Dead Cats: TGive, 11/26/14, (14)26: James Brody

CONTENTS

Amnesty Rally in DC: 12/4/14; 12/11 – VF Christmas Celebration

LEADS: BASTACH – 3400 new rules; ANGWIN – Cellphone identifiers.

IMMIGRATION: YORK – Benefits for illegals; DINAN – Ocare’s $3K incentive to hire illegals; DRUDGE LINKS on Immigration.

MIDDLE EAST: KREDO – Iran stuck it to us; LEDEEN – Khamenei spit; STEPHENS – Iran cheats; SIMENDINGER – Hagel quit?

FERGUSON: LOWRY – Fraud; ST LOUIS POST – Burn; Drudge Links (11/26/14)

IRS: FERRECHIO – 30,000 emails found.

HEALTH CARE: HALL – Inflated care #s.

PA: STAUB – Sick days; Jo – Core Curriculum data collection.

END NOTES: Mrs. Bennett’s dinner rules; CBS – Rape by fraud; TORREGROSSA – Lake ice; LOUBRIS – GW BS.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Amnesty Rally 12/3/14

 

“LOL! It’s so funny watching the looks on the liberal media’s faces when they get bitten by the wild animals they are trying to pet. When will they learn?” CNN reporter

Rally: Protest Amnesty at the Capitol in D.C.

Wednesday, December 3, noon

“We must convince Congress to completely defund Executive Amnesty. No money to print legal resident “green cards” or work permits. No government funds to advertise this illegal act in immigrant communities. No funding for anything amnesty-related!

Tea Party Patriot’s position on immigration reform:

We believe this country was founded by people who immigrated here from other countries, enriched our country throughout history and continue to enrich it today. We support the American Dream – the ability to come to this country, work hard, raise a family and fulfill your dreams and prosper. What we have issue with is the notion that Washington should make subjective decisions of when to enforce our immigration laws and when to set them aside.

Washington has tried amnesty before and it failed. As reported in the The Washington Post citing The New York Times, it “… didn’t work. The law was supposed to put a stop to illegal immigration into the United States once and for all. Instead, the exact opposite happened. The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the country soared, from an estimated 5 million in 1986 to 11.1 million today.” [1] In 1986, a Republican President Ronald Reagan and a Democratic-controlled Congress agreed to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants in return for securing the borders and enforcing the law. [2] Congress failed to secure and enforce, and now Washington wants to repeat history. The result will be the same. Americans are clear on their position with regards to amnesty. At rate of nearly 2-to-1, Americans believe that anyone entering the United States illegally should not be granted amnesty on the grounds that it is neither fair nor equal treatment under the law.

Janet: GalaxyPWD@aol.com

 

VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS    P.O. BOX 71     VALLEY FORGE, PA  19481: Christmas Celebration

PATRIOTS COME ONE COME ALL

VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND MEETING

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 6:30pm

P.J. RYANS ON BRIDGE STREET, PHOENIXVILLE

WE WILL BE GATHERING TO HONOR OUR VETERANS. PLEASE BRING SMALL PERSONAL ITEMS OR RECREATIONAL ITEMS SUCH AS SUNGLASSES, AFTER SHAVE, WALLETS, DOVE SOAP, AUDIO TAPES, CD’S, BATTERIES, CARDS, PHONE CARDS, ALL OCCASION CARDS, WESTERN PAPERBACKS, CRAFT KITS (see attachment for full list) THEY WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE SPRING CITY, PA VETERANS HOSPITAL

Also: OPEN MIC NIGHT TO TALK ABOUT VFP ACTIVITIES FOR 2015 AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FUN AND TO HONOR OUR LOCAL VETS

You can go to: www.meetup.com/vfp-teaparty09/ to sign up or just come on out

Janet – Galaxypwd@1791.com

LEADS . . .

Michael Bastach, Daily Caller: “White House Quietly Releases Plans For 3,415 Regulations Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday”

“. . . The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.

“‘It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,’ Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.

“The White House’s regulatory agenda for spring 2014 was released on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, when millions of people set out on weekend getaways or family vacations.

“‘It’s unfortunate because it’s an update on protections for Americans of all stripes,’ Shudtz told the Hill. ‘It lays out the administration’s plan and it deserves more attention.’

