:
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The offensive killed at least six people, including two children. Also, more than 15 suffocation cases were reported in the Kurdish district subsequent to the attack.
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Kurds and Syrian army working together in Aleppo city again in total collapse of rebel-held northeast Aleppo:

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Bizarre scene as Saudis ice skate in their SANDALS after incredibly rare snowfall turns desert sands powdery white - Mirror Online
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The Canadian Press updated the style guide description of 'alt-right' | J-Source

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