Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Anyone tempted to ignore the 2010 Census will have a tough time doing it — especially if they have kids in school.
The government has launched Census in Schools, an all-out campaign targeting superintendents, principals, teachers, students and, indirectly, parents, as schools open across the nation this month and next. The message: The Census is coming and here's why everyone should care.
The goal is to send posters, teaching guides, maps and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories to encourage everyone to participate in the national count. The materials will land in more than 118,000 schools and reach 56 million students.
"It's great to reach the children because children are such strong voices in their homes," says Renee Jefferson-Copeland, chief of the Census schools program. "In households that are linguistically isolated, they can express the information to their parents."
The school effort is more ambitious than in 2000, the last time the government set out to count everyone. At that time, teachers had to request the material and it was available only in print. Now, the kits and lessons will arrive in every school and lesson plans can be downloaded online, where they will be available in 28 languages.
The Constitution mandates a complete population count every 10 years. The tally — down to the city block — helps redraw political boundaries and determine states' representation in Congress and the distribution of more than $400 billion in federal funds to state and local governments every year.
"It's extremely important for us," says Michael McGrady, associate director for partnership development at the National Head Start Association, which promotes school readiness for low-income children and their families. "Historically, Head Start families have been undercounted and that has a negative effect on their communities."
Between January and March, the Census Bureau will help plan a week of Census education in schools. During Census Week, teachers will devote 15 minutes every day for five days to the topic by discussing such things as civic participation, confidentiality or geography. Beginning in mid-March, more than 120 million Census questionnaires will be delivered to residential addresses.
The Census Bureau is partnering with Seseame Street to extend the 2010 Census message to preschoolers and adult caregivers. Under consideration: Using Sesame Street characters on Census materials and having characters participate in school events and public service announcements.
Although cybersecurity IS indeed vital to our national security from homegrown and external
I seem to recall China's controversial efforts highlighted during the 2008 Olympics to neutralize outside news and opinions from filtering into their private sector aka "The Great Firewall of China". Now, I don't know if Obama and Rockfeller realize that here in America we have a Constitution? Not to forget the Freedom of Information Act which defines our ability to freedom of speech, guarantees privacy and exterminates censorship. It is up to the people of this country to secure oneself, not a select few who determine when they deem it appropriate.
In 1644, John Milton, English poet and author said that it is up to each individual to uncover their own truth; NO ONE is wise enough to act as a censor for all individuals, including his own government (ie British Parliament). (Areopagitica)
How many more liberties shall we surrender under the false pretense that the government wishes to "provide security" ? This bill will rip apart the protections guaranteed by our Founding Fathers, even if it IS the scary cyberage.
I though the stimulus package gave funds to private companies to encourage growth, development and jobs. Can't these companies create computer protection on their own?
See the 55-page draft of S.773
Bill would give President emergency control of Internet | Declan McCullagh | CNET News | 28 August 2009
Mother Jones article
UPDATE: 1 Sept 2009 | article from Heritage Foundation
Thursday, August 27, 2009
- Obamas spent at least $80,000 beyond their income from 1999 to 2004 from a variety of lines of credit/mortgages. 1999-2004 | Luckily 2005 came- and Michelle received a 260% pay raise, and Obama's book was published.
- Michelle Obama spends $600 Stimulus Checks on Earrings not to mention $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements July 2008 | She complains to women in Ohio how normal families (like herself) cannot do much with 600 bucks. The normal family in Ohio makes under $37,000. So, doing her math, so far the normal Ohio family spends 1/3 of their income on fashion and children's activities? Give me a break.
- Hawaii Vacation costs more than Palin's wardrobe. October 2008 | Obama used CAMPAIGN FUNDS for a private jet to visit grandma, a purely personal visit. Boeing 757 costs over $400,000. While media swoops in on Palin's $150,000 campaign clothes all of which donated to charity post election.
- Obamas' Broadway Dinner Date in NYC costs US taxpayers $1 Million dollars! 30 May 2009
- Martha Vineyard Vacation home- $35,000 to $50,000 a week. August 2009 | The Obamas will pay for at least a portion of the rental, but taxpayer funds will be used to pay for Secret Service and staff housing on the property. Average family income is spent on one week rental for President during harsh economic times. Yes, this makes sense.
- Michelle 100 day in office- wears $540 shoes to a FOOD BANK! May 2009 |
- Michelle takes $6000 clutch to Russia! July 2009 | White house denies allegations and said it was only a $875 clutch. Manufacturer sticks to their claim despite White House pressure. ... Who is really paying for this? If she is on official US business, wouldn't the US taxpayer be paying?
I will keep this updated when more receipts are found... If you have any others, let me know!
Source: New York Daily News via GatewayPundit.com
Snoop Dogg joined the Nation of Islam after appearing at the religious group's annual convention in Chicago on Sunday, the BBC reported.
The rapper told reporters that he joined the group because he was "doing what's right and representing what's right," according to a report published Monday on the network's Web site.
Wearing sunglasses, a dark suit and a tie, Snoop spoke briefly in front of a crowd of thousands Sunday and praised the Chicago-based movement's Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan has long held relationships with famous rappers and hiphop artists Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, called himself the leader of the "hip-hop community" and says he'll always seek out the minister.
Snoop gave a $1,000 donation to the Nation of Islam, then sat on stage and smiled and nodded as Farrakhan delivered a speech.
Snoopp later told reporters that Farrakhan's speech was "about a mirror — it's about looking at yourself," the BBC reports.
"We're doing a lot of wrongs among ourselves that need correcting," he told the network.
Rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris appeared via recorded video. He told followers that education is the key to success.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
"On behalf of the American people, including Muslim communities in all 50 states, I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in American and around the world. Ramadan Kareem," he said.
Terrorism, I mean "MAN-MADE DISASTERS" are small mistakes abroad, but Interrogating TERRORISTS is criminal
Source for word deleted from Obamadictionary: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,613330,00.html
The Fed Gov sent 3,900 checks totally $425,000 dollars of YOUR MONEY to prison inmates as part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and Obama.
Lets just call this "cigarette stimulus program."
Real Clear Politics | Stephen Ohlemacher
"If I had stayed in Ohio, I wouldn't be alive," she said. "In 150 generations in family, no one has known Jesus. I am the first — imagine the honor in killing me.
"They love God more than me, they have to do this," Bary told WFTV. "I'm fighting for my life. You guys don't understand. … I want to worship Jesus freely, that's what I want. I don't want to die."
Fox coverage of story, click here.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Gracing the pages of Forbes are these hot 5 liberals... I mean who can do without the fashion tips from these FABFIVE ???
Michelle Obama #40,
Hillary Clinton #36,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg #48,
Nancy Pelosi #35,
Sonia Sotomayor #55,
So, please- make sure you heed their advice and add it to your Protester's Bag of Tricks- where naked women, pink boas, Swastikas, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, Pro-terrorist, and flag burning magic tricks await.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
See Prez Obama's speech on YouTube
See WH Press Secretary try to explain the phrase while himself, getting all wee wee'd up.
Not even in circulation but for a few hours and already the words have been added to the ultra-impressive catalog of slang speech at Urban Dictionary. Whether to quickly cover up the President's disturbing reference of peeing on oneself or rather paying homage to the man's unattainable intelligence- we might never know.
I am wondering what Bush is thinking right now. He made up words and critics wrote angry books lambasting him for being so dumb. Obama does the same, and they add the words to dictionaries and laud him for his humor and connection to the urban youth.
But do you know the medical cure for urinating on oneself Mr. President? Pain killers! Its all the rage with the dying population over 50 nowadays.