But the White House may have a good reason to do so because its Unified Agenda for fall 2014 includes some 3,415 regulations– more than the last regulatory agenda, and one that includes 189 rules that cost more than $100 million. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/24/white-house-quietly-releases-plans-for-3415-regulations-ahead-of-thanksgiving-holiday/

Julia Angwin, ProPublica: “AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs”

“Verizon remains committed to its program of inserting a tracking number into its customers’ cellphone transmissions.

“AT&T says it has stopped its controversial practice of adding a hidden, undeletable tracking number to its mobile customers’ Internet activity.

“‘It has been phased off our network,’ said Emily J. Edmonds, an AT&T spokeswoman.

“The move comes after AT&T and Verizon received a slew of critical news coverage for inserting tracking numbers into their subscribers’ Internet activity, even after users opted out. Last month, ProPublica reported that Twitter’s mobile advertising unit was enabling its clients to use the Verizon identifier. The tracking numbers can be used by sites to build a dossier about a person’s behavior on mobile devices – including which apps they use, what sites they visit and for how long.

“The controversial type of tracking is used to monitor users’ behavior on their mobile devices where traditional tracking cookies are not as effective. The way it works is that a telecommunications carrier inserts a uniquely identifying number into all the Web traffic that transmits from a users’ phone.

“AT&T said it used the tracking numbers as part of a test, which it has now completed.

“Edmonds said AT&T may still launch a program to sell data collected by its tracking number, but that if and when it does, “customers will be able to opt out of the ad program and not have the numeric code inserted on their device.”

“A Verizon spokeswoman says its tracking program is still continuing, but added “as with any program, we’re constantly evaluating.”

“Verizon uses the tracking number to identify the users’ behavior and offer advertisers insights about users gleaned from that data. Verizon says the data it sells is not tied to a users’ identity. “None of the data that is used in the program is personally-identifiable,” the company said when it updated its privacy policy in 2012.

“Verizon offers its customers an opportunity to opt out of the program. But opting out doesn’t remove the tracking ID.”

http://www.propublica.org/article/att-stops-using-undeletable-phone-tracking-ids

IMMIGRATION . . .

Stop Obama Amnesty

Stop President Obama Now . . . http://noobamaamnesty.com/

Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Obama edict raises new questions about benefits for illegal immigrants”

“When the Affordable Care Act was being written and debated, President Obama took care to emphasize that no illegal immigrants would be eligible for its benefits. Obama and the Democrats who passed the bill were sensitive to public concerns that those who entered the United States illegally should not receive assistance intended for those here legally.

“Indeed, an Obama promise along those lines played a role in one of the most notorious incidents of the president’s time in office. “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants,” Obama said in a Sept. 9, 2009 healthcare address to a joint session of Congress. “This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

“At that moment, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson yelled out, ‘You lie!’ leaving the president and lawmakers stunned.

“Wilson’s action was inexcusable, but the suspicions behind it were entirely understandable. Republicans have always suspected the administration wanted to extend not only Obamacare but a whole range of federal benefits to illegal immigrants. And now, the president’s unilateral executive action on immigration seems to be confirming some of those fears. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-edict-raises-new-questions-about-benefits-for-illegal-immigrants/article/2556620

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “Obamacare offers firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers”

“Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.

“Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover. . .” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/25/obama-amnesty-obamacare-clash-businesses-have-3000/

Drudge – Immigration (6/26/14)

Illegals to receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama plan… POLL: 62% Americans Oppose… Action Reinvigorates ‘Tea Party’… Judge greenlights lawsuit against guest worker program…

MIDDLE EAST . . .

Adam Kredo, Free Beacon: “Iran: ‘Americans Have Very Clearly Surrendered’”

“VIENNA—Top Iranian leaders have been celebrating a recently inked extension in nuclear negotiations with the West, with leading military figures and politicians saying that the deal is a sign that the ‘Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might,’ according to regional reports.

“As negotiations in Vienna break up so that leaders from all sides can return to their countries for further deliberations, the Iranians have already begun mocking the West and insisting that the country’s nuclear rights will soon be recognized.

