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by WENDELL H. WOODMAN

“American immigration policy is an amalgam of moral rot. Jailing two border patrol agents a dozen years for shooting a drug smuggler in the fanny tells us this government has forfeited its right to preach to anyone.”

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September 3, 2015
When congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, promising to impose a $1,000 fine on anyone giving employment to an undocumented alien, we scolded them for lying to the American people. We said the federal government had no intention of enforcing immigration law and the proof of it was the millions of illegal aliens being granted amnesty.

We said their goal was to perpetuate the lie, not end it. We said at the time, “The next wave of 15 million illegal aliens will be granted amnesty too — and so on and so on and so on. And when they finally have the votes to take over this country, they can deport us.” We said their blood oath pledge to God Almighty to seal our borders forever “was a lie before it was evenscrewed-man-cartoon-screwed2_01-1500000-300w uttered.” They sing-song that like the lyrics to “Happy Birthday.”

As we warn constantly: never, never, never believe your government!   This border security charade has been going on for over 40 years.

One classic case surfaced when Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts. For months he negotiated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for permission to allow his state troopers to arrest illegal immigrants. It was like pulling teeth, but the feds got shamed into it and finally had to feign an interest in law enforcement.

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Rutherford Institute Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Marine Who Was Targeted by FBI, Secret Service & Arrested for Criticizing Gov’t on Facebook

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of decorated Marine Brandon Raub who was seized by a swarm of Secret Service, FBI and local police officials and involuntarily committed to a mental institution for a week after posting controversial song lyrics and political views critical of the government on his Facebook page.

In asking the Supreme Court to reinstate Brandon Raub v. Michael Campbell, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging a ruling by a lower court judge who characterized the Institute’s concerns over government suppression of dissident speech as “far-fetched.” Moreover, Institute attorneys are urging the Court to establish standards to guide and constrain mental health professionals when they seek to commit individuals and to prevent commitment on the basis of a person’s exercise of his right to free speech.

The Rutherford Institute’s petition for writ of certiorari in Raub v. Campbell is available at www.rutherford.org.

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Wild Horse Freedom Federation joins fight to save historic wild herd from extinction, again

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Wild-Horse-Freedom-FederationPO Box 390, Pinehurst Texas 77362

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2015

Wild Horse Freedom Federation Partners with The Cloud Foundation to Block BLM’s Plan to Zero Out Colorado’s Unique West Douglas Herd

Pinehurst, TX – Since 2010 wild equine advocacy groups Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF) and The Cloud Foundation (TCF) have consistently worked together in a unified effort to thwart the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) attempts to totally remove Colorado’s West Douglas herd from their rightful range for the exclusive benefit of “Welfare” ranchers and special interest groups.

Although this legal battle has been ongoing for almost 20 years the BLM has, as of late, accelerated their efforts to destroy this federally protected, historic herd so that private cattle owners and extraction interests can declare the public land to be their own.

Citing that the wild horses are damaging the range due to over grazing the BLM has failed to acknowledge that the number of horses pale compared to the sizable herd of private, “welfare” cattle that are allowed to graze on the public land for the bulk of the year at mere pennies a day.

“Using the BLM’s own statistics, the wild horses are out numbered by a minimum of 4 to 1 by the welfare cattle allowed to graze on the horse’s range.” states R.T. Fitch, President and cofounder of WHFF, “The concept of the Federal Government destroying this herd to line the pockets of a few of their bedfellows ought to spark outrage in each and every American’s heart and soul. Enough is enough and we are making a stand.”

Renowned equine photographer and Director of Field Documentation for WHFF, Carol Walker agrees; “The BLM must not be allowed to zero out this herd simply because it is ‘inconvenient’ to manage, or because it is pandering to cattle ranchers and extraction companies. This would set a very damaging precedent for our few remaining wild horses and burros.”

The BLM intends to commence with their removal operation next month.

Links of interest:

History of WHFF’s legal Battle with BLM for West Douglas Horses
http://rtfitchauthor.com/?s=West+Douglas&submit=Search

BLM Press Release
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/field_offices/white_river_field/wild_horse_documents.Par.18152.File.dat/Press%20Release%20WRFO%20Gather%207.29.15.pdf

West Douglas Herd Area Final EA
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/field_offices/white_river_field/wild_horse_documents.Par.92698.File.dat/Final%20EA%20WDHA%2020150023_7.27.15_withappendices.pdf

Wild Horse Freedom Federation
http://www.wildhorsefreedomfederation.org

Contact:

R.T. Fitch
Wild Horse Freedom Federation
1-800-974-3684

Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF) is a registered, Texas non-profit corporation with 501c(3) status in all 50 states. WHFF puts people between America’s wild equids and extinction through targeted litigation against governmental agencies whose documented agendas include the eradication of wild horse and burros from public, federal and state lands. WHFF is funded exclusively through the generosity of the American public.

