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Study finds shocking lack of proficiency in math at Baltimore public schools

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"When you have this much of a ringing failure in your school, it should cost somebody their jobs."

We have documented serious issues at Baltimore public schools in reading and math.

A new study shows that little has changed. In fact, things are getting worse.

FOX 45 in Baltimore reports:
At Baltimore's five best high schools, 11% of students tested proficient on state math exam

Project Baltimore has made more stunning findings after obtaining the unredacted state test scores for every school in Baltimore City.

The test scores have not yet been released to the public, but Project Baltimore has been analyzing them. The results are hard to believe, even at the highest-performing schools in the city.

Earlier this week, Project Baltimore reported on 13 Baltimore City High Schools, where not a single student who took the 2023 math exam in the spring scored proficient. Not one. The report sparked a strong reaction in the community.

"I can't tell you how horrible that is," said Bryan Nehman, reacting to the report Tuesday morning on WBAL radio's C4 and Bryan Nehman Show.

"This is when people get fired," said C4. "When you have this much of a ringing failure in your school, it should cost somebody their jobs."


JPMorgan to pay $75 million to settle Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit brought by US Virgin Islands that alleged the bank facilitated pedophile's sex trafficking

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The settlement resolves a difficult public relations problem for Jamie Dimon (above), who has been JPMorgan's CEO since 2006, and said he had barely heard of Epstein until his 2019 arrest
JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands over the bank's client relationship with sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, and separately resolved its claims against former executive Jes Staley.

The bank confirmed the settlements in a statement to DailyMail.com on Tuesday morning, saying it did not admit liability as part of the deal, but 'deeply regrets' working with Epstein.

The USVI settlement includes $30 million that will go towards charity groups that work to combat sex trafficking, $25 million to the territory's government to fund law enforcement, and $20 million in attorneys fees.

The territory had sued JPMorgan for at least $190 million, saying the bank ignored red flags about convicted sex offender Epstein because he was a wealthy and lucrative client from 1998 to 2013.

The settlement, which must be approved by a judge, concludes the final major legal case tied to Epstein's abuses of women and girls, a scandal that embroiled some of the world's most powerful figures in finance and business.

Comment: AG Smith released a statement in June 2023.


Georgia senate GOP caucus ousts senator for trying to remove Fani Willis from Office

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis
The Georgia Senate Republican caucus voted on Thursday to remove State Sen. Colton Moore from the caucus for taking a first step in August to defund, investigate, and possibly impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who levied 13 counts against former President Donald Trump.

In a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp (R), Moore announced an initiative in August to begin an emergency session to conduct a thorough investigation into the actions undertaken by Willis. An emergency legislative special session can come about two ways in Georgia: The governor can call an emergency session, or one can be called if 3/5 of both legislative chambers sign a letter demanding it.

Kemp and State Senate Republicans apparently oppose working to investigate, defund, and impeach Willis, and instead ousted Moore.


Former Nagorno-Karabakh leader arrested as half of population flee to Armenia

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Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh • Azerbaijani guards
The former head of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist government was arrested as he tried to cross into Armenia on Wednesday, Azerbaijani authorities said.

Ruben Vardanyan was one of more than 50,000 people to cross into Armenia from the separatist region, almost half of its 120,000 population, since Azerbaijan lifted its nine-month blockade on the enclave on Sunday.

It marks a fundamental shift in ethnic control of lands that had been disputed by mostly Christian Armenians and predominantly Muslim Azerbaijanis for the past century.

Despite Azerbaijan's promises to respect the rights of the region's ethnic Armenians, they have rushed to flee the region en masse, fearing reprisals.

It follows Azerbaijan's 24-hour blitz last week to reclaim control of the region, involving heavy artillery, rocket launchers and drones, which forced the separatist authorities to agree to lay down weapons and sit down for talks on Nagorno-Karabakh's "reintegration" into Azerbaijan.

Mr Vardanyan, a billionaire businessman who made his fortune in Russia where he owned a major investment bank, moved to Nagorno-Karabakh last year and served as the head of the regional government for several months before stepping down this year.


Elon Musk: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "not that smart"

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Elon Musk on June 16, 2023, in Paris, France, and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on December 8, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Musk and Ocasio-Cortez clashed on X earlier this week.
Elon Musk, the CEO of X, formerly Twitter, locked horns with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) this week, after the billionaire accused the politician of being "not that smart."

Ocasio-Cortez caught the attention of X users late Tuesday, when she shared a "boy math" post. The trend is a derivative of the "girl math" posts from the summer, where tongue-in-cheek arithmetic was used to justify excessive spending. It led to "boy math," where several posts gave examples of men exaggerating such factors as their height.