“With a seven-month extension in talks—originally scheduled to expire on Monday—set to start in early December, nuclear experts are predicting that Iran will continue its most controversial nuclear work and likely have enough enriched fuel for a bomb by June 2015. . .”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-americans-have-very-clearly-surrendered/

Michael Ledeen, Weekly Standard: “Khamenei Spits in Our Face Again—and We Pay for the Pleasure”

“. . . The basic conclusion: Khamenei does not want a deal with the United States (aka “The Great Satan”). Obama has been pursuing a strategic alliance with Iran since 2008, well before his inauguration and even before his election. During the election campaign he quietly dispatched retired Ambassador William Miller to Tehran to inform the mullahs that a new era in Iranian-American relations was about to begin, and the “dialogue” between Washington and Tehran has continued for more than six years.  No sensible person doubts Obama’s willingness to be generous to the Iranians.  Any lingering skepticism should be definitively eliminated by the latest ‘extension,’ which reportedly bestows $700 million on Khamenei every month for continuing to talk.

“Khamenei could certainly have had a very good deal if he wanted it. If he didn’t take one, it’s because he doesn’t want it. Why? Because it’s all about core convictions: he hates us, and he doesn’t want to go down—possibly quite soon, if reports of the gravity of his prostate cancer are accurate—as the ayatollah who came to terms with Satan.

“Moreover, he doesn’t need to get in bed with the devil in order to achieve his basic objectives. The interim agreement gives him plenty of nuclear wiggle room, as we see from the rude treatment of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency.  They insisted on visiting the suspected nuclear facilities at Parchin, the Iranians told them to go to hell, and nothing happened. On the sanctions front, Khamenei certainly hates them, but he’s grinding down their enforcement, finding myriad ways to avoid them, and getting cash money in the bargain.

“On the battlefield, he’s doing quite well, thanks in no small part to American cooperation in support of his (and his Russian ally’s) prime regional objective, namely the survival of the Assad regime in Syria. . .”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/khamenei-spits-our-face-again-and-we-pay-pleasure_819846.html

Bret Stephens, WSJ: “Iran Cheats, Obama Whitewashes”

“The administration thinks a nuclear Iran is inevitable—but lacks the courage to say it.

“Does it matter what sort of deal—or further extension, or non-deal—ultimately emerges from the endless parleys over Iran’s nuclear program? Probably not. Iran came to the table cheating on its nuclear commitments. It continued to cheat on them throughout the interim agreement it agreed to last year. And it will cheat on any undertakings it signs.

“We knew this, know it and will come to know it all over again. But what’s at stake in these negotiations isn’t their outcome, assuming there ever is an outcome. It’s the extent to which the outcome facilitates, or obstructs, our willingness to continue to fool ourselves about the consequences of an Iran with a nuclear weapon.

“The latest confirmation of the obvious comes to us courtesy of a Nov. 17 report from David Albright and his team at the scrupulously nonpartisan Institute for Science and International Security. The ISIS study, based on findings from the International Atomic Energy Agency, concluded that Iran was stonewalling U.N. inspectors on the military dimensions of its program. It noted that Tehran had tested a model for an advanced centrifuge, in violation of the 2013 interim agreement. And it cited Iran for trying to conceal evidence of nuclear-weapons development at a military facility called Parchin.

“‘By failing to address the IAEA’s concerns, Iran is complicating, and even threatening, the achievement of a long term nuclear deal,’ the report notes dryly.

“These are only Iran’s most recent evasions, piled atop two decades of documented nuclear deception. Nothing new there. But what are we to make of an American administration that is intent on providing cover for Iran’s coverups? . . .”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/bret-stephens-iran-cheats-obama-whitewashes-1416872790

Alexis Simendinger, RCP: “Obama, Hagel Couldn’t Make Relationship Work”

“Vice President Joe Biden looked stricken Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel kept his saggy eyes fixed on President Obama as the commander-in-chief cut his defense secretary loose.

“Before an awkward hug, the president ended Hagel’s government career, calling the Vietnam veteran and former Nebraska senator ‘an exemplary defense secretary.’

“During brief remarks in the State Dining Room, the president volunteered no clear rationale for jettisoning the sole Republican in his Cabinet. While dispatching Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki last spring, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius months after the disastrous Obamacare rollout, the president had made his thinking more transparent.

“Hagel’s resignation trails a wave of Democratic defeats Nov. 4, and took place after months of unresolved debate about whether Islamic State terrorists can be destroyed without deploying U.S. combat forces to Iraq.

“Hagel, who followed Robert Gates and Leon Panetta as Obama’s Pentagon chiefs, is departing because the president decided that “another secretary might be better suited” to the challenges of his final two years in office, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

“‘Hagel’s challenges as a public communicator contributed to criticisms of the president’s own jerky narrative about ISIL and Syria policy, leaving him vulnerable. . .’

“Other personnel changes are not out of the question, the president’s spokesman added. . .”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/11/25/obama_hagel_couldnt_make_relationship_work_124750.html

FERGUSON . . .

Rich Lowry, RCP: “The Ferguson Fraud”

“This is a terrible tragedy. It isn’t a metaphor for police brutality or race repression or anything else, and never was. Aided and abetted by a compliant national media, the Ferguson protestors spun a dishonest or misinformed version of what happened—Michael Brown murdered in cold blood while trying to give up—into a chant (“hands up, don’t shoot”) and then a mini-movement.

“When the facts didn’t back their narrative, they dismissed the facts and retreated into paranoid suspicion of the legal system. It apparently required more intellectual effort than almost any liberal could muster even to say, “You know, I believe policing in America is deeply unjust, but in this case the evidence is murky and not enough to indict, let alone convict anyone of a crime.”

“They preferred to charge that the grand jury process was rigged, because St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch didn’t seek an indictment of Wilson and allowed the grand jury to hear all the evidence and make its own decision. This, Chris Hayes of MSNBC deemed so removed from normal procedure that it’s unrecognizable.

“It’s unusual, yes, but not unheard of for prosecutors to present a case to a grand jury without a recommendation to indict. Regardless, who could really object to a grand jury hearing everything in such a sensitive case? If any of the evidence were excluded that, surely, would have been the basis of other howls of an intolerably stacked deck.

“It’s a further travesty, according to the Left, that Officer Wilson was allowed to testify to the grand jury. Never mind that it is standard operating procedure. As former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy points out, guilty parties usually don’t testify because they have to do it without their lawyer present and anything they say can be used against them.

“It is also alleged that the prosecutor McCulloch is biased because his father was a cop who was killed by a criminal. Follow this argument though to its logical conclusion and McCulloch would be unable to handle almost all cases, because of his engrained bias against criminality.

“Finally, there is the argument that Wilson should have been indicted so there could be a trial “to determine the facts.” Realistically, if a jury of Wilson’s peers didn’t believe there was enough evidence to establish probable cause to indict him, there was no way a jury of his peers was going to convict him of a crime, which requires the more stringent standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.

“Besides, we don’t try people for crimes they almost certainly didn’t commit just to satisfy a mob that will throw things at the police and burn down local businesses if it doesn’t get its way. . .”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/11/26/the_inconvenient_and_tragic_truths.html

St Louis Post-Dispatch: “IN FERGUSON: Businesses burn, police cars torched as violence ‘much worse’ than August”

It appears that we have our own Palestinians . . .

FERGUSON – Shortly after 1:30 a.m., St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar spoke with reporters at a press conference after a night of looting and burned-out businesses after the grand jury announcement. He said he was grateful nobody was killed but disappointed at the amount of damage in the Ferguson area.

“‘What I’ve seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night we ever had in August, and that’s truly unfortunate,’ he said.

“He said that there was basically ‘nothing left’ along West Florissant between Solway Avenue and Chambers Road. ‘Frankly, I’m heartbroken about that,’ he said.

“Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said, ‘We talked about peaceful protest, and that did not happen tonight. We definitely have done something here that’s going to impact our community for a long time…that’s not how we create change.’

“Belmar said that officers did deploy tear gas near West Florissant and Chambers roads and a highway patrol lieutenant was hit by a glass bottle. He said as far as he knew police did not fire shots but there was plenty of gunfire in the area.  He said he personally heard at least 150 shots.

“He said he and Johnson drove around earlier and “got lit up,” and he was surprised they were not hit. Commanding officers were hesitant to leave officers at road blockades because of so much gunfire in those particular areas, he said.

“They reported one shooting in the 9100 block of Halls Ferry Road and a report of one near the McDonald’s on West Florissant Avenue.

