Posts tagged ‘USA’
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.
As always, Dr. Ron Paul brings us a great, educational video, this time on secession:
Do you have a Facebook?
Do you use it regularly?
Do you think what happins in Facebook stays in Facebook?
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:
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.
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.
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.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.