Pentagon: Special Ops Killing of Pregnant Afghan Women Was “Appropriate” Use of Force

Afghan witnesses claimed that U.S. soldiers dug bullets out of a dead woman’s body to cover up their crime. A newly released Pentagon investigation found that soldiers did nothing wrong.

“These special forces, with the long beards, did cruel, criminal things,” Hajji Sharabuddin told Jeremy Scahill. “They destroyed my family.”

After U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan attacked a family celebrating the naming of a baby boy, killing seven people, including three women, the Pentagon initially claimed the women were victims of an honor killing. Survivors charged they had seen soldiers digging bullets from the bodies of the women to cover up their crime. Now, five years after Scahill filed a Freedom of Information Act request in connection with the killings, the Pentagon has released a heavily redacted version of its investigation that raises more questions than it answers.

Source: Pentagon: Special Ops Killing of Pregnant Afghan Women Was “Appropriate” Use of Force

CURMUDGUCATION: Pearson & Irony Overload

Posted by Peter Greene: 05 Jun 2016 08:28 AM PDT

Here’s an article about a familiar topic in education– “Why Teachers Are Leaving the Classroom, and the Effort To Get More To Stay.”

True, the topic has been hit pretty thoroughly, but one more piece on the topic can’t hurt and perhaps this particular website reaches a different audience than– wait. What?

Yes, this article about the teacher shortage is on LearnED, the website covering News About Learning and operated by Pearson. Yes, that Pearson. The All Your Education Business Are Belong To Us Pearson.

So. What does Pearson know about the teacher shortage and how to fix it? Well, strap on your irony impact helmets, boys and girls. This ride is short, but it’s designed for maximum psychic whiplash.

Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Pearson & Irony Overload

New Mexico’s tiny Islamic community spreads a message of inclusion, calm to neighbors | Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of New Mexico’s tiny Islamic community say they have been touched by the support shown them by Albuquerque residents in response to political rhetoric that has roiled the presidential election campaign in the wake of the rise of ISIS and attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Brussels and California that killed dozens.

In December, after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called for a ban on all Muslims entering the country – which he now claims was only “a suggestion until we find out what’s going on” – the New Mexico Islamic Center in Albuquerque was deluged by mail expressing support from individuals, churches and other groups.

Source: New Mexico’s tiny Islamic community spreads a message of inclusion, calm to neighbors | Albuquerque Journal

Judgment Day: According to Math | the writing of john laurits

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Judgment Day: According to Math
by John Laurits
In this episode, John goes on a incredible journey through the numbers of the June 7th primaries…
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