“They reported 29 arrests in and around Ferguson. They seized one handgun, he said. Two St. Louis County Police cars were torched, he said. . .”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/in-ferguson-police-cars-businesses-on-fire-much-worse-than/article_47fc89b3-b0d2-5c41-a1fa-f4636673aac0.html

Drudge Links (11/26/14)

NIGHT FALLS… Ferguson protesters overturn barricades, swarm courthouse… Throw urine-filled bottles at police… Molotov cocktail… Block traffic on Interstate… VIDEO: Black protester punches white bystander… Cop called gay slurs… OBAMA LECTURES AMERICA ABOUT JUSTIFIED ANGER… Stepfather changes his tune: ‘BURN THIS BITCH DOWN’… MAG: In Defense of Rioting… Most Businesses Destroyed Minority Owned… POLICE SCANNER UPDATES… Body Found Shot to Death, Set Fire… PAPA JOHN’S Manager Defends Store From Looters — With Bare Hands… 2,200 TROOPS ON ALERT… Mayor: Delayed deployment ‘deeply disturbing’… Legal scholars praise grand jury for fairness beyond the norm… Rioting as ‘planned event’… Car Hits Protester In Minneapolis.. Communists, Palestinians Join Up In Oregon… Oakland burns… Lincoln Tunnel Blocked in NYC; FDR Drive Shut Down…

 IRS . . .

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner: “30,000 missing emails from IRS’ Lerner recovered”

“Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.

“The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.

“‘They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,’ a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.

“The IRS, in a statement provided to the Examiner, said the agency and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is fully cooperating with the investigation.

“As Commissioner Koskinen has stated, the IRS welcomes TIGTA’s independent review and expert forensic analysis.” The IRS statement said. “Commissioner Koskinen has said for some time he would be pleased if additional Lois Lerner emails from this time frame could be found.”

“Committees in the House and Senate are seeking the emails, which they believe could show Lerner was working in concert with Obama administration officials to target conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status before the 2012 presidential election. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/30k-missing-irs-emails-recovered/article/2556522

HEALTH CARE . . .

Wynton Hall, Big Govt: “Obama Admin Admits It Inflated Obamacare Numbers by 1.3 Million”

“President Barack Obama’s much-touted 8 million Obamacare enrollment number was inflated by 1.3 million, the Obama administration now admits.

“‘The mistake we made is unacceptable,’ tweeted Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell. ‘I will be communicating that clearly throughout the department.’

Burwell, now under fire for the inflated figures, says the Obama administration counted nearly 400,000 dental plan subscribers as health insurance customers to boost the figures. In September, HHS admitted Obama’s oft-cited eight million enrollment figure was inflated by 700,000 and was really 7.3 million.

“Burwell conceded Americans may remain “skeptical” about the Obama administration’s numbers but said she hopes ‘our clarity that this is a mistake and the fact that we have quickly corrected the numbers should give people confidence.’ . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/22/Obama-Admin-Admits-it-Inflated-Obamacare-Numbers-by-1-3-Million

PA . . .

Andrew Staub, PA Independent: “Governor-elect’s proposal for sick days upsets some businesses”

“Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won’t take office for another two months, but one part of his Fresh Start policy plan already has business types feeling queasy.

“Wolf wants to implement a new sick leave policy mirrored after a two-year-old law in Connecticut, saying employees shouldn’t have to choose work over staying at home to care for a sick family member.

“‘Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania workers do not have paid sick time,’ said Jeffrey Sheridan, Wolf’s press secretary. ‘It affects productivity and it negatively impacts the economic growth.’

“But critics of such a policy in Pennsylvania believe the state government needs to stay out of the employer-employee relationship, at the risk of businesses hiring fewer people or passing increased costs to consumers.

“‘These are the problems we get into when government attempts to make those kinds of dictates,’ said Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. . .”

http://paindependent.com/2014/11/governor-elects-proposal-for-sick-days-upsets-some-businesses/

Jo: “Data Collection of our Students in PA”

Calling on Kitty Kane to investigate????

“Below is a copy of an extremely significant press release asking Governor Corbett to place a moratorium on the data collection in the Pennsylvania Information Management System, PIMS, on our students in all 500 school districts.  For background, Ms. Anita Hoge has done an incredible amount of research and has documented the manner in which personal data are being collected on our students throughout Pennsylvania and also shared with unacceptably to others.  The testing associated with Common Core is the vehicle that enables this to be done, but this has been in the works for long before Common Core was implemented in PA.

Anita Hoge is an exceptionally knowledgeable, detailed individual who has worked tirelessly over decades to protect our children from invasions of their privacy via inappropriate data collection and sharing.

The press release is attached and copied below.  I urge you to read it and share this E-mail with others.  More information will come out later.   Thank you.

Joanne Yurchak, West Chester, PA

Monday, November 24, 2014

PA Citizens Ask Gov. Corbett for Data Collection Moratorium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 

Pennsylvanians Restoring Education

Contacts: Anita B Hoge 724-263-0474; Cheryl Boise 412-389-6896; Ryan Bannister 717-919-2122; Rich Felice 484-678-2236

“November 24, 2014. Harrisburg, Pa; Pennsylvanians Restoring Education, Pennsylvania Against Common Core, citizens of Pennsylvania, parents and students are asking Governor Corbett to place a moratorium on the data collection in the Pennsylvania Information Management System, PIMS, on our students in all 500 school districts. We are asking the Governor to rescind all contracts and written agreements that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has with any Commonwealth entity and any outside contractor who can access personally identifiable information on our children in violation of federal law, state policy, and Chapter 4 regulations.

“We demand a moratorium on the collection of data because of contracts that have been discovered and are signed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to disclose personally identifiable information, which is personal data on the students and his/her family, without the parent’s knowledge or consent. This personally identifiable information includes information on every student’s personality, attitudes, values, beliefs, and disposition, a psychological profile, called Interpersonal Skills Standards and Anchors. This data has been illegally obtained through deceptive means without the parent’s knowledge or consent through screening, evaluations, testing, and surveys. These illegal methods of information gathering were actually fraudulently called “academic standards” on the Department of Education website portal.

“On October 22, Governor Corbett and the Secretary of Education, Carolyn Dumaresq, requested that ALL attitude, value, and disposition requirements, labeled Interpersonal Skills Standards, that are in violation of federal law and state policy, to be expunged from the Department of Education website portal called SAS, Standards Aligned System. These psychological “standards” were never vetted, nor reviewed by the State Board, nor presented to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, IRRC. A PennLink was sent to all 500 school districts stating that the portal had been cleansed of these affective domain standards that had nothing to do with academic content.

This is a temporary fix. (emph added, jb) These standards and interventions continue to be forced on students and remediated in the classroom EVERY DAY. A search on the SAS portal reveals over 2394 lesson plans that align to these now repudiated “standards.” The parents of Pennsylvania want all affective domain standards, ALL curriculum, and related lesson plans expunged from the classrooms, as well as from the website portal. Parents are demanding that Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania Department of Education cease collecting and disclosing personally identifiable information on Pennsylvania students and their families immediately.

We have discovered that Pennsylvania continues to be the model for the nation to develop a dossier on each citizen feeding into a national data base that collects this personally identifiable information with the collaboration of the schools. (emph added, jb) This systemic collusion between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics created a national ID without the knowledge of the citizens. This system boasts that “all of the Commonwealth’s children, adolescents, and adults” will have a dossier. (CFDA-# 84.384) We have also found that this data base in Pennsylvania is a model state for the nation to implement a “womb to workforce” data base, (NCES Contract: CFDS-#84.384, PR/Award #R372A090022; grants.gov Tracking #: Grant 10076087) that would start at birth and continue until retirement which connects the Department of Labor with wages in this dossier with the addition of the last 5 digits of the SSN or the connection to this Unique ID. (Correspondence between Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak and Secretary of Labor Sandy Vito). This creates a data base of human capital, your worth… or non-worth to the economy. (Pennsylvania’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grant) (PA-WDQI)

“The federal government in collaboration with Pennsylvania is developing psychological profiles on the families of this country through the personally identifiable information collected in the schools that will be used as a decision-making model for the future. The government wants to know HOW you think and WHAT you think and everything about YOU. This is a government intelligence operation using education to create a dossier on every family in this country. (emph added, jb) Attitudes and practices of each family are unwittingly revealed in the student’s response in the classroom and on tests through the “Special Ed Student Snap and Student Snap” (Pennsylvania State University, PennData Grant: Project Number 062-14-0-042: Federal Award Number: HO27A130162)

“This system was initiated in 2006 when every child in the entire Commonwealth was given a unique ID that links this information to the federal government with a standardized system that requires compliance for more information gathering. (Contract with eScholar 2006) