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  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...
  • Communist Indoctrination Included in Common Core Literature for First Graders (Video)

    05/24/2013 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    This will make you puke. Reading, writing and arithmetic are out – Communist indoctrination is in! The radical left is indoctrinating FIRST GRADERS in communist doctrine disguised as educational tools for first graders. The indoctrination is part of the Common Core curriculum for elementary students. Creating young radicals – one child at a time. Why wait until they’re in high school? They’re after the babies now. Via Utahns Against Common Core:
  • Smart Meters – Not a Smart Idea Health & Safety Risks of Wireless Utility Meters

    05/07/2013 4:05:52 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Rick Haymow
    There are now 322 million cell phone subscribers in the U.S. and 4 billion worldwide with over 5 million cell towers and antennas scattered across the planet. 20 million Americans currently use wireless laptops, tablets, and routers, and according to the Wireless Association, that number has increased by 50% in just the last two years. Wireless devices emit radio frequency radiation (RFR) that consists of low intensity high frequency radio waves of non-ionizing radiation in the microwave range of approximately 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz. Wireless RFR now permeates most cities and rural areas and is spreading at lightning speed...
  • 2 Naperville (Illinois) smart meter activists arrested during installation

    01/30/2013 4:34:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    Beacon News/Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | SSUSAN FRICK CARLMAN and BILL BIRD
    Two Naperville residents who have long opposed the city’s Smart Grid Initiative clashed with police Wednesday afternoon as municipal employees attempted to install an electric smart meter at one of their homes. Malia K. “Kim” Bendis, president of the grass roots Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, and board member Jennifer A. Stahl face trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on misdemeanor charges. Bendis was cited for attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer, and Stahl for interfering with police and “preventing access to customer’s premises,” according to a city of Naperville community relations officer. (snip) Stahl allegedly resisted...
  • Gore to visit Nova's coral reef research center [$15 Million Fed Stimulus Grant]

    09/27/2012 1:40:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore is slated to speak at the opening of Nova Southeastern University's $50 million coral reef research center. The South Florida center will focus on protecting coral reefs around the world and will cultivate coral species in nurseries for re-introduction to the ocean. Florida is home to most of the nation's coral reefs. Nova received a $15 million dollar federal stimulus grant to help fund the center. University officials said the center has created 22 new academic jobs, 300 construction jobs and will employ 50 graduate students....
  • Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later

    09/29/2011 11:23:24 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 26 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/29/11 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Flashback: Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States...more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.” Just to be sure, a few months later the Obama Administration started running their own guns to Mexico. Also today..Mexican Attorney General...
  • North Austin bike trail unbuilt two years after getting stimulus grant (why we're tanking)

    08/09/2011 11:06:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 1, 2011 | Marty Toohey
    Shovel ready, it turns out, doesn't always mean shovel ready. In the first year of the Obama administration, the federal government awarded Austin a $1.9 million stimulus grant for a project the city called "shovel ready": a 3.2-mile concrete bicycle trail along the northern portion of Walnut Creek in North Austin. More than two years later, there is only a clear-cut, 20-foot-wide swath, along with some partially buried metal rods and concrete along the creek. Work has stopped and will not resume anytime soon. The city, after fearing it would lose the federal money, is starting over. Oversight of the...
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by bushwon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/nudie-scan-ceo-obama-ally#ixzz15xjJ7JKX
  • Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million in ‘Stimulus’ Grants

    10/11/2010 10:53:18 PM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies
    CNS ^ | 11/11/10 | Fred Lucas
    The Obama administration gave corporate giant General Electric—the parent company of NBC--$24.9 million in grants from the $787-billion economic “stimulus” law President Barack Obama signed in February 2009, according to records posted by the administration at Recovery.gov. Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report. According to Standard & Poor's, GE took in $156 billion in revenue in 2009. GE was the primary recipient of 14 stimulus grants, a spokeswoman for Recovery.gov confirmed to CNSNews.com. These 14 grants provided GE with $24.9 million in tax...
  • $6.4 Billion Stimulus Goes to Phantom Districts (does anyone know if this was this resolved?)

    08/09/2010 11:16:08 AM PDT · by bronxville · 6 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | November, 2009 | staff
    ...Just how big is the stimulus package? Well for one, it has doubled the size of the House of Representatives, according to recovery.gov, which says that funds were distributed to 440 congressional districts that do not exist. According to data retrieved from recovery.gov, nearly $6.4 billion was used to “create or save” just under 30,000 jobs in these phantom congressional districts–almost $225,000 per job. The web site operates on an $84 million budget and is tasked with monitoring the distribution of the $787 billion stimulus package passed by Congress–which, for the record, counts 435 members–in early 2009... http://watchdog.org/1530/6-4-billion-stimulus-goes-to-phantom-districts/
  • Obama lobs jobs grenade

    07/20/2010 3:00:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 131 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2010 | S.A. Miller
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama and congressional Republicans went to war yesterday over extending unemployment benefits for millions of out-of-work Americans. "It's time to stop holding workers laid off in this recession hostage to Washington politics," Obama said. "It's time to do what's right, not for the next election, but for the middle class." Obama's hot rhetoric in the Rose Garden sought to divert voters' anger over the sputtering economy to Senate Republicans, who don't want the government to borrow $34 billion for another extension of benefits. Republicans support extending jobless benefits only if the bill is paid for, which goes...
  • STIMULUS MONEY FOR: "HIGHWAY TO HELL"

    06/21/2010 6:19:32 PM PDT · by Edisto Joe · 2 replies
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 6/21/2010 | EJO
  • Obama Promised Social Security Recipients $250 To Offset COLA Freeze: Where Is It?

