Nothing criminal suspected in boy's death on world's tallest water slide, police say Investigators were treating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest waterslide as a "civil matter" rather than a criminal incident, a police spokesman said Monday, as the park and Kansas authorities pressed to sort out what caused the tragedy. Few details have been released about the death Sunday of Caleb Thomas Schwab, the son of a Kansas state legislator. The 168-foot-tall Verruckt is one of the top attractions of Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The park was closed Monday amid the investigation.
Rants & Reason: What's the difference between communism, fascism, and socialism? It seems there are an infinite number of 'isms'. In Quebec, the ones mentionned in our political discourse of late communism - fascism - socialism Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File) (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says.
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We Spend HOW MUCH On Welfare? While researching another blog post, I came across an article that truly shocked me - which is really hard to do, given my familiarity with the Obama administration's free-spending ways. Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States government spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services."According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795," the Senate Budget Committee notes. "If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011."
Wikidata Wikidata (www.wikidata.org) aims to create a free knowledge base about the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It will provide data in all the languages of the Wikimedia projects and allow for the central access to data in a similar vein as Wikimedia Commons does for multimedia files. Wikidata is a new Wikimedia hosted and maintained project. Gabourey Sidibe Says She Has to 'Block Racist Followers' on Social Media By Maggie Parker As incidents across the nation shed light on the complexities of race in America today, Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is sharing her own experience with racism. "As a black actress, I have a few social media accounts and every single day I deal with racist comments," Sidibe told PEOPLE at Monday night's New York City premiere of the second season of Hulu's Difficult People.