Posts tagged ‘USA’

Student Harrassed And Threatened With Expulsion For Having Camera In School!

Robert Wanek, who says his school has been turned into a ‘police state’ type school because of the cameras everywhere, brings a camera to school, doesn’t film with it, and gets threatened.

April 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Ron Paul on Secession

As always, Dr. Ron Paul brings us a great, educational video, this time on secession:

April 20, 2009 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

The Truth about Facebook: What is your information used for?

Do you have a Facebook?
Do you use it regularly?
Do you think what happins in Facebook stays in Facebook?
Watch this…

April 19, 2009 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

American education, schools, and learning

What’s going on in America’s schools? John Stossel’s ‘Stupid in America’ is there to find out.

Another video suggests that: The real reason our standards in education are falling isn’t lack of money but a government monopoly.

Sir Ken Robinson, in a TED talk, asks the question, “Do schools kill creativity?” and makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


But after watching these videos, if you want to learn more, read: How Children Fail by John Holt; Lockhart’s Lament (link at bottom of page) which relates to math; or John Talyor Gatto’s articles Against School or Why Schools Don’t Educate; and the article called School is not for Learning, by Grace Llewellyn.

And if you want to know what others think about education, here are some quotes:

Albert Einstein:

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Oscar Wilde:

Education is an admirable thing, but it is worth noting that there is nothing worth knowing that can be taught.

John Taylor Gatto:

Schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes any more that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.

Winston Churchill:

I was happy as a child with my toys in my nursery. I have been happier every year since I became a man. But this interlude of school makes a somber grey patch upon the chart of my journey. It was an unending spell of worries that did not then seem petty, and of toil uncheered by fruition; a time of discomfort, restriction and purposeless monotony.

George Santayana:

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

John Holt:

Education – compulsory schooling, compulsory learning – is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can.

Walter Karp on the public school system:

Usually a twelve year sentence of mind control. Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it instead into meek subservience to authority.

A teenager has had multiple experiences at public school: the police were called on him, his yearbook pictures were censored, with internet censorship, and with the New World Order being taught in his US history textbook.

But the big question is are Americans stupid?

So, what do you think? Is there a flaw or flaws in the education system? Is it just government schools or is it all schools?

April 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Shed some light on the Fed, Welcome to the Recession

Shed some light on the Fed: Support HR 1207
A supporter made video about the need to support HR 1207 to bring about a legitimate audit of the Federal Reserve.

Here it is:

Another good video like this is called:
Welcome to Recession. Population: Everyone

April 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

Global Warming: new regulations…and some facts you didn’t know

The US is clearing the way for some new environmental regulations, according to this article. Here is an excerpt:

The Obama administration opened the way to regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions on Friday by declaring climate-warming pollution a danger to human health and welfare, in a sharp policy shift from the Bush administration.

Environmental activists and their supporters in Congress were jubilant and industry groups were wary at the news of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move. The White House said President Barack Obama would prefer legislation over administrative action to curb greenhouse emissions.

But what kinds of action?

The EPA’s finding is essential for the U.S. government to regulate climate-warming emissions like carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. Regulation is not automatically triggered by the finding — there will be a 60-day comment period.

Congress is already considering a bill to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, which is emitted by cars, coal-fired power plants and oil refineries, among other sources.

More regulations…definitely not what we need in this economy. But why is there such a push?

In its announcement, the EPA said, “greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations” and human activities spur global warming.

Do these things harm people? Well, 31,000 scientists disagree with global warming. Want to know more? A global warming skeptic links you to tons of great sources on the global warming fraud.

A lot of bloggers have something to say on the subject.

One blogger says that anything written by the EPA will be bad:

Obama is playing the cards right here, using the EPA to ratchet pressure on congress to come up with a carbon pricing scheme, using the EPA as a cautionary tale. If there is anything anti-environmentalists hate more than carbon regulation, it is carbon regulation written by the EPA! Expect a whole lot of lobbying for a cap and trade bill to pass through congress. Aldo expect a lot of back room dealing about offsets, auctions, allowances, words you will be hearing and reading about a lot more.

Another says, “get ready to be poor”

The Obama Administration obviously sees no reason to take pause over all the contradictory information and evidence that has been brought forward by eminent climate scientists and researchers. It is clear that all that is important is getting this plan in place so the United States becomes minimized on the world stage and it’s peoples made subserviant to other countries wishes.

