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Drunk woman swallowed 6-inch spoon and forgot, report says

Doctors in China are making an example of a patient who allegedly got so drunk she swallowed a 6-inch spoon and forgot about it the next day.

The patient, described as hailing from East China’s Shandong Province, reportedly went to the People’s Hospital of Jimo District earlier this month for stomach pain.

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An X-ray revealed the 6-inch spoon in her abdomen to be the cause, AsiaWire reported. Rather than open her stomach, Dr. Fan Guangxue decided on a gastroscopy procedure, which involves inserting a thin tube down a patient’s throat.

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This X-ray shows a 6-inch steel spoon resting inside the stomach of a young woman who drunkenly swallowed it the night before and forgot about it until her stomach began hurting the next day. (AsiaWire)

“But removing a spoon through gastroscopy is very tricky,” Fan told AsiaWire. “Firstly the spoon was over 10 centimeters long. It was also very smooth and slippery, and therefore difficult to control or grab hold of.”

He then inserted a snare loop to grab hold of the spoon and maneuver it back out through her mouth.

“Even after snaring the spoon it was difficult to pull it out,” he told AsiaWire. “It would get stuck along the way out.”

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Fan said that if his patient had waited, or ignored the pain, the spoon could’ve caused ulcers or a life-threatening infection.

“Do not put small things in your mouth when you’re drunk,” he said.

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It was not immediately clear how old Fan’s patient is, or where she is in her recovery.

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Iranian female soccer fan ‘blue girl’ dies after setting herself on fire

An Iranian female soccer fan who faced a potentially lengthy sentence for trying to enter a soccer stadium dressed as a man has died after setting herself on fire a week ago outside a court, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.

The woman, Sahar Khodayari, died at a Tehran hospital on Monday, the Shafaghna news agency reported.

The 30-year-old set herself on fire last week after reportedly learning she may face between six months to two years in prison.

Khodayari was arrested back in March while trying to enter a soccer match for her favorite Iranian soccer team, Esteghlal. She was pretending to be a man and wore a blue hairpiece and a long overcoat when the police stopped her.

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Khodayari spent three nights in jail before she was released on bail and waited six months for her court case. When she appeared at court, Khodayari found out her trial had been postponed because the judge had a family emergency, and later overheard someone talking about her possible prison sentence, the BBC reported.

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In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Iranian women cheer as they wave their country’s flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

She then left the courthouse and set herself ablaze in front of the building, and later died at the hospital.

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Sahar Khodayari, an Iranian female soccer fan known as “Blue Girl” for the colors supporting of the Esteghlal team, died after setting herself on fire after learning she may serve a six-month prison sentence for trying to enter a soccer stadium where women are banned, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Khodayari, who had graduated in computer sciences, was known as the “Blue Girl” on social media for the colors of her favorite Iranian soccer team. Esteghlal issued a statement, offering condolences to Khodayari’s family.

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The tragic death immediately drew an outcry among some soccer stars and known figures in Iran, where women are banned from soccer stadiums, though they are allowed at some other sports, such as volleyball.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Ali Karimi — who played 127 matches for Iran and has been a vocal advocate of ending the ban on women — urged Iranians in a tweet to boycott soccer stadiums to protest Khodayari’s death.

Iranian-Armenian soccer player Andranik “Ando” Teymourian, the first Christian to be the captain of Iran’s national squad and also an Esteghlal player, said in a tweet that one of Tehran’s major soccer stadiums will be named after Khodayari, “once, in the future.”

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Women in Iran have been banned from going into stadiums to watch men’s sporting events since 1981, according to Human Rights Watch. The stadium ban may is not written into law, but is “ruthlessly enforced”, according to the organization.

Last October, authorities in Iran allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran. Iran’s government faced an Aug. 31 dead by Fifa to allow women to attend official football matches in order to “pave the way” for female attendees, the BBC previously reported.

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, described the death of the female soccer fan as a “bitter incident.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Meghan McCain defends Chrissy Teigen from Trump’s ‘filthy mouth’ attack

Meghan McCain stood up for Chrissy Teigen after President Trump slammed the model for having a “filthy mouth.”

“Since when is there something wrong with being a filthy mouthed wife? #teamchrissy,” she tweeted Monday.

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The View” co-host has long feuded with Trump over his repeated insults targeted at her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Her support for Teigen came after Trump called out singer John Legend and Teigen, to whom Trump referred to as Legend’s “filthy mouthed wife.”

