” According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the children had already received their lunches at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City when the child-nutrition manager ordered cafeteria workers to take the meals away.
“ So she took my lunch away and said, ‘Go get a milk,’” fifth grader Sophia Isom told KSL. “I came back and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange. She said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account so you can’t get lunch.’”
Sophia said that the lunches were thrown away after being taken away from the students.”
Category: Wisdom of Youth
Jim Cantore Gets College Kid in the Groin
Watch the video of Weather Channel Reporter Jim Cantore as he deals with an attempted photobomb from a college kid without missing a beat in giving his report , live from the College Of Charleston .
” Sneaky little f***** landed an elbow when his opponent wasn’t looking.”
” While politicians are consistently attacking Americans second amendment rights through propaganda and lies children’s lives hang in the balance. To push their political agenda they claim “they are doing it for the children” or “want to make America safer.” As adults fight it out in the political arena, trying to push through “illegal” gun control laws, the most innocent of America have become “defenseless targets”; all for the sake of “political correctness.” Their voices have been stifled by those claiming to know what is best for them while they have never walked in these children’s shoes.
I do wonder how they would respond to this amazing, heart wrenching letter from an eleven year old little girl. She asked that I share her story and her plea to do away with gun free zones while keeping her name out of the “public eye”. As you read her story you will understand why.
January 22, 2014
“Why gun free zones violate my right to be protected”
“When I was six with my biological mother I was medically neglected, I had no education; I weighed 40 lbs and was beaten with rose bush switches. I slept in the back of a van and was starved. I didn’t even own one outfit. Have you ever been whipped with a rose bush switch until your legs bled and you had no one to protect you? Have you ever gone days without food while your so called parent ate in front of you? Have you ever had to sleep in the trunk of a van hidden by blankets and pillows so the police couldn’t see that was where you slept? Have you ever been forced to stay with a sex offender wondering when you would be hurt again? If not then you can’t possibly know what it is like to be helpless, scared for your life, and unprotected. But I do.”
Read the whole letter at Freedom Outpost
” A designer named Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 5 years of his life creating an almost-perfect 1:60 scale replica of an Air India 777-300ER airplane. One of the most shocking parts of this story? He used only manila folder.
He literally made the best paper airplane in the world. 3rd graders everywhere should be feeling pretty ashamed of themselves (I know I do).”
The detail of this handcrafted model is amazing . This photo-essay about the construction of Luca Iaconi-Stewart’s plane from ViralNova is going to leave you speechless . No detail was overlooked . Check out the working hatch below and if that doesn’t make you click through to the full post you must be devoid of curiosity .
Below is a shot of the cabin interior , but to grasp the true detail involved you’ll have to click through.
Be sure to see the entire post with lots of pictures and from there you can also access Luca’s Flicker page and Youtube channel which document the entire 5 year labor of love .
” A group of four Olin College engineering students decided they wanted to build a pneumatic-powered face-tracking marshmallow cannon. The goal? Get the gelatin treat inside the target’s mouth. Introducing the Confectionery Cannon:
Published on Jul 7, 2013
” 20 months old and she’s a big fan of Elvis and her Daddy!
We had the great pleasure of meeting Lisa Marie Presley at her concert last week. She was so nice and hung out with Ella before the show. It was an amazing experience for the whole family!
For those of you wanting to see more Ella, I’ve uploaded pictures of the event and various other pictures here.http://www.flickr.com/photos/10684003…
Thank you everyone for all the kind words about Ella Mae! We really appreciate all of the likes and shares!!! She really is a lot of fun as you can see.
To answer the big question, Yes Ella does like to sing other songs. Some of her favorites include, of course more Elvis – Suspicious Minds & Lawdy Miss Clawdy; The Beatles – Twist & Shout; Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut; JD McPherson – Fire Bug; The Beach Boys – Barbra Ann; Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song; Bobby Day – Rockin’ Robin and Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting For You (duet with Mom!!!). However she is only 21 months old and easily distracted so it can be quite challenging to get another video like this one. If we can come up with another good one I will definitely post it.
For all of the comments about the straps on the car seat, we adjusted them shortly after posting this video. They now sit below her shoulders. Thanks for the advice!
Thanks again for all of the positive feedback!