This post adds a little humor to the situation saying, “Gee, I hope they’ll let me breathe.”

But there are others who are in support: exhibit a (who would be supportive of a bill that passed these regulations) and exhibit b (who thinks this is a great first step to solving our global warming crisis). There is actually a site out there that teaches you how to talk to a climate change skeptic.

But you look at the facts and decide: do you want more regulations on your car, house, and that limit your CO2 output?

April 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm 3 comments

Constitution Free Zones in America: Do you live in one?

Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

The government is assuming extraordinary powers to stop and search individuals within this zone. This is not just about the border: This ” Constitution-Free Zone” includes most of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.

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Do you live in a Constitution free zone? (You can find the bigger picture of this map at this link, too.)

So…now the citizens of this country, even those who just want to live in peace, are not trusted 100 miles from the border. But really, people violate the Constitution in places all over the US: the police, politicians, etc. This just makes it official for these areas.

April 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

Big shocker: Obama will not prosecute torturers

The ACLU demanded disclosure of the memos of the Bush administration that authorize torture.

And Obama did release them.

But…he is not going to prosecute the torturers.

Even though he said:

In one of my very first acts as President, I prohibited the use of these interrogation techniques by the United States because they undermine our moral authority and do not make us safer.

But here is another big surprise:

CIA officials who participated in enhanced interrogations during the Bush administration will be defended by government attorneys should charges be brought against them.

This blogger points out that America has a legal double standard.

As Bush would say: America doesn’t torture. Freedom tickles.

April 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm 2 comments

Man beaten and tazered by border patrol

This man tried to use his fourth amendment rights when asked if the border patrol could search his car, and ended up being beaten, tazered, and arrested.

This goes against everything America stands for. Freedom, privacy, etc. What a horrible experience. To know you are innocent, have your car windows smashed, and be tazered, then beaten, then arrested.

April 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

What the IRS doesn’t want you to know, and other facts about taxes

Did you know that none of our collected income tax goes to run the government?

Neither did I. But here are 31 Questions and Answers about the Internal Revenue Service.

If you want to know even more about the taxes, here is some info on the history and fairness of them.

And James Madison, although he was nicknamed the ‘Father of the Constitution’, said: “The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.”

Here are some more quotes relating to taxes:

Laurence J. Peter

But then America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Thomas Paine

What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.

This post explains where taxes go. And as to what should be cut? Well, why do hardworking Americans have to prop up everyone and everything else with their money? Can’t people just live and keep their own money? The thing is that the people who would really need the money (although would still be taken from others if they did receive the money) don’t get anything. The income tax is only 40% of the federal budget.

But this is the big picture about how all the tax dollars are spent. Not just a pie chart that doesn’t break it down. (Click to zoom in.) And I see many things that can be cut. The ‘Global War on Terror’ for instance. 189.316 billion dollars. Or the ‘No Child Left Behind Act’. 21 billion.

Here you can read an article about what Ron Paul thinks on the situation.

A short excerpt:

Ron Paul has slammed Barack Obama’s claim that reckless government spending and taxation is the only way to alleviate the economic crisis by pointing out that the end of the great depression only came after taxes and spending were drastically cut.

Finally, if you want to know about socialism: one blogger has written about America’s march towards socialism. There are two parts: part 1 and part 2.

April 15, 2009 at 11:27 pm 1 comment

Ron Paul on whether or not drugs should be legalized

Ron Paul was on CNN to discuss the war on drugs and the legalization of marijuana. Dr. Paul advocated for a state solution over the “one size fits all” federal approach.

April 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm 3 comments

Navy Seals in Katrina, Fox told not to report

This is a video giving credit to the Navy SEALs for helping in the pirate situation. At the end , Greta Van Susteren ‘slips up’ and says:

You know, I love to see them get the credit for this because so much of what they do, we never get to hear about because it’s done secretly. They were even at Katrina. Down in New Orleans, we saw them moving around in boats, and we weren’t supposed to mention them at the time because they were Navy SEALs. But the — I mean, the operation, the training and what they accomplished is nothing short of amazing.

Not supposed to mention them at the time?

Here is the video:

Why is this significant?

Firstly, because this is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which states that the US military is not supposed to perform any function in the US unless authorized be the Constitution or Congress. This explains a little more about that.

Secondly, because if this is true, it means that news stations are taking orders from someone on what to report.

April 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm 1 comment

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