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Calif. preschool closing after alleged sex between 4- and 5-year-olds

Calif. preschool closing after alleged sex between 4- and 5-year-olds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A California preschool is reportedly shutting down after disturbing allegations of sexual activity between several of its 4- and 5-year-old students emerged.
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Mike Dallaire's comment, March 17, 2013 6:53 PM
A bit disturbing. Though I'm certain the children had no idea what they were doing, not at that age. However, it's amazing that so many people were asleep on the job. With a seemingly complete lack of authority perhaps it's a good thing the entire preschool is closing. It's unfortunate that on top of all the money the parents of these children wasted to put these kids in school, they'll now have to spend more for counseling. I'm not sure which of the children will be worse off and need more help as they get older.
Rob Duke's comment, March 17, 2013 9:27 PM
It's difficult to know with just the one news story. Playing doctor is pretty natural and most kids are curious. It's usually "show me yours and I'll show you mine" but can involve experimentation--especially in homes where there are older siblings. If there's quite advanced knowledge, then it's likely one or more of the kids were victims somewhere along the line. The school may be negligent if supervision was particularly lax.
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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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8th grade World History Teachers in AL - What do you think?

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perfect for Culture Unit

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APHG-Unit 3

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Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Illinois State Police crime lab has a backlog. What does surprise us is that no priority label was attached to testing in the case of Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who is charged with shoving his gun deep into the throat of a man he thought had been carrying a gun, while also holding a Taser to the man’s groin and threatening to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was.

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Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Dorchester County, Maryland, teacher was taken in for an "emergency medical evaluation," suspended from his job, and barred from setting foot on another
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Unsung heroes of the seas-how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell

Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CITY OF DIS, NETHER HELL—After years of construction, Corpadverticus, the new circle of Hell, finally opened its doors Monday.
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Even in large cities, we build TIGHTLY-KNIT communities

Even in large cities, we build TIGHTLY-KNIT communities | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

A study of group clustering--do your friends know each other?--shows that it does not change with city size. [via Flowing Data]


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The criminalisation of American business

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WHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The kleptocracy in the Kremlin? If you are a...
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Why BMI is a big fat scam

Why BMI is a big fat scam | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Body mass index is used to sell weight loss drugs, set insurance premiums, and counsel patients. There's just one little problem.
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BMI was arbitrarily lowered by a committee funded by weight loss drug companies...is this white collar crime or just rent-seeking behavior?

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An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America

An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time

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Do gut bacteria control your mind? | KurzweilAI

Do gut bacteria control your mind? | KurzweilAI | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Bacteria within you — which outnumber your own cells about 100 times — may be affecting both your cravings and moods to get you to eat what they want, and may be driving you toward obesity.

 

That’s the conclusion of an article published this week in the journal BioEssays by researchers from UC San Francisco,Arizona State University and University of New Mexico from a review of the recent scientific literature.

 

How your gut microbiome may control you

The diverse community of microbes, collectively known as the gut microbiome, influence human eating behavior and dietary choices to favor consumption of the particular nutrients they grow best on, rather than simply passively living off whatever nutrients we choose to send their way.Some bacterial species prefer fat, and others sugar, for instance. They vie with each other for food and to retain a niche within their ecosystem — your digestive tract — and they also often have different aims than you do when it comes to your own actions.Bacteria may influence your decisions by releasing signaling molecules into your gut. Because the gut is linked to the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system, those signals could influence your physiologic and behavioral responses — and health.Bacteria may be acting through the vagus nerve, which connects 100 million nerve cells from the digestive tract to the base of the brain, changing taste receptors, producing toxins to make you feel bad, and releasing chemical rewards to make you feel good.Certain strains of bacteria increase anxious behavior (in mice).Some strains of bacteria cause stomach cancer and perhaps other cancers. 

