POLITICAL: Anti-war, not anti-D or anti R

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

http://counterpunch.org/jacobs09272010.html

September 27, 2010
We’ve Been Here Before
The FBI Raids in Context
By RON JACOBS

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In short, the government is attempting to criminalize the organizing of antiwar protests. Furthermore, it wants to make opposition to the the government’s assistance in repressing struggles for self-determination illegal. Other repressive actions by law enforcement against US citizens, including the sentencing of a videographer to 300 days in jail for trespass after he tried to film an unauthorized talk in Chicago and the acknowledgement (sic) by the Pittsburgh FBI office that it had spied on peace activists and used a private agency to help out, makes it clear that the PATRIOT Act and its excesses are alive and well under the Obama administration. Repression is a bipartisan activity, especially when it comes to the repression of the left.

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I remember the anti-war left that was taken over by the D’s. Of course, as soon as a D was in the White House, that ended the anti-war protests.

Now, older and wiser, I see.

Both the D’s and R’s have no problem with “war” as long as they are in the White House and control of Congress to profit from it.

If we can’t end the warfare /welfare state, then we’ll have to divide and conquer.

Secession!

Just like what happened to the USSR.

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QUOTE: GO for the BIG goals

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” –Timothy Ferriss

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RANT: College athletics, or even just “college”

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/65765.html

September 18, 2010
Privatize Government Football
Posted by Lew Rockwell on September 18, 2010 08:15 PM

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With their boom-ballooned, debt-financed physical plants, not to speak of a hothouse tangle of overpaid administrators and professors—and fewer and fewer kids willing to go deeply into debt for degrees of questionable economic value—state universities are in trouble. But here is a partial way out, without further punishing tax victims or students: sell the football team.

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College football was “federalized” in 1905 by Teddie. Roosevelt, not Kennedy. And, the “colleges” have been on the dole for decades.

Why is the taxpayer regarded as the “deep pocket” participant in “sports”? We don’t build MickeyD’s, big box stores, or churches. So why do we participate in this scam?

Let the Billionaires find their Millionaire “slaves” and build their own “coliseums” without the taxpayer.

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POLITICAL: “Education is primarily the domain of state and local governments” HorseExcrement!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/092710_Obama_Money_alone_cant_help_schools.html

Obama: Money alone can’t help schools
Monday, September 27, 2010
LAST UPDATED: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2010, 10:08 AM
BY BEN FELLER THE RECORD ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Education is primarily the domain of state and local governments. But the federal government has leverage and uses it, for example, through the strings it attaches to poverty aid that thousands of schools depend upon to support their programming.

The president admitted that his own daughters, Malia and Sasha, couldn’t get the same quality education at a Washington, D.C. public school that they currently get at their private school. The Obama girls attend Sidwell Friends School, an elite private school in the Washington area.

“The DC public schools systems are struggling,” Obama said, though he added that the school district has, “made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform.” Public schools in Washington have long faced criticism for their low test scores and high dropout rates.

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“Education is primarily the domain of state and local governments”

Gee, I thought that children were entrust to the parents by the Creator. They are NOT resources for or wards of the Gooferment. Education should be primarily the domain of the parents; not any level of Gooferment.

The way the current system has evolved is that rights come from the Creator and that Governments are formed by men to protect those rights. So “We, The People” recognize these rights. These rights belong to ALL our fellow human beings.

We currently have an active debate as to when a person can assert these rights and when we accord them (i.e., in the womb, born, viable infant, majority, or something inbetween).

We have inadvertently allowed Gooferment as various levels to insinuate itself in the realm of education. And, we are worse off for it.

Let’s remember, why the Gooferment got into education? Prussian King Frederick II made schooling compulsory for all children between ages five and 13. In 1843, Mann traveled to Germany to investigate how the educational process worked. Upon his return to the United States, he lobbied heavily to have the “Prussian model” adopted. The purpose was to instill social obedience in the citizens through indoctrination. Make good soldiers for the Army, compliant workers for the factory, and obedient serfs for the aristocracy to lead.

Note where the head politician sends his children to school!

Let’s get the Gooferment out of the education process completely. It’s taken more than a hundred years to get to this realization. So let’s have two twenty year plans to accomplish the “Separation of School and State”. The Gooferment operates the schools and funds them by taking wealth from the people.

We can debate the morality of stealing wealth from people, laundering it through various levels of Gooferment — each with a handling charge, and providing a substandard education for non-wealthy children. We can’t debate that it is NOT working.

“If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.” —- Walter Williams

So first, we end the Gooferment operation of education. And, then we end the funding of it.

Since we didn’t get into this mess overnight, we can’t get out of it overnight either. People have to have time to learn the new meme and adapt their lives to accommodate it.

The first 20 year plan is to “privatize” schoo


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