Thank you for visiting. My thoughts & Feelings are my Own.

Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.

Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.

Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.

For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.

"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.

Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls

God Bless the Republic of America!

We have Got To Stand Up!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Weather Channel Founder Explains the History of the Global Warming Hoax

Weather Channel Founder Explains the History of the Global Warming Hoax

Weather Channel Founder John Coleman explains the history of the Global Warming hoax.
Weather Channel Founder John Coleman explains the history of the Global Warming hoax.
John Coleman, an award-winning meteorologist and weatherman with sixty years of experience and founder of the Weather Channel, produced a video explaining the history of the man-made global warming hoax (see video below).
Coleman, a former broadcast meteorologist of the year of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), explains that after being a member for several years, he quit the AMS after it became very clear to him that “the politics had gotten in the way of the science.” Coleman explains that there is no man-made global warming, and he’s sure of it.

Coleman says that if there were evidence of man-made global warming, he would have been dedicated his life to stopping it:
“I love our wonderful planet Earth. If I thought it was threatened by global warming, I would devote my life to stopping the warming!”
Now they call it “climate change” instead of global warming, because the warming has stopped, says Coleman, and that $4.7 billion in taxpayer money is funding “bogus reports” and “bogus research.”

Coleman explains that any warming or “climate change” is extremely negligible from a long-term perspective and certainly nothing unusual or alarming, and points out that Antarctic sea ice is close to an all-time high, and the polar bear population is as high as it’s been in recorded history.

In regards to rising sea levels, Coleman says that:
“It’s rising at about the rate of about six inches per hundred years, as part of this inter-glacial period. When North America was covered in a 400 foot thick ice core at the end of the last ice age, the oceans were low, and then as that ice melted, of course the oceans have risen. That rise has been gentle and is not important.”
At about the 11:30 mark, Coleman begins a detailed explanation about just how the global warming hoax was started and heated up, including how Al Gore got involved in the movement. WATCH BELOW:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Pure Heart Guide" Book 1 "Twin lakes Reunion" Comming soon. a site for fund raising your dreams into reality.
I will be using their program to assist in raising funds to publish the book in the E-Book world as well as good old fashion hard prints with once funds are raised.
Close to what the front cover of the book will be, working on larger font.
An old box found in a mountain cave in the book, inside were several interesting items.
Some old items of utah miner found in box, others were in a larger box also discovered in the book.
The ball in the center represents a 'Lev Antas Shuesa' or Pure Heart Guide, or compas of sorts.
Early pioneers to the Beaver Utah region came from all backgrounds, be they explorers, mormon pioneers, other pioneers seeking their freedoms, and then unusual beings who left behind unusual things..
 The glowing ball or Pure Heart Guide. Works based upon the light of ones soul, if it be of light then the compas device works, if it be of the grey or black soul then it will refuse to function


New Book the Adair family of Beaver Utah USA, an old pioneer family struggles with the unexpected disapearence of 2 of their children, The family and friends shall accept their fates as they search for those lost, light vs darkness, Humanities future is at stake. "Reunion at Twin Lakes" is the 1st in a 5 book series that will spin the tale, and speak of the fates of all involved with in it.
Pure Heart Guide is a book series that starts in Beaver Utah area, a family goes on a reunion to remote twin lakes. The kids find a door & cave, several disapear a search begins and then strange and dangerous things take place leading the rescue party into mysterious underground places. Intrigue, betrayals, faith and how the family and friends deal with the trials before them, an old friend assist...s in the search as a guide for where they are going he has been before. Choices must be made for good or bad and with each choice made the ripple effects will change how the world and humanity looks at themselves and others they did not know existed, until now. This is an adventure filled with twists and turns, and faith, prayer, mystery, discovery. Epic fight between the 2 forces of eternity, Good vs. Evil, Light vs Darkness, who will win in the end and how will it effect your life?
This Preview below is very close to what will actually be, if anyone has suggestions for rewards beyond what is there please suggest them. Working on the needed video for the project will add later before launching fund raiser.

Here is a preview link for the kickstarter page I am working on. Any suggestions for rewards now is a great time to share them.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Full Story You Might Not Have Heard About How a Boy’s Claim of Nearly Dying and Meeting Jesus in Heaven Became a Major Movie

Full Story You Might Not Have Heard About How a Boy’s Claim of Nearly Dying and Meeting Jesus in Heaven Became a Major Movie

“Heaven Is For Real, the feature film about a young boy’s real-life claim that he visited heaven and met Jesus during a near-death experience, captivated millions when it debuted in theaters earlier this year.
In anticipation of the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray next month, Sony Pictures exclusively released a deleted scene to TheBlaze as well as video interviews with the Burpo family and the movie’s creators explaining how the Christian-themed movie made its way to the big screen.
As previously reported, in 2003, 4-year-old Colton Burpo claimed he saw and interacted with the divine. It’s no surprise that his purported experience sparked some debate in his small-town community in Imperial, Nebraska, leading even his father, a pastor, to grapple with his young son’s claims.
After all, the concept of life after death is known to spawn some serious discussion — and disagreement. And that’s exactly what happened both in the community and among parishioners at Colton’s church (read some of the Burpo family’s real-life claims here).
In a deleted scene not shown in the theatrical release, these tensions can be observed between Colton’s father Todd Burpo, who is played by actor Greg Kinnear, and church board member Jay Wilkons, who is portrayed by actor Thomas Haden Church.
Burpo, who is pastor at Crossroads Wesleyan Church, find himself at a crossroads when the church board shows skepticism after learning the details of Colton’s purported experience. A split develops between Burpo and some of church leaders who are initially uncomfortable with the story’s theological underpinnings.
Watch the scene, which didn’t make the cutting room floor, below:

Sony also shared a second clip that reveals how the bestselling “Heaven Is For Real” book made its way to the big screen.
Producer Joe Roth is featured in the video, explaining that he regularly reads the Sunday New York Times book section to find ideas for good films. One day, he found a write-up about Colton’s story and became intrigued.
“I saw about a two-paragraph section that talked about this book and it seemed to me a terrific idea for a movie, because everybody wants to know what happens when you die,” Roth explained.
Others agreed that the story was fascinating and writer and director Randall Wallace was brought on board to help bring the story to life.
“Heaven Is For Real,” he said, offered an opportunity to highlight the personal struggles that faith leaders like Burpo go through when they deal with their own personal doubt — a subject that is often given little attention.
“Anyone who takes on the mantle of trying to lead others into faith then has the struggle of saying, ‘What do I do with my own doubts and my own fears? To whom do I go when I am hurting and when my own sense of self or confidence is crumbling?,’” he said. “What do you do when your son … looks at you and says, ‘I went to heaven?’ What do you say?”
He added, “That, to me, is the stuff of drama.”
Watch this clip below:

“Heaven Is For Real” is based on the New York Times bestselling book by the same name.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Farewell Speech - President Reagan's Farewell Speech from the Oval Offic...

Flashback: Reagan’s Riveting Words at D-Day’s 40th Anniversary Still Require Tissues — ‘These Are the Men Who Took the Cliffs’

Flashback: Reagan’s Riveting Words at D-Day’s 40th Anniversary Still Require Tissues — ‘These Are the Men Who Took the Cliffs’

President Ronald Reagan stood in front of 62 men “who took the cliffs” at Omaha Beach in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, and delivered a riveting speech with highly emotional moments.
Reagan at Normandy, June 6, 1984 (YouTube)
Reagan at Normandy, June 6, 1984 (YouTube)
Reagan’s voice frequently broke as he addressed the D-Day vets and their families on June 6, 1984, many of them weeping as he spoke.
He highlighted Private First Class Peter Robert Zanatta of the 37th Engineer Combat Battalion, from the first assault wave to hit Omaha Beach. Reagan noted that Zanatta wanted to return to Normandy but died of cancer eight years before. However, Zanatta’s daughter Lisa did make it that day — and she’s seen listening through tears to Reagan reading aloud her promise to her late father:
“I’m going there, Dad. And I’ll see the beaches and the barricades and the monuments. I’ll see the graves, and I’ll put flowers there just like you wanted to do. I’ll feel all the things you made me feel through your stories and your eyes. I’ll never forget what you went through, Dad, nor will I let anyone else forget. And Dad…I’ll always be proud.”
Later in the clip Reagan reflected upon his D-Day anniversary experience, asking “Where do we find them? Where do we find such men?” He followed that with “the answer came almost as quickly as I’d asked the question. Where we’ve always found them in this country: On the farms, the shops, the stores, and the offices. They just are the product of the freest society the world has every known.”

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Common Core’s Long Shadow a Primary Reason Former Teacher Is Pulling Her Kids from School District She Grew Up In

Common Core’s Long Shadow a Primary Reason Former Teacher Is Pulling Her Kids from School District She Grew Up In