Trump wasn’t happy that Legend and Teigen were “talking now about how great” crime reform is but allegedly didn’t act on the reforms when Trump claims that it mattered. Trump signed the First Step Act into law last year, reducing mandatory minimum sentences in certain instances and giving judges more discretion in individual cases. More than 3,100 inmates will be released under the act, which has been praised by both Republicans and Democrats.

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Meghan McCain defended Chrissy Teigen after President Trump said the model had a “filthy mouth.” “The View” co-host has had bad blood with Trump for years following his feud with the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). (Getty)

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Trump talked about criminal justice reform and how President “Obama couldn’t come close” to passing meaningful law. The president said he is tired of “boring musician John Legend” and his wife for touting the bill, which Legend discussed in a CNN special.

“They only talk about the minor players, or people that had nothing to do with it…And the people that so desperately sought my help when everyone else had failed, all they talk about now is Impeaching President Trump,” Trump lamented.

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Legend responded to Trump’s tweet by appealing to first lady Melania Trump.

“Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody—ANYBODY—will praise you. Melania, please praise this man.  He needs you,” he tweeted. A minute later he tweeted, “Your country needs you, Melania.”

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Teigen mocked the president, calling him a “p—y a— b—h” for tagging “everyone” but her in his tweet. Legend sarcastically requested that followers not retweet Teigen’s insult as a hashtag.

The couple has been fiercely critical of the president for years. The Grammy winner called Trump a “piece of s—t” and a “canker sore on the country” after the president’s criticism of Baltimore.

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In an interview with USA Today, Teigen quipped, “I’ve actually been a big Donald Trump hater [for a long time]. I’ve been trolling him for about five to seven years now,” she said. “I’ve been doing this forever, and I take pride in that.”

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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‘Impeccable integrity’: Clapper intervened to lavish McCabe with praise in bid to save him at FBI

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James Clapper, formerly the Director of National Intelligence, penned a glowing testimonial to FBI Director Christopher Wray in 2018 in an strenuous effort to save Andrew McCabe’s job, calling the fired FBI deputy director a man of “self-effacing humility” and “impeccable integrity.”

The lengthy and apparently heartfelt handwritten letter by Clapper appeared amid hundreds of pages of newly released FBI documents made public through Freedom of Information Act litigation carried out by the left-leaning watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The note from Clapper to Wray, dated Feb. 25, 2018, came the same month that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz completed his investigation concluding that McCabe improperly disclosed investigative information on the Clinton Foundation to the media and misled investigators about it. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, 2018, just before his retirement was to begin, citing Horowitz’s conclusions.

Clapper, now a strident Trump critic and who served as DNI from 2010 through 2017, was effusive in its praise of McCabe, calling him “steady, straightforward, candid, forthright, and honest” and claiming that the “biased scrutiny” and the “firestorm of criticism” against the embattled bureau deputy “completely unjustified and profoundly unfair.”

“I would hope you will consider my observations, which I know are shared uniformly by virtually everyone who knows Andy, and will use your influential voice to ensure he is able to complete his career and retire after his 21 years of distinguished service to the bureau and this nation,” Clapper wrote to Wray.

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Ronnie Dunn admits he ‘blew off’ music exec at first for this reason

Ronnie Dunn is bringing his iconic style to some of his favorite country and rock music hits in a new solo album.

“RE-DUNN,” the crooner’s third solo album, is a the 24-song project that will feature covers that have significant meaning to Dunn and have been instrumental in shaping his life and career along the way.

The second half of the legendary Brooks & Dunn country duo spoke with Fox News and provided insight into the album’s culmination, which Dunn said carried a heavy emphasis on streaming.

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“Finally, I think the music business is trying to realize that they, maybe, milked all they can out of the profit ratio side of CDs and are moving toward one or a couple of centralized mechanisms that they can control so to speak. We’ll see. That would be under the streaming umbrella,” Dunn said of the idea to create a different type of album.

“A label executive came to me a few months ago and I blew him off at first,” Dunn added. “He said, ‘What do you think about doing like, three, maybe four songs of classic rock songs or songs out of the Brooks and Dunn-era that your fans would have listened to when they weren’t listening to country?’”

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Every four weeks, two new singles from “RE-DUNN” (one country and one rock) will be released leading up to the album’s launch in January 2020. (Ronnie Dunn)

Dunn said he immediately knew which tracks he wanted to include in the mix as he already had a playlist on his computer filled to the gills with the era-appropriate cuts he enjoyed the most.