Trump and the Truth

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Remember my recent reminder that the proper, core role of the 911 Truth community is not to advance theories as to what took place on 9/11/01, but rather to demand that the government/media/establishment and its apologists substantiate with proof, or at least some modicum of credible evidence, the cockamamie theory they largely succeeded at foisting on the world? Well, the same media purveyors who were and continue to be integral to that all-time classic still-active gem of prevarication are working overtime right now to sell the 59203_518492681544067_1036204037_nsame gullible world the story that Donald Trump not only had the gall to refuse to pledge blind allegiance in advance to the eventual Republican nominee selected, bought, and wholly paid for by the powers that be (Billionaire Boys’ Club, Neanderthal Branch), but even worse, also had the effrontery to crudely attack Fox media darling “moderator” Meagan Kelly during the first rough-and-tumble GOP debate.

For their own shared purposes of support for the sham of the so-called popular-selection political system fully under élite control, and in revulsion for its would-be revealer, even the self-styled “liberal” media exactly reversed the order of who attacked who. Meagan Kelly (and the other Fox “moderators” – I think they might more accurately be called “agitators” instead – brutally savaged Trump and Trump alone among the 17 candidates, fairly obviously intending to so wound him as to destroy him. And he, like the tough old elephant he is, refused to go down or fold up and simply gave back as good as he got – albeit the inexcusable foul he was upbraided for was his decidedly crude, ungentlemanly playground-style response when slammed on and in the media by certain female detractors down the years.

While Donald Trump’s demeanor toward the presumed ladies in those instances was not commendable, to be sure, that was really not what the on-air exchange launched by “moderator” Kelly was about at all. As I said, the purpose of the several pronged straight-on coordinated attack by her and the other so-called Fox “moderators”, was simply to get this sufficiently audacious interloper, Trump, who was merrily outing the candidates of the accustomed controlling billionaires as more-or-less foolish, boring, and inept out of the contest he was thus ruining and running away with in its early stages, not to return.

And no wonder the self-funding Mr. Trump, at least superficially a mere (though spectacular) showman and stupendous buffoon of a political novice, has become such a popular favorite for the myriads of horribly disillusioned conservatives and populists who don’t give a fig for any party apparatus or for wholly owned politicians. Although his precise or even general political opinions are certainly not mine, and derogatory is far from my style, I’m hoping wholeheartedly that he is in it for the long haul, fully intending to do what I see him doing – continuing to uncover and undermine the highly treasonous rigged game of the concealers for all to see, and not just playing mischievously but briefly with the scurrilous power brokers’ and attendant media mavens’ crass little minds.

Trump has already singled out for ridicule us 9/11 truth partisans as allegedly a species too weird even for him. And such is understandable, regardless of his real thoughts. Because proving himself unmanageable politically is one thing, but using his superlative media skills to seriously question the official version of 9/11 would probably get him killed or jailed for life in solitary.

I suspect he knows the truth, as, surely, many of the superbly connected in the more rarefied climes of sociopolitical life in the western countries, in or out of government, do. And he has famously quipped that every syllable uttered by the Bush administration was a lie. And yes, once again, it is understandable that he wouldn’t risk re-opening the issue of 9/11 publicly and set it, a flailing, unmanageable nightmare monster, squarely on the nation’s doorstep via his untamed rhetoric. Yet, as his daring campaign continues to pick up steam among the nation’s nobody’s, and I assume it will, one can at least hope he will see fit to unleash the fundamental reality underlying so much. Anyone know how to reach him?

JH: 8/8/15

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

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whitehad bokBy John W. Whitehead

August 10, 2015

“The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.”—Journalist Lewis Lapham

Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: 08-10-2015_Illusionyou’re always going to lose.

The game is rigged, and “we the people” keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.

The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cards—the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.—have only one prevailing concern, and that is to maintain their power and control over the citizenry, while milking us of our money and possessions.

It really doesn’t matter what you call them—Republicans, Democrats, the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military industrial complex—so long as you understand that while they are dealing the cards, the deck will always be stacked in their favor.

Incredibly, no matter how many times we see this played out, Americans continue to naively buy into the idea that politics matter, as if there really were a difference between the Republicans and Democrats (there’s not).

As if Barack Obama proved to be any different from George W. Bush (he has not). As if Hillary Clinton’s values are any different from Donald Trump’s (with both of them, money talks). As if when we elect a president, we’re getting someone who truly represents “we the people” rather than the corporate state (in fact, in the oligarchy that is the American police state, an elite group of wealthy donors is calling the shots).

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Update on Forest Service plans to annihilate the famous Salt River wild horses in Arizona on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Fri., 8/7/15)

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The 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki: Unwelcome Truths for Church and State

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“An irradiated crucifix lies in the ruins of the  Urakami Cathedral Following the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki”

70 years ago (August 9, 1945) an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb over Nagasaki City, Japan, instantly vaporizing, incinerating or otherwise annihilating tens of thousands of innocent civilians, a disproportionately large number of them Japanese Christians. The explosion mortally wounded uncountable thousands of other victims who succumbed to the blast, the intense heat and/or the radiation.

