Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Van Jones Indoctrinates NY Students; U of Missouri Class "Introduction of Labor Studies" Teaches Industrial Sabotage; Democrat Party Members Charged with Felonies; Neighborhood Stabilization Program Not Working; Random House Searches by Police Approved; Britain to Exit Afghanistan; TSA Scanners May be Unsafe; Majority Support Repeal of Obamacare

Big Government reports: Speak Truth to Power human rights curriculum launched in New York- [Or - Let's Indoctrinate Young Skulls Full of Mush to End Capitalism through Revolution - my words.]

A new human rights curriculum that was recently introduced to middle schools and high schools all across New York is a disservice to students because it wastes precious instruction time which would be more wisely spent on academic fundamentals.

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.
The web event originated from a classroom at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, a school with a student population that recently scored below-average on statewide tests, according to the New York Times.  It is extremely difficult to see how lessons focusing on corporate “greed,” landmine awareness, Chinese labor camps and abolishing the death penalty will do anything to raise student test scores in math, reading and science.
According to a NYSUT blog, the curriculum “introduces general human rights issues” and “urges students to become personally involved in the protection of human rights.”
New York parents and taxpayers ought to be very concerned that their public schools think this curriculum is an appropriate use of time.  Students may end up with an increased awareness of global problems, but if they don’t graduate with basic academic skills, what can they possibly do about such issues?
This is another case of public schools using class time to indoctrinate students with a radical, leftist political agenda. No curriculum that promotes the views of Van Jones should be allowed to pollute the minds of school kids.
New York schools need to focus on the rights of their students to an education that prepares them for life. Teaching social awareness to students who are lacking basic academic skills is a luxury that New York schools, families and taxpayers cannot afford.  http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/12/13/ny-schools-human-rights-curriculum-features-van-jones/#more-206369      and
RedState writes: For the last few years, America has been slowly awakened to the level of Marxism taught in American classrooms. From the of taking public school students to Cuba and the NEA’s reccommendation of Saul Alinsky to the most recent revelation of the University of Missouri’s “Introduction to Labor Studies” taught by two Marxists who, in addition to allegedly giving a Communist organizer two hours of class time to recruit, also shared the finer points of industrial sabotage and cat electrocutions.
Pecinovsky also described the dues requirements and initiation procedures of the Communist Party, and gave out his phone number several times, offering to stay as long as anyone wanted to talk to him about joining.
Prof. Ancel acknowledged that joining the Communist Party could cost students their future security clearances, make them less desirable to future employers, and potentially put them on federal watch lists. Still, she and Prof, Giljum invited this organization into class to recruit.
the Left becomes hysterical when individuals who donate their private money to universities and have the audacity to place some conditions on their donations.
Last week, Bloomberg reported on former BB&T Corp. chairman John Allison’s giving of grants of up to $2 million to schools if they create a course on capitalism and make Atlas Shrugged required reading. http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/05/14/none-dare-call-it-hypocrisy-the-lefts-outrage-over-teaching-free-enterprise-in-universities/
Fox Detroit reveals: Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party [Michigan] are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November's ballot.  http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/two-charged-in-tea-party-election-fraud-20110316-mr
MLive.com reports: U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg voted Wednesday to terminate a program aimed at helping with the foreclosure crisis that he says has been shown to be ineffective.
Walberg, R-Tipton, said the Neighborhood Stabilization Program has been criticized by the GAO and the Inspector General for "inadequately accounting of federal funds, which has led to a misuse of taxpayer resources."
The Committee on Financial Services found that the NSP “allows lenders and real estate speculators to off-load their foreclosure properties onto the taxpayers.”
 “With a $14 trillion dollar debt and rising, there is no room in the budget for programs that waste taxpayer funds. http://blog.mlive.com/jackson-politics/2011/03/post_76.html
Radio Host Mike Church reports: According to Newton County Sheriff, Don Hartman Sr., random house to house searches are now possible and could be helpful following the Barnes v. STATE of INDIANA Supreme Court ruling issued on May 12th, 2011. When asked three separate times due to the astounding callousness as it relates to trampling the inherent natural rights of Americans, he emphatically indicated that he would use random house to house checks, adding he felt people will welcome random searches if it means capturing a criminal. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a local city Police Chief with 30 years experience in law enforcement directly contradicted the Newton County Sheriff’s blatant disregard for privacy & liberty, stating that as an American first, such an action is unconscionable and that his allegiance is to the Indiana and federal Constitutions respectively. However, he also concurred that the ruling does now allow for police to randomly search homes should a department be under order by state or federal officials or under a department’s own accord.  http://www.mikechurch.com/Today-s-Lead-Story/in-sheriff-if-we-need-to-conduct-random-house-to-house-searches-we-will.html
Senior American military figures have warned Britain that a hasty exit from Afghanistan could strain relations between the two countries.
The Daily Telegraph last week revealed that David Cameron has ordered British commanders to draw up plans to start pulling hundreds of British troops out of Afghanistan within weeks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8517524/US-alarmed-by-David-Camerons-push-for-early-Afghanistan-withdrawal.html

ProPublica reports: The Transportation Security Administration says its full-body X-ray scanners are safe and that radiation from a scan is equivalent to what's received in about two minutes of flying. The company that makes them says it's safer than eating a banana.
But some scientists with expertise in imaging and cancer say the evidence made public to support those claims is unreliable. And in a new letter [2] sent to White House science adviser John Holdren, they question why the TSA won't make the scanners available for independent testing by outside scientists. http://www.propublica.org/article/scientists-cast-doubt-on-tsa-tests-of-full-body-scanners
The Weekly Standard reports: The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that, by a margin of 17 percentage points (55 to 38 percent), Americans support the repeal of Obamacare. Repeal is supported by men and women; by those in their 30s, 40s, 50s to mid-60s, and mid-60s on up; and by all income groups (ranging from under-$20,000 to over-$100,000 a year).
And by a margin of better than two to one (48 to 20 percent), they think Obamacare would reduce, rather than improve, the quality of care. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/17-percentage-points-americans-support-repeal_561151.html


  1. OMG...random house raids without any defense ?!! What in the world!!
    And, isn't that Van Jones guy just wonderful!
    Too much stuff to absorb...thanks for the updates--very discouraging to see how our kids are being brainwashed by the liberal loons...