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Palestinian Propaganda -- thousand word pictures …

When you think of Palestinian territory, is this what comes to mind?

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Or reality!

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The close-up crop shot?

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Or reality?

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Most people have this image of Yasser Arafat …

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But how many people knew he was a billionaire pedophile?

One mystery of Yasser Arafat's life seemed unsolved at the time of his death: How much money did he have, and where is it? In the mid-1990s, Arafat controlled a financial empire worth at least $3 billion. By the time of his death, he was down to his last $1 billion, according to Israeli intelligence estimates. Palestinian leaders believe his widow Suha would like to make off with what is left of his cash, a suspicion deepened by her charges last week that Arafat's successors were "trying to bury [him] alive."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,995651,00.html

"According to the former head of Romanian intelligence, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, one of the highest ranking communist defectors of all time, Rahman al-Qudwa became an important political ally of the communist bloc following the death of Egypt's president, Gamal Abdul Nasser, in 1970. Gen. Pacepa's account of Rahman's intimate relations with the communist bloc is related in a book entitled 'Red Horizons'. As it happens, Pacepa tells us that the communists trusted Rahman because he was a voracious homosexual. This alone made him a workable Kremlin puppet, because once the Romanian intelligence services had taped Rahman's sex sessions with men and boys, he was completely in their hands. Afterwards, Rahman's friendship for the communist bloc would be permanent -- if he valued his growing popularity in the Arab world. "

"Rahman al-Qudwa is better known as Yasser Arafat, the chairman of the PLO since 1968 and the president of the Palestinian Authority -- which is now at war with Israel. According to Gen. Pacepa's account, communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu ordered his people to bring Arafat over to Romania. In late 1970 the chief of Romanian intelligence in Egypt, Gen. Constantine Munteanu, arrived in Bucharest with Arafat in tow. Munteanu had gathered an extensive file on Arafat, which characterized the PLO leader as 'so much cleverness, blood, and filth all together in one man.' Pacepa says that this was Munteanu's 'standard definition of Arafat.' <Source>

Bottom line …

Billions in international aid have washed through Palestinian hands, much of it stolen and sequestered out of reach of the people and whatever government claims legitimacy today. It’s all a propaganda war with the media quick to show you the bodies and the destruction on the theory “if it bleeds, it leads” to attract an audience.

The truth is far different from what we have been show. Areas in Chicago and Detroit look worse than these pictures, yet few make the comparison.

Wake up people. There is no moral equivalency between those who say they want peace and then lob rockets into civilian areas of Israel. It’s the North Korea extortion racket – pay us or we will make trouble. Because China and Russia do not want to absorb millions of illiterate, starving peasants, they go along with the program. What is the similarity between that situation and the large oil-rich Arab countries who could easily absorb all of the Palestinian people without blinking.

The truth is that nobody wants to embrace these troublemakers. They were complicit in trashing Lebanon when they were kicked out of the Transjordan. As for their “alleged right of return,” how many people know that they willingly abandoned their property to get away from the Arab-Israel war, thinking they would return after the Jews were annihilated.

Wake up. There is only one truth in the Middle East – NEVER AGAIN! The Palestinians were given land, and they continue to make war. Now they want more land, and will continue making trouble. After all it is their time-proven business model.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WHEN MARXISTS CONTROL EDUCATION … BOSTON TEA PARTY IS AN ACT OF TERRORISM

History has demonstrated that the winners of any political, military or social battle write the history. Unfortunately, we see the socialists attempting to re-write history, both to erase their failures that resulted in killing millions of innocent people and to put forth their ideas and rhetoric in the mainstream narrative.

Imagine an authorized history book portraying the Boston Tea Party, the precursor to the American Revolution of Independence from England as …

A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.”

It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8273/boston-tea-party-was-act-of-terrorism-says-new-school-lesson-plan

This in a nutshell is an example of how the Marxists, socialists and communists are trying to portray our heritage. One, to delegitimize the basis upon which we revolted against despotic English rule. Two, to make our revolution seem morally equivalent to other revolutions around the world. And three, to insure that our children have absolutely no context with which to draw comparisons between freedom fighters and terrorists.

Who is the perpetrator of this travesty?

The lesson plan, designed for world history and social studies classes, remained available to teachers as recently as January of 2012, CBS Houston reports, and was promoted by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative.

The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) includes a team of Education Service Centers that represents all areas of the state.

The collaborative’s goal is to provide a quality curriculum support system to Texas K-12 schools. TESCCC has developed CSCOPE, a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation. The curriculum component of CSCOPE is based on best practice models from top researchers. Lessons are all aligned with the TEKS/TAKS and each lesson meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance. <Source>

I call bullshit!

These are the educators who use big words and strange syntax to mast the fact that they themselves are either functionally illiterate or driven by an anti-American agenda. There can be no other explanation for this type of poor scholarship or the misrepresentation of historical fact.

Sneaking in the electronic back door without parental supervision … 

This is because CSCOPE is a private venture and operates under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC). The incorporation documents of TESCCC state its independence from the SBOE or Texas Education Agency (TEA). TESCCC is reportedly not funded by any state or federal agency. TESCCC and CSCOPE are private, proprietary entities.

Efforts have been made to remedy the confusion.

The Texas Attorney General’s office ruled on April 4 that CSCOPE is a governmental body and falls within the scope of Gov. Code 552.003(1)(A)(xii) concerning public disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act (PIA).

In theory, this means that CSCOPE is subject to some degree of accountability and transparency. And yet, Section 552.104 (Gov. Code) carries an exception if following the PIA would give competitors an advantage in the development of similar products. CSCOPE has evaded any disclosure via this loophole.

