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Teen creates site giving children answers on deportation

A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians.

Sixteen-year-old Jody Bell, who will be a senior this fall at Greenwich High School, said she came up with the idea after hearing firsthand the concerns of some close friends who were afraid to speak with guidance counselors or adults about their fears surrounding deportation. Many, she said, have family members who are at risk of being deported, as President Donald Trump's administration has taken a harder line on immigration.

"They would talk to close friends, like me and some others," Bell said. "And that, I think, was one of the first times that I recognized that this was an issue."

Bell, who turns 17 next month, said she knew she wanted to "take action" on the immigration issue but was unsure what to do. That was around the time a guidance counselor told her about a new Connecticut-based organization called Girls With Impact , a program billed as a "12-week mini-MBA" in which teenage girls create businesses, nonprofits or projects that will affect the world and their success in life.

Bell was among the first group of graduates, finishing the program in the spring of 2017. She launched her website, In Case of Deportation, this month.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/teenager-creates-site-giving-children-answers-deportation-56884588?cid=social_twitter_abcn


Brava, Jody!

N.Y. Times publisher says he told Trump that attacks on media could lead to violence

Source: WaPo

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The publisher of the New York Times said Sunday that he recently warned President Trump that his attacks on journalists as the “enemy of the people” are contributing to a rise in threats and could lead to violence.

Trump revealed Sunday that he met at the White House with publisher A.G. Sulzberger and said they discussed “the vast amounts of Fake News.” The president said he explained to Sulzberger why he was increasingly characterizing journalists as the “enemy of the people.”

The president tweeted Sunday from his New Jersey golf estate, “Had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times. Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, ‘Enemy of the People.’ Sad!”

The tweet prompted Sulzberger to release details of their July 20 meeting, at which he was accompanied by James Bennet, the Times’s editorial page editor.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-he-called-media-enemy-of-the-people-in-meeting-with-ny-times-publisher/2018/07/29/fec5adee-9330-11e8-810c-5fa705927d54_story.html?utm_term=.1fb9f088e1d4

Just in: Statement from NYT Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, who says he told Trump his "language was not

Just in: Statement from NYT Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, who says he told Trump his “language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.”




https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status/1023582239110651904

Retired Marine rescues horses from raging California wildfire

“I’m just the guy who moves stuff around,” he said modestly. The “stuff” he speaks of refers to the panicked horses and other livestock he wrangles out of harm’s way when they get left behind after the humans have fled.

With a large trailer borrowed from his job selling tractor equipment, Zimmerman has ventured daily into various evacuation zones just as homeowners threatened by the Carr Fire were rushing in the other direction.

On Saturday, he had just delivered to safety five horses he managed to capture in one newly evacuated area, before receiving a call to pick up others nearby.

The horses were being taken to stables, rodeo grounds and ranches whose owners have opened their property to the steady stream of livestock rescued by Zimmerman since Wednesday.

“He restored my faith in humanity,” said Noah Urban, an Oregon resident whose stranded 6-year-old horse named Bolt was saved by Zimmerman. The two connected through Facebook.

“You’re not just helping the animals, he’s helping people to alleviate their stress,” Urban said. “It would be like losing your children. If you had to leave them behind, I can’t even think about it.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-wildfires-animals/retired-marine-rescues-horses-from-raging-california-wildfire-idINKBN1KJ0AF?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b5dbf0704d301458e7ad858&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter


Malcolm Nance: 😂😂😂 Good times man. Good times. 🤔

https://twitter.com/MalcolmNance/status/1023241036024500224



Meanwhile last night at the Trump Hotel



https://twitter.com/MichLKosinski/status/1022950026643951618

Shaun King announces $100,000 reward to identify this white supremacist:

Shaun King
‏Verified account @ShaunKing

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m offering a $100,000 reward for the identification & arrest of this violent white supremacist who criminally assaulted DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville.

He was perhaps the most vicious of them all. 3 of his co-conspirators are already in prison for this.



10:38 AM - 28 Jul 2018


https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/1023216136811421696

Floating park built from recycled plastic waste debuts in the Netherlands



In a futuristic European port city that's already unleashed trash-eating aquatic drones to clean up its harbor, you might wonder what could possibly come next in terms of innovative methods of clearing plastic waste from polluted waterways.

Rotterdam-based environmental organization the Recycled Island Foundation is on it.

While impressive-looking floating "litter traps" devised by this fledgling foundation are certainly worthy of recognition, it's what the group has done with the captured plastic waste post-recovery that's more notable: they've introduced the plastic back into Rotterdam's bustling harbor as a snazzy floating green space dubbed Recycled Park.

Functioning mostly as a lushly planted offshore refuge for urban wildlife that's only partially accessible to people, Recycled Park stretches 1,500 square feet across a chain of interlinking hexagonal platforms constructed from recycled plastic and anchored to the harbor floor. Staggered at different heights, the platforms — buoyant garden beds, really — are planted with different types of vegetation geared to attract a range of critters including nesting aquatic birds. The whole beautiful spread is captured in the video below.



https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/floating-park-built-recycled-plastic-waste-debuts-netherlands

Bach on Piano for Blind Elephant

Alex Jones Claims Donald Trump Requests and Receives InfoWars Transcripts

https://www.newsweek.com/alex-jones-donald-trump-infowars-1045981?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter
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