What you can do (with medical guidance)

Make changes in what you eat. There are measurable changes in the microbiome within 24 hours of diet change, evolving on the time scale of minutes.Take appropriate probiotics. One study showed a drink containing Lactobacillus casei improved mood in those who were feeling the lowest.Kill targeted species with specific antibiotics.Acquire specialized bacteria that digest your favorite foods. (Bacteria that digest seaweed are found in humans in Japan, where seaweed is popular in the diet.)See previous KurzweilAI posts on gut bacteria

 

The co-authors’ study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Bonnie D. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin.

 

 


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On our trip to Korea two years ago, I started eating Kimchi regularly.  (There are hundreds of varieties of Kimchi consumed there other than the cabbage Kimchi commonly found in some US grocery stores.)  

 

I noticed an almost immediate positive effect on my digestive process as I increased the probiotic supply.  Now, I wonder what other effects the members of my "biome" may be influencing.  And I am grateful that we have learned to make our own kimchi, and our refrigerator has an abundance in the moment!

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Wyoming cop charged with animal cruelty after death of K9 dog left in hot squad car

Wyoming cop charged with animal cruelty after death of K9 dog left in hot squad car | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Black Labrador Nyx died of heat stroke in July after being locked in a patrol car outside a Mills, Wyo., police station for about five hours as temperatures jumped from 53 that morning to at least 86 degrees.
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Suspects traded hostage for cigarettes in Harvey, Illinois standoff, police say

Suspects traded hostage for cigarettes in Harvey, Illinois standoff, police say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Authorities say negotiations with two suspects accused of holding eight people hostage in Harvey, Ill. earlier this week were bizarre
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Ferguson injustice: Cop deaths denied equal treatment by Obama, news media

Ferguson injustice: Cop deaths denied equal treatment by Obama, news media | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The response by law enforcement to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is being criticized for its level of force and use of military-style equipment. We've labeled the weapons and gear being used by police in these photos from Ferguson.
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This is why it feels like the recession never ended

This is why it feels like the recession never ended | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Take a look at this chart. It shows everything you need to know about why Americans are still so down on the economy.

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The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

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The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers.

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business uncertainty and suspecting government numbers altogether..what a tragedy?
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High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com

High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Why wouldn't a marijuana business advertise in the flagship magazine of the cannabis counterculture?
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Money can buy happiness

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A new study examines the relationship between income and well-beingTHE Easterlin paradox, named for economist Richard Easterlin, reckons that higher incomes do not...
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California Supreme Court rules that silence can be evidence of guilt - Police State USA

California Supreme Court rules that silence can be evidence of guilt - Police State USA | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CALIFORNIA -- The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a suspect's silence can be used as evidence of guilt during trial.
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Revisiting Ricardo

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DEFENDERS of globalisation often say that, whatever distress it may cause for rich-world workers, it has been good for poor countries. Between 1988 and 2008, global...
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Exiled Tanana man argues for return to jail

Exiled Tanana man argues for return to jail | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — One of the men banished by the Tanana tribal government this spring is suing in federal court for the right to return. 
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To have and have not

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“POVERTY”, wrote Aristotle, “is the parent of crime.” But was he right? Certainly, poverty and crime are associated. And the idea that a lack of income might...
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Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’

Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’ | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing," she added, "is how things have changed.”

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The Feds ride out

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SET beside a lake two hours’ drive from Mexico City, Valle de Bravo brands itself a Pueblo Mágico (“Magical Town”). Normally it is a place where the...
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The Cautionary Instruction: Predicting crime is fine, predicting criminals ... not so fast

The Cautionary Instruction: Predicting crime is fine, predicting criminals ... not so fast | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Predictive analytics has made its way into the criminal justice system through the use of assessments to predict future risk. U.S. Attorney General Er...
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UPS Data Breach: 7 Vital Security Lessons Learned

UPS Data Breach: 7 Vital Security Lessons Learned | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, reported finding the infected systems Aug. 20. The stores affected represented about 1 percent of the company's 4,470 U.S. franchises.
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