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Another example of why Europeans think Americans are idiots

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/12/29/us/ap-us-teacher-fired-nude-paintings.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Faponline-national

Utah Teacher Fired After Students See Nudity in Art

LOGAN, Utah — A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and seen by sixth-graders, a newspaper reported.

Mateo Rueda said he wasn't aware that a set of educational postcards from the elementary school library contained a few works depicting nudity when he handed them out during a lesson, the Herald Journal newspaper said Thursday....

Cache County deputies found Principal Jeni Buist shredding postcards — at the request of the school district — that contained nudity, said Sheriff Chad Jensen....

The two images seen by students were the Impressionist-era portrait "Iris Tree" by Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and the Rococo-style partial nude "Odalisque" by 18th-century artist Francois Boucher....


The 2 paintings in question:





538: What Is Kirsten Gillibrand Up To?

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-is-kirsten-gillibrand-up-to/


At her essence, Gillibrand would seem to be not an ideologue, but an operator. In order to win she has evolved her positions....She used to have an “A” grade from the NRA, when she represented a conservative upstate district in the House, and she was against protections for sanctuary cities....Progressive members of New York’s congressional delegation were so incensed by her appointment, they threatened to run against her.

In 2017, things are different. Gillibrand supports a path to citizenship, and has called Trump’s border wall a “hurtful, terrible policy that will never work.” In 2016, she wept in an interview while discussing her former stance on guns....In the House, where she served from 2007 to 2009, she was among the least liberal members of the Democratic caucus, ranking 209th out of 241. But in the Senate, she has skewed left. In the last Congress, she was the seventh most liberal member of the 46-person Democratic caucus.

Why the Repubs will not suffer because of the tax bill

The negative effects of this bill will not be realized for seven to nine years. In the short term (2 years) most people will not see any change other than a very small reduction in their payroll tax.

When the economic crises occurs sometime between 2025 and 2027 there almost certainly will be a Democrat in the White House, and probably a Democratic controlled congress. Since the crisis will occur when the Dems are in power, the Repubs will blame them. President Warren or Biden or Sanders or whoever, will try to remind people that the economic crisis 2026 was caused by the Republican tax bill of 2017. But nine years is a long time, people have short memories and only know what is in front of them at the moment. The same people who voted for Trump will be blame the Dems for the crumbling economy and the next election will go to the Republicans.

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