    06/04/2010 7:41:11 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 13 replies · 402+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | June 4, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    In January of 2010--for the first time in nearly three decades--Social Security recipients did not receive a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA). It is being reported the COLA freeze may remain in effect for up to three years. COLA's are calculated according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is a measure which estimates the average cost of goods and services purchased by households. The U.S. Dept. of Labor calculates the CPI. Seniors and the disabled who receive Social Security benefits did not receive a COLA in 2010 because the CPI indicated there was no increase in inflation. Now,...
  • Polk school district to give iPods to some parents ( $350,000 Stimulus Money)

    02/11/2010 7:21:35 AM PST · by kcvl · 46 replies · 990+ views
    The Polk County school district is giving away iPods to some parents. The school district is using the device to reward parents of children with disabilities who fill out a 10-minute online survey. The district wants to know how well it's connecting with the parents and how to get parents involved in their children's education. The district is spending about $350,000 in federal stimulus money for the iPods. The district has more than 10,000 students with disabilities.
  • Four Hawaii Phantom Districts Receive $45,639,408 Million in Stimulus Funds for 3.4 Jobs

    11/19/2009 6:24:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 78 replies · 2,133+ views
    watchdog.org ^ | November 17, 2009 | Watchdog.org
    Hawaii received $2,284,000 million of federal stimulus funds for the 11the Congressional district, $40,903,941 million for the 15th Congressional district, $1,651,811 for the “00” Congressional district, and $799,656 in the 99th congressional district creating a combined “3.4” jobs or $13,423,355 per job, according to the federal government’s transparency web site for stimulus funds, http://www.Recovery.gov/.However, Hawaii has just two congressional districts, 1 and 2. Those districts received $592,211,484 million and $174,075,308 respectively, according to the federal web site, creating combined total of 1,541.5 jobs. See the full report on Hawaii here: http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/StateSummaries/Pages/statesummary.aspx?StateCode=HI Media inquires to the governor’s office, the state budget...
  • Hell No! We Won’t Send Our Tax Dollars to China

    11/07/2009 7:30:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies · 653+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/09 | Leo W. Gerard,
    Taking candy from a baby: A consortium of Chinese and American companies goes to Washington and announces plans to build a $1.5 billion windmill farm in West Texas using $450 million in U.S. Stimulus funds, which will create 2,330 jobs – 2,000 of them in China. The baby – Washington -- doesn’t cry or whine or spit in the consortium’s face. That’s what’s really wrong with this story. So accustomed to being bought and sold, Washington simply begins processing forms so it can hand over your tax dollars to create jobs in a turbine factory in the city of Shenyang,...
  • Nothing is certain but Death and Taxes..Oh and Stimulus Money Paid to Dead People

    11/04/2009 5:36:08 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/4/09 | Alaphiah
    Talk about the ultimate Stimulus plan, Democrats took your money—Tax payer money, money that you and your children will be paying for, for years to come and paid it to the dead. Move over Jesus Christ there’s a new Messiah in town and he’s paying the dead. Yep, a cool $2.5 million in stimulus checks sent to the deceased. Oh just a little mistake that even the Bush administration could have made you say? Perhaps, but if you are wondering about the shovel ready jobs that president Barry Hussein Soetoro said were just waiting for funding.
  • 1.4 Million live under the poverty level in Michigan

    10/09/2009 7:57:24 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 50 replies · 1,733+ views
    10092009 | TDC
    With 1.4 million people living below the poverty level in the state of Michigan and this after BILLIONS of $$$ of so-called stimulus money has gone to that state and businesses in that state there still is unbelievable levels of unemployment and it appears to be decaying into a 3rd world type of status. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, is there anything currently being done that can be measured and quantified as having a positive impact in the American economy YET?
  • ACORN Officials Videotaped Telling 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' How to Lie to IRS

    09/10/2009 6:32:04 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 141 replies · 6,326+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/09
    Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the IRS and how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents. In the videotape on BigGovernment.com, made on July 24, James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old independent filmmaker, posed as a pimp with a 20-year-old woman named "Kenya" who posed as a prostitute while visiting ACORN's office in Baltimore. The couple told ACORN staffers they wanted to secure housing where the woman could continue to maintain a prostitution business. On the videotape,...
  • Feds get $28B in broadband stimulus requests

    08/30/2009 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 764+ views
    Sacramento.BizJournals.com ^ | Friday, August 28, 2009, 9:03am PDT | by Patrick Hoge San Francisco Business Times
    SNIPPET: "When including about $10.5 billion in matching funds committed by the applicants, the total price tag for the proposed broadband projects topped $38 billion. The Recovery Act provided a total of $7.2 billion to the two agencies to expand broadband services, of which NTIA will use $4.7 billion, largely to deploy broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, and RUS will invest $2.5 billion to facilitate broadband deployment in primarily rural communities. Approximately $2.4 billion from RUS and up to $1.6 billion from NTIA is available in this first grant round."
  • Cons cash in on stimulus money

    08/25/2009 7:57:57 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 6 replies · 400+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 25, 2009 | Laura Crimaldi
    Federal economic stimulus cash was handed out to cons behind bars in Bay State prisons after a bureaucratic snafu resulted in $250 checks being sent to some inmates - and now red-faced feds want it back. “Taxpayers already believe the inmates are running the asylum in Washington,” U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in a statement. “Now it appears they are being compensated for their efforts.” Not only did the feds send the cash to incarcerated cons, but they failed to respond to state officials who sounded the alarm about the inmate windfall - now the subject of a national...