Friday, March 4, 2011

Outrages Abound: Uber-Radical Van Jones and His NY State Public School Curriculum; Northwestern's Sex Seminars; Americans Own All Jobs?; Wisconsin Scofflaws; $48Billion Fraudulent Medicare Claims; $1.5 Trillion More in Pension Payouts Than Touted; Wisconsin Capitol Protesters Did $7.5 Million in Damage; Secretary of Labor Not for All Americans, Just Union Members

[Media Matters reports on Uber radical Van Jones, whose curriculum is now in NY states' schools - designed by the AFL-CIO.  It most definitely is aiding in the radicalization of public school students, and teaching to them the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals.  I have for years stated that the radical nature of America had its beginnings in public school curricula from the past many decades.
The curriculum asks students,not how do we aid police in doing their jobs, but: Do you really think the police are protecting you?
Being touted is the Universal declaration of human rights from the UN]:
Last Friday, December 10, over 1,000 New York students took part in the inaugural webcast of the “Speak Truth to Power” curriculum distributed by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and New York State United Teachers.
As stated by them: After this lesson, students will be able to:
  • Know who Van Jones is and why he is a human rights defender.
  • Understand the issue of police brutality within the U.S. and internationally.
  • Understand the impact media has in advancing a position or perspective on an issue.
  • Understand the connection between policies and financing policy positions.
  • Examine the roles of oppression and repression and police brutality.
  • Drawing inferences
  • Making conclusions
  • Researching, organizing and interpreting information
  • Inquiry and critical thinking
  • Group discussion
  • Interview with Van Jones from Speak Truth to Power:
  • Lessons from a Killing by Van Jones, on his website:  [This describes the terrible event of a policeman who thought he was pulling his taser, and then accidentally shot the suspect with his gun.  Now Van Jones and others believe our policeman should do their jobs with no guns allowed.]
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  • The UK Guardian writes: The public looks to the police for protection, yet if a trained law enforcement officer cannot even tell the difference between a Taser and a gun, what hope for protection is there? Perhaps without guns, police would have to be more creative and rigorous when it comes to getting their jobs done. At least this way, we'd have less cases of police firing now and apologising later.
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  • The Chicago Sun Times reports:  More than 100 Northwestern University students watched as a naked 25-year-old woman was penetrated by a sex toy wielded by her fiancee during an after-class session of the school’s popular “Human Sexuality” class.
  • The woman said she showed up at the Feb. 21 lecture in the Ryan Family Auditorium in Evanston expecting just to answer questions, but was game to demonstrate. The course’s professor on Wednesday acknowledged some initial hesitation, but said student feedback was “uniformly positive.”
    And Northwestern defended the class and its professor.
    The optional, non-credit demo followed psychology Prof. John Michael Bailey’s sexuality class. Nearly 600 students are in Bailey’s class this quarter, and most didn’t stick around for the after-class show, which featured four members of Chicago’s fetish community describing “BDSM,” or bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism. Faith Kroll, the woman who stripped, was laying down on a towel when she was penetrated. When she arrived, she thought she just would be answering students’ questions and showing off sex toys they brought, including whips, paddles and a clown wig.
    for open minded grown-ups, not for . 
  • “It’s really scary for young people who want to get involved in the BDSM community who don’t understand issues regarding consent and safety,” he said.  
  • Melvoin-Berg said the sex toy used was BDSM, but was “not like a pain thing...we wanted to make it poignant.”
    “I did mention this was going to be the best money their parents had spent on their education,” he said. 
    He described Northwestern students as those "who have demonstrated that they are open-minded grown ups rather than fragile children.” 
  • [Other topics: gay men taking about their sex lives and networking for kinky people. Do you ever ponder about the degradation of our values in America?] 
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  • The Blaze reveals: Michael Moore, he who is suing the studio which produced his movie 9/11 for more money, was on  Grit TV recently, saying : America is not broke.  Our vast monies are concentrated in a few people, and they are not circulating that cash, as in banks. It's not theirs, its a national resource, and we all benefit by it, or we all suffer. We need to tax them at a proper rate. We own those jobs.....!
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  • WTMJ News reports: The Wisconsin State Senate has approved a resolution that would set a deadline of 4:00 p.m. Thursday for Wisconsin's 14 Democratic state senators to return to Senate chambers.

    If they do not, they would be held guilty in contempt of the Senate. They would also be guilty of disorderly conduct.
    TODAY"S TMJ4's Mick Trevey says law enforcement could go out with a warrant and detain them, possibly with the use of force.
  • "We hand them over ideas, and they come back us with handcuffs," said Erpenbach to Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
    "It's abysmal.  It's a desperate scare us back to Wisconsin, and it simply won't work," said his colleague, Milwaukee Democratic Senator on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Noon."  As of early Thursday afternoon, there was no authorization for law enforcement to go to other states.
    The Weekly Standard reports: In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s ten largest health insurance companies made combined profits of $12.7 billion in 2010 (according to Fortune 500). In other words, for every $1 made by the nation’s ten largest insurers, Medicare lost nearly $4.
    This is sobering news for the minority of Americans who (for some reason) continue to think that government-run health care is a model of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
    The Washington Post writes: The pension funds for state and local workers in the United States are understating the amount they will owe workers by $1.5 trillion or more, according to some economists who have studied the issue, meaning that the benefits are much costlier than many governments and taxpayers previously believed.

    he Local Fox News reports: Pro-union protesters who had been camping out at the Wisconsin Capitol for 17 days vacated the building peacefully late Thursday after a judge ordered the building closed at night but ruled the state was wrong to restrict access to the building during the day.  [We also learn that about $7.5 million of damage was done to the Capitol floors and walls by the protesters and their signs taped to the limestone walls. They'll be back...],0,5141893.story 
    The Washington Examiner opines: Here's the key passage from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis' remarks at the DNC on public employee protests in Wisconsin and Ohio that points to her fractured understanding of whom she represents: "The fight is on. We work together. We help those embattled states right now where public employees are under assault." She called members of the protesting public employee unions "our brothers and sisters" and pledged to help them against Republican Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio. With those remarks, Solis effectively put the federal government in the de facto position of aiding protesters opposing governors doing what they were elected to do less than five months ago.
    As The Washington Examiner's Byron York pointed out Monday, the Labor Department's mission statement says it is supposed to "foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States." There is nothing in the statement about taking the union side in collective bargaining conflicts, much less about deploying her department's 17,000-plus civil servants for or against either side in any labor-management compensation dispute, much less one between a sovereign state and its workers.

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