Some social media users have used the trend to address less lighthearted topics, including Ocasio-Cortez, who chose to take a swipe at Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his decidedly rocky road to being elected.

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Conference cancels panel on biological sex in human skeletons over transphobia fears: Commits a 'cardinal sin'

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In this photo illustration, an event organized by anthropology associations was canceled for political correctness about biological sex.
Elizabeth Weiss, an anthropology professor at San José State University, said the field is falling in an 'off the rails' agenda.

Anthropologists from the largest associations of anthropologists in the world canceled an event discussing the importance of biological sex in the context of studying the human skeleton while citing "transphobia" as the reason for the panel being cut.

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and The Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) were skewered for walking back their approval for a panel event at its 2023 conference discussing biological sex. The AAA and CASCA said that it was now tightening its review process to ensure such an event wouldn't recur in the future.

The event in question discussed "Sex identification whether an individual was male or female - using the skeleton is one of the most fundamental components in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology."

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Heart failure deaths in 2023 up 26% on pre-pandemic levels in England, data show

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During the 24 weeks from March 24th 2023 to September 1st 2023 there were 32,130 registered deaths due to heart failure in England. In 2020 we had expected 25,512 heart failure deaths during the corresponding weeks, a difference of 6,618. If we extrapolate to 52 weeks then, at the prevailing rate, we'll see 14,339 more deaths from heart failure in 2023 than we expected in 2020. To put this in some kind of perspective, that's equivalent to the total number of deaths from all causes in Lancashire in any single year, or, if you're not familiar with Lancashire, it's about the same as the total number of deaths in Devon and Cornwall in a single year.

Deaths from heart failure over the past 24 weeks have been 26% higher than the expected level in 2020. The source of this rather alarming statistic is the latest report from the Department for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Comment: Lockdowns caused more damage to the people and the economy than the virus itself.
Obesity is a problem and the lockdowns probably made the situation even worse but the real culprit for increased heart failure deaths is probably not obesity but the experimental and dangerous mRNA shots that they called vaccines.

They knew that they did not prevent the spread of the virus and that they cause myocarditis, pericarditis, and blood clots but they still forced people to take them.
If we don't understand and spread the truth about this genocide by PTB, they will probably repeat it, with even more innocent victims.

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'Vulture capitalists': Maui's indigenous community fights land grabs after wildfires

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The hall of historic Waiola Church and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission are engulfed in flames along Wainee Street, 8 August 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii
The fires were still raging when families in Lahaina started receiving messages from developers asking if they were interested in selling their land.

Several residents in the town told news outlets that they began to receive messages on Facebook and other platforms from people inquiring about whether they were open to parting with their land.

While the incidents made major headlines in the coming weeks and even led to a temporary moratorium on property sales, many within Hawaii's indigenous community, Kanaka Maoli, fear that with the fires in Maui faded and soon with it the media coverage, developers will get back on the hunt, targeting the victims of these fires for their land.

"These vulture capitalists, vulture developers are preying upon our people and our connection to the land during a time when none of us have been given time to properly grieve," said Kahala Johnson, a PhD student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an indigenous activist with ancestral ties to Maui.

Comment: See also: Lahaina fire survivor blasts Jeff Bezos and Oprah during emergency council meeting: "Jeff Bezos, you got what you wanted. Oprah, you got what you wanted — F*** us all over"


10 Numbers which prove that the US economy has hit a major pivot point

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During the summer, many of the experts repeatedly assured us that the U.S. economy would be able to avoid a recession, but now reality is setting in. Credit conditions continue to tighten, home sales are falling, credit card losses are exploding, stores are closing all over the country, and the number of bankruptcies is rising to very alarming levels. Meanwhile, the cost of living continues to become more and more suffocating. If you have a gut feeling that very hard times are on the horizon, you are definitely not alone. As you will see below, a staggering 71 percent of all Americans currently believe that America is on the wrong track, and our economy is one of the biggest reasons why they feel this way. The following are 10 numbers which prove that the U.S. economy has hit a major pivot point...

#1 Consumer confidence was down more than expected this month...
The confidence of American consumers slipped this month, particularly about the future, as expectations persist that interest rates will remain elevated for an extended period.

The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 103 in September from 108.7 in August. Analysts were expecting a smaller decrease, to a reading of 105.


Powerful blast near Uzbekistan's Tashkent airport kills one, injures 162

A teenager dies as a window frame falls on him following the explosion at a warehouse near the capital's airport.

One person has been reported killed and 162 others wounded in a powerful explosion at a warehouse near Tashkent airport that sparked a fire and shattered windows in apartment buildings nearby.

A teenager died after a window frame fell on him, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Health said in a statement following Thursday's explosion.

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