The August 2022 Issue of Substance

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White House talking Griner illegally detained in Russia, is weed legal in the USA? Asking for a friend ...

Biden passed the legislation that toughened the War on Drugs that disproportionately targeted minority populations in the inner cities, and Harris prosecuted those laws.

Last we checked, millions of black, brown and poor people . . .


Happy Birthday Bea 104 today

Happy Birthday Bea 104 today
@BeatriceLumpkin Twitter

she first organized laundry workers in the 1930s born August 3, 1918 she's the oldest living member of the Chicago Teachers Union and is . . .


18-year-old made a fake terrorist threat while working at Lollapalooza to go home early charged with a Class 1 Felony (720 ILCS 5.0/29D-25)

Janya Williams 18-year-old security guard made a fake terrorist threat while working at Lollapalooza to go home early ... she is now charged with making a false terrorism threat a Class 1 felony (720 ILCS . . .


Feds using US Code to charge Chicago Area Carjackers (18 U.S.C. § 2119 1110. Carjacking Statue)

In what seems to be an aggressive move by the Biden administration the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois, is being used to fight street crime in the Chicagoland area.

The . . .


Japanese video journalist detained at Myanmar protest march

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist has been detained by security forces in Myanmar while covering a protest against military rule in the country's largest city, pro-democracy activists said Sunday.

By — Grant . . .


The World Bank and co. may be paving a ‘Digital Road to Hell’ with support for dangerous digital ID

NEW YORK (17 June 2022) – Global actors, led by the World Bank, are energetically promoting biometric and other digital ID systems that are increasingly linked to large-scale human rights violations, especially in the Global . . .


Stop Getting Hung up in a Whole Race Question

You’ve got to learn very well that you’ve got to stop identifying people with being your brothers because they’ve got the same color skin that you have.
I’m tellin’ you that a nigger will . . .


‘Corrupt Test Administrator’ No Jail Time for Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering in College Admissions Scam

California Test Cheater helped wealthy families get into fancy schools .. Former Director of West Hollywood Private School Sentenced to Home Detention for Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering in College Admissions Scam in the “Operation Varsity . . .


11:02 a.m.Nagasaki the moment the bomb exploded above the southern Japanese city on Aug. 9, 1945.

11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, the USA dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan to force the end of World War Two, most of the victims of the attack were civilians, and remains the . . .


Book Review Part 1: Teachers and Reform: Chicago Public Education, 1929 - 1970

The book Teachers and Reform by John Lyons is a must read for Chicago teachers to learn about the history of the Chicago Teachers Union.

Lyons, J. F. (2008). Teachers and reform: Chicago public . . .


Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) the USA is the first & only nation to use atomic weaponry

August 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed . . .


HISTORY FLASHBACK: Giap death reminds USA that the (U.S. part of) the Vietnam War did not have to be...

Everybody who studied the cluttered history of the world after the brutal endings of World War II knows that a lot of the problems that have continued through today could have been solved had Roosevelt's . . .


The 1981 PATCO Strike August 3, 1981

In August 1981, over 12,000 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) walked off the job after contract negotiations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) broke down. President Ronald Reagan ordered them . . .


Long term mask usage may not be safe for immunocompromised people Japanese study finds



Published: 18 July 2022
Open Access
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-15409-x#Tab1
Park, AM., Khadka, S., Sato, F. et al. Bacterial and fungal isolation from face masks under the COVID-19 pandemic. Sci Rep 12, 11361 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15409-x
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[ Pedophile Punished ] Former CPS teacher sentenced to 50 years for molesting teen boy in Indiana hotel

In a heinous act against a child a Chicago Public School teacher has been found guilty and sentenced to 50 years in prison for child exploitation, child solicitation, promotion of human trafficking, criminal confinement, in . . .


Official Twitter account for Substance News

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We run our stories and aggregate twitter in addiction to sharing information that is not found on this website.

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Figuring out Solutions ... don’t only listen to what the evidence says, listen also to what is not being said.

Abraham Wald and the Missing Bullet Holes

Penguin Press
Jul 14, 2016
https://medium.com

During World War II, fighter planes would come back from battle with bullet holes. The Allies initially sought to strengthen . . .


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