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Hackers say they’ve found Amanda Todd’s tormentor

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The program, started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now in more than 2,500 schools, was intended as a way to break up cliques and prevent bullying.

But this year, the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the project “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools” and is urging parents to keep their children home from school on Oct. 30, the day most of the schools plan to participate this year.

The charges, raised in an e-mail to supporters earlier this month, have caused a handful of schools to cancel this year’s event and has caught organizers off guard.

“I was surprised that they completely lied about what Mix It Up Day is,” said Maureen Costello, the director of the center’s Teaching Tolerance project, which organizes the program. “It was a cynical, fear-mongering tactic.”

The swirl around Mix It Up at Lunch Day reflects a deeper battle between the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights group founded 41 years ago in Montgomery, Ala., and the American Family Association, a Bible-based cultural watchdog organization in Tupelo, Miss. The association says its mission is to fight what it calls the “increasing ungodliness” in America.

The law center recently added the group to its national list of active hate groups, which also includes neo-Nazis, black separatists and Holocaust deniers.

Association leaders, in return, have gone on the offensive, calling the law center a hate group for oppressing Christian students and claiming its aim is to shut down groups that oppose homosexuality.

“The reality is we are not a hate group. We are a truth group,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the association. “We tell the truth about homosexual behavior.”

Although the suggested activities for Mix It Up at Lunch Day do not expressly address gay and lesbian students, the law center itself promotes equal treatment for gays and lesbians and that philosophy then informs the school program, he said.

“Anti-bullying legislation is exactly the same,” Mr. Fischer said. “It’s just another thinly veiled attempt to promote the homosexual agenda. No one is in favor of anyone getting bullied for any reason, but these anti-bullying policies become a mechanism for punishing Christian students who believe that homosexual behavior is not something that should be normalized.”

The program is not about sexual orientation but rather about breaking up social cliques, which are especially evident in a school cafeteria, Ms. Costello said.

In some schools, cliques are socioeconomic. In others they are ethnic or religious or based on sexual orientation. By giving students a way to mix with other students, self-imposed social barriers can be broken down and bullying can be curbed, she said.

“Many of the targets of bullying are kids who are either gay or are perceived as gay,” she said.

But the idea that the program is intended as homosexual indoctrination is simply wrong, Ms. Costello added.

“We’ve become used to the idea of lunatic fringe attacks,” she said, “but this one was complete misrepresentation.”

Parents who are on the American Family Association e-mail list were encouraged to keep their children home on that day and to call school administrators to tell them why.

By Friday, about 200 schools had canceled, Ms. Costello said. But exactly why was unclear. Of 20 schools that had canceled and were contacted by The New York Times, only one chose to comment.

The Chattahoochee County Education Center in Cusseta, Ga., canceled because teachers were too busy trying to meet basic state teaching requirements, said Tabatha Walton, the principal.
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The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.

Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.

“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”

He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

Ryan had stopped by the soup kitchen for about 15 minutes on his way to the airport after his Saturday morning town hall in Youngstown. By the time he arrived, the food had already been served, the patrons had left, and the hall had been cleaned.

Upon entering the soup kitchen, Ryan, his wife and three young children greeted and thanked several volunteers, then donned white aprons and offered to clean some dishes. Photographers snapped photos and TV cameras shot footage of Ryan and his family washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty.

Antal, a self-described independent voter, said that he “can’t fault my volunteers” for letting the campaign in but said that the campaign “didn’t go through the proper channels.”

He noted that the soup kitchen relies on funding from private individuals who might reconsider their support if it appears that the charity is favoring one political candidate over another.

“I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals,” he said. “If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.”

He added that the incident had caused him “all kinds of grief” and that regardless of whether Ryan had intended to serve food to patrons or wash dishes, he would not have allowed the visit to take place.

“Had they asked for permission, it wouldn’t have been granted. … But I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans, and then take a picture,” Antal said.
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once again, I'm extremely happy I live in the states and have to possibly, even rarely deal with these people. makes my blood boil, their blatent ignorance and brainwashing tactics are disgusting. step out into the fucking 21st century
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Zumba teacher’s pupils all named John? Police release names of men tied to alleged small-town prostitute

Israeli inventor creates cardboard bicycle that can ‘change the world’

Easing Path Out of Country, Cuba Is Dropping Exit Visas

Historic, once-bustling bazaar in Syria now a battleground
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Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus

Colombia Tries Again to End Drug-Fed War

Wearable tech pioneers aim to track and augment our lives

Hong Xiuquan: The rebel who thought he was Jesus's brother
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Oregon man in possession of 13 million gallons of illicit rainwater sentenced to jail | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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Ghana’s ‘witch camps’ places of shame, with no escape


Demand for child-free zones grows as more adults opt out of parenthood

Fresh Windows, but Where’s the Start Button?

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Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles, banned from cycling | Sports | National Post

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Gas for 99 cents a litre? It could happen by year end

In Mobile World, Tech Giants Scramble to Get Up to Speed

How scientists recreated Neanderthal man

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Some of the merchandise being sold to help raise money for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights is being produced in countries with questionable records on human rights and workers' rights, an exclusive Global National investigation has uncovered.

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that muslim story made me nauseous. fuck some people are messed up.
i don't understand how certain people can immigrate into a country which they know has a vastly different set of cultural standards and yet be so much against them. If taking on a 'western' lifestyle is so bad... why the hell would mr. afganistan and hardcore muslin choose to live in a western country?
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Headlines for Oct 25th...

Highway 407 East expansion: Expropriation fight threatens costly delays

It wasn’t my job to stop corruption, testifies Montreal bureaucrat who took up to $700K in bribes

Tunisia Jews: A tiny community hanging on - and cooking

Cuba missile crisis: When nuclear war seemed inevitable
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i don't understand how certain people can immigrate into a country which they know has a vastly different set of cultural standards and yet be so much against them. If taking on a 'western' lifestyle is so bad... why the hell would mr. afganistan and hardcore muslin choose to live in a western country?
you have no clue how many times me and my mother have discussed this. it sickens us really. I mean it's fine to keep your culture and whatnot, but to FORCE it on your own family like that? I mean who the fuck does he think he is? muhammed? or however the hell you spell it? and this is disregarding the fact that what he calls "muslim" culture, 95 percent of it isn't and never was in the koran, nor did muhammed ever say it. I mean, there are just so many things wrong with this that I can't even begin to comprehend
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i don't understand how certain people can immigrate into a country which they know has a vastly different set of cultural standards and yet be so much against them. If taking on a 'western' lifestyle is so bad... why the hell would mr. afganistan and hardcore muslin choose to live in a western country?
i have no idea whether or not this is the case for the man in question, but many people fleeing danger/oppression at home don't have a lot of choice about where they will end up. that we are a western democracy makes immigration and settlement possible, and often people have no other opportunity. the cultural clash that ensues can be unavoidable.
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