In 1945, the US was regarded as the most Christian nation in the world (that is, if you can label as truly Christian a nation whose churches are proponents of eye-for-an-eye retaliation, are supportive of America’s military and economic exploitation of other nations or otherwise fail to sincerely teach or adhere to the ethics of Jesus as taught in the Sermon on the Mount).

Ironically, prior to the bomb exploding nearly directly over the Urakami Cathedral at 11:02 AM, Nagasaki was the most Christian city in Japan, and the massive cathedral was the largest Christian church in the Orient.

Those baptized and confirmed Christian airmen, following their wartime orders to the letter, did their job efficiently, and they accomplished the mission with military pride, albeit with an astonishing number of near-fatal glitches in the mission. Most of us Americans would have done what the crew did if we had been in the shoes of the Bock’s Car crew. And, if we had never seen, heard or smelled the suffering humanity that the bomb caused on the ground, and if we had been treated as heroes in the aftermath, most of us would have experienced no remorse for our participation in what was retrospectively universally regarded as a war crime.

Indeed, the use of the most monstrous weapons of mass destruction in the history of warfare, was later defined by the Nuremberg Tribunal as an international war crime and a crime against humanity.

Of course, there was no way that the crew members knew that at the time of the mission. Some of the crew did admit that they had had some doubts about what they had participated in after the bomb actually detonated. But none of them actually witnessed the horrific suffering of the victims up close and personal. “Orders are orders” and disobedience in wartime is severely punishable, even by summary execution, so the crew obeyed the orders.

Making it Hard for Japan to Surrender

It had been only 3 days since the August 6th bomb had incinerated Hiroshima. The Nagasaki bomb was dropped amidst massive chaos and confusion in Tokyo, where the fascist military command was just beginning a meeting with the Emperor to discuss how to surrender with honor. The military and civilian leadership of both nations had known for months that Japan had lost the war.

The only obstacle to ending the war had been the Allied Powers insistence on unconditional surrender, which meant that the Emperor Hirohito would have been removed from his figurehead position in Japan and perhaps even subjected to war crime trials. That demand was intolerable for the Japanese, who regarded the Emperor as a deity.

The USSR had declared war against Japan the day before (August 8), hoping to regain territories lost to Japan in the humiliating (for Russia) Russo-Japanese War 40 years earlier, and Stalin’s army was now advancing across Manchuria. Russia’s entry into the war had been encouraged by President Truman before he knew of the success of the atom bomb test in New Mexico on July 16.

But now, Truman and his strategists knew that the bomb could elicit Japan’s surrender without Stalin’s help. So, not wanting to divide any of the spoils of war with the USSR, and because the US wanted to send an early cold war message to Russia that the US was the new planetary superpower, Truman ordered bomber command to proceed with using the atomic bombs as weather permitted and as they became available (although no more fissionable material was actually available to make a fourth bomb).

The Decision to Target Nagasaki

August 1, 1945 was the earliest deployment date for the Japanese bombing missions, and the Target Committee in Washington, D.C. had already developed a list of relatively un-damaged Japanese cities that were to be excluded from the conventional USAAF (US Army Air Force) fire-bombing campaigns (that, during the first half of 1945, had used napalm to burn to the ground over 60 essentially defenseless Japanese cities).

The list of protected cities included Hiroshima, Niigata, Kokura, Kyoto and Nagasaki. Those five cities were to be off-limits to the terror bombings that the other cities were being subjected to. They were to be preserved as potential targets for the new “gimmick” weapon that had been researched and developed in labs and manufacturing plants all across America over the several years since the Manhattan Project had begun.

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IMMIGRATION NATION AND THE RISING TERRORIST THREAT

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new-logo25 Chuck Frank

www.lightofthenation

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Since January, more than 70 U.S. cities, including Sacramento have been on the receiving end of the Syrian invasion.  California has received the most new immigrants of any state.  In comparison Wyoming has received none.   And in the near future, thousands of Syrian
refugees are planned for importation, however, most of these displaced persons are not displaced Christians who are many, they are 96% Muslim and many have ties to Sunni rebel groups which includes ISIS and the al-Nusra Front.

For the record, during the month of February, the State Department moved to “ease the rules” that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations.  Now, if that just doesn’t take the cake what does?  Where was the mainstream news on that one?   One more blackout!  Yes my friends, we have an enemy from within and it’s growing everyday because our government, along with major news outlets are looking the other way, all the while, Syrian Christians from other countries are  passed over in favor of Muslim immigrants who have the potential of causing turmoil within our own borders.  It’s called the major Muslim transformation of America. 

Has America awakened yet from her slumber?

Most of the Syrian refugees will likely be coming from Turkey, where thousands have fled across the border from Syria, and many others are housed in U.N. tent cites and refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.  Out of all of the Syrians that have arrived thus far in the U.S., only 23 have been Christians.  That means that US resettlement contractors including the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, World Relief, Church World Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are for one reason or another, favoring Sunni Muslim numbers, which
are in some way influenced by the UN. 

By the way, who is paying for the welfare tab and all of the other social services attached for
these immigrants?  We are.   

Fourteen US Senators who favor Muslims have asked Obama to admit 65,000 Syrians before his term in office ends, however these kinds of refugees, who may also be radical, are already showing their criminal colors in other countries where they have been admitted.  For
instance, Norway had enough of their criminal behavior, and they have already deported 824 Muslims back to their native countries.  And what was the outcome of that?  Norway’s crime rate dropped by 30% as a result.

So here’s the long story short.  The present administration in Washington is bent on in-culturating and mixing a Middle Eastern, radical and religious element upon an American Christian majority which has existed ever since the docking of the Mayflower in 1620.  And what might be the objective of this shocking endeavor?  Clearly, there is an agenda that is being used to divide and rock the very foundations America and rapidly transform the country into an unconstitutional and collective system of government which is meant to strip us all of our basic individual rights that were fashioned hundreds of years ago (i.e. the Bill of Rights),  and was clearly meant to protect us all from our own government.  There is not one other nation in the world that has this unique protection, however it is now under attack by rogue and sinister elements within our own government.

House of Lords: America in the Balance
Charles W. Frank
Available in bookstores, amazon.com, and Tate Publishing

Why Americans Believe that Bombing Hiroshima was Necessary

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An estimated 80,000 innocent civilians, plus 20,000 weaponless young Japanese conscripts died instantly in the Hiroshima bombing raid. Hundreds of thousands more suffered slow deaths and disabilities from agonizing burns, radiation sickness, leukemia, anemia, thrombocytopenia and untreatable infections. The Japanese survivors and their progeny suffered a fate similar to the survivors and progeny of America’s “Atomic Soldiers”. (Atomic Soldiers were those soldiers who were exposed, in the line of duty, to the hundreds of nuclear tests in the 50s and 60s or to the depleted uranium that the US military used in the two Gulf Wars.)

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August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman when he announced the event to the American people.

The whole truth of what the Nuremburg tribunal would later help define as an international censorwar crime and a crime against humanity has been heavily censored and mythologized ever since war-weary Americans in 1945 accepted the propaganda that the bombings were necessary to shorten the war and prevent the loss of a million US soldiers during the allegedly planned November 1945 invasion.

Of course, the reason that the United States wasn’t sanctioned like Germany was for the Jewish holocaust was that America was the victor and the occupier and thus it was in charge of making and enforcing the rules in the New World Order.

The United States military ambushed the equally defenseless Nagasaki City three days later with the second atomic bomb to ever be used against a civilian population (that no longer had any military value to Japan). “Fat Man”, the plutonium bomb named after Winston Churchill, was detonated before the Japanese leadership fully understood what had happened at Hiroshima.

Lies my History Teachers Told Me

My high school history teachers all seemed to be ex-jocks who weren’t athletically talented enough to make it to the majors. The main chance for them to continue playing games for pay was to join the teaching profession and coach high school athletics. American history was of secondary importance in many small town high schools but it hardly made the list of interests for coaches, who reluctantly accepted the job; and so my classmates and I “learned” our lessons from some very uninspired, very bored and/or very uninformed teachers who would rather have been on the playing field.

In my coach’s defense, the history books that they had to teach from had been highly censored in order to promote patriotism; and so we “learned” that most everything that the “noble” British colonizers and “honorable” US empire builders ever did in the history of warfare was self-sacrificing, democracy-promoting and Christianizing – and that everything their freedom-seeking, revolutionary colonial victims did was barbaric, atheistic and evil. Anybody who resisted colonial oppressors was treated as a terrorist.

It was from these history books that we learned about the “glorious” end of the war against Japan via nuclear incineration. Everybody in my high school, including myself, swallowed the post-war propaganda hook, line and sinker.

50,000 American soldiers deserted or went AWOL during WWII

Of course, I now realize that my classmates and I, just like most other Americans (including the volunteer or conscripted members of the military), have been naïve victims of “lies our history teachers taught us”. In their defense, those teachers had been misled in their own schooling by equally mis-informed teachers who got their information from a variety of dis-informers who wrote the books: and those authors were the war- and empire-justifying militarists and assorted uber-patriotic pseudo-historians who had been duped into believing the myth of American exceptionalism.

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A TALE OF A SMART CITY: RE-ENGINEERING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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If last weeks Sanctuary Cities expose’ wasn’t enough to stir the senses, it’s time to take a look at the present administration’s latest diversification blueprint for affirmative and alternative
living. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is ready to re-engineer your neighborhood, but remember, it’s for the “good of the whole.” In other words, these communist feds are on a manifesto mission to micromanage public housing and zoning and change the socioeconomic, racial, religious and ethnic mixture of nearly every American neighborhood, regardless of sexual orientation or individual rights. And this is the wisdom offered for a smart city?

More than 1,250 municipalities across the land of the, not so free, will be asked to diversify their neighborhoods or risk losing HUD’s housing manna. Karl Marx would be thrilled beyond measure with this angle.

But, you say that you are opposed to mixing good ole suburbia with urban city dwellers and that you will now spearhead a movement to stop it? That may not be a bad idea, even though you might be put on Big Brother’s watch list.

“Putting decisions about how local communities are run in the hands
of federal bureaucrats is an assault on freedom. Local autonomy is
essential to liberty.” Marc A. Thiessen; Washington Post, 6/7/15

So, this calls for wisdom. Don’t wait for HUD and your elected county supervisors and community development planners to redesign a neighborhood that is already free from drugs and crime. Just make sure the idea never gets off the ground. Begin to educate administrators about the dangers of in-culturating unstable and rebellious people into an already stable and peaceful environment, because in the end, HUD will destroy that stable community to where
it will become infected with the same mega problems that already plague the unstable one.

If we recall, the same people who came to us with the “let it burn” forestry management polices and the thousands of factory closures are also the very same people who will bring us a re-engineered neighborhood that will destroy itself quite rapidly.

House of Lords: America in the Balance
Charles W. Frank
Available in bookstores, amazon.com & Tate Publishing

Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

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Dear Members and Friends,

Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

Because we’ve discovered that freedom is the key to educational success. Freedom gives us the flexibility to help our students find their own pace, discover their passions, develop their talents, and learn to excel.

In “What We Can Learn from Homeschooling,” Melanie Borrego, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at Bradman University, explains an educational truth—which often goes without saying for homeschoolers:

An education should not look exactly the same for every student. Some need more guidance, others less. Some want to build things, others like to read. Some want to play geography games with children from other countries . . . others would prefer to learn outside or by listening and observing. Some need more time to complete their studies, others will graduate early. . . . If we can gradually build both flexibility and autonomy into their education, particularly as they grow older and their interests and abilities begin to deepen, we will see more engagement in and understanding of the material.

Home education’s success is a compelling counterpoint to the Common Core. When educational elites in ivory towers dictate their untested, one-size-fits-all standards and skills for all students, kids find their individuality smothered, their learning stifled, and their success uncertain. The Common Core’s top-down paradigm restricts teachers’ choices and flexibility, and it leaves parents feeling angry, perplexed, and powerless to help their children.

But parents are fighting back. Last September, a group of concerned citizens in Missouri filed a lawsuit against Governor Jeremiah Nixon, challenging a Common Core–based test development group—Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)—as an unconstitutional state compact.

This past February, a state circuit court agreed that Missouri’s SBAC fees were unconstitutional, and permanently banned the state from paying taxpayer dollars to SBAC. The court held that “the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium . . . is an unlawful interstate compact to which the U.S. Congress has never consented, whose existence and operation violate the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, § 10, cl. 3, as well as numerous federal statutes; and that Missouri’s participation in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium as a member is unlawful under state and federal law.”

The state appealed the decision in March.

Now, HSLDA is joining the legal battle by filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief urging the judges to confirm that SBAC is unconstitutional.

The Missouri ruling has tremendous potential to influence the battle over the Common Core. Prior to the ruling, the Missouri legislature had already begun to tap the brakes on the Common Core. When the court decision came down, lawmakers promptly shut down all future funding for SBAC. A similar lawsuit has already been filed in North Dakota.

HSLDA’s amicus brief urges the Court of Appeals to recognize SBAC for what it is: a key component in a larger strategy, enticing states to act as federal proxies in the development of top-down national standards and assessments. (The United States Department of Education is banned from directly developing national curriculum or tests.)

Our brief also points out that mandates tied to federal funding for Common Core–related initiatives essentially create an invasive nationwide tracking system. Such a model is capable of following every student from preschool through college and even into employment. As we said in our brief:

The most immediate threat to homeschool and private school students is the expansion of statewide longitudinal databases. Over the past decade, a slew of new federal incentives and funded data models have spurred states to monitor students’ early years, performance in college, and success in the workforce by following “individuals systematically and efficiently across state lines.” . . .

The designers of the new systems fully intend for homeschool and private school students to be part of the massive data collection. At the National Conference on Student Assessment in 2011, officials from Oklahoma discussed how the challenge of meeting the data requirements of federal and state education policies [is] motivating them to “include student groups not now included (e.g., home-schooled) in the data system.”1

The legal battle over the Common Core is just beginning. If other states follow the example of Missouri and North Dakota, we expect to see more suits challenging these top-down databases and testing regimes. At the same time, the Common Core’s proponents will fight back, refining their legal strategies and amassing resources to protect their projects.

If we want to dislodge encroaching centralized control from America’s education system, our lawmakers and judges need to know the truth: the Common Core represents the very antithesis of educational freedom and innovation. But we need your help to spread this vital message.

Would you consider donating to the Homeschool Freedom Fund? Your gift will empower us to continue our efforts to thwart the Common Core and preserve educational freedom.