It’s not possible to conclude that Lynne Rigby doesn’t care about education.
A product of Seminole County Public Schools, Rigby graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and returned to teach elementary school in the Florida district outside Orlando she called home as a student for so many years. She and her husband sent their children through that same district as well.
Former Teacher Lynne Rigby Pens Lengthy Letter to Politicans and Educators Explaining Why Shes Pulling Her Kids from Elementary School — and Common Cores Long Shadow Is a Primary Culprit
Image source: AP/Lincoln Journal Star, Francis Gardler
“We stayed here so our kids would be blessed with a similar educational experience and opportunities,” she noted.
But Rigby has been seeing a really big problem — and she detailed it in a meticulous 2,800-word letter to politicians and educators that took her six weeks to complete.
In it she explained that after a school year that was “totally disheartening” — as well as many attempts to navigate the myriad curriculum and standardized testing issues that grew only more maddening, perplexing, and convoluted as time wore on — she and her husband decided to pull their youngest kids from elementary school in the district they’d loved for so long.
Why? So they could have a fighting chance to learn.
And while Rigby’s letter — which elicited such a reaction that it was highlighted by The Washington Post — highlighted a number of issues, one culprit is the inescapable “elephant in the room,” she writes: Common Core.
Or more accurately, “The Florida Standards which are aligned to Common Core,” she clarified. “The materials remain the same.” (The Post pointed out that the “new Florida Standards in math and Language Arts were approved earlier this year after the state pulled out of the Common Core State Standards initiative and devised their own, which actually look a great deal like the Core.”)
“It sounds awesome when you say that kids are on the same page and we’ll be developing critical thinkers; they will rise to the challenge of more difficult standards.,” Rigby said regarding Common Core. “And every kid will be career and college ready at the end of high school and all on the same page? SIGN ME UP.
“Sure. Walk that political line. It’s rhetoric. It sounds fantastic when you gloss over it like that,” she added.
“Shouldn’t I, as a 40 year old mom with an education degree, whose current job is to write instructional lessons for adults, be able to take a test for 8 and 9 year olds in a matter of minutes without thought or ‘oh, wait, that’s not right?!’ moments? Yes, I should, but that was not the case,” she wrote.
Rigby pointed out that “about 90%” of the assignments her son Jackson brings home has consisted of “worksheets, done in class and done at home. Everything I’ve seen this year is stand-alone, segmented. Nothing is deep, there is no time for kids to even consider what is interesting to them, because you’re on page 168 today and you need to get through 170 by tomorrow.” For Rigby it’s “a joke, a joke being played on our kids. On MY KID, I’m not cool with that.”
“…start thinking outside of the box…Put creativity back in learning and teaching.”
She also called out President Obama, saying his Race to the Top “dictates these tests and Common Core through funding. But education is not a race – it is a journey – why must we hurry it along?”
“I am asking you to start thinking outside of the box,” Rigby added. “Stand up for our kids. Put creativity back in learning and teaching. Someone has to take the initiative to save the schools and a generation of kids – why not you? Why not us? Who is in a better position than one of the highest performing counties in the state?”
Then a dire warning: “Teachers are leaving the classroom in droves. Parents are in an uproar. The arguments are varied and most are valid. If you stick with this curriculum and these high stakes tests, I fear you will be creating an even wider divide between haves and have nots. Parents who can afford it will put their kids in private school or homeschool them. The gap will grow; not shrink.”
Check out Rigby’s full letter here

Added the full letter below.

.Why I am pulling my kids from public elementary school: a letter to the powers that be.
Why I

It’s a manifesto of sorts, actually. Bless you if you read all 2800 words. I know it’s insanely long – Brad told me people would disengage, but I couldn’t figure out what to cut out. And I’m generally very pithy. It took me about 6 weeks to write it. I know my one little voice can’t change much, but we, parents and educators, need to band together and change the insanity of the public education system.

Dear Governor Scott, Mr. Griffin, Mrs. Stewart, David Simmons, Karen Castor Dentel, Mr. Agosto and Mrs. Brouillard and Seminole County School Board Members,

