This is what community looks like. It all started when Marvin Phillips’ family was away on a weekend camping trip, and they got a disturbing call from police: Their home and vehicle had been vandalized. Someone had spray painted their property with the letters “KKK” on the family vehicle and even racial slurs on their house. As The Washington Post notes, the family are some of the only African Americans in the rural town of Tenino, Wash.
Members of the community decided that the Phillips young children, who are biracial, shouldn’t see the hateful messages on their home. Parents in the local football and cheerleading league sent out a Facebook message, asking for volunteers to fix the damage before the family—particularly the 10-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy, who are members of the local sports and Girl Scout group—returned home.
We live in a small community and we take care of our own especially our youth athletes. I would like to have a work party meet up tomorrow morning at 9am to clean this mess up before the kids get home and see this. I want the racist cowards to know that we WILL NOT stand for this in our small town.
Not only did 50 residents come out, but so did local police and even the mayor. The family returned to a truck scrubbed clean of the graffiti and a repainted home. Phillips told TWP, “How can you not feel that love?”
A local firefighter who showed up to help told KOMO News, "It’s too cruddy of a world to have this kind of stuff happen in your own community and not do something about it. Main thing is we wanted to make sure the family didn’t see this. Nobody see this kind of junk in their life. Nobody needs that kind of hate speech."
The saga of Hillary Clinton and her email server isn't over yet, and it threatens to eclipse the final few months of her presidential campaign.
A federal judge has just ordered the State Department to accelerate the release of 15,000 additional emails and to provide a timetable for the release. The emails were discovered by the FBI when it scoured the servers and computer archives of those she had been emailing with in its investigation. The FBI turned the emails over to the State Department in late July.
According to The New York Times, the soonest the emails would be released in the likely timetable is October.
The Clinton campaign had previously said that Clinton released all of her work-related emails in 2014.
“We are not sure what additional materials the Justice Department may have located,” campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told reporters. “But if the State Department determines any of them to be work-related, then obviously we support those documents being released publicly as well.”
Before releasing the emails, the State Department will go through and review to find which emails are specifically work-related and make sure no releases would be duplicates from those released in response to Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act request. Discuss
Sorry, nine-to-five doldrums, your days are ending. We can continue making the case for shorter work days, based on new data. According to analysis from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, countries with the most productivity also have the shortest workdays.
The data analyzed was the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of 36 countries throughout the world. Luxembourg was ranked No.1 followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the United States.
In Denmark, the official work week is 37 hours, but the average person only works 33 hours each week. Shorter work days seem to force employees to prioritize efficiency with simply being busy.
Many studies show significant drops in productivity after eight hours of working. The time spent working between the second and sixth hours have been found to be most productive.