This teacher won $150,000 - and donated it all back to her school

When teacher Nikki Bollerman entered the #WishForOthers contest, she had a simple wish: for each of her third-grade students to take home a book of their own. Not only was Nikki's wish granted, but she ended up winning the $150,000 grand prize. Rather than keep the money for herself, she did something absolutely incredible - she donated it back to the school to invest in the students' futures.

According to WBUR, Boston's NPR station, Nikki entered the contest on a whim.

“My #WishForOthers is that my vivacious, loving third-grade scholars all took a book home with them over December break,” Nikki said.

Capitol One, the contest sponsor, funded her wish so that each student in Nikki's class got three books: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul", "My Father's Dragon", and "Where the Wild Things Are".

Capitol One also awarded her the $150,000 grand prize. But she didn't keep the money. Instead, she donated it back to the school.

"I really made the wish for my students and I was blessed, lucky and thankful that Capital One gave me the opportunity," Nikki told ABC News. "Since I made the wish for my students I thought I would do something to make their lives better rather than spend it on myself."

"To me there was no other real option," she added.

Nikki is a teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, a Boston-area charter school.

Watch Capitol One's video of the book unveiling below:

(H/T NPR)

Nuclear fallout imminent? Biden admin drops MILLIONS on anti-radiation medicine

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In an address to a Democratic Senate campaign committee, President Joe Biden warned that America, under his leadership, is the closest it's been to nuclear “Armageddon” since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. On top of that, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it spent close to $300 million on a drug to treat acute radiation syndrome in the event of a nuclear emergency. It should be noted that this medicine has a shelf life of only 18 months.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck had to wonder what the Biden administration appears to be preparing for and why we seem to be letting Biden — who has been called "the wrongest man on foreign policy ever" — drag us toward nuclear “Armageddon” without even having a discussion about it?

"A very disturbing thing came out yesterday. The HHS ... announced they had purchased $290 million dollars worth of an anti-radiation drug," Glenn said. "These are not potassium iodine pills ... though the state of Delaware just announced ... it will be handing out free potassium iodide tablets to residents on October 13."

"So what did we just spend $300 million dollars on?" he continued. "Well, the drug that the HHS says it just purchased was called NPlate and it's made by a company named Amgen. [...] This drug is used to treat ... ARS, that's acute radiation syndrome, and it's used to treat blood cell injuries from severe radiation poisoning.

Glenn added, "Until this press release, there's no evidence of any kind that our research team could find that Health and Human Services have ever had anti-radiation poison medication just sitting around on hand. We don't carry a stockpile of this ... and it only has a shelf life of 18 months. Why did we just spend $300 million dollars on something we've never purchased before, is for serious radiation poisoning, has to be refrigerated at all times, and it only has a shelf life of 18 months?"

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The U.S. dollar is in trouble. Here's how YOU can prepare.

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The U.S. economy is in trouble, and Americans are feeling it. But thanks to central banks around the world, it’s not just the U.S. dollar facing a potential collapse. The British pound almost collapsed last week and currencies across the world are falling, but there are things we can all do to prepare for what's to come.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how the world’s central banks are pretty much "destroying everything," and why — even though it may seem like it’s gaining strength — the U.S. dollar is facing a potential crash.

Glenn also broke down a list of things you can do to prepare for the worst-case scenario right now.

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JK Rowling TORCHES 'certain celebrities' who back pedophile-linked kids' charity — and takes no prisoners

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Famed "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to blast "certain celebrities" and "genderists" who continue to support and defend a controversial charity for transgender children that was recently linked to an organization that promotes services to pedophiles.

Dr. Jacob Breslow, the former trustee for trans youth charity Mermaids, stepped down after a bombshell report revealed that he gave a presentation defending the rights of pedophiles at a 2011 conference hosted by B4U-ACT, a group that promotes "services and resources for self-identified individuals (adults and adolescents) who are sexually attracted to children."

Rowling called out the "genderists" who are defending the charity's decision to hire a "paedophilia apologist" as trustee of a children's charity, saying, "I thought things were pretty bad when you were arguing to put convicted rapists in women's jails, when you shrugged off masked men roughing up lesbian protestors and tried to shout down detransitioners talking about what was done to them by ideologically-captured doctors. Women, gay people and vulnerable kids have suffered real harm and you? You cheered it all on."

"You still prefer wilful blindness and four word mantras to considering you might have got this badly wrong. You became part of an authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic movement and you didn't even notice. Enjoy the sense of your own righteousness while you can. It won't last," Rowling ranted.

Rowling accused the children's charity of hiring "a man who wrote sympathetically about orgasming 'on or with' a child," and an "online moderator [who] encouraged kids to move onto a platform notorious for sexual exploitation."

"They couldn't have achieved it without the money and public support of certain corporations and celebrities, who eagerly boosted them even though the red flags have been there for years," Rowling wrote in another Twitter thread. Celebrities including "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have openly supported the charity for transgender youth.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck applauded the left-leaning author and activist for "drawing a line in the sand" when it comes to extremist gender theology.

"She's been labeled a TERF, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. She has had death threats, but she still speaks out," Glenn said of Rowling.

"There are people standing up, and this is a very good thing. And necessary. My question is: Are you prepared now?"

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What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say "no"? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy?

Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the "new normal." We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.”

There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. On "Glenn TV," Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the ultimate Achilles' heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say "NO FARTHER!" or this will be our new Alamo.

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