Furthermore, SB 6, which the Texas Legislature passed in the 82nd Legislative Session, took the textbook adoption process over digitized instructional materials out of the hands of the elected members of the SBOE and gave local school administrators the authority to purchase digitized instructional materials (e.g., CSCOPE) at state expense that have not passed through the adoption process. Whereas faulty textbook providers can be fined, CSCOPE can publish almost any content and receive no reprimand.

In Texas, parents have rights to the teaching materials used in classrooms. According to Texas Education Code, Sec. 26.006, a parent has the right to:

  1. Review all teaching materials, instructional materials and other teaching aids used in the classroom of the parent’s child.
  2. Review each test administered to the parent’s child after the test is administered.
  3. Request that the school district or open-enrollment charter school allow the student to take home any instructional materials used by the student. Subject to the availability of the instructional materials, the district or school shall honor the request. A student who takes home instructional materials must return the instructional materials to school at the beginning of the next school day if requested to do so by the student’s teacher. In this subsection, “instructional material” has the meaning assigned by Section 31.002.

CSCOPE appears to be avoiding this parental scrutiny because Sec. 26.006 does not address situations in which “instructional materials” are the domain of a private company or nonprofit. Because of copyright and licensing formalities, parents are not given access to CSCOPE’s actual curriculum content.

The CSCOPE website has a “parent portal,” but it is highly abstract and does not permit access to the actual lessons disseminated in classrooms. This is purportedly because of a loophole in Texas Public Information Act (PIA) requirements.

Additionally, the site is run like iTunes, and only “authorized users” can access content. Any circulation of site content is forbidden; in other words, students cannot bring home lessons for parental viewing. More at http://mobile.wnd.com/2012/11/online-learning-experience-replacing-schoolbooks/

Bottom Line …

When parents are denied access to what their children are being taught, there is something fundamentally wrong with the system and the organization claiming proprietary status to hide their work product should be denied access to public funding. Including third-party foundation purchases of their materials to place in the hands of students.

We have seen the political infrastructure deliberately dumb down education in American to prevent a knowledgeable electorate from realizing what crooks and charlatans have taken over their government and looted the public’s treasury. Complicit in this are the teachers unions who have a major conflict of interest when it comes to both teaching students and for allocating teaching funding to adults rather than the children they profess to protect and serve.

Why should a full-length history book be available on Amazon for $2.99 or a history book containing history older than 50 years be available for 99-cents – and textbooks containing the same material cost upwards of $50.00 each? Other than outright theft of taxpayer’s dollars, why aren’t the books written and published by educational institutions and widely circulated among educational institutions for a savings of hundreds of millions in dollars annually? Many of the public domain books obtainable for free from Amazon or Google are routinely packaged and resold at outrageous prices to school systems. Why do expensive college textbooks need new additions when only the problem sets change, not the teaching portion? Because of greed and the inability of politically-motivated watchdogs to control expenses – lest they be denied campaign funding for the re-election.

Time to consider another Tea Party … this time abolishing all of the public employee’s unions which are bleeding us dry and inserting Marxist, Socialist and Communist propaganda into our lives.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Communism in the school system: all students are equal?

The basic problem with the socialists and communists who are running today’s teachers unions, and by extension the politicians and school systems, is they are attempting to convince the public that overcoming human nature will make everyone equal. And while it may sound good, it is pure bullpucky. Especially when those that call themselves intellectuals or the “enlightened ruling elite” attempt to govern “unexceptional and interchangeable population units” (also known as ordinary people) for their own self interests.

  • Basic fact one: someone will always be on top and in charge due to strength, native advantage, education, connections, finances, etc.
  • Basic fact two: there will always be competition to determine who can amass the best, the best mate, the best food, the best lodging, etc. Life is about competition.
  • Basic fact three: those who want to grasp and control the levers of power will do or say anything to secure their advantage or opportunity.

So let’s look at the following liberal op-ed piece which occurred in the leftist New York Times; while bearing in mind that the teachers unions fear that parents will demand a student’s performance and grades will be used to evaluate teachers. Where non-performing and under-performing teachers will be terminated, to the detriment of the union and their implicit pledge to protect all teachers against the “system.”

When ‘Grading’ Is Degrading

IN his speech on the night of his re-election, President Obama promised to find common ground with opposition leaders in Congress. Yet when it comes to education reform, it’s the common ground between Democrats and Republicans that has been the problem.

For the past three decades, one administration after another has sought to fix America’s troubled schools by making them compete with one another. Mr. Obama has put up billions of dollars for his Race to the Top program, a federal sweepstakes where state educational systems are judged head-to-head largely on the basis of test scores. Even here in Texas, nobody’s model for educational excellence, the state has long used complex algorithms to assign grades of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable to its schools.

If not for the powerful teachers unions and their ability to corrupt politicians, competition between schools would have raised the education level of students at all levels. Unfortunately, that means non-performing teachers would be eliminated, funding would be directed at top performers that benefit society instead of dumbing down all students to the lowest common educational denominator and spending more on underperforming students who may be intellectually incapable of mastering hard academic courses required to prepare for college. Because educators believe everyone should go to college, they have all but decimated the trade courses which could turn out productive adults who often earn more money than their college level counterparts who major in rather useless subjects such as gender studies.

So far, such competition has achieved little more than re-segregation, long charter school waiting lists and the same anemic international rankings in science, math and literacy we’ve had for years.

