[video] Mexican school teacher sings to calm kids during wild shootout

This woman is definitely a hero for trying her best to keep these kids calm and safe while gunshots were flying just outside the classroom. Hit the jump for video.

A schoolgirl hugs her teacher Martha Ivette Rivera Alanis before starting clashes at school in a working class neighbourhood in Monterrey May 30, 2011. Rivera Alanis has won local acclaim for using her cell phone video camera to record the security protocol keeping a school room of children from panicking during a daylight shootout on Friday 27 in the street outside, distracting them with songs and stories, local media reported. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

via Telegraph UK

Teacher Martha Rivera Alanis was awarded a certificate for showing “outstanding civic courage” for her steady performance during a gunfight in the northern industrial hub of Monterrey.

As Miss Rivera Alanis proudly held up the framed certificate outside the local Governor’s office she said she was not concerned with fame – only the safety of her 5- and 6-year-old pupils.

“Of course, I was afraid, but I tell you, my kids get me through it,” she said following the private ceremony.

Miss Rivera Alanis used her cell phone to tape the video, in which she is heard coaxing her 15 pupils to lie flat on the floor.

“No, my love, nothing is going to happen, just put your little face on the floor,” she is heard telling one worried little girl.

 

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Hacker speaks on PBS Tupac and Sony hacks

If you are wondering why hackers are loyal to Wikileaks, its because Julian Assange was a hacker himself as revealed in the documentary about him and how the organization came to be. Anyway time for corporate america and everybody else to realize that these hackers will rip your online presence to shreds if you dare say anything against Wikileaks. Here is some direct words from a hacker concerning their problems with PBS and Sony

via Forbes

“We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further… perusing,” read a statement that LulzSec posted to Twitter. “Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they’re sailing next time.”

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Writer Nicholas Carr says ‘internet information overload is making us dumb’

I totally believe he has some valid points. Having seen how my younger teenage family members are literally addicted to Facebook and have no aspirations outside of that is a telling story. The fact that kids self esteem are directly related to how many people like their status or photos is something that is going to have repercussions in their adult lives.

via Breitbart

“We take in so much information so quickly that we are in a constant state of cognitive overload,” Carr argued.

“Multitasking erodes cognitive control. We lose our ability to say that this is important, this is unimportant. All we want is new information.”

In contrast, when readers open a printed book, “there’s nothing else going on except words on a page, no distractions. It helps train us to be deep thinkers.”

 

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