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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

First Lady Melania Trump released a booklet of “lessons” for children about online behavior as part of her new “Be Best” campaign.

The campaign is intended to “encourage positive social, emotional, and physical habits,” while the booklet released today offers tips about to “help kids act thoughtfully and kindly.”

While the most helpful way to encourage positive online behavior would be banning her husband from Twitter, the pamphlet is inoffensive.

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There’s only one problem: the Trump administration didn’t make it. President Barack Obama’s FTC is responsible for almost all of the content. Even the imagery is copy-pasted.

The only difference between the two pamphlets is reportedly the intro.

See a screenshot below via The Rude Pundit.

 

 

Trump previously received criticism for copying lines from a speech delivered by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Photo by Mediamodifier from Pixabay

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid's shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back.

A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be battle artifacts, but it does remind me that the past lingers and that modern America was formed in a civil war.

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