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Mexican Drug Cartels and Terrorist join forces?

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In testimony before a congressional committee this week, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, said: “We have for some time been thinking ahead about what would happen if, say, Al Qaeda were to unite with the Zetas, one of the drug cartels.”

She was responding to a question about the possibility of terrorists using a drug-trafficking network to smuggle bombs or other lethal material into the United States from Mexico. In the last few years there have been news reports that bombs, dirty suitcase bombs and other weapons of mass destruction and their components have been smuggled into the U.S. through some of the very drug corridors used by the Mexican Drug Cartels (MDC,s).

Mexico’s interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora, said there was “no sign or element of a connection” between the groups. “Quite the contrary,” he told a radio interviewer, “these are two very different phenomena.”

Some Mexican officials, are taking issue with her recent comments that raised the possibility of an alliance between Mexican drug cartels and radical Islamic terrorists.  More

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Wisconsin: Tyrants All

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Paul Griepentrog _________________________________________________________

Having returned home early Thursday afternoon from her job down state, due to my illness, my wife arrived at the Emergency Room of the Howard Young Hospital.  The attendant at the desk called regarding my status and told my wife “I’m sorry; your husband is no longer with us.”  However reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated. 

We will be forced to pay for the treatment received out of our own pockets as we are without insurance.  A situation facilitated by increasing property taxes as a direct result of teacher retirement.  It seems as if the Park Falls school district failed to provide the necessary funds back in the eighties and now finds itself with a million dollar debt that it will be writing its own bond for.  When questioned as to the individuals responsible, we were informed that doesn’t matter.  This cover up was facilitated in part by none other than County Clerk Jean Gotwald serving in her capacity on the Chequamegon School District.  We were told the state employees union carried the debt for the failed payments and now we owe them principal and interest.   More

Mental Health Screenings In The Public School System

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Dramatic and thought-provoking.

Inventive Spelling

It is called “invented spelling” or “inventive spelling,” and many teachers encourage it in the early grades. It’s not because they’ve given up teaching children to spell, but because of a general shift in understanding about how children learn.

When children create their own spellings for words they do not know how to spell correctly they’re using invented spelling. They use what they know about letters, sounds and spelling patterns to spell the word as well as they can.

Written in standard spelling, the above excerpt from a first-grader’s story would say: “There once was two flowers. One was pink and the other was purple. They did not like each other because they were different colors. One day they had a fight.”

Commentary on Inventive Math (with a little tung in chek tossed in): More

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