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Now some fresh pickings from the political great -- A multimillion dollar call center funded by your tax dollars as operators taking an average.
Of just two calls per day.
The veterans employment call center for the Veterans Affairs Department is operated by an outside contractor who will be paid.
An estimated fifteen million dollars by 2015.
All that to -- operators sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.
It's not that there isn't work to be done at the VA and we've reported here on the -- extensively on the massive backlog on help.
For -- a reporter earlier this year found 70% of veterans seeking benefits wait 125 days or more.
Just to have a claim processed.
The VA released a statement -- -- report this afternoon saying the operators quote conduct deliberate job assistance and coaching calls.
With individual veterans that can last.
Up to an hour.
About a dozen women's rights groups are appealing to Rhode island's governor to keep father daughter dance is out of public schools.
The general assembly passed a bill allowing gender specific activities in schools as long as there is -- compare -- activity for the opposite sex.
The legislation came about in response to backlash.
Over a planned father daughter dance for female students and a field trip to a baseball game for boards in Cranston.
The dance was canceled after people complaint.
Women's rights activists contend quote Rhode Island public schools should not be in the position of telling girls and boys which programs -- activities they should be interest -- in.
Based solely on their sex.
And finally the Boy Scouts are now using a fitness test for participation in their jamboree.
A test that would eliminate some of the world's best athletes.
This year all scouts had to pass a body mass index test before the festival which began yesterday.
The jamboree features activities such as hiking biking and rock climbing and -- -- -- scout leader with a BMI.
Of forty or higher cannot intent.
Experts say BMI is sometimes not a good indicator of physical fitness the average nose tackle in the NFL.
As a BMI of forty and a half meaning he would have to sit out the jamboree.
The council on size and weight discrimination.
Says the Boy -- decision is deplorable.
And an unfair and discriminatory policy.
The Boy Scouts are defending their policy spokesman says they publish the guidelines well in advance and are promoting healthy living which is important to their organization.
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