The untested Common Core State Standards, along with myopic assessments and invasive data monitoring, strip states, teachers, and parents of innovation and flexibility. America needs educated, free-thinking citizens—not mindless drones trained to accept the dictates of an administrative collective.

Won’t you stand with us to get the truth out about the Common Core?

For freedom,
Jim Mason, Vice President for Litigation and Development

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1 From “Data, Data Everywhere: Progress, Challenges, and Recommendations for State Data Systems,” presented by Jennifer Stegman at the National Conference on Student Assessment on June 20, 2011.

SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES: A PANDORA’S BOX IN THE MAKING

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new-logo25Author, Chuck Frank

See his website: lightofthenation.us

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Sanctuary cities is a non legal term which is often used to refer to communities that provide a safe haven for undocumented or illegal immigrants of any nationality where police do not necessarily enforce federal immigration laws, whereby, these types of persons, are shielded, so to speak. The practice goes back to the 1980’s which in all probability was created mostly for Mexican nationals who traditionally worked the fields in California. Since then, much has changed dramatically.

Most recently, illegal immigrants are being offered the opportunity to go to college using government sponsored financial aid as part of California’s Dream Act signed by Jerry Brown. However, considering the massive unemployment numbers in California, how many of these college grads will eventually find work in their chosen fields? Besides the illegal drug trade which has plagued the state for years, medical marijuana, seems to be the grower’s choice that many illegals fall back on when there are scarce opportunities to be found, and especially so, when farmers are not hiring because Sancturary Cities map1their needed water allotments required for growing crops in the valley is not available.

Taking this a bit further, the connection between illegal drugs and illegal immigrants of any nationality has created a Pandora’s Box when considering that illegals, and even hardened violent criminals are shielded and catered to while being in the parameters of a Sanctuary City. Even when these persons are deported back to their own country, they often return. Thus, there is a massive circle of crime and corruption at the taxpayer’s expense which also includes an immense burden upon law enforcement. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens have been released by hundreds of law-defying cities and counties over an eight-month period in 2014.

When considering the strict immigration policies of most of the other nations in the world, the implications of allowing massive numbers of
illegals to cross U.S. borders are very suspect. Besides giving them a social security number and a driver’s license, one must ask themselves, is there anything else that an illegal should be given?

The California Senate’s Appropriations Committee passed SB 4, giving health care to all illegal/undocumented aliens and costing an estimated $1 billion dollars. As yet, the bill has not been signed by the governor.

So, what’s behind all of the favoritism towards illegals while California’s working class and other taxpayers are paying billions to shore up a state and a national government that is laying a foundation for shielding corruption? Just follow the money.

Cities and counties are entitled to federal grants who choose to be a sanctuary haven. Also, the Democratic Party is very dependent upon using California’s 55 electoral votes (the most of any state) in every Presidential election.  The more illegals who receive free stuff from the party that is in office, the more they will vote for the same party at the voting booth. So open the gates to as many illegals as possible and win a Presidential election as well as the Gubernatorial election. Also, by connecting the dots it is only logical to assume that there is a purposeful policy of “shielding” hardened immigrant criminals in sanctuary cities that will most certainly not only breed unrest, it will also provide a climate that will eventually provoke riots that will spread from one burning city to another to where martial law will finally be implemented. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will then be thrown out, guns will be collected, and the great American meltdown will begin.

This Pandora’s Box is now being fashioned from the top down and is on the order of a totalitarian regime coming from Washington D.C. Yet, will the
American people finally wake up and save the country? This is the realty and although we still have a country which has been crafted
as a government for and by the people, and one nation under God, we are now on the verge of losing it.

House of Lords: America in the Balance HouseOfLords
Charles W. Frank
Available at bookstores, amazon.com & Tate Publishing

Where was Homeland Security & FBI when this happened?

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new-logo25Doug Kinan
 

Opinion written prior to the fifth person (Navy Reservist) pronounced dead

Four brave Marines are no longer going to be with their families because this guy was not being tracked by Homeland Security, the NSA or the FBI?

Really?

There were enough red flags known before this tragedy to have alerted the FBI, the NSA and Homeland Security of relevant and “reasonable suspicion” that he should have been high on a watch list. Could these senseless murders have been prevented?

Let’s see if the “math” or two plus two equals four?

This guy’s father had been investigated, perhaps two times, and placed on a watch list for “giving money to a an organization that apparently had ties to Hamas, a “terrorist organization.”

This guy traveled overseas (Jordan and Kuwait) at least four times, some extended stays as long as seven months.

This guy’s sporadic work history, perhaps, did not produce the financial resources necessary to accommodate travel and lengthy time overseas.

This guy began a blog where he posted about Islam, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks international terrorist groups. He at one point compared life to a prison and at another point called life “short and bitter.”

There may be more, but the security file on this guy will not be made public.

Some fair questions:

We spend billions on intelligence. Where was the intelligence on this guy?

Who made the decision to remove this guy’s father from the watch list and why?

