POLITICAL: Records retention policies compromised

Friday, August 1, 2014

http://www.therightcurmudgeon.com/2014/07/benghazi-talking-points-developed-govt-watchdogs-blast-kerry-aides-use-gmail-account

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‘Is This How The Benghazi Talking Points Were Developed?’
Govt Watchdogs Blast Kerry Aide’s Use Of Gmail Account
Jul 25, 20140 39
By Brendan Bordelon

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Two top government watchdogs in Washington D.C. slammed a key aide to Secretary of State John Kerry for using a private Gmail account to conduct official government business, calling it “the worst possible practice in trying to maintain transparency” and speculating whether this was “how the Benghazi talking points were developed.”

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“Records retention policies could be compromised by the use of private email,” he said, referencing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules giving citizens the right to check up on their government by requesting official documents. “There are a variety of ways that federal records laws could be compromised through the use of private emails to conduct public business.”

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Just another way the current administration breaks the law.

Ho hum, what’s new about that?

“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

Argh!


POLITICAL: Salman Khan will kill Gooferment Skrules

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/gary-north/one-man-is-bringing-down-teachers-unions-and-public-schools/

http://www.garynorth.com/public/12661.cfm

Khan Academy’s Challenge to State-Certified Educators
By Gary North
GaryNorth.com
July 12, 2014

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I have written a lot about Salman Khan and the Khan Academy. I will continue to do so.

Today, I want to talk about what he has done to modern theories of education. For over a century, there has been a mass illusion that has been fostered by beneficiaries of tax money. This money has gone to teachers and educators. This illusion is as follows: state certification necessary to be a good teacher.

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It is all a farce. It is summarized by the slogan we have all heard: “He who can, does. He who can’t, teaches. He who can’t teach, teaches teachers.”

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Because one man has single-handedly proven that the entire theory of progressive education is wrong, and that you don’t need to have specialized training in order to be a great teacher, other institutions can now get involved. Institutions that are not certified by the educational establishment will be able to provide top-flight educational services. Churches will be able to do this. Charitable groups will be able to do this. I hate to think about it, but inner-city gangs will be able to do this. Anyone who wants to gain a following in the community can do so by offering top-flight educational services free of charge, simply by providing low-cost computers to students, and a minimal place to house them. The state will still regulate square footage, and the teachers’ union will still try to convince people that these alternative routes to education are substandard, but Khan Academy’s success at Oakland Unity High School is proof that an uncertified teacher and his educational program are better than what the inner-city schools, or regular public schools, are capable of providing. That is the affront of the Khan Academy.

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Maybe this will finally kill Gooferment Skrules and the corruption goes with them (i.e., politicians appoint bureaucrats who “negotiate” with teacher’s union who then make contributions of money and labor to the politicians). It’s incest!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Skrules are politicaly influenced

Saturday, July 12, 2014

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/04/Sources-Whistleblowers-Forcing-Out-UT-President

SOURCES: WHISTLEBLOWER FORCING OUT UT PRESIDENT
Michael Quinn Sullivan is a contributor and founding member of the Breitbart Texas team, and is the president of Empower Texans. 

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AUSTIN, Texas–Two highly placed sources say University of Texas president Bill Powers has been given a choice: resign by the end of the day July 4, or be fired next week. The order comes as a whistleblower has allegedly stepped forward with information tying Powers directly to a growing admissions scandal. The sources tell Breitbart Texas that the decision to axe Powers came early Thursday, with the ultimatum handed down by UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Board of Regents chairman Paul Foster.

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“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca

I’m “shocked” that politicians are using their influence for their relatives.

And, when it’s “discovered”, they attack the whistleblower!

Argh!

Tell me again why we have Gooferment Skrules?

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RANT: The Elite get a police escort at your expense

Thursday, August 22, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2013/08/17/LBJ-Police

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From the Associated Press:

The Miami Heat star posted a video of him saying he was following ”a police escort on the wrong side of the street” to get to the concert at Sun Life Stadium. The eight-second video shows James’ vehicle behind others with police lights flashing, as oncoming traffic on the three-lane side of the road allowed them to pass.

It was unclear what law enforcement agency was providing the escort, which appeared to be taking place in the vicinity of the stadium. Traffic around much of the area was clogged because of the concert.

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Never let it be said that we don’t have a two class society.

The Elite and the rest of the Mundanes.

Chew on that Sheeple!

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POLITICAL: Menendez “wooed” married woman

Sunday, June 23, 2013

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nj_state_of_affairs_uv9nrD55pWXg5WlpLflqHI

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez wooed married woman: source
By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 23, 2013

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Menendez apparently sees no ethics problem with taking his married girlfriend to the Puerto Rican governor’s beach house while the governor was under federal investigation, and published reports describe Menendez as putting a senatorial hold on the nomination of the US attorney who was to oversee the investigation,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “Is there any wonder the public has such a low opinion of elected officials?”

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What a sleaze!

Anyone in Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee proud to be represented by this cad?

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POLITICAL: Racial “Clovers”?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/williams-w/w-williams168.html

Honest Examination of Race

by Walter E. Williams

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You might ask, “What’s the point, Williams?” Let’s be clear about it. I’m not stating that there’s a causal relationship between crime, poverty and squalor on the one hand and, on the other, Democratic and black political control over a city. Nor am I saying that blacks ought to vote Republican. What I am saying is that if one is strategizing on how to improve the lives of the poorest black people, he wants to leave off his to-do list election of Democrats and black politicians. Also to be left off the to-do list is a civil rights agenda. Racial discrimination has little to do with major problems confronting black people.

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Argh!

Any time one “party” rules, the Sheeple and Clovers get screwed. The fact that the Sheeple and Clovers are various colors makes no difference!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Lessig’s One Way Forward

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

http://boingboing.net/2012/02/21/lessigs-one-way-forward.html

Lessig’s One Way Forward
by Cory Doctorow at 6:41 am Tuesday, Feb 21

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Lawrence Lessig’s new ebook One Way Forward is one of the most exciting documents I’ve read since I first found The Federalist Papers. One Way Forward is more of a long pamphlet than a book. It’s tempting to call it a “manifesto,” except that it’s so darned reasonable, and that’s not a word that comes readily to mind when one hears “manifesto.”

At the core of Lessig’s reasonable manifesto is the corrupting influence of money in politics, a corruption that predates the notorious Citizens United Supreme Court case. Lessig ascribes to this corruption the outrage that mobilizes both Occupy and the Tea Party, and he believes that the corruption can’t be ended until both the left and right realize that though they don’t have a common goal, they do share a common enemy, and unite to defeat it.

To this end, Lessig has a series of extremely practical suggestions, legislative proposals that, individually, strike at the root of the corruption, and, collectively, could kill it. Most of these don’t require any kind of constitutional amendment. All are designed to be passed through the nonpartisan action of activists of all political stripes, working together on ideals that neither should find fundamentally objectionable.

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Lessig is a known forward thinker.

Cory Doctorow is another thought leader.

So why can’t us little people drain the swamp?

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