This is intellectually dishonest. There is no reason that one can assume that the poor, minorities or non-English-speaking students lack the native intellectual capability to succeed. It is a matter of motivation and proper teaching skills – not electronic babysitting with computers which can teach skills but not motivation. There is also the issue of discipline and parental involvement. Teaching students life skills beyond how to deal with condoms and subjecting them to consequences of their actions does not seem to be a primary concern at this point in time. Yes, there is a degree of re-segregation, based on geographic factors and the manipulation of funding for political benefit. Yes, there is a waiting list for charter schools because the ordinary schools are abysmal – primarily due to union-protection of inadequate teachers and enforced discipline. As for rankings, children can’t compete because they are taught not to compete. In the socialist-dominated school systems, individual excellence is not recognized and it is the collective that take home the “participation awards” for just showing up at an event. All issues of the lack of leadership, not the student’s intellectual prowess.

The “AHA” moment when the truth emerges …

And yet now, policy makers in both parties propose ratcheting it up further — this time, by “grading” teachers as well.

What productive society does not hold those in power responsible for their results? Of course, in collective societies based on socialism and communism, we see the collective triumph over the individual – where it is the overall problem of the “system” when failures occur, not any particular individual. Unfortunately, when failures aggregate, they become bigger failures. So it is important to deal with the individual failures to perform as the consequence will be a lower overall failure rate.

It’s a mistake. In the year I spent reporting on John H. Reagan High School in Austin, I came to understand the dangers of judging teachers primarily on standardized test scores. Raw numbers don’t begin to capture what happens in the classroom. And when we reward and punish teachers based on such artificial measures, there is too often an unintended consequence for our kids.

This is bullpucky. The reason we continue to see decades of unprepared, uneducated children when using so-called “standardized test scores” is that the tests themselves are dumbed down as per the teachers unions and the politicians who do not want parents and others to know what they have done to the school system while racking up job security, salaries, perks and benefits that are not found in the private sector. Perhaps, we could do a better job by taking industry practitioners, give them a basic teaching course, and replace the teachers who teach theory devoid of practice and reality. The only unintended consequence for our children is that the politicians and teachers have allowed this travesty to exist over decades. Producing students who require a calculator to add numbers, a computer with Google and cut-and-paste capability to research and write reports. A decade of technologically proficient students who are functionally illiterate and lack the ability for critical thinking.

I went to lunch recently with a fine history teacher, Derrick Davis, who is better known in my neighborhood as the basketball coach at Reagan High. He has a particularly wide vantage on the decline of Reagan High, which opened in the 1960s as the pride of the city, complete with consecutive state football championships, national academic recognition and a choir that toured Europe.

When he graduated in 1990, the yearbook still showed a significant number of white faces mixed in with larger black and smaller Hispanic populations. Parents could see from the annual state report that 82.4 percent of 11th graders passed all the standardized tests, just a tenth of a percentage point below the district average.

In 1994, the state education agency started applying its boilerplate labels, which became shorthand for real estate agents. Reagan High was rated “Academically Acceptable,” the second-lowest grade. Families of means departed for the exurbs, private schools and eventually charter schools.

Even so, returning as a teacher, Mr. Davis had high hopes for No Child Left Behind, the federal education reform legislation enacted in 2002 with bipartisan support led by President George W. Bush and Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The law turned a powerful spotlight on the second-class education being provided for poor kids in places like East Austin. Finally, the truth was out. In that sense, Mr. Davis believed at the time, “No Child Left Behind was the best thing that happened to us.”

But that was hardly the case: instead of rallying a new national commitment to provide quality public education for all children, the reform movement led to an increasingly punitive high-stakes competition for standardized test scores, school grades and labels. Within just a few years, Reagan High fell to “Academically Unacceptable.”

In 2009, I watched the teachers at Reagan High raise test scores just enough to stave off a closure order, working against a one-year deadline. Teachers “taught to the test” and did their best to game a broken system.

Another intellectually dishonest deliberate manipulation of the truth. A “fine history teacher” who is the basketball coach? What does this say about the school? Should one be questioning exactly what is in those politically correct history books? Should we be questioning why a school failing to educate its children has a winning physical education department? Perhaps it is because they motivate the players – not the students. Perhaps it is because lesser players do not get to play first string or in critical moments. Perhaps the athletic programs unwavering excellence with everyone understanding the rules and doing their best. Where scores are not able to be politically manipulated – and at the end of the game you know who the winners and losers are. Which players are heroes and which ones are zeroes. With the zeroes unlikely to play in the next game. What bullpucky. What is winning in athletics is not what is winning in academics – and yet they are the very same thing. Optimizing resources, motivating players with varying levels of talent to become better. 

It is an indictment – a criminal indictment – that teachers should be able to game the system to get higher test scores. That administrators should be able to game the system by lowering testing standards to increase overall scores. And it is criminal that the teachers unions are all about managing their pension funds for their own self-serving interests rather than doing good for the students they profess to care about.

As for the coach, perhaps he should not be a teacher – but a teacher of teachers. Teaching about real world competition and how the system demands excellence. That everyone is not equal, but everyone can support the team. 

Most of all, though, their efforts focused on something more difficult to quantify. I watched Coach Davis revive the basketball team, dipping deep into his own paycheck and family time to inspire the school with an unlikely playoff run. I watched the principal, Anabel Garza, drive around the neighborhood rousting truants out of bed, taking parents to court and telling kids their teachers loved them. I watched a chemistry teacher, Candice Kaiser, drive carloads of kids to cheer on the basketball team, attend after-school Bible study and make doctors’ appointments. I watched the music director, Ormide Armstrong, reinvent the marching band as a prizewinning funk outfit that backed Kanye West.