Did this guy receive weapons training (AK-47) in high school, college, or in his back yard, or is fair to conclude that he received weapons training in Jordan, Kuwait or Syria?

Seems a bit strange that someone travels to Jordan and stays there for 7 months, has their passport rubber stamped on his return and national security would have no information on such a trip. Should someone with his profile have their passport rubber-stamped when returning from a 7-month trip to Jordan?

Was this guy actually profiled and watched and is there an extensive FBI file on this guy to identify the extent of his communications and planning via email, cell phone and meetings?

Were the murders spontaneous?

Were senior FBI and Homeland Security officials behaving responsibly to do the job right?

There are many more questions to be asked and answered, but I suspect that politically correct reporting may prevent that.

Condolences to the families. Brave Marines: Rest In Peace.

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Was the Batman Shooter a Victim of Both Medical and Legal Malpractice?

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new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

And How the Aurora Massacre Could Have Been Prevented

The mass murder trial of confessed “Batman Shooter” James Holmes is almost over. The grossly ill-informed jury was somehow convinced by the prosecution that Holmes’s increasingly psychiatric drug-intoxicated brain and the resultant drug-induced insanity had nothing to do with the irrational mass murders at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20, 2012.

And now this same ill-informed jury, who rejected the insanity plea a couple of days ago, will decide whether or not this victim of Big Pharma and Big Psychiatry (and the tragic “misdiagnosis and over-medication roller-coaster” that he and millions of others in America are on) will either be put to death or imprisoned for life in a non-psychiatric hospital – without possibility of parole. How the most pertinent facts of the case – and the cause of his obvious insanity have been over-looked or willfully ignored by the legal and psychiatric professionals would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. One doesn’t laugh at a comedy of errors.

It is highly possible that the most important details in the Batman Shooter trial have been willfully overlooked by the legal and psychiatric professionals involved in the case. Whether or not there is legal malpractice involved I will leave to ethical legal professionals, if any can be found; but a strong case can be made for psychiatric malpractice – or at least medical malfeasance – in the case of Holmes’s prescribing (University of Colorado health center) psychiatrist, Dr Lynne Felton. The possibility of either legal or medical malpractice by the involved professionals has not been raised by the journalists who have been breathlessly covering the emotionally-charged aspects of the case since the crime was committed exactly three years ago.

Tough on Crime Prosecution vs. Ill-informed Defense

The lead prosecuting attorney, District Attorney George Brauchler is, as is the norm for most politically motivated, tough-on-crime DA’s, going for the death penalty. The jury rejected the defense’s assertion that Holmes was insane at the time of the infamous shootings and should not be executed Anybody who saw the dazed and drugged look on Holmes’s face at his first hearing will know that he was intoxicated with some drug at the time. Brauchler was the individual who held back the identity of Holmes’s drugs for as long as he legally could. Apparently he even had possession of the pill bottles that had been taken from Holmes’s apartment, thus derailing the defense’s ability to plea insanity or to understand what had altered Holmes’s mind so drastically.

Holmes’s lead defense attorney was Dan King. As with all court appointed lawyers, King was a poorly-reimbursed court-appointed lawyer who never denied that Holmes was the shooter but he also never had the monetary resources to obtain a well-informed psychiatrist of the stature of Dr Peter Breggin, Dr David Healey or Dr Joseph Glenmullen to testify for the defense. He stated in his closing arguments that Holmes is/was schizophrenic, is therefore “not guilty by reason of insanity” (I prefer the phrase “guilty but insane”) and should not be executed. Holmes’s understandably distraught parents agreed.

King argued throughout the trial that Holmes was insane at the time of the shootings and should have been locked up in a long-term psychiatric facility rather than in a penitentiary, where, unfortunately, he would have been subject to the same “treatment” he received before his shooting rampage. He would have been under the care of prescribing psychiatrists with beliefs and prescribing habits similar to Dr Fenton.

It is common knowledge that virtually all American psychiatrists reflexively “treat” with psychotropic drugs over 95 – 98% of their out-patients (and 100% of their in-patients) in various combinations of neurotoxic and psychotoxic, brain-altering chemicals like Holmes’s sertraline (generic Zoloft {Pfizer}, which is known to cause homicidal impulses, suicidal impulses, agitation, mania, psychosis, etc) and the benzodiazepine clonazepam (generic Klonopin {Roche}, which acts on the same brain synapses that the violence-inducing drug alcohol does).

Either one of those two drugs could have easily caused Holmes’s intoxicated brain to become psychotic and homicidally insane. Fenton had prescribed them for Holmes for the past several months, resulting in a state of chronic inebriation which likely caused his decline from a brilliant neuroscience grad student (he graduated with a 3.94 GPA as an undergraduate) into a paranoid, zombified loner who failed an important oral final exam a few weeks before the killings. His failure caused him to drop out of school, a shameful failure in his eyes and the eyes of others. Intolerable shame induces acts of violence, particularly in the isolated, the drug-intoxicated and the hopeless.

In my research about this case (of court records, media reports or testimony from “expert witnesses”) I have found not the slightest hint of anybody’s awareness of what is commonly known about the cocktail of drugs that Dr Fenton had prescribed for Holmes. In addition to the sertraline and clonazepam, Fenton had also prescribed propranolol [generic Inderal, a “beta-blocker” drug which can cause depression and should be used with extreme caution with psychotropic drugs], drugs that Dr Fenton testified under oath that she had increased (to toxic levels, in the case of sertraline) at Holmes’s last clinic visit a few weeks before he did the deed.

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The Boston Courts: A study in judicial shell games

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new logoMarti Oakley

Commentary by Doug Kinan

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2courtA recent article in the Boston Globe regarding the case of author Patricia Cornwell, who won a jury verdict only to see it thrown out by Judge George O’toole, is a grand example of the rot at the core of our court system.

O’toole of course leaned on supposed “technical errors” to cast the jury’s vote aside. Technical errors, and other idiotic, mindless nonsensical crap is used in courts across the country to vacate verdicts, dismiss legitimate cases, limit key evidence and refuse to allow it to even be seen or heard: these are just a few tools of the judicial trade.

From the Boston Globe Article:

“The judge acknowledged that some of the claims in the case were not affected by his errors, but still ordered a new trial, saying, “There is no way to assess what the verdict on the remaining claims properly subject to jury evaluation would have been.”

Lukey said Thursday that the decision to limit some of the key evidence in the case effectively dilutes the overall claims that Anchin maliciously wronged Cornwell and her company.”

But then came this comment from Doug Kinan, which needs to be read carefully.

Based on my experience, it appears that legal jujitsu and legal manipulations designed to wear out Ms. Cornwell, change the subject or vacate the award may be alive and well in this case.

In my view, many high dollar cases can be legally rigged, depending on how much money is involved to afford the “legal insurance” necessary, which may reduce the fiduciary’s exposure along the many years it takes to litigate a given case. The possibility of behind the scene bribes, unsaid promises and/or fraternity connections can be very persuasive.

There are numerous cases in probate courts across America to demonstrate that the formula for using the court to steal from the weak, defenseless and/or elderly is standard operating procedure in many cases, and especially in large estates.

Here is how one method works:

1. A fiduciary and/or a predator attorney may have the intention to defraud their client(s)out of a huge sum of money, depending on the case, the amount of money involved and who and/or how weak or defenseless the plaintiff is. If the fiduciary and/or predator attorney believes the plaintiff will not fight or has limited resources to fight, the theft is on and the fiduciary and/or predator attorney has the authority to steal as much as possible, and in some cases the majority of the estate. NOTE: Most lawyers are honest and decent. However, predator attorneys have mastered “gaming of the system” and/or have the necessary connections to achieve their desired result in one form or another. There is almost no penalty or significant consequences involved – Board of Bar Overseer oversight is pitiful.

2. During what I call the “defraud period”, the fiduciary uses some of the “misappropriated” funds (“walking around money”) to “buy off” and/or prolong the administrative/legal manipulations that follow. It’s done in many ways, but usually the fiduciary changes the subject to obfuscate the matter by the pound. The legal manipulations are designed to cloud the primary issue, wear down the plaintiff and increase legal fees.

3. After a period of years, there is either a forced settlement, a “compromise” or the judge in the case can make up any rule to “deliver justice” the way he or she sees fit. You never know what happens behind the scenes.

So long as the “triumvirate” (lawyer, judge, Board of Bar Overseers) can make up and/or ignore any rules they want, essentially there is no oversight and the amount of money determines where and how the case proceeds and ends.

Another way to look at legalized theft is:

1. Fiduciary and/or attorney steals $50,000 in a probate matter.

2. Plaintiff files an objection with the court and files a complaint with the Board of Bar Overseers, not necessarily in that order.

3. Plaintiff learns that retaining an attorney would be cost prohibitive and the gamble to litigate is too risky. NOTE: Most honest lawyers will tell a prospective client that the law, the facts and the evidence mean almost nothing in comparison to the “connections” and/or oversight failure to follow and apply the plain language Rules of Professional Conduct.

4. After years of litigating the case, the fiduciary and/or predatory attorney may offer a “take it or leave it” settlement of less than the “misappropriated” amount of $50,000 (court euphemism for stealing). The plaintiff almost has no choice but to accept, accept a “bench” decision or go to trial. The judge closes the case and simultaneously the Board complaint is a closed matter.

The possibility also exists that a “settlement” can be imposed, even if there is no settlement agreement.

We are at a stage in America where two tiered justice operates in plain sight, the “rule of law” is not the rule of law, that “equal justice under the law” is just a slogan and the reasonable conclusion is that the law can be negotiated, not obeyed.

America talks the best justice in the world. The reality is much different.

dougkinan@yahoo.com
Community & Good Government Advocate
Sworn & Commissioned Officer – Massachusetts Trial Court (Retired)
Member – Board of Directors, Boston State Hospital Project

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