I am a parent of five children in Seminole County Schools aged 4 (VPK) to 16. My husband and I are deeply embedded in this community. We are both successful products of Lake Brantley High School and the middle schools that fed into it. I graduated from The University of Georgia in 1995 and came back to Seminole to teach Kindergarten at Pinecrest and Wekiva; he is currently the pitching coach for the Lake Brantley varsity baseball team. Our ties run deep. We stayed here so our kids would be blessed with a similar educational experience and opportunities.
This year has been completely disheartening for us. You see, I’ve been okay with FCAT…show what you know, I get it….some sort of accountability. That was until this year. My third grade son, Jackson, the fourth of my four boys has had mostly As, a scattering of Bs through his Bear Lake career, much like his brothers. However, he has had the Discovery Education tests added to his school year. I saw his score on DE in first grade and it was scary low, in the 20s. But he had 1s and his teacher said that she knows him and he was doing fine with nothing to worry about. Same thing in 2nd grade, though, knowing that FCAT was looming, I began to panic a bit. We read out loud together each night through the summer, talked about the books as we read and I believed that that would pay off on the first DE test of 3rd grade because he was doing really well. I was wrong. His first DE test was similar to others but now his teachers start panicking because their pay depends on it. He is sent to remedial LEAP and ultimately a math pullout group. All the while, he has mostly As and a few Bs.
Disconnect. That’s the word that plays over in my head. How can he do all his homework on his own, rarely asking a question, never, ever struggling with any topic and get such a low percentile on a test? Then, an epiphany. What is this test? What is the validity of this test? How does it relate to our curriculum? That’s something I’ve never considered. I’ve always walked the “company” line. I am looking at a print out of Jackson’s answers (B, A, A, C, D, etc) and the correct answers (C, D, A, C, B) and what does that tell me? Nothing. It tells me nothing. I can’t see the test to see what he’s done wrong, to see if the questions are worded well, to see why he’s doing poorly. He’s being pulled out of normal classes for remediation because of this DE test, but he has all As and Bs! He’s excelling from a curriculum standpoint, so I, as a teacher, don’t even know how to help him at home. We did FCAT practice tests at home, something I’ve never done with my older boys who had the same grades but no DE. Shouldn’t I, as a 40 year old mom with an education degree, whose current job is to write instructional lessons for adults, be able to take a test for 8 and 9 year olds in a matter of minutes without thought or “oh, wait, that’s not right?!” moments? Yes, I should, but that was not the case. If I can defend how two answers are correct on a question, then the test is flawed.
Jackson’s brothers had 4s and 5s on all their FCATs, perhaps a 3 thrown in here and there. All of which I accepted without hesitation. FCAT was no big deal in our house. They’re smart boys, we are involved parents, they have no stress, their lives are good. But now I pause. Did Carson not make it into GEMS because of an inverse operation problem that my mother-in-law, the former LBHS Pre-Calculus teacher, said was flawed on the 3rd grade test? The problem that my husband, a Georgia Tech graduate, said that there had to be a typo because the right answer wasn’t there? On a THIRD grade problem? Suddenly I want to see my kids tests, see where they went wrong, see what they did right, but parents aren’t afforded that option and neither are teachers. If the test is truly a good indicator of student ability, then the parents and teachers should be able to see the actual test and the student work to help the students moving forward?
Fine. FCAT is over. It’s no longer an issue. But the “AIR” test is coming. What will that bring? Who knows? The teachers don’t, the administrators don’t, so the kids and parents surely don’t know. Oh wait, the state of Utah knows because the state of Florida paid the state of Utah $5.5 million to field test the test. Who’s writing it? And just as important, who is grading it? The educational grapevine says that 5th graders will have 14 hours of testing. Fourteen. That makes me cringe. If you told me that I had to take 14 hours of testing in a two week period, I’d shut down. And you want to do that to my 10/11 year old? The mama bear in me starts to come out. That is not developmentally appropriate. Period. It’s no different than expecting and demanding all children to walk at 10 months; some might be able to do it, but a lot, if not most, will not have the developmental skills to do so successfully. The MCAT is approximately five hours and ten minutes to get into medical school. And the state of Florida thinks it’s okay to subject our small children to fourteen hours stressful and strenuous testing? Free response sounds great when you say it fast, but that means that someone or something has to grade that test. A teacher, paid a minimal amount, and a computer will be grading the free response test. If there’s a discrepancy, the computer grade takes precedent. Not my child’s teacher who knows him and sees him everyday, but a non-human that is looking for scripted answers?
This brings us to the elephant in the room. Common Core or The Florida Standards which are aligned to Common Core. The materials remain the same. Jackson has the same text books as his cousin in California. I’ve done my research, I’m an over-researcher by nature. And again, it all sounds great when you say it fast. It is nice that kids can move on a Friday from New Jersey and go to school in California the following Monday and pick up right where they left off. It sounds awesome when you say that kids are on the same page and we’ll be developing critical thinkers; they will rise to the challenge of more difficult standards. And every kid will be career and college ready at the end of high school and all on the same page? SIGN ME UP.
Sure. Walk that political line. It’s rhetoric. It sounds fantastic when you gloss over it like that. But let’s really look at our implementation of Common Core. I’ve seen it first hand with my third grader this year and to a lesser extent with my older kids. Let’s take Jackson, his first and second grade lessons were based on the older curriculum. This year a new curriculum is thrown in, teach it with “fidelity” Seminole County tells them – that means that they used only the Pearson materials (you know, the Pearson that has spent nearly $4.4 million in lobbying in recent years) and only Pearson materials, for the first 12 weeks of the school year. And get this, then we’ll use the FCAT 2.0 which is aligned with the former standards to decide if this group of third graders is worthy of fourth grade placement.
Jackson had a passage on a weekly comprehension and vocabulary test that was horribly written. The material was about professional athletes, which is relevant to him since his dad played Major League Baseball. The syntax, however, was a disaster. I typed the whole thing into a grade and reading level decoder and it averaged at 10th grade with all its indicators. For my 8 year old. In fact, I gave it to my “gifted” 10th grader to read and he looked at it for a minute and tossed it aside because he didn’t want to have to really think for the 3rd grade work. To the other extreme, Jackson then has “feel” and other long e spelling words in late winter/early spring, along with vocabulary like “sports” and “basketball” which is in stark contrast to the 10th grade passage about professional sports in October! There is no rhyme or reason to the materials and curriculum. It’s a joke, a joke being played on our kids. On MY KID, I’m not cool with that.