It is highly inappropriate for telling kids their teachers loved them or assume the role of their parents in making doctor’s appointments or taking them to bible study. And while all of the stories about extracurricular activities are nice, where is the fundamental revolution in the teaching world that will produce educated students instead of happy dummies.

Together, they gave families a reason to embrace a place long dominated by tension, violence and the endless tedium of standardized test drilling. They improved the numbers. Mostly, they did it through passion, intelligence, grit and love.

No longer “Academically Unacceptable,” Reagan High has started to reclaim its proud stature, though it still serves a disproportionate number of poor families. Mr. Davis still works there. So do Ms. Garza, Ms. Kaiser and Mr. Armstrong, all trying to build a sustainable public school for our neighborhood.

More union bullpucky. It doesn’t matter that the school is in a poor neighborhood, it matters that the school’s administrators and teachers are not capable of making a difference – probably because they are not required to exert themselves to keep their jobs and earn their salaries. What is a sustainable school? A school that exists for some reason other than to provide jobs for union members and associated others? If a school is not performing, it should be abolished or re-staffed.

Still, the most significant obstacle they face is the very same myopic policy suggested by Mr. Obama’s erstwhile opponent, Mitt Romney, in the weeks before the election: we grade our schools, he said, so parents “can take their child to a school that’s being more successful.” As for the parents, teachers and children who can’t make that choice, they’re left to salvage what remains.

A dose of reality. Unions, administrators and teachers think they own the students. That the funding that is calculated by the ADA (Average Daily Attendance) belongs to them. And they fear anything which would reduce their student population – even if it would provide children with a better education. That’s it in a nutshell. It’s about money and the political power to keep the dung heap warm in the winter – with no-cut jobs, guaranteed cushy salaries and benefits not found in the private sector. Parents should be able to place their children in performing schools. Non-performing teachers should be fired and non-performing schools be re-staffed. And if a school is not financially viable, bulldoze it into a park.

About the author …

Michael Brick, a former New York Times reporter, is the author of “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform.”

As a former staff reporter and sportswriter at The New York Times, Brick should understand excellence in sports and be calling for that same level of diligence and commitment in the school system instead of writing pro-union “don’t grade the teachers” tripe. However, it appears that this is part of the continuing publicity for his book – also about Reagan High School in Texas.

Bottom line …

We do not need to reform the damn school system, we need to blow it up and start again. We do not need evolutionary reform of a broken system, we need a revolutionary rebirth of the system. With the first step of tossing the teachers unions on the ash-heap. Reclaiming the local school boards from those who are punching their political tickets to advance to the next political office. It is time to help children instead of saying we are helping children.

We need to set standards and guidelines. Fire teachers who “teach to the test” and exclude the regular curriculum. We need to regress to books that actually taught reading, writing, arithmetic, history, critical thinking, civics – without all of the politically correct nonsense and activism. We need students who can compete in the world, not students who are given a pass by adults seeking to keep their cushy position without continuing to perform at superior levels. Fire the damn unions and fire the worst teachers – and there will be a wake-up call in America and a revolution in teaching. Devoid of their union’s ability to corrupt politicians, teachers will perform or be fired. It is as simple as that.

As for enforcing discipline, let us note that the infrastructure based on coddling students – from life-coaching to disaster psychologists – also needs to be pruned and reformed. Sending mental health counselors to a school when a student dies in an auto accident deprives them of working out their own roles in the world. Their mortality. The consequences of their own actions and the actions of others. The ability to turn to their peers for aid and comfort. To compete with their peers so that everyone works at a higher level. And for those who claim that some will fall through the cracks – that, my friend, is life. You don’t spend billions turning non-academics into college graduates when they want to work in a trade. Not everyone fits the mold.

It is time to remove political influences from education – and educate our children.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Grading Schools Isn’t the Answer. It’s the Problem. - NYTimes.com

‘Saving the School’ by Michael Brick is a 'great story of grit, character and struggle'


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



UNION SCREWS CHILDREN OUT OF $40 MILLION EDUCATION GRANT

We have been telling you to “follow the money” and to watch what the corrupt teachers unions do to preserve their fiefdom. It’s not about the children, it was never about the children. It was about treating education like a factory churning out parts – with the unions sucking up more and more in salaries, benefits, healthcare and pensions.

And here is another example of the unions screwing the very children they profess to serve and protect …

Charter group, but not L.A. Unified, finalist for Race to the Top

A local charter school organization is a finalist for a high-profile federal grant, but the Los Angeles Unified School District failed to qualify in the same competition.

Green Dot Public Schools, which operates 18 charter schools, remains in the running for a “Race to the Top” grant, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday. If successful, Green Dot could receive $30 million over a four-year period.

In the application process, districts were supposed to set out a plan to “personalize education for students and provide school leaders and teachers with key tools that support them to meet students’ needs,” according to the Education Department.

But the devil for L.A. Unified was in the details. Participation by the teachers union was required and United Teachers Los Angeles would not sign on, citing concerns that Race to the Top could commit the school system to long-term spending not covered by the grant. Union leaders in L.A. and elsewhere also were concerned such a grant could commit them to the use of student test scores as part of a teacher’s evaluation.

L.A. Unified applied anyway, asserting that it needed the funds and that its application and students were deserving. The nation’s second-largest school system, with more than 1,000 schools, had sought $40 million, the maximum possible. More at Charter group, but not L.A. Unified, finalist for Race to the Top - latimes.com

Bottom line …

It is time to abolish teachers unions and return learning the basics to educating our children. No more crazy educational theories, no more overdependence on computers as babysitters, no more political correctness and activism. Back to reading, writing, arithmetic, social studies, civics, history and critical thinking. Back to implementing “shop” programs for those who do not want to go to college.

Time for parents to run the school system … not the hyper-partisan school boards whose members uses their positions as stepping stones to other political positions; a life of living off the public teat.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



BARACK OBAMA AND HIS FELLOW TRAVELERS: YOU MUST ALL SUFFER EQUALLY WHILE I LIVE LIKE A KING!

Barack Obama is an illusion, an elitist who does not seem inclined to mingle with the people – or his fellow politicians – if he can avoid it. A man so lazy (no code word intended) that he will outsource all of the heavy lifting to others – taking credit for what works, shunning that which doesn’t work and throwing associates under the bus as he attempts to avoid criticism.

One might conclude from the past presidential election that the nation’s character has changed. It is both demographically and psychologically different. It is almost as if a great percentage of the country wants to share the suffering under a corrupt, incompetent president who needs a TelePrompTer to sound presidential – mouthing the spin-tested words of others.

What has this president accomplished? Congressional democrats created his signature achievement, Obamacare, behind closed doors with the assistance of socialist foundations and industry lobbyists. A legislative bill so poorly crafted that it consisted of little more than a 2000+ page outline that would bring one-sixth of the nation’s economy under stricter government control. No input or amendment was allowed to the republicans. The actual bill, which was read by virtually no legislator before voting, was passed only by bribing certain key legislators in return for their vote. Morally reprehensible and a fundamentally dishonest act by the democrats.

Now we are facing an artificial financial crisis – created by congressional democrats for the sole purpose of expanding taxation and consolidating their party’s power. Watch as the try to gut the Constitution’s Second Amendment as they tip perilously close to the type of tyranny that saw our founding fathers take up arms to prevent. The time is rapidly coming when our nation will be engaged in a civil war – not over slavery, but over entitlements which allows a protected political class to become immune from the financial conditions that affect us all. They will have guaranteed employment, guaranteed high salaries, guaranteed healthcare – and allowed to retire on full salaries as if they were still productively (a joke) working for the government. All at the expense of the private sector. The producers and the productive will be bled dry until the day of revolt comes.

Maybe not as an armed insurrection, but an erosion of will – where it is no longer profitable to work hard for what wants, to take it easy and join the government dole. Or become a special interest, leveraging campaign funding and voter support in return for special interest pork. To be hidden in foreign countries – as do the wealthier politicians – until times are better.

Bottom line …

Little more needs to be said about Barack Obama and his fellow travelers. And nobody could have said it better than Winston Churchill. 

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

~ Winston Churchill

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Socialist Propaganda? How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You - The Daily Beast

I have often commented on the beliefs of the international socialist (communist) cabal who do not believe in individuals over the collective, do not believe in intelligence of the collective, regarding them as “population units which must be managed for the benefit of the collective by an enlightened and benevolent ruling elite.

They point to the Earth’s resources as being finite and which must be managed (by the enlightened) in order to preserve them for the collective and coming generations. The exploit scarcity – and when necessary, create scarcity so that they can be the ones to manage the distribution of scarce resources.

Their primary manta is the need for population control and will use any and all means to drive home their message that man is what is wrong with the planet.

This drives their advocacy for abortion, birth control, sterile homosexuality and policies which would allow them to exert control over sovereign governments such pandemic outbreaks, climate control, nuclear arms reduction, small arms control and anything else which might enhance international control over sovereign governments.

An example of this type of pervasive thinking … 

How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You

The nation’s top OB/GYNs have come out for allowing access to the pill without a prescription. Sounds good for the consumer, right? Not so fast, writes Dr. Kent Sepkowitz—you’d be paying a lot more.

Overpopulation is the single most important public health problem in the world. It promotes global warming, underlies ongoing shortages of food and medication, and facilitates spread of infectious diseases—to name just a few major issues. Fortunately, though, overpopulation has a remedy: birth control. Although derided by some religions and other opinion leaders, birth control is more important to the world’s survival than decreasing the carbon footprint, achieving peace in the Middle East, or winning back the House of Representatives.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) came out for a simpler way for women to obtain the birth-control pill: over the counter, or OTC. If the recommendation moves forward, no longer will women need to see the doctor for a prescription. Pharmacists and health-care wonks denote this move from prescription to OTC with the old-school Communist moniker “reclassification.” (Kelsey Snell / MCT)

The pill has been with us for about 50 years and is one of the mainstays of population control. It is widely available and, with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, will become reimbursed completely. Planned Parenthood and other health-care facilities already make the pill and other forms of birth control readily available for anyone in need, given that the current cost for the pill is $200-400 a year.

In the U.S., about 62 million women are in their childbearing years. Of these, 43 million are “at risk” for pregnancy—the other 19 million are abstinent or sterile or already pregnant. Of those at risk, 10 million, or 28 percent, use the pill, making it by far the most popular easily reversed method of birth control for women. Tubal ligation is used by about the same number of women but is much less easy to undo. And condoms come in at 16 percent, reminding us once again of the uselessness of men.

So this is good news, right? Studies have shown that sales go way up after reclassification, and this allows the manufacturers to drop the price—a little or a lot. Cheaper and easier is always a winner. Plus, pharmacies, always wanting to move the merchandise, would be happy since they’d have a hot product and wouldn’t need to waste time and resources by having a pharmacist work the cash register or staple closed those hygienic-appearing small white paper bags. The insurance companies would be tickled, too, since they’d no longer be forking over the money for 80 percent of that prescription.  And health-care bean counters would be ecstatic—according to one calculation, every dollar spent on an OTC medication saves the healthcare system 7 or 8 bucks, since it means a patient isn’t paying to see a doctor.

