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THE POLLS ARE WRONG!: LA Times is essentially arguing against their own poll…
Why is the L.A. Times poll different then all other national polls?
If you ask them, it’s because their poll is wrong.
A key for Trump is tenacious support among men, whose backing for him increased after Clinton’s health became an issue in early September, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll of the race.
Nationally, the race has not shifted dramatically since the first debate between Clinton and Trump even though large majorities of voters say Clinton won the encounter. But beneath that relatively stable national picture, the lineup of states has shifted to Clinton’s benefit, the polls indicate.
One important reason for the difference is how surveys account for people who are not certain to vote or are unsure about which candidate they support.
Clinton and Trump are now even in the Daybreak poll among the most committed voters — those who say they are absolutely certain to vote and sure about which candidate they back. Trump previously had an edge among those voters.
Trump’s overall lead in the poll now depends on support from people who say they are less than 100% sure to vote. The Daybreak poll asks people to estimate how likely they are to vote, using a zero-to-100 scale.
The gender gap provides another big reason for the difference. In the Daybreak poll, Trump leads Clinton by 17 points among men, while Clinton has a nine-point edge among women. Surveys that show Clinton ahead have the gender gap cutting in the other direction — with Clinton’s lead among women exceeding Trump’s margin among men.
The NBC/SurveyMonkey poll, for example, which showed Clinton ahead 50% to 44%, found her leading by 18 points among women, double the size of Trump’s lead among men. The YouGov survey, which showed Clinton leading 43% to 40%, had her ahead by 11 points among women, while Trump led by five among men.
So, your poll is wrong?
Thursday, October 6
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 43, Trump 47 Trump +4
Wednesday, October 5
The clown scare is fake an authorities should stop responding publicly…
Officials at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, ordered students to shelter in place for more than 30 minutes Monday night and evacuated a dorm after social media reports that an armed clown could be on campus.
The clown situations “waste valuable resources and can lead to injuries to both first responders and members of the public,” Connecticut state police said. The pranks “can cause major disruptions leading to schools, businesses and neighborhoods being placed into lockdown unnecessarily.”
Sociologists say the panic over clowns, which may seem silly from a distance, is actually a new twist on a phenomenon as old as witch hunts.
“There is a sense that there is some evil force out there that we have to organize together to attack,” said Dustin Kidd, a sociologist and pop culture expert at Temple University. “If anything, it’s just distracting us from the real ordinary threats that we face in our everyday lives.”
Rich Hanley, a journalism professor and social media expert at Quinnipiac University, which also had a clown scare this week, said the fear is easily spread on social media.
Posts on Twitter, Instagram and other sites, he said, often contain videos, images and statements that lack any context, factual filters or important details that would be in an actual news report. In a closed social situation, such as a school or university campus, that can easily lead to a less than rational response, he said.
Hanley compared the situation to a “Twilight Zone” episode titled “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” in which “the monsters were all in peoples’ heads,” he said. “People respond, looking for pitchforks to get the monsters.”
According to a leaked memo obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, talk show host Steve Harvey provided theHillary Clinton campaign with the questions he was going to ask before she appeared on his show in February.
“Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable,” the memo from staffers Karen Finneyand Betsaida Alcantara notes. It goes on to give a minute-by-minute breakdown of what will happen during the interview, which questions will be asked, what order they’ll be asked in, and how she should respond.
Clinton evidently needed to be informed in advance that Harvey would ask whether she prefers deep dish pizza or thin crust (“Steve may even follow-up with ‘Hot sauce or no hot sauce?’” the staffers warned). Other hardball questions Clinton was warned about included “How does being a mom and now grandmother effect how you shape your policy?” and “Your campaign’s obviously off to a great start. How are things different this time around for you?”
Harvey would also ask Clinton about her faith, the memo said. The Clinton staffers reminded her in a note that she was a Christian and a Methodist, and provided her with her previous remarks on the subject.
The Free Beacon notes that during the interview, Clinton feigned surprise when faced with the elements she was told about in advance. “Oh boy. Oh my goodness,” she said when Harvey showed her a picture of when she was 12-years-old, an exact copy of which appeared in her memo.
University of Alabama student was suspended and removed from campus amid allegations he made racially-charged threats on social media.
Details of what led up to the incident are sketchy, but multiple posts on Facebook show an exchange between student Ryan Parish and someone else in which Parrish reportedly said, “I’ll kick your black (expletive). I’ll kill you n*&&^r, don’t speak to me wrong.”
The comments were reportedly made in the Alabama Student Ticket Exchange Facebook group. Efforts to reach Parish for comment weren’t immediately successful and it appears his social media platforms have been removed.
Here is the post that has been shared repeatedly on Facebook.
What an idiot.
I assume this only works one way.
Isaiah Brock graduated in 2011 from Forest Park High in Baltimore, which is the same school from which the 39th Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, graduated many years earlier. Film director Barry Levinson, too. But Forest Park has more recently become less of a launching pad for greatness. According to U.S. News and World Report, only 70 percent of its students graduate, and just 6 percent meet the standard of “college readiness.” In other words, even if you’re a good student relative to your surroundings, odds are you won’t have the proper credentials to meet NCAA freshman eligibility requirements once you graduate from Forest Park.
Such was the case for Isaiah Brock.
“They weren’t focused on college preparedness as a high school,” said Oakland athletic director Jeff Konya. “So Isaiah was technically a non-qualifier.”
To be clear, Brock has a qualifying standardized test score. And he’s shown the ability to do college-level work. It’s just that the NCAA is focused on a high school transcript from five years ago and using it to refuse to allow Brock to play this season.
Which is insane, isn’t it?
“I don’t want to speak for the NCAA, but I think they put an emphasis on Isaiah Brock in 2011 and what his credentials at that time would suggest,” Konya said. “But Isaiah Brock in 2016 is a different person. He’s taken college classes and passed them with a 3.0. So if the issue is that he’s not prepared academically to do college work, I’d argue the proof is in the pudding.”
Indeed, it is.
But here’s the good news: the NCAA can still fix its mistake.
Oakland plans to appeal the initial decision and simply make the case that this 22-year-old freshman who spent the past four years serving his country doesn’t deserve to have an unnecessary hurdle placed in front of him now. He’s been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Army Service Ribbon, and a Certificate of Achievement. He’s already doing college work and flourishing. He’s developed into a leader on campus and in the locker room. So the idea that he’d be judged from a college-readiness perspective based off of five-year-old transcripts from a substandard high school is nonsensical.
“He never even thought about getting eligible out of high school,” Kampe said. “He was always just going to join the Army.”
So my question for the NCAA is simple: why?
Why would the NCAA not want Isaiah Brock competing this season? Who benefits from making him ineligible?
By all accounts, he’s a nice athlete but not necessarily the type of player who projects as someone who will make a real difference in the Horizon League standings. He’s just someone whose story Kampe loved, somebody who is majoring in Psychology and eventually wants to be a counselor. He’s a real-life war hero who has returned to this country, enrolled in college and done literally everything you’d want somebody to do to prove they’re serious about getting an education.
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