6-year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent

A 6-year-old Florida girl was committed for two days to a mental health facility without her mother’s consent after allegedly throwing a temper tantrum at school, an attorney for the family said.

The child was allegedly given anti-psychotic medications at the center, also without the permission of her mother.

6-year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent

State sanctioned child abuse.

…And quite frankly, if you can’t handle a six year old’s temper tanturm you have no business working around children. Period.

Doctors discover food can be good medicine

Doctors discover food can be good medicine – The Washington Post

Isn’t adorable when “experts” decide that something everyone already knows is news? Doctors decide that nutrition affects health. Amazing! What new “discovery” will they tout next? The mind reels….

After saying Keegan-Michael Key supports Buttigieg, the former mayor’s campaign says the actor hasn’t endorsed any candidate

After saying Keegan-Michael Key supports Buttigieg, the former mayor’s campaign says the actor hasn’t endorsed any candidate – CNNPolitics

The pattern of asserting African-American support for the mayor and then walking it back because they don’t actually have the support they claim to have is jaw-dropping.

Facebook removes Russian and Iranian accounts linked to propaganda – Business Insider

“The Page admins and account owners typically posted content in Russian, English and Ukrainian about local and political news including public figures in Ukraine, Russian military engagement in Syria, alleged SBU leaks related to ethnic tensions in Crimea and the downing of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine in 2014,” he said.

Moreover, Gleicher said Facebook traced back the activity to Russian military intelligence services.

…Beyond the pages linked to Russia, 11 Facebook and Instagram accounts originating in Iran were shuttered. Unlike the Russian accounts, the ones tied to Iran were intended to sway American Facebook users.

Facebook removes Russian and Iranian accounts linked to propaganda – Business Insider

doesn’t sounds like too many accounts

Stacey Abrams’ message to black voters: Be heard and counted in 2020

In 2018, Abrams became the first black woman to receive a major party nomination for governor in any state. Her loss by about 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp led to a lawsuit against the state alleging an unfair election, as Kemp oversaw the election in his former role as Georgia’s secretary of state.

…I think there are two pieces to focus on. One is ensuring that voter suppression does not have its intended effect, which is by making it more difficult to vote, people decide not to bother trying. Our goal through Fair Fight and Fair Fight 2020 is to ensure that people know about the obstacles that are being placed in their way, but (are encouraged to) vote in even larger numbers to overwhelm the intention of the system. The best way to defeat voter suppression is by having such a high turnout that the barriers to voting have limited effect. 

…What tends to happen is that in election years featuring a presidential candidate, we only pay attention to the top of the ticket. But we know that if you care about criminal justice reform, you need to pay attention to district attorney races and to judicial races, because the people who decide how our community is treated in the court system get elected in that year.  And we need to ensure that if someone is running for the school board, if they’re making a decision over hundreds of millions of dollars that will be allocated to the benefit or to the detriment of our children, that we know who they are and we hold them accountable. 

Stacey Abrams’ message to black voters: Be heard and counted in 2020

hmmm