The other members of the dance, reps from Pharma and Insurance and government, are acting like doctors’ feelings will be hurt and their bottom lines diminished because of less patient traffic for these sorts of visits, I strongly doubt it. Nothing is less exciting or rewarding in the course of a working day than refilling a prescription. We physicians have never been good at dealing with non-sick people.

So it’s a win-win-win-win—first time ever, right?

Of course not. One person is missing in this: you, the lowly patient, aka, consumer. Leaving aside the safety argument that perhaps the OTC pill invites less safety since doctors no longer are winnowing out people who might drop dead if they take it, here is the impact: Yes, your life is easier because you will be able to get the pill right this second, without calling my office. No, you don’t need to fill out forms and show insurance cards and wrangle over copay. But guess who is paying for the whole shabang? You. Yes, you. In techno-speak, this is how it reads: “Private and government payers support the concept because it means, in theory, fewer doctor visits and a shift of the cost of drugs to the consumer, as plans typically don’t pay for OTC medications.

Already, more than half of the medications out there are available OTC, and many pharmacists and consumer groups want to expand this to allow the pharmacist to do some direct prescribing for other medications, a system called OTC-plus. It may be the next big thing that looks good to government policy people, yet leaves the patient picking up the bill.

So in the name of consumer independence, Big Pharma and Big Drug Store and Big Insurance have found a way to finally make Uncle Sam smile. Make you pay. You want $200 worth of the pill? Go for it—just pay up first. Looked at this way, reclassification would seem to threaten to push pill use down, not up, since women, many of them young 99 percent-ers, may opt to simply save a few bucks and hope for the best. More likely though, and hopefully quickly, Planned Parenthood and other organizations will pick up the slack, since they already are positioned to provide birth control for those can’t afford it.

The seemingly heroic stance of ACOG and the rah-rah for consumers need to be set into proper context. This and all reclassifications are a mixed blessing, a fact that offers us a sobering reminder of just how complex the business of paying for health care truly is. Grandma was right when she said that good health was priceless, but one way or another.we still have to figure out a way to pay for it

When things are this confusing, it always best to spend first on the biggest item—in this case, population control. Because unless the world’s insatiable urge to procreate starts to stop soon, none of the others debates will be worth the squabble.  <Source: How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You - The Daily Beast>

About the author …

Kent Sepkowitz is an infectious-disease specialist in New York City. He has contributed to The New York Times, Slate, and, oh-so-briefly, O magazine. He also writes academic medical articles that are at times pretty tough sledding.

 Bottom line …

There is no doubt in my mind that the author is a full-blown liberal writing for a liberal publication owned by a gay media mogul. On display for all to see is that socialist/communist party line – complete with the misdirection of calling out the “old school communist moniker ‘reclassification.’” Something that is strangely present in any writing on a medical issue.

Let’s consider some of the issues:

(1) The ecosystem and the weather of this planet involve complex self-regulating mechanisms that cannot be affected by man’s public policy efforts. In the area of climate change, climate cycles are between 600 – 1000 years long and nothing that man can do can affect global weather patterns. As for population control, the availability of natural resources (food, water), shelter from the elements (homes, clothing) and technology (irrigation, sanitation, medicine) control how populations are geographically disbursed and how they thrive. This Earth is self-sustaining, self-healing and self-adapting. On balance, man is just another part of the ecosystem and is already factored into the scheme of an adaptive system. Man can certainly poison portions of the planet with pollution, but even that can be mitigated by nature’s inherent systemic variability. 

(2)  Because of the adverse side effects and various methods of birth control, any rational woman should seek advice from a competent medical practitioner before self-dosing themselves with potentially dangerous drugs. While periodic checkups may be both prudent and necessary, it may not require quarterly doctor’s visits to simply renew prescriptions.

(3)  Extending this line of thought, why are highly-trained doctors necessary for routine healthcare when the same level of competent care can be handled by trained nurse-practitioners are a lower cost. Of course, doctors have fought this option for years.

(4)  While birth control drugs may be available “over the counter,” they still will be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and efficacy. So there will not be any reduction in the initial costs of bringing new drugs to the market. However, one can project an increase in costs on the basis of increased “brand competition” much in the same way that the bottle may cost more than cheap-to-manufacture perfume, and that the costs of the ingredients, packaging and distribution are grossly outweighed by the cost of advertising. 

This article is a prime example of self-interest propaganda – both for the international socialist – communist cabal and for the political powers now in office.

The author is, at least to me, another socialist schmuck when he says “ When things are this confusing, it always best to spend first on the biggest item—in this case, population control.” If the man was really concerned with humanity, he would be more interested in the bigger health picture. Reducing man-made pollution, providing clean drinking water, providing adequate food, providing adequate sanitation, providing adequate medicine and stressing building codes which mandate people do not concentrate populations and buildings in known dangerous areas. Secondarily, we would go back to allowing nature to solve forest problems with fire and quit obsessing about ecologically meaningless fish and animals when it comes to expanding our society. 

If we were so concerned about pollution, why is our government gearing up to allow Wall Street to make millions (which translates to greater tax revenues) in creating and marketing artificial carbon credits which are little more than government-approved indulgences to allow gross-polluters to continue their polluting ways – endangering local health – on the theory that trees in some far-away rainforest mitigate the damage to the planet – and get this – while letting the local people die of respiratory and other diseases!!!! 