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“ Noel Sheppard: As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart. Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them (video follows with transcript and commentary): “
Continued at Conservative Outfitters
” Network news viewers are declining in unprecedented rates, from an average of 48 million nightly network news viewers in 1985 to 24.5 million in 2013, according to Pew Research analysis of Nielsen Media Research data.
Young people aged 18-29 are the least likely to watch network news regularly (only 11 percent did so in 2012), and 49 percent of people in this age group say they never watch the news.”
” How far would you go to get some free clothes from the Spanish clothing store, Desigual? Approximately 100 Paris shoppers stripped down to their tighty whities (and more sexy underwear) for just such a chance.Spain’s popular clothing store, Desigual has been holding its annual New Year sale in Paris, France.
Not to be left behind in the money-making scheme of things, they launched a marketing coup.
In what has been dubbed the “Semi-Naked Party” they offered a free outfit to the first 100 who signed up.”—
” Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.
Currently about 3.8% of children ages 5 – 17 are home schooled in the US. In Canada, that number drops to about 1%. This is a number that is expected to continue growing in both countries as more see the limitations of our current education system. Also, studies done in the US and Canada show that home schooled children out perform their peers from both private and public schools.
In my view, home schooling is much more likely to create a creative, adaptive, and forward thinking person who is less conditioned to think only within the small confines of a crumbling system. Does this mean it is for everyone and that one can’t turn out that way through standard education? No, I simply feel the chances are far greater with homeschooling.”
Thanks to The Federalist Papers for brining this march down Memory Lane to our attention .
Nearly Half Of Black Males And 40 Percent Of White Males Have Been Arrested By The Age Of 23, Claims New Survey
” A third of Americans have been arrested by the time they are 23 according to a new study released in the Crime & Delinquency journal on Monday.
Amongst males the figure dramatically increases to almost half of black males and nearly 40 percent of white males, which can have a negative impact on their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities.
The study analyzed national survey data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adults and their arrest histories, which ranged from truancy and underage drinking to more serious and violent offenses. Minor traffic violations were excluded.
This is the first report since the 1960s on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender, said Robert Brame, a criminology professor at the University of South Carolina and lead author of the study.
The study’s most striking finding is the variance amongst males of different races:
- By age 18, 30 percent of black males, 26 percent of Hispanic males and 22 percent of white males have been arrested
- By age 23, 49 percent of black males, 44 percent of Hispanic males and 38 percent of white males have been arrested “
Land of the free ? Hardly . Welcome to Prison Nation , where everyone is guilty of some infraction of the law . We’ve gone from a nation of “the rule of law” to a nation where law rules . When everything is against the law , everyone is a lawbreaker .
Read more at the Daily Mail
Kenneth Ye Farragut Student Dec 4th School Board
Published on Dec 11, 2013
” Brilliant analysis of Common Core by another Farragut High School student. Sadly, when he asks for an additional minute to speak, Chair Lynne Fugate refuses. However, Chair Fugate did allow a pro-McIntyre speaker additional time.”
See also fellow Farragut High student Ethan Young’s impassioned speech condemning Common Core from November .
12 Year Old OK Hero Saved By Exercising Constitutional Right
Published on Jan 5, 2014
” Heartwarming inspirational tale of a young hero in Oklahoma. This 12 year old girl shot a home invader before he could harm her. Amazing story and proof that it pays to be prepared and to train your children how to properly use firearms.
To read more about the story go here:
Here is a report on the incident that includes the original 911 call .
Published on Feb 8, 2013
” Amazing 12 year old girl, home alone, shoots home intruder with a glock .40 . The intruder was ALSO ARRESTED arrested in 2011 for allegedly abducting a 17 year old girl.
This story occured about 4 months ago in October of 20, 2012.
Here are the details:
BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma -
A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.
It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.
That was when St. Clair dropped what she was doing and raced home.
“I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police were already here. And they had the suspect,” she said.
During that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair’s daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door. That was when the 12 year old had to make a life-saving decision.
“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.
The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.
“He was sitting down, the policemen had him apprehended at the end of the block. All I saw was some blood coming down his back. I’m not exactly sure where his injury was, but I saw some blood there,” explained St. Clair.
Jones was taken to a Texas hospital by helicopter after the incident. An investigator on the case said Jones was released from the hospital Thursday and extradited to the Bryan County Jail.
The 12-year-old girl was not injured during the ordeal.”
We posted on this brave young girl back in October when she was honored with the Oklahoma 911 Hero of the Year Award .