Monday Open Thread | ‎Simone Biles‬

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Simone Biles

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A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
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51 Responses to Monday Open Thread | ‎Simone Biles‬

  1. rikyrah says:

    Dear God in Heaven. …
    What atrocity is that??!!!
    I….just. ….

    How does it cross one’s mind to mix KOOL-AID AND CHICKEN? ???

  2. rikyrah says:

    Justin Wolfers ‏@JustinWolfers 2h2 hours ago

    By implementing his proposed childcare subsidy as a tax deduction rather than a tax credit, Trump effectively excludes all poor families.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Allan Brauer ‏@allanbrauer 18m18 minutes ago

    Former GOP chief in Georgia indicted on 13 counts of child molestation for 55 years of abuse

  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes: Ban abortion for Zika because birth defects are ‘nothing new’
    David Edwards DAVID EDWARDS
    08 AUG 2016 AT 09:24 ET

  5. Ametia says:

    Sending up prayers for SG2 & family. May the Blessings BE.

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Racial-Generational Conflict Behind Trump’s Rise
    Old versus young; white versus brown. The divergent visions of the Trump and Clinton campaigns are based on equally valid realities about Americans’ prospects – depending on who and how old you are.
    by Mike Males
    August 8, 2016 7:00 AM

    Los Angeles is a sprawling megalopolis of 10 million people whose violent youth culture has been legendary in pop culture, myth and media. In the past, this reputation was for good cause. In 1990 alone, nearly 500 L.A. teenagers died from gunfire and 730 were arrested for murder.

    Today, L.A. is again at the forefront of a youth revolution – this time a positive one.

    In 2015 – in stark contrast to 1990 – teen gun-related deaths totaled 57, while teen murder arrests numbered 65. Overall in California, the crime rate among teenagers has dropped by 80 percent since 1980 – at the same time immigration has fueled a growing, more racially diverse young population, now 72 percent of color. The school dropout rate has also nosedived, as have births by teen and young-adult mothers. College enrollment and graduation rates have soared. These trends, moreover, are not unique to California. They’re happening nationally.

    The flip side of America’s youth astonishing behavioral turnaround is an equivalently dramatic decline among older Whites. In California, for example, the number of arrests among people over 40 in 2015 was nearly double the number of arrests among Black and Hispanic teens. Nationally, in a shocking reversal of past patterns, a middle-aged White is at greater risk today of violent death (by suicide, accident, or murder, and especially from guns or illicit drugs) than an African American teenager or young adult.

    These stunning reversals of fortune among the generations could help explain one of the central mysteries of this year’s election cycle: why two such starkly divergent views of America – Republican Donald Trump’s grim vision of an apocalyptically degenerated America and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s sunny affirmation of a diversifying country’s bright future – are finding equal resonance. The short answer is that both portraits reflect equally valid truths about Americans’ experience today – depending on who and how old you are. While Democrats’ younger, more diverse constituencies are experiencing dramatic improvements in their personal security and behavioral well-being, Trump’s older White demographic is suffering rising drug abuse, crime, incarceration, suicide, gun fatality, and disarray.

  7. vitaminlover says:

    She is a cutie!

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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