Nothing better than classic comedy. No swear words to be found.
Confronting stupid people with the cold hard conservative fist of truth
16 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
Nothing better than classic comedy. No swear words to be found.
14 Oct 2014 1 Comment
Originally posted on ROWAN OATH KEEPERS:
Top General Worries U.S. Army Getting Too Small
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno in May. Getty Images
The Army’s top general said Monday that an increase in threats around the world requires that the U.S. rethink plans to cut the size of the American military’s ground force.
The Army agreed – reluctantly — to cut the size of its force to 490,000 under the budget reductions originally approved in 2011. But as a result of subsequent White House-Congress spending battles and military budget reviews, Pentagon leaders said the Army has had to make plans to shrink even further, to 450,000 or even 420,000.
But Gen. Ray Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, said Monday that even 490,000 may be too small, given recent events such as the rise of militants fighting for Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and Moscow’s moves…
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09 Oct 2014 4 Comments
Years ago I would have been surprised that our government is allowing people in to the country from a known area that is infected with a killer virus. But not any more. Too many evil, nefarious characters now make their living in government. In a sane world, we would not allow anyone into this country that had the potential to bring something like Ebola in. We would at least create a new Ellis or Angel Island.
But I now can entertain the thought that the Feds are wanting a pandemic. Heck, it helps create control over the masses. “This is why we need forced health care” is the view held by many. Really? I also find it very interesting there are several t.v. shows that are related to this subject: The Last Ship and The Strain.
Just a side note, Ebola has been around for a very long time. Tainted “monkey” meat consumed by people is the most likely way this mess got to humans. Don’t believe me, investigate for yourselves.
Discussing the possible future course of the current outbreak, he said: ‘The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air.’
06 Oct 2014 3 Comments
BS article. The color of a student’s skin is not the issue. Students refusing to follow rules, which lead to classroom and campus disruptions are the problems. This is all about money. More students mean more money and more jobs. Got to love how politicians like to label minorities as victims.
Willful defiance’ discipline takes a hit; schools turning to fixing problems instead of suspending
Schoolkids navigate a lot of side roads: each teacher’s way of grading, which classmates get prickly if jostled, how loud of a whisper gets a check on the board. But the walkway to the principal’s office is supposed to be wide and well-marked with warnings: no hitting, no knives, no drugs.
Those rules, everyone knows. Less clear are the standards by which each grown-up defines “willful defiance,” a legal category accounting for 42 percent of all suspensions in 2012-13, according to state records. Statistics also show defiance discipline falls hardest on students of color.
“If you’re an African American boy, you are three and a half to four times more likely to be suspended out of school,” said Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento. And while the education code establishes specific reasons for suspensions, such as selling drugs or bullying, “willful defiance is like the catch-all. It’s anything else.”
A new revision to the state Education Code authored by Dickinson will take the teeth out of the willful defiance law, prohibiting its use to suspend young children or expel anyone. Assembly Bill 420 passed both chambers by large margins and was signed into law Sept. 27. From this region, only state Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals (Madera County), voted against it.
Chewing gum, eating in class, refusing to talk to a staff member and cussing all are defiance transgressions under the Modesto City Schools conduct code. A third offense of any of them used to call for a one-day suspension, but last year the district shifted toward more proactive behavior fixes, said Associate Superintendent Ginger Johnson.
Outside the bad-attitude realm, offenses lumped into the category include pulling a (false) fire alarm, forging notes from home, slipping off campus during lunch or getting past school Internet blocks in class.
“Our original conduct code gave very specific steps,” Johnson said. “Principals did not feel they had any leeway to use informed judgment. We’ve moved more to a policy of counseling the student or helping direct the student.”
The Modesto numbers are trending down. In 2011-12, 2.9 percent of elementary and junior high school students in the district were suspended at least once for defiance, by the district’s hand-calculated count. That dropped to 2.3 percent the following year and 2.1 percent last year. Most of those were junior high students.
In kindergarten through third grade, where suspensions no longer will be allowed, the numbers stayed fairly flat: 1.8 percent in 2011-12, then 1.1 percent and then 1.3 percent last year. Like the statewide numbers, young black children in Modesto are suspended at higher rates. Because the numbers are very low, the difference is not statistically valid, but it is consistent across all three years.
“Ethnicities that have a low enrollment number may have a high percent that inaccurately portrays a picture. For example, in 2013-14, our K-3 African American students suspended for defiance (3.1 percent) were twice as high as our white students (1.5 percent). However, the actual numbers are six African American students and 19 white students,” Johnson wrote in an emailed response to Modesto Bee follow-up questions.
“Modesto City Schools remains committed to keeping our students where they belong – in school, learning,” she said.
“We know that there are kids that come with more readiness skills,” Johnson said. Those include the readiness to stand in line, wait for turns, answer promptly, stay on task.
The new system works to lay out clear expectations and address problems the children may have outside of school.
“The first thing is to identify school rules that every kid knows. You teach those rules. You post those rules,” said Mark Herbst, senior director of educational services for the district. “It doesn’t mean kids won’t use profanity or get in a fight, but (have) consistent expectations, so everyone’s talking the same language.”
If a child does not respond to simple correction, a staff member is assigned to check in regularly with the student as an informal mentor.
“Through the recession, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of social, emotional needs kids are coming in with, and at a younger age,” Herbst said.
The district has instituted positive reinforcements for good behavior, added mental health services and grief counseling and is instituting a system of restorative justice at five schools to better resolve student conflicts. “Beyond any punitive measures, there has to be reconciliation,” Herbst said. “There has to be conversation.”
05 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
Originally posted on Rat Nation:
Even the MSNBC moonbats aren’t buying it
When Joe Scarborough and the Morning Joe crew call BS on the way the FBI is characterizing a crime – workplace violence vs. terrorism – you know the government’s party line ain’t working. Even these leftists are all for calling a spade a spade when the overwhelming public evidence is that an Islamic fanatic beheaded a women in an act of depraved terrorism. Local news outlets reported far more details that the national outlets – and explicit details that shed considerable light on the crime.
As for his question how stupid does the FBI think we are? It may not be so much that the FBI thinks we are stupid than they answer to someone who wants to make the influence of Islam in such crimes disappear. For what reason? Now THAT is a question that needs to be answered.
26 Sep 2014 1 Comment
Originally posted on Voting American:
Today we find ourselves in disbelief as Our Own President try’s to destroy our Country from within.
Make no mistake about it, much of this Senate and some in our Congress along with Our President are confirmed Socialist/Marxists/COMMUNISTS bent on taking away our personal freedoms and liberties and turning this great nation into nothing more than a THIRD WORLD satellite of Communist China and Russia or both. The hand writing is on the Wall for all who are willing to see and time…
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