If the author weren’t such a schmuck, he would realize that the governments that adopted central planning and stringent control over their populations turned into despotic regimes which killed millions of people – but then again, with the author’s belief in population control, maybe that was part of the “ultimate solution.”

I say to you – use your common sense. Do not let anyone tell you than man is a burden on the planet in order to assume control over your life or your freedom. The age-old socialism and communist regimes have been demonstrable failures and anyone who tries to convince you of this hypothetical paradise of managed care is either a loon, a self-serving charlatan or a schmuck.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WHO THE HELL ARE THESE GOP “STRATEGISTS”

It is becoming tedious listening to the talking heads that purport to be “fair and balanced” with their endless presentation of various republican and democrat strategists. What these bozos never tell you is what qualifies these people as strategists … do they get paid by their respective parties to present the party’s talking points? Or are they simply shills of the network, pretending to be knowledgeable about political matters for the purposes of making the host look good?

The only reason I am asking is that “political strategists” are popping up, suggesting that Jeb Bush is a viable presidential candidate in 2016.

Let’s review …

His father was President of the United States, an elitist Northeastern liberal from the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. A “Skull and Bones” man that typified the privileged insider dealing in crony capitalism. A one-term President who was patrician, genial, wealthy, well-connected and personally accomplished.

His brother was President of the United States, a rough-hewn elitist Northeastern liberal from the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. A “Skull and Bones” man that typified the spawn of the privileged insider dealing in crony capitalism. A two-term President who was a faux cowboy who rode mountain bikes instead of horses and raised brush to be cut with a chainsaw rather than cattle. A man who refused to fight his opponents or promote the philosophical benefits of the Republican Party as if he was above the bleating peasants. A man vilified for budget-busting wars and outrageous and profligate spending on his watch. President Obama, a man with a dodgy background and zero experience in political, domestic and foreign affairs ran a successful campaign based on nothing more substantive than he was the anti-Bush.

And now comes “Jeb” Bush, a former Governor of Florida, whose qualifications is that he is relatively smarter than his brother, George, speaks fluent Spanish from his time in Mexico and is married to a Mexican wife who he met while in Mexico. He is a product and a beneficiary of the crony capitalist Northeastern liberal Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. He worked closely with his family on political issues and is knowledgeable about politics, domestic and foreign affairs. Other than his link to an upcoming Latino constituency, he appears to be another genial Bush without the type of leadership that would be required to halt the decline of the United States in an increasingly dangerous world.

Do we see a pattern of defeat?

The GOP needs reform. They had their chance, like Barack Obama, with the Presidency, House and Senate and they squandered their political capital in an orgy of special interest spending – giving new ammunition to the democrats who pointed out the hypocrisy of the Republicans as the party of fiscal responsibility.

The GOP needs reform. They put up Mitt Romney as their “business-oriented turnaround candidate,” failing to realize that he was a Northeastern Liberal from the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. No bold ideas. Playing it safe by looking Presidential – in the George Bush (43) mold. Nothing new here, move along electorate.

The GOP needs reform. They continue to adhere to a social agenda based on evangelical beliefs – getting mired down fighting abortion, gay marriage and other social subjects that hand the democrats major talking points and large constituencies.

The GOP needs reform. They refuse to state their platform and invite others to join them. They, for the most part, are a party of Old White Men who look at liberal, aisle-hopping RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like John McCain and Lindsey Graham as their core constituency.

The GOP needs reform. They look at Chris Christie, the loud, straight-talking Governor of New Jersey who fights for his constituents, and fail to see that he is a liberal Northeastern liberal that promises to be a louder and more open version of George Bush. They look at Bobby Jindal, an exotic-looking candidate who was one of the first people to openly criticize Mitt Romney after lobbying for a position as his Vice President.  

The GOP needs reform. They made a calculation and put forth Paul Ryan instead of Marco Rubio. Even Paul Ryan’s neighbors voted for the opposition.

The GOP needs reform. Their technology – in spite of the business connections – was inferior to the technology of democrats. It was if they put up Richard Viguerie’s old direct mail lists against the real-time social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Bottom line …

The GOP needs to step beyond the control of the Northeastern liberal elite of the Rockefeller wing of the Party with its crony capitalism to recruit, nurture and support  a conservative candidate like Ronald Reagan.

The GOP needs to go beyond the gentlemanly image of the Northeastern liberal and fight for what the believe – loud and dirty, not extending concessions to their opponents. Why Mitt Romney never hung Obama’s lack of documentary background, his dubious associations and his failure of leadership in Benghazi around Obama’s throat, will never be known.

The GOP needs to go beyond a biased mainstream media and take their campaign to the public. No more courting the public through the biased lens of the media who will distort and deny any and all messages that are resonating and getting traction.

The GOP needs to update their technology – and just not purchase and cobble together “off the shelf” older tech. Or rely on a limited number of consultants who are more interested in selling their tech after the election.

The GOP spent a BILLION dollars and got royally flushed. How the hell can this happen? By listening to faux strategists who know not of what they speak!

It is time to get conservative (sans the social issues), loud and proactive.  Even though the nature of the country appears to have substantially changed, human nature, wants and needs have not changed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Jews and Palestinians -- Thought for this Sunday: Whose God are you talking about?

I was just reviewing the news on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and I was wondering, did God, capable of creating the Earth and the Heavens, actually decide to put a line in the sand – saying that everybody born on this side of the line should call Him something different, worship Him in different ways and hate everybody who did not believe as they did?