“I just opened it up and cherry-picked 12 or 13, I guess you could categorize them as classic rock songs, and I picked three songs to experiment with and doing it with the guys in the studio,” he said. “A lot of the guys right here have played on some of those records or with some of those bands and it snowballed and suddenly the label guy disappears because I think he’s realized he’s lost control of the session and it went from three to 24 [songs] in just a matter of days.”

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He continued: “The next thing I know, I’m meeting with the label going, ‘You know what, I think I’m not going to ask you to pay for this. In fact, why don’t you just let me have it and I will just go until I run out of money or whatever. We’re dedicated to any project, and the next thing I know we’re getting ready to do the contracts and set up with all the streaming entities and my attorneys call and said, ‘Look, you’re crazy to not try and at least put a few of these out.”

The 28-time Academy of Country Music Award winner said his process of selecting which records to play is simple. “You know, it’s just gut feel,” he said. “I mean, I just let my unbridled artist do its deal and see what happens. Nine times out of 10, it’s a train wreck – every now and then it hits and this one felt like it hit.”

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Country legend Ronnie Dunn’s newest solo album “RE-DUNN” will feature covers of country and rock songs that all have deep meaning to Dunn and have shaped his life and career along the way. (Steven Martine)

Dunn explained that he expects criticism from detractors who balk at the idea of a country singer covering rock ‘n’ roll records, but said the songs he is recording are already massively successful, so he is not concerned about unwritten rules.

“I love every song on here. That has nothing to do with me being a part of it. It’s just that I love these songs,” said Dunn. “They’re already massive hits – that’s good and bad at the same time because I’m sure I’ll be crushed by some critics for trying to take these songs on, and especially on the rock side. But I just kind of don’t care, you know. I had too much fun doing it. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a project. I’m sure everybody says that after they come out of the studio with a record, but this really is.”

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Each of the 24 songs Dunn is reprising was hand-picked by the 15-time Country Music Association Award-winning artist and each carry with it a special moment that Dunn said makes the song a personal standout.

“There is always that dynamic of where were you when you first heard this song or what was going on in your life when this song played, and we could play that game all day long with every song on here,” said Dunn. “So that had a lot to do with it.

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Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks attend the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

“‘Wonderful Tonight,’ I had buddies in Tulsa who were in Eric’s [Clapton] band back in the day and they were involved with recording that,” Dunn recalled. “I remember him talking about it and that’s the reason I picked it.”

Dunn said recording this album was the “most fun” he’s ever had on a project and touted the unconventional process of having a studio room full of contributors each with creative input or simply there for the ambiance, as a different dynamic that he found refreshing.

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“The players that I worked with, I think it’s really a lot of fun if and when you can get these guys both motivated and fired up about a project and doing stuff,” said Dunn. “There is a room full of producers when that happens – they all have input. They’ll step up and go, ‘Well, this is just not another session. We’re not just playing songs for some producer doing records.”

The two-time Grammy Award winner said he was just excited about being around a group of folks who loved to produce and make great music and said many of the recording sessions felt like old-school jam sessions.

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Kix Brooks, left, and Ronnie Dunn of the country music duo Brooks & Dunn, talk about their decision to stop performing together as they answer questions from the audience during a television taping in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

“They wouldn’t leave once we started. Usually, they’ll cut a song or two and they’ll all go out to the lounge or something and hang out and they’ll come back, a few more minutes and you call ’em back to cut another one or whatever, but everybody flooded into the control room and it was like it was chaos in there,” Dunn recollected.

“One guy is telling stories about how his uncle was in on the mixing of the 10cc song, ‘I’m Not In Love,’ so all that stuff is going on at the same time and it’s really a blast. It’s like, if there is any way that you can create that environment every day to cut a record, I would say that’s the perfect way to do it.”

A recent inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Dunn can now add one more accolade to his jacket. He and his crooning partner Kix Brooks will be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame in October, an honor Dunn said he still can’t wrap his head around.

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“Kix [Brooks] and I were in a meeting in my barn, but it was storming like mad and two women came up, then they came in and I didn’t recognize them – Kix knew them from, I guess the Hall of Fame and our manager was there,” Dunn explained of the moment he and Brooks received news their country music legacy would be cemented forever. “And, I’m thinking well, how odd, you didn’t say anything about anyone coming over and Clarence, my manager stopped and he said, ‘Hey, why don’t y’all tell the guys what you’re here for,’ And I’m still going, ‘I don’t know who or where they’re from,” he joked.

“It was storming like mad – so first of all, I’m thinking they probably had to swim back here,” quipped Dunn. “And they said, ‘Well, we’re just here to let you know that you’re being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October,’ and I was numb.”

He continued: “Then there was a long pause – a moment of silence and I think they were obviously waiting to see what the reaction was going to be, you know. And both Kix and I just looked at one another, then looked away and kind of went, ‘Oh, wow – cool.’ We didn’t know what to say. I still don’t know what to say. You know, this was a month or two ago and now that the official induction is in October, I don’t know what I’m going to say.”

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Dunn joked that while he has an innate ability to write and record hit songs, he “can’t put a sentence together when I’m talking.”

“I’ll be out walking around or something somewhere and I’ll keep it low when I’m writing stuff down, but I don’t know,” said Dunn. “Kix is like – I call him the Churchill of country music, he’s a great orator. It’s gonna be politically correct and right down the pike, he’s gonna hit all the bullet points, it’s gonna be perfect and I’m going to stumble through it and I don’t know what I’ll do.”

Dunn released his new cover of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” on Friday. The singer and photographer will release two new singles every four weeks (one country and one rock) leading up to the album’s launch in January 2020.

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Oakland Raiders’ Gareon Conley suffers scary neck injury, taken off field on stretcher

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was carted off the field on a stretcher Monday night in a game against the Denver Broncos after suffering an apparent neck injury.

Conley was attempting to make a tackle on Broncos running back Royce Freeman in the third quarter. Conley was holding onto Freeman’s shirt when his teammate Johnathan Abraham helped out with the tackle and accidentally fell on his neck.

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Conley immediately started to grab his neck.

Trainers were working on Conley for several moments before putting him on a stretcher and carrying him out of the stadium. Both Raiders and Broncos players looked on in shock.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden addressed Conley’s status after the game.

“I got good word on him that he’s going to be OK. I don’t know his status for the next game, but most importantly the kid is all right,” he said, according to the Mercury News. “That was a scary hit that he took, but all the reports that I have are very, very positive.”

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Conley is in his third season with the Raiders. He played 15 games last season and recorded 37 total tackles, three interceptions, and one touchdown.

The Raiders won the game, 24-16.

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Sissy Goff: What can you do when your child doesn’t want to go to school? — How to handle ‘school refusal’

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How’s your child doing with school at this point?

We’re a few days or even weeks in. Labor Day is over. The “new” has worn off. They’ve seen the friends they missed over the summer. Now, the stomach aches have begun on Sunday nights. The morning tears. The frequent visits to the school nurse. The calls or texts to come get her. The headaches that seem to disappear as soon as you make the decision to let him stay home and miss.

It’s about the time in my counseling office that I start to see an influx of girls and boys who have what is referred to as “school refusal.” In fact, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that between 2 to 5 percent of school age children suffer from school refusal.

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School refusal typically takes place when a child is transitioning between school settings, such as beginning middle or high school. And it most commonly affects children between the ages of five and six, or 10 and 11.

If you have a child who is school-aged, introverted or has a touch of anxiety, you’ve likely encountered some degree of school refusal. I’m about to say something that you might not love—and your school refusing child certainly won’t. To work through any fear, we all have to do the scary thing. Your child included.

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You see, I’ve been counseling children and families for 27 years. I have a new book out on anxiety called “Raising Worry-Free Girls,” and one for elementary-aged girls coming out in December called “Braver, Stronger, Smarter.” (Yes, after the quote from Pooh.) To do the research for those books, I read 23 books on anxiety. The research agrees that your child has to learn to do the scary thing. And one of the other most important things I learned and have experienced counseling children with anxiety (as well as anxious parents) is that anxiety is about anxiety. It’s not about whatever the given subject is at the time.

All children long to be independent. To feel brave and confident. In fact, research says that the more courage needed for the task, the more confidence they derive from that task.

Let’s start with why certain children are anxious. What I tell kids in my office is that is the smartest, kindest, most conscientious, try-hard kinds of children (and adults, I’d add) who struggle with worry. It’s because things matter so much — that sometimes it’s hard to turn the volume on that matter down. And so, they worry.

What happens with worry and development is that it follows a pattern. I tell kids that it’s a lot like the one loop roller coaster at the fair. So, whatever your child is fearful about at the time, is what loops and loops around in their thoughts. That loop — or anxiety topic — will change with their development.

For example, most young children will worry about either being separated or something bad happening to one of their parents. I have seen a multitude of 3rd and 4th graders over the years who have “looping” thoughts around throwing up.

Most 7th and 8th graders “loop” about something that involves being embarrassed in front of their peers or failing in school or in athletics. Basically, whatever is the worst thing they can imagine at a particular age is what their looping thoughts center on. It’s the same reason your looping thoughts often center around something bad happening to your child.

The fact that their worries shift with their development is also often why anxiety often goes undetected. In fact, statistics say that children often go two years before a child receives treatment for anxiety.

The problem with that is anxiety left untreated only gets worse. In addition, the two most common strategies parents use when faced with anxiety in their child are escape and avoidance.

We just said that to work through anxiety a child has to do the scary thing. So, in essence, we’re unwittingly making the problem worse. I believe it’s one of the primary reasons why we’re looking at one in four children now battling anxiety, with girls twice as likely to suffer from it as boys. In fact, we’re seeing more anxiety among children than either during the Great Depression or World War II.

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We have got to do something to change the statistics.

So, let’s go back to school. Or, school refusal, in particular. Several of the children I’ve seen in the past year with school refusal have wise parents who have armed them with coping strategies to keep themselves or get themselves back into school. And, typically by October, their children are doing much better. I’ve also seen very well-meaning families who are now homeschooling their children.

Now, there are times when the anxiety takes such a turn that a child is not physically or emotionally able to attend school. They are literally vomiting every morning. I’ve counseled those children before. The problem is that a child who stays home long-term has reinforcements on several levels, as you can imagine.

  • The child who is afraid to be away from their parents has that much more time with their primary caregiver.  
  • The child who is afraid to interact with peers is removed from those peers, although likely still interacts with peers — but ones they know and feel comfortable around already.  
  • The child who is fearful about the academic pressure of school is removed from the pressure from teachers and administrators and taught by someone with whom they likely already feel comfortable.  
  • None of those children are learning to do the scary thing.

Escape and avoidance. Neither help. We’ve got to do something different. For more on practical help, see next week’s article on how to help your child work through an anxious school day. But, for now, at least make steps toward school.

If your child physically can’t go, make sure to have them do the work at home that he would be doing in school. Give her the same hours and structure she would find there. Set a goal for when he can go back, and then start small. Have her go a few hours per day, with a plan for what to do when she gets anxious.

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Your child can do it, with support. In fact, no matter how much he pushes against you, he really longs to do the scary thing. All children long to be independent. To feel brave and confident. In fact, research says that the more courage needed for the task, the more confidence they derive from that task. Let’s help kids find their way to more of both confidence and courage.

Let’s stop rescuing them and inadvertently communicating to them that rescuing is what they need. They are braver and stronger and smarter than they have any idea. And you are the primary person in their life to help them not only learn but experience that truth.

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Cal Thomas: Unilateral withdrawal isn’t the way Trump wins in Afghanistan — Victory is

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President Trump was right to cancel a “secret” meeting with leaders of the Taliban and the Afghan government following two bomb attacks by the terrorist group that killed 10 civilians, an American soldier and a Romanian service member in heavily fortified Kabul.

The president is eager to fulfill a desire to withdraw remaining American forces in what has been one of America’s longest wars. Who isn’t?

Unfortunately, terrorism does not fall under a single umbrella. It is not just  Al Qaeda, though all Islamist terrorist groups appear to have the same objective: Kill Americans, weaken the United States, subjugate women, eliminate Israel and impose its version of Sharia law across the globe.

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The prospect of a peace agreement would normally be cause for celebration, except in this case U.S. negotiators don’t appear to know who and what they are dealing with. As he ended American involvement in the Vietnam War with the Paris Peace Accords, President Nixon declared “peace with honor.” It wasn’t long before the communist North’s takeover of South Vietnam and their murder of “collaborators.”

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A premature U.S. pullout from Afghanistan will fulfill the late Usama bin Laden’s prophecy, which he based on America’s Vietnam experience, that the U.S. has no staying power and all the terrorists have to do is wait us out.

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A Taliban spokesman confirmed this in a statement to the London Times, declaring the group’s unwillingness to even agree to a cease-fire, much less a peace deal. “It is not possible for us,” he said. “We will fight. We have fought for 18 years and we will fight for a hundred years. We will continue our ‘jihad.’”

There is something else the secular West doesn’t, or worse, refuses to understand. As with some liberal Western leaders who thought promises from communists could be believed, radical Islamists are taught to lie to “infidels,” if it advances the cause of Islam.

From Raymond Ibrahim, writing for Middle East Forum, the Philadelphia-based conservative think tank, “According to Sharia (law), in certain situations, deception — also known as “taqiyya,” based on Quranic terminology — is not only permitted but sometimes obligatory. For instance, contrary to early Christian history, Muslims who must choose between either recanting Islam or being put to death are not only permitted to lie by pretending to have apostatized, but many jurists have decreed that, according to Quran 4:29, Muslims are obligated to lie in such instances.”

The Taliban leadership can be counted on to say to the West whatever it takes to regain power and to possibly again create a haven for terrorists to plot their next attack on the United States.

The West should never compromise when it comes to the Taliban’s attitude toward women and its desire to return to the days of their complete subjugation to men. Some years ago I met with a group of Afghan women in New York, who had managed to escape their country when the Taliban ruled. They included teachers, lawyers and businesswomen. These women told horrific stories of life under the Taliban. They were forced to paint over the windows of their homes, forbidden to leave home unless accompanied by a male relative, required to wear burqas in public and should they take a bus anywhere, a male relative had to take the coin from their hands and deposit it in the collection box.

There is no reform movement among the Taliban, so why doubt the group will return to practicing their interpretation of Islamic law should they have the opportunity?

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One hopes the U.S. will not consider anything resembling unilateral withdrawal, which is not the way to end a war; victory is.

The “war on terrorism” is unique because it is based on religious extremism and its accompanying ideology and a willingness — even eagerness — to die for their cause and their god. Should a peace deal eventually be reached without protections that preserve U.S. interests (and American lives), it will only ensure more trouble for the years ahead.

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Oregon’s Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say

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Scientists warn that Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment and bureaucratic red tape has left them blind to detect future eruptions, which could lead to deadly consequences, according to a report.

Efforts to install equipment on Mount Hood that would allow scientists to detect the early signs of an eruption have been largely slowed by federal policies designed to help preserve the wilderness, the New York Times reported.

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Dr. Seth Moran and his team at the federal Cascades Volcano Observatory submitted a proposal to the Forest Service in 2014, requesting to build three seismometers to measure earthquakes, three GPS instruments to chart ground deformation and one instrument to monitor gas emissions at four different locations on the mountain.

“The name of the game is to be able to detect and correctly interpret these warning signs as soon as possible — to give society as much time as possible to get ready,” Moran told the Times.

Moran’s proposal was initially delayed because it violated the Wilderness Act, which prevents structures and anything that might cause noise pollution from being built in federal wilderness areas. Moran’s plan was finally approved by the Forest Service in August, but his team anticipates further litigation aimed at halting the project.

Mount Hood has not erupted since the 1780s, and Moran warns that leaving the active volcano undetected for this long poses a risk to those who live nearby. There are 161 active volcanos in the United States, many of which line the west coast through California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in the Cascade Range.  

Erik Klemetti, a volcanologist at Denison University in Ohio, told the Times that the United States lacks proper monitoring equipment in this region compared to countries like Japan, Iceland and Chile where equipment lines the mount sides of active volcano sites.

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Moran added that scientists usually can detect an eruption when volcanos tremble, deform or belch volcanic gases. He pointed to experts at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, who were able to use equipment on the mountainside to detect such warning signs at the Kilauea volcano in 2018. Though about 700 homes were destroyed, scientists accurately predicted where the magma would flow in order to evacuate residents in time. No one died.

“Without those instruments, we would have been blind,” Tina Neal, the scientist-in-charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, told the Times. “While we would have known something was happening, we would have been less able to give guidance about where and what was likely to happen.”

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California closer to letting college athletes make money

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The California Assembly has passed legislation to let college athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of programs at USC, UCLA and Stanford.

The bill would let college athletes hire agents and be paid for the use of their name, image or likeness. And it would stop universities and the NCAA from banning athletes who take the money.

The Assembly passed the bill 66-0 on Monday, a few days after the bill got an endorsement from NBA superstar LeBron James, who did not go to college.

Universities oppose the bill, and the NCAA has warned the bill could mean California universities would be ineligible for national championships.

The California Senate must take a final vote on the bill by Friday

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