Florida’s education department rejects math textbooks, saying some had critical race theory

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>“Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics,” the state’s news release stated. “The highest number of books rejected were for grade levels K-5, where an alarming 71 percent were not appropriately aligned with Florida standards or included prohibited topics and unsolicited strategies.”

None of that is critical race theory, that’s just an attack on the education system.


“The education department didn’t provide an example of critical race theory in the rejected textbooks, instead sending a list of two documents that did not contain specific examples.”

Of course not, because they’re changing the definition of CRT to fit the racist narrative.


This is out of fucking control.


Somebody on that board is invested in text book publishing.


Fascism is here folks. You need to pick a side.


Bidens paid 24.6% tax rate on $610,702 earnings, their tax filings show

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I like Presidents who pay taxes……


>Biden campaigned on the transparency of his personal finances, releasing 22 years of tax filings ahead of the 2020 election. It was a direct challenge to Trump, who argued for years that an audit prevented him from releasing his taxes — though the IRS had mandated for four-plus decades that the tax returns of sitting presidents and vice presidents be audited.


Four years in office and trump released his taxes zero times.


Wow, how did they get hold of a sitting president’s tax returns? I was told that was impossible.


LOL at the Trump supporters saying Joe Biden should be paying more taxes when their God King paid next to none. The amount of mental gymnastics required to even look themselves in the mirror anymore is just incredible.


What sexual fetish is actually more popular than people realize?

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Softcore bondage


Just wanting to be left alone is an ever-increasing fetish


Man r/askreddit is horny today

Edit: it felt like yesterday was particularly horny


It’s hard to tell when you’re an active member of a fetish community, since all you ever hear people talking about is your fetish.


Biting, especially on the neck. That shit is an amazing erogenous zone, at least for me.


The longer social media is around the dumber it will get, because the smart people stop participating

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A fool may post, but a wise man comments


Not true. Smart people know and appreciate the value of instant mass communication. Tons of scientists and philosophers use Twitter, for example.


I like that this statement is made on social media.


I think that this has already happened


I don’t think I’m smart, but I quit all my social media. My only remaining ones are Reddit and YouTube, but I rarely post. So, does it count?


How do you cancel an appointment at the sperm bank?

Just ring them up and tell them you can’t cum

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You pull out of the appointment.


What a jerk!


I had to cancel because I was so excited for the appointment that I came early.


Just don’t come


Just shoot them a message prematurely. I’m sure they’re not overloaded. That’s one way to handle that job, without getting yourself into a sticky situation.


Three older ladies were discussing the travails of getting older.

One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember whether I was taking it out or putting it away.”

The second lady said, “Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs, and I can’t remember whether I was on my up, or on my way down.”

The third lady chimed in, “Well, I’m glad I don’t have those problems. Knock on wood.” With that, she rapped her knuckles on the table, then said, “That must be the door. I’ll get it.”

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And the fourth lady says: “Sometimes I find myself holding my husband’s penis, but I can’t remember if it’s on the way in or out.”


The sixth said sometimes I find myself standing with a bloody knife over a dead body and I can’t remember how many times I stabbed them


That’s friggin adorable


The seventh says “who are you and what were we talking about?”


The fifth said “i sometimes wake up holding some strange man’s penis. But i don’t know whose penis… or blood…”


New Heat Engine With No Moving Parts Could Fully Decarbonize the Power Grid

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Can anyone explain how a thermophotovoltaic cell differs from a regular photovoltaic cell since they both run on photons?


Isn’t the biggest challenge always going to be how to store the energy versus how it’s collected?


Low power but combined with other low energy tech is going to really have opportunities. Why not combine it with solar and the back side thats in the shade can be the temp different from the front.


> 1,900 to 2,400 degrees Celsius, or up to about 4,300 degrees Fahrenheit

That’s really hot. Above the melting point of steel hot. I suppose they could use these to reuse some of the heat produced during heavy industry, but this is not even remotely suited to mass scale energy production.


I think I’ll wait til this Is used in any single practical application before getting excited


Ten Members Of International Stock Manipulation Ring Charged In Manhattan Federal Court

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One hundred million. Yawn. Get the real criminals on Wall Street


Elon out here live streaming his pump-and-dump and everyone just laughs and laughs…


When are they going after our very own WS?


its all bullshit in the penny world, if youre not in on it youre out of it


These scams are rampant lately. What’s worse is they tend to target people from immigrant communities who might not have a good understanding of the market, or even the English language. Pathetic.


Can I ever catch up?

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Hang in there. You’re doing better than you think. Having $50,000 in retirement and $20,000 in savings is amazing and certainly doing better than a lot of folks your age!

Think about and develop a plan to increase income. Sometimes that plan may take several steps over several years, but that is okay. Just start there. As for a house, there are programs that allow for a small down payment. You probably have enough for that.

You may never get over feeling financially precarious. Even if you have retirement finds of $300,000 and a $100,000 a year job. Just recognize that and move forward. Think about fixing or replacing the car in a frugal manner (maybe $10,000 or less?). That will help you feel more secure too. Otherwise, it’s a long road, but you’re really on the right path. Hang in there.


You’re doing fine; student loan would imply you have a college degree. If you are willing and capable to look at all job opportunities it’s fairly easy to increase earning potential. You have a good foundation and can easily go up from there.

I remember I hired a career changer that was about your age. I paid her 55k to start and inside. Of 5 years she moved up the ranks to 170k.

You just have to find your stride and find people who value your talent.


OP you have 20k in savings you are not in financial precarity. You have a proven track record of saving for the future on a low income. I would recommend job hopping for a bit if you are not truly committed to sacrificing for your nonprofit cause. I’d pay off all those student loans right now as well as I feel personally 20k in savings is high for your salary.

You are college educated, young, and thrifty. Go out and find a higher paying job and save the difference in what you make now and after.


Look on the bright side: sounds like you have more in savings than you owe in loans. Not many people your age even have a positive net worth these days. You are doing several things right.

The sad truth is that there is a lot of disparity in what different jobs are paid these days, in different regions. You don’t say what your job is or whether it’s related to your degree, but $45k is a bit over $20/hour assuming full time work (2000ish hours), It could very well be that whatever job you have is not priced properly for the field that you are in, or that field is generally not paid as well in that area. We are all the only stewards of our individual careers, and while there are some employers who look out for their employees, I think employees these days always need to look for something better.

The secret to financial security is “easy”: spend less than you make, save the difference. Of course, that is much easier said than done. Controlling spending is hard, but at least that’s all under your control. Finding a job that pays you what you’re worth requires finding an employer that will recognize it, too.

I hope this is helpful. Good luck!


Biden administration announces it will resume onshore oil and gas lease sales with higher royalty rate

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“Drill baby drill” -Sarah Palin


Well color me shocked….anyways.


This is what happens when people complain about the high price of gas.


Anything to avoid green energy, amirite?


Desperately throwing coal in the boiler, looking over their shoulder at the rapidly approaching climate riots.