"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Monday, February 12, 2018

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Man claims he lost virginity at 17 to alien woman

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Man claims he lost virginity at 17 to alien woman

A man who claims he lost his virginity to an alien at the age of 17 shares some very interesting details of his 'close encounters' on Monday's episode of This Morning. Speaking to co-host Phillip Schofield and Holly Willougby, David Huggins insists to have fathered hundreds of half-human babies after sleeping with a 'busty' alien named Crescent.


The man, who is 74-years-old, and lives in New York spoke to the ITV hosts via a live video link - and it is safe to say that Holly and Phil's emotions showed on their faces.

David said he first met aliens when he was eight but that things took a steamy turn when he was 17 - and all events have inspired him to create artworks that show the contacts in graphic detail.

He claims he was in a woodland near the farm where he grew up when Crescent approached him and they had sex in the woods. 'I think she wears a wig I'm not really sure, big black eyes and long black fingernails,' he said. Phil asked: 'Why do you think an alien would wear a wig?' David believes that the aliens wear the wigs for 'aesthetic reasons'.

Moving on to describe how he fathered alien babies, he said: 'They're all in glass cases stacked on top of each other.' 'So how come the aliens choose a guy who works in the deli counter in New Jersey to appear to?' Phillip asked the man who appears in documentary Love and Saucers. 'I was always there for a reason and I would do whatever they ask me to do,' David answered.

Holly, who seemed very sceptical of David's claims, wondered why he has not had any photographic evidence after decades of alien encounters. 'Why not take a photo and then it's proof?' she demanded to which David replied that he may try so next time. Of course, viewers were not sold on David's story with many amazed at how Holly and Phil managed not to laugh during the interview. Phil's face is a picture, to say the least. 

Why one Philly elementary school is paying kids not to fight 

Mikel Lindsay is acutely aware what the world thinks of him — a 14-year-old attending a public school in a particularly tough corner of Philadelphia.
“People look at me and say, ‘You should be fighting,'” said Lindsay, an eighth grader at Mitchell Elementary at 55th Street and Kingsessing Avenue.
But that’s not him, Lindsay said. And this year, he’s proving it. He’s part of an eighth-grade class whose principal is attempting an unusual and, some would say, audacious experiment: If Mikel and his 32 classmates make it to graduation with no physical altercations, each gets a $100 bill.
As of Friday, the Mitchell eighth-graders’ streak of peaceful days hit 70, no small feat for students surrounded by people responding to problems with fists, and worse.
Even in the nation’s poorest big city, the school’s hard-luck Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood, Kingsessing, sticks out: 81 percent of Mitchell’s students live below the poverty line. Some are homeless, many are hungry, and some are essentially raising themselves. Kingsessing is also among the city’s most violent corners, police data shows.
And the school has not been spared. By this point in the 2015-16 school year, nearly a quarter of its eighth-graders had been suspended at least once. And on a 1-to-100 school district measure of academics, climate and growth, Mitchell had scored just 3.
But on both counts, the school has made significant gains under the watch of Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich. The $100 incentive was her idea — a way to promote peace not just for the older students, but for the whole school.
“I wanted to challenge them to be what their families see in them, what we know they are,” said Andrewlevich, pausing in the hallway last month to hug a student who rushed at her with a big smile. “They have a choice — to become the violence they see in their day-to-day lives, or to be peaceful models for our school and our community.”

Do incentives pay off?

Research out of Harvard University suggests that financial rewards, when offered by educators, are most effective for things that children can control — such as doing homework or reading books. Well-designed incentives can make a difference in schools, said Brad Allan, a researcher at the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard.
For one of his lab’s studies, Allan and other researchers examined the use of incentives in 250 schools in five cities, including the effects of incentives on behavior goals. He said he had not heard of schools specifically offering students cash to not fight, but he endorsed the goal.
“Focusing on inputs is exactly how incentives should be used,” Allan said, “and it sounds like that’s what Mitchell is doing.”
The concept is not a new one for Andrewlevich, now in her third year as principal. She and her team have had success setting a goal around one target behavior with one group of kids as a lever for the whole school. When absenteeism was a problem, they targeted a small group of at-risk students and saw attendance improve. They did the same with a focus on reading skills in the early grades.
Andrewlevich came up with the no-fighting challenge after the eighth graders’ Outward Bound trip in late September. She recalled watching the class working together, sharing food at lunch, getting along, making sure no one was left out, and generally showing their best selves. Soon after, she Googled “Philly teens” and came up with a litany of bad news: shootings, drugs, ordinary conflicts spiraling into dark and dangerous places.
It rankled her. The kids she knows are not perfect, but they are funny and smart. They have dreams, and they care about the world, and they are capable of great things.