We have had some amazing teachers at Bear Lake, Teague and Lake Brantley. They’ve engaged the kids with creative projects, reader’s theater, allowed the kids to pursue some topics that interest them, delved deeper into cultural studies. Engaged them. Though the common core standards purport to foster that kind of education, about 90% of the work Jackson brings home is worksheets, done in class and done at home. Everything I’ve seen this year is stand-alone, segmented. Nothing is deep, there is no time for kids to even consider what is interesting to them, because you’re on page 168 today and you need to get through 170 by tomorrow. There is nothing engaging about workbooks. Shouldn’t our Florida kids learn about things like the Everglades and the delicate ecosystem with our many lakes, springs and oceans or all about hurricanes? Think of the units you could do! Think of how many skills you can conquer with a long unit like that! Think about how engaged kids could be in the process and how meaningful it would be to them! Worksheets could still be used, but just to reinforce skills, not as the entire curriculum. Pearson “with fidelity” does not allow time for such things; that’s the problem with a nationalized curriculum.
Today’s public school atmosphere is all about accountability and not about the actual needs of the child. Not everything in education can be quantified; we are dealing with little humans who come into that classroom everyday with different backgrounds. Some might not have eaten since lunch yesterday, another couldn’t sleep last night because she saw Dad hit Mom through her cracked bedroom door, and thankfully others come into that classroom with every need met, loved, hugged and kissed as they exited Mom’s car. Teacher pay is being affected by those factors, factors that they cannot control. Art and music teachers are being “graded” on how well the kids who come to them once every seven days do on their math and language arts FCAT. That is nonsense. The same company who came up with the widely maligned “Value Added Model” for teachers is writing our new standardized test. That does not exactly elicit waves of confidence. You are not programming computers; you can’t expect a 2008 Dell that had coffee spilled on it to perform the same tasks as a 2014 iMac. I am extremely worried about the work atmosphere you are creating with these criteria and again, the validity of such a system needs to be addressed.
I haven’t even broached the EOCs for every high school class. For the life of me, I cannot imagine why our state would pay to develop, give and grade a test for high school PE or Art 1 or Foods and Nutrition. Academics are one thing, but you need to allow our teenagers to explore topics that interest them and those do not need to come with a standardized test. That is a colossal waste of money and another way to suck out the last chance they might have to love learning.
The goal of education is to foster the child’s fullest potential based on their strengths and interests. I’m lucky, I guess. My kids generally do fit into your perfect little box because they pass tests, they never get into trouble, they will do “fine” at whatever curriculum you throw at them. But I want them to be excited about some aspects of learning, I want my kids in high school to take some classes because the topic interests them without the threat of failing a standardized test associated with an elective. The time that our kids could be pursuing their interests is being spent on test preparation. How can test prep be spun as “in the best interest of the chid?” Education should revolve around what is best for the child, right now, it’s revolving around what is best for Pearson’s bottom line and stuffing our kids into this metaphorical box that they’ve created. Weeks of standardized testing not only takes away valuable instruction time, but it also does not give a complete picture of the child. My middle schoolers were on a “testing” schedule for 11 days during testing season. Do you know what that means? It means they sit in one class for 3 hours every morning while another group in the school is testing. Know what they did? Watched movies. Some of them were science movies, but my 6th and 7th graders watched the same movie and did the same project.
The test emphasis is coming from the higher-ups, the State and Federal Government (that’s another topic all together). I get it. I do not blame the school or the county. Obama’s “Race to the Top” dictates these tests and Common Core through funding. But education is not a race – it is a journey – why must we hurry it along? It is with that that I ask you, Seminole County, to reevaluate. You have a community base in Seminole County who live here for your highly rated schools, but by taking the power away from the individual schools and teachers, you are undermining your superiority. Allow your your teachers to teach as they see fit for their students, let them create, let them explore. Trust them to know their kids. Take away the script. Allow the kids to play, learn in a manner that is developmentally appropriate. I am asking you to start thinking outside of the box. Stand up for our kids. Put creativity back in learning and teaching. Someone has to take the initiative to save the schools and a generation of kids – why not you? Why not us? Who is in a better position than one of the highest performing counties in the state?
Teachers are leaving the classroom in droves. Parents are in an uproar. The arguments are varied and most are valid. If you stick with this curriculum and these high stakes tests, I fear you will be creating an even wider divide between haves and have nots. Parents who can afford it will put their kids in private school or homeschool them. The gap will grow; not shrink. I want to stand up for all kids, but even if I scream from the rooftops about how the system is broken, my little voice has a very small chance of being heard. I want it to change and I have strong opinions. Project and inquiry based education. Informal and varied assessments for young kids. Develop the whole child, create curriculum and classrooms which are developmentally appropriate and foster the love of learning. I could go on….
I can’t change the educational environment by myself- at least not in the next few months - but I can take charge of my kids’ education. For us, I’ve decided that Jackson and Lylah (entering Kindergarten) will be attending Park Maitland next year. This year was a Common Core Experiment and next year will be focused on figuring out the “AIR” test. I cannot, in good conscience, allow them to be the guinea pigs for a curriculum that has not been proven and pawns in the high-stakes testing game. I don’t want Jackson to lose yet another year of meaningful learning while his teacher is forced to figure out how to best prepare him for a test she’s never seen. Because her pay depends on it, because the school’s funding depends on it – she MUST prepare them if she agrees with it or not. I am concentrating my efforts on my younger two kids and praying that my oldest three have had a strong enough educational base that they will survive and hopefully thrive in this new environment. I want my kids to love learning, I want them to explore and be curious. I want their lessons to be meaningful, deep and connected. And ultimately, I want them back in Seminole County Schools, unfortunately at this point I do not think that SCPS is the best choice for them and that breaks my heart. It’s a shame because you’re losing out on two pretty amazing kids.