Or was it a man who said, I can feel better about myself if I can have people act as I want and supply me with things that I normally would have to work for?  And, in return, I will guide my people towards a destiny that I have created from my history and teachings? 

What is it that separates the Jews from the Palestinians? Beliefs taught by bitter old men whose idea of joy is living in some make-believe religious world, not facing the bitter reality that people are suffering as a result of their beliefs and actions?

I was struck by the fact that someone said that the Jews were persecuting the Palestinians, people who had no army, had no navy, had no air force – and yet they were being attacked for no apparent reason. How ignorant is this person – a person who cannot open his eyes and see rockets being sent blindly into civilian populations for the purposes of  resolving “religious beliefs” which should be offensive to any true religion derived from a merciful and compassionate God.

What God looks down upon humans and demands that they be maimed, tortured, raped and killed in his name?

What God looks down upon humans and demands they teach their children to hate other children because they were born on the other side of a line drawn in the sand?

What God looks down upon humans and demands that they kill or subjugate anyone who does not believe as they do or dares to question humanity, existence or God himself?

There will always be a bright line between good and evil – known intrinsically to all who are not mentally ill. How one choses to recognize the line – or chooses to step over it on occasion – determines the person they have chosen to be.

Is there hope for peace in the Middle East?

I think not.

Both sides are so entrenched in their beliefs that they cannot recognize the difference between good and evil – with one side being forced to adopt the ways of evil to protect themselves from those who will kill them if they relax their vigilance.

The end game will come upon a cataclysmic event of such a magnitude that neighbors – no matter what their beliefs – will turn towards each other to understand and cope with the resulting chaos and misery surrounding them. Unfortunately, by that time it may be too late to save a portion of civilization and, once again, there will be another extinct species.

When will this time come? 

Perhaps the day Iran obtains a nuclear weapon and decides to deploy it to further their beliefs – or possibly to protect their beliefs against the will of others?

Or perhaps not – perhaps the day will come when there is a massive upheaval in the tectonic plates and the inner core of the planet is exposed to the atmosphere?

But whatever event it might be, man will realize, at that moment, exactly how small he is in relationship to the universe and how inconsequential his squabbles with his neighbors were.

Can reasonable men make reasonable decisions without the threat of an imminent collapse of civilization? Can men put aside hundreds of years of history and teachings to act in a responsible manner?

Something yet to be determined. With the Middle East serving as the cauldron of challenge.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA MACHINE

It appears that the latest propaganda war stunt is for the Palestinians to circulate gruesome pictures of men, women and children allegedly wounded in the Israeli-Gaza conflict in the hopes that all viewers will understand the horror of the conflict and sympathize with the dead, wounded and injured – all of whom allegedly appear to be innocent Palestinians wounded in the current conflict.

Unfortunately, there are a few details left out of the stories …

  1. Palestinian terrorists make bombs in residential areas and locate both munitions and live-firing weapons in close proximity to homes, schools, playgrounds, hospitals and Mosques with the hope that the location will shield them from retaliatory fire or such return fire will cause the type of gruesome casualties and injuries that can be used for propaganda purposes.
  2. It should be noted that devout Muslims are taught from an early age to dedicate their lives to Allah and to die for the cause is their highest honor, rewarded in the hereafter – certainly more appealing than their current standard of living. Therefore, the concept of collateral damage or restraint on firing on innocent civilians in nonexistent.
  3. The Palestinians have learned to bypass the filters on American media by making the gruesome images available to the mainstream media who will refuse to display them in the media, but will describe the horrific injuries which have befallen Palestinians at the hands of Israelis. Balancing the story with the exact conditions that brought about the return strike or led to the injuries. Thus it appears to the audience that the Israelis are always the aggressors – the monsters who have an air force, navy and a large number of tanks and who are attacking innocent people who have no tanks, no Navy and no air force. Little or no mention of the hundreds of rockets lobbed into Israeli cities – where innocent civilians are also wounded or killed.
  4. The goal of such propaganda is to establish a “moral equivalency” between Israel and the Palestinians. Where Palestinians are resisting occupation, which is a bald-faced lie since Israel withdrew settlements, Jews and everything else from their “Gaza” territory in the hopes for a sustained peace. Unfortunately, the gesture only moved the Palestinians closer to Israel to continue to launch rockets and conduct raids.

Warning: Graphic Image

The Palestinians or Palestinian sympathizers append United Nations Reports with gruesome images.

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The caption supplied under the picture reads: “An emergency rescue worker carries a child's body found in the Daloo family house rubble following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on November 18, 2012. Palestinian medical officials say at least 10 civilians, including women and young children, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. AP”

To see the more gruesome pictures being circulated over the Associate Press wires: http://cryptome.org/2012-info/israel-gaza-kills/israel-gaza-kills.htm.

Bottom line …

There is no “occupied territory” since there are no Jewish settlers or others left in Palestinian controlled areas.

There is no aggression, except for the continuing daily shelling of innocent Israeli citizens by rocket attacks from the Palestinian-controlled areas.

Any response to reduce the rocket fire is captured by the media and circulated as propaganda without the full story attached.

The United Nations and the world continuously halts Israeli responses to Palestinian aggression prior to any definitive resolution, thus setting the stage for a continuing cycle of aggression-response-ceasefire-rearm-more aggression.

Perhaps, it is time to allow the Israelis to make a definitive move towards peace by attacking Iran, the source of state-sponsored terrorism that is controlling the Hamas terrorists who have taken over Gaza from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) or other duly constituted authorities such as the PA (Palestinian Authority). Hamas and Hezbollah are both funded and controlled by Iran.

Enough is enough!

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS