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Company Provides Gift For Middle Schoolers Headed to High School, Here’s What They Gave Them

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Unequal Technologies gave out 40 bulletproof shields as part of a graduation gift for middle school students at St. Cornelius School in Pennsylvania to take with them as they head into high school.

How sad is it that this is actually a really good, thoughtful gift for kids in the 21st century?

Unlike the measures gun grabbers want to take to “provide safety and security” for students, these steps don’t infringe on a person’s Second Amendment rights and still manage to provide some sort of protection for kids who might one day find themselves in a horrific situation.

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During a middle school graduation ceremony, all 15 eighth grade students and 25 faculty members at the Catholic school received SafeShields, metal plates designed “to be slipped into a backpack which can then be used as protection against most high-powered handguns and shotguns,” reported FOX 29. It is unclear what constitutes a high-powered handgun.

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The president of Unequal, Rob Vito, whose daughter is an eighth grade student at St. Cornelius, spoke at the ceremony. “It’s sad that times have called for such a product to be invented, but we have answered the call,” he told students. (RELATED: California College Spikes National Anthem From Graduation Ceremony)

The school already has various safety precautions in place including special bolts on doors and lockdown drills, Barbara Rosini, the St. Cornelius principal, told The New York Times.

What schools need to be doing to ensure our kids are safe in the classroom is provide armed security guards who are highly trained at all major entrances and exits. Some might say such a thing would cost too much money, however, there are plenty of soldiers who have offered to do the job for no pay at all.

Like it or not, we must find a way to provide proper protection for these students that doesn’t infringe on our God-given right to self-defense. It seems the best way to do that is with either armed guards or homeschooling.

Source: The Daily Caller

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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