Lynne Rigby

The Post noted several abbreviations only an educator of her pedigree would understand:
VPK is voluntary prekindergarten; FCAT is the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, the state-mandated exams that have been used for years for “accountability” purposes in school districts across the state but which are being replaced by a new test aligned to new Florida standards and being designed by the American Institutes for Research, or AIR…EOCs are end-of-course exams. SCPS is Seminole County Public Schools.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Texas Pig Farmer Destroys Muslim Who Tries To Make Him Leave

Pig Races, interesting, maybe he should add, Pig Calling to the list of events during his neighbors loud call to prayers.. have a very loud call for piggies as well..

VIDEO: Texas Pig Farmer Destroys Muslim Who Tries To Make Him Leave

Recently, a Texas farmer was shocked when he learned that the land next to his family’s farm was purchased by Muslims, who hoped to build a mosque. However, that was only the beginning of Craig Baker’s surprises. His new neighbor actually asked him to leave.
Baker’s pig farm was an issue for the Muslim community. In order to “cleanse” the land before building their mosque, they hoped to push Baker out.
Instead, Baker started holding pig races every Friday, when he knew that his neighbors would saying their afternoon prayer.
Baker’s response?


Obama’s 40 alarming quotes about Islam and Christianity

Obama’s 40 alarming quotes about Islam and Christianity

Over the past week, we’ve shared the blessings and remembrances of Passover and Easter. Of course this is a very special time of reflection for Jews and Christians. And in America, there cannot be any debate that this nation was founded upon a Judeo-Christian faith heritage — notice I did not say religion.
And so it was yesterday afternoon that I came across a very interesting piece written on April 17th by Thomas Lifson in the American Thinker that I’d like to share. It’s a comparative listing of 40 quotes from President Barack Hussein Obama, 20 each on Islam and Christianity from a blog called Now the End Begins.
As Lifson states, “Collectively, (the quotes) create quite an interesting picture. I admit that there may be instances of the president speaking as favorably of Christianity as he does of Islam, but I am not aware of them. I do remember in the 2008 campaign that he said he had accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and that was in response to public awareness of his attendance at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church, Trinity United. What the president left unsaid is the nature of Jesus as understood in Black Liberation Theology.”
Here are the first five about Islam:
#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
#6 “Islam has always been part of America”
You can read the full list here.

40 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christianity

| October 2, 2013
When someone shows you who they are, believe them
Since 2009, NOW THE END BEGINS has brought you story after story in detailed accounts of exactly how Obama feels about Islam, and how he views Christianity and the Bible. So today, in light of recent events in Washington, we feel it important that you know exactly where your president stands in regards to his faith and his god. Below are 20 quotes he has made about Islam, and 20 quotes he has made about Christianity. Nothing edited or mashed up, just exactly in the context he originally spoke them in with fully-sourced links so you can see where they come from.
If after reading this, you still think he is not a Muslim, then there is something organically wrong with your ability to reason and understand simple words written on the level of 6th grade English. You may remain ignorant, but it will be willingly so.
20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam and Mohammed
#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
#2The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
#5Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
#6 “Islam has always been part of America”
#7we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities
#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
#14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality
#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”
#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity and the Bible

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”
#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”
#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”
#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”
Over the past 5 years, Obama has never one time refuted any claims or comments made about him being the liberal savior.
#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”
#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”
#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”
#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”
#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”
#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”
#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”
#13 Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”
#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”
#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”
#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”
#18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”
#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”
#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

I am offering no commentary other than this: I don’t recall anywhere in my Sunday school studies or Biblical teachings any story of Isra where Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed joined in heaven in prayer. But this is how we can be easily co-opted into believing something if we fail to understand our own faith and actual history. I read all the quotes several times and remember when many of them were spoken.
In my assessment, there is a very clear and evident bias, and when combined with certain actions — as in Libya, Egypt, and towards Israel — well, you assess for yourself. Be an American Thinker. And then be a Guardian of the Republic.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Stewart: New EPA Regulations are Pure Fantasy

Stewart: New EPA Regulations are Pure Fantasy

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new carbon regulations, requiring power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Following this announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), former chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Environment, released the following statement:
"What the EPA is calling a "common sense plan" is just pure fantasy. It's just another example of more expensive, big-government regulation, and less freedom for american businesses and american families. These new regulations will require existing power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30%, which will require billions of dollars in renovations and cost over 400,000 jobs. The costs of this new regulation will be paid for by you and me in the form of increased power bills, fewer jobs, a decrease in the manufacturing sector, and more expensive energy efficient products."
"President Obama ran on an all-of-the-above energy platform. His plan promised to support economic growth, job creation and energy security. But over the last 5 years, instead of 'developing every source of American-made energy', he has engaged in a war on coal. The President's administration is crushing energy development with over-regulation. Instead of growing the economy, he's stifling it — forcing companies to cut employees hours and jobs to pay for these new regulations. Even the President himself admitted, that these kind of proposals will be make energy bills 'necessarily skyrocket'."
"This comes at horrible timing, as just last week it was announced that our GDP shrunk for the first time in 3 years. We need to be growing our economy, focusing on investing in new technology and cultivating the untapped energy resources found across the United States."
113th Congress

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Netanyahu Blasts Hamas-Backed Palestinian Gov’t, Urges World Leaders ‘Not to Rush to Recognize’

Netanyahu Blasts Hamas-Backed Palestinian Gov’t, Urges World Leaders ‘Not to Rush to Recognize’

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on June 1, 2014 in Jerusalem. (Photo: Dan Balilty/Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on June 1, 2014 in Jerusalem. (Photo: Dan Balilty/Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
In his opening remarks at his Sunday cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to rush to recognize the Palestinian government of which Hamas is a part and which is dependent on Hamas.”
“Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel and the international community must not embrace it. This will not strengthen peace; it will strengthen terrorism,” Netanyahu added.
An unnamed senior Israeli government official earlier told the Times of Israel that the formation of a unity government including Hamas would be “a great leap backward.”
The U.S. and Israel classify Hamas which currently rules Gaza as a terrorist group.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Fatah faction on Saturday said the new Fatah-Hamas government would be announced on Monday; however a Hamas spokesman on Sunday said that the deal had not yet been finalized due to ongoing disagreements between the two Palestinian factions.
Abbas said that Israel had informed the Palestinian Authority that it would take punitive measures against the new government if it includes Hamas, including the possible withholding of tax money Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians. Abbas vowed to respond to any punitive steps, but did not detail how.
“We are going to react to any Israeli action,” Abbas said, according to the Times of Israel. “This is our money, not aid from Israel, and we will not stay silent. They want to punish us because we have an agreement with Hamas, which is part of our people.”
If Abbas takes Hamas into his government, it would also mean a likely halt to the $440 million in direct annual U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.
In an effort to allay western concerns, Abbas has said the new government would be made up of apolitical technocrats.
Another looming question: What would become of Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation in the event Hamas joins the government?
Hamas – which has launched thousands of rockets into southern Israel from Gaza – said on Saturday that it would not agree to continue the joint security effort.
Furthermore, the militant group has vowed in recent weeks that even if it joins Abbas’s government, it will not give up the armed struggle against Israel.

Negotiating With Terrorists: Inside the Capture and Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Negotiating With Terrorists: Inside the Capture and Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Black List," "Full Black," "Foreign Influence," "The Apostle," "The Last Patriot" (banned in Saudi Arabia), "The First Commandment," "Takedown," "Blowback," "State of the Union," "Path of the Assassin," "The Lions of Lucerne," and his New York Times bestselling spinoff series, The Athena Project. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS programs to discuss terrorism. He has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit and shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan to research "The Apostle."
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has been released from captivity. That’s the good news. Every American and every freedom-loving person in the world should rejoice. The reunion with his family will be a major media moment and a major moment for the president. The bad news is that President Obama has now placed a target on the back of every single American – civilian and military alike.
For more than 200 years, the United States has had a policy of not trading prisoners for American hostages. That policy has been shredded and international travel to even cities like London, Paris, and Amsterdam will now pose an exceptional danger for Americans.
And as Americans, we must all ask: at what price was Sgt. Bergdahl’s freedom purchased?
According to reports, Sgt. Bergdahl was under the influence when he walked off his base in Paktika Province, Afghanistan and into the arms of the Haqqani terrorism network.
It is important to note that the Haqqanis are not the same thing as the Afghan Taliban. The two are different groups. They each have their own distinct and separate leadership council, or “Shura” that they report to. The Haqqanis are heavily tied to both Al Qaeda (providing them safe passage and support) and the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency, also known as the ISI. The Haqqanis are a heavily criminal enterprise sowing and feeding off of the chaos in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. Envision Al Qaeda crossed with the Sopranos and you begin to get the picture of what these thugs are like.
When news of Sgt. Bergdahl’s release broke, I reached out to intelligence contacts who have operated in the Af/Pak region and are familiar with the situation. I wanted to discuss what was being reported – and more importantly – what wasn’t. The following is what they told me.
When Sgt. Bergdahl was picked up by the Haqqanis, he was described as diwana – the Pashtu word for intoxicated. He was with two or three Afghan soldiers he had walked off his Forward Operating Base with. It is believed the group was en route to indulge in further intoxicants.
Once the Haqqanis had stumbled onto Sgt. Bergdahl, they moved quickly to secure him and move him out of Afghanistan into Pakistan.
This information was passed on to U.S. Special Operations Command, who contacted the powers that be in Kabul, who in turn reached out to Sgt. Bergdahl’s Forward Operating Base. According to my sources, the F.O.B. had not even noticed that Sgt. Bergdahl had failed to appear for muster that morning.
Until they could spirit Sgt. Bergdahl out of Afghanistan, the Haqqanis decided to hide him nearby among the nomads known locally as the ‘Koochi.’ And while the soldiers of Task Force 82 passed by, frantically searching for Sgt. Bergdahl, shouting “Bowe! Bowe!” not a single Koochi tent flap was lifted or even investigated. Had that been done, Bergdahl might have been discovered and rescued before the Haqqanis could sneak him into Pakistan.
The Haqqanis took Bergdahl into the Showal area of Northern Waziristan where he fell under the control of a man named Mullah Sangeen Zadran, the chief of operations for Siraj Haqqani – head of the Haqqani terror network.
Mullah Sangeen’s brother, Bilal oversaw the logistics of Sgt. Bergdahl’s day-to-day captivity. Sgt. Bergdahl was kept lightly guarded – in order not to draw attention – and moved often. To his credit, Bergdahl attempted more than one escape.
Contrary to press reports, the Afghan Taliban – aka the Quetta Shura – never had their hands on Sgt. Bergdahl. He was always under the control of the Haqqani network.
As more intelligence was developed, it was put into the reporting stream and fed up the chain of command. The Obama Administration seemed either unable or unwilling to put forth any attempt to rescue Sgt. Bergdahl – especially as it would mean violating Pakistani sovereignty, something similar to the bin Laden raid, which would require a presidential decision.
Some of those I spoke with suspected that the U.S. wanted to write Bergdahl off. “If he had been a Tier One guy, from Delta or DEVGRU,” one contact told me, “they would have gone into Pakistani in a heartbeat to get him back.”
Accidentally, something similar may have happened. In early August 2013, a U.S. military unit – operating on intercepted signal intelligence – stumbled across the confusing Durand Line and conducted a raid on the Pakistani side of the border.
They hit a house believed to have been holding Sgt. Bergdahl. Unfortunately, he wasn’t there. They did, though, take a man named Gehangir, into custody. It was a smart move. Intelligence would later reveal that the house was indeed a Haqqani safe house, Sgt. Bergdahl had been there (though recently moved) and Gehangir was a Haqqani operative who ran the safe house for the Haqqani network..
On or about September 5, 2013, Mullah Sangeen was killed in a drone strike. Though he was Siraj Haqqani’s chief of operations, tensions between the two men had been mounting for some time and there are those who suggest Sangeen’s location was purposefully leaked in order to get him out of the way.
It was expected that Siraj Haqqani would now consolidate things and move to take tighter control of Sgt. Bergdahl. He did so by putting Bergdahl under the control of one of his deputies, Ahmad Jan – while Sangeen’s brother, Bilal still maintained custodial control and saw to the day-to-day details of guarding Sgt. Bergdahl and moving him from place to place.
Not longer after taking over for Sangeen, Ahmad Jan was droned.
Through all the intrigue, escape attempts, constant movement, and subterfuge, Sgt. Bergdahl was allegedly never transported outside Showal. The Haqqanis had kept him in the same general area. We could have gotten to him, and we should have gotten to him much sooner.
The habit of leaving men behind has become an alarming hallmark of the Obama Administration. We have never before done that as a nation. I can’t imagine the Special Operations community, the intelligence community, or the military in general are very happy right now. President Obama knew for too long where Sgt. Bergdahl was and did nothing to get him back. The Pakistanis, who also knew, haven’t been sanctioned for their culpability in this outrage, much less for the sanctuary they provided for Osama bin Laden.
According to the Associated Press, any effort to free Sgt. Bergdahl suffered from “disorganization and poor communication among numerous federal agencies.” Nevertheless, whether it was the “shrinking U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan” or a need for a stage-maganed win to distratct from the scandals and failed foreign policy plaguing the Obama Administration, someone decided to redouble efforts to secure Sgt. Bergdahl’s release. But as history has shown, when negotiating with the Haqqanis you need to sharpen your pencil and bring a big checkbook.
The Haqqanis care first and foremost about the Haqqanis. To my previous example, they are 80% Sopranos and 20% terrorists. It always comes down to the money with them, always, which makes the terms of Sgt. Bergdahl’s release so curious.
Why would the Haqqanis ever hand over a hostage (referred to locally as “Golden Sparrows’) as valuable as Sgt. Bergdahl without getting anything in return?
Four of the Gitmo prisoners being released by the United States are not Haqqanis, but rather Afghan Taliban. In fact, only the fifth, Nabi Omari, has any significance for the Haqqanis. Omari allegedly has family in the Haqqani network and is a “favorite/lover” of Raschid Hafiz, a member of the inner circle around Siraj Haqqani.
It is almost incomprehensible that the Haqqanis would not demand the release of Haji Mali Kahn, a major Haqqani commander. Kahn was captured in 2011 and is known not only as the “brain” of the Haqqani network, but also as a “revered elder of the clan,” and “the uncle of the network’s leader, Siraj Haqqani,” who was “in charge of suicide attacks, other attacks, money, finance and operations” and “served as an emissary between the Haqqanis and Baitullah Mehsud, the former head of the Pakistani Taliban.”
If the Haqqanis are going to do a prisoner swap, Haji Mali Kahn is unquestionably the person they’d ask for. They have been working day and night to get him returned. Yet his name wasn’t mentioned in regard to releasing Sgt. Bergdahl?
Perhaps they did ask for him. Maybe Kahn is such a bad guy that even the Obama Administration said, “absolutely no way.” If that were the case, the Haqqanis would simply default to asking for more money. That’s what they do. Eventually a price would be reached and a deal would be struck. So then why release the Afghan Taliban prisoners from Gitmo at all? Better yet, why was the U.S. even negotiating with the Quetta Shura when it was the Haqqanis who had Sgt. Bergdahl?
None of this make any sense- unless something else was going on.
If the Obama Administration did pay a ransom to the Haqqanis – through the Quetta Shura, the Pakistani ISI, or via a wealthy Middle Eastern Haqqani supporter acting as a middleman – the United States would have knowingly funded a terrorist organization. The United States would need a big fig leaf to hide that funding from the public and the Afghan Taliban/Quetta Shura would have gladly played along. They would have also made the United States pay through the nose for that cooperation. Judging by the list of terrorists the U.S. was forced to release, that’s one possible interpretation of what happened.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release raises many more questions than it answers. But will anyone in the mainstream media ask those questions? Will any of them discuss the recidivism rate of Gitmo detainees who, once released back into the wild, return to terrorism? How about the lives and limbs lost in the effort to capture those Gitmo detainees in the first place? What about the possibility that the Obama Administration may have directly funded a terrorist organization responsible for slaughtering American military personnel and countless innocent civilians?
Only time will tell. For now, one thing is clear – it is open season on American civilians and American military personnel around-the-world.
Where President Obama failed to close Gitmo, America’s enemies may just do it for him. All they need to do is kidnap enough Americans, and they’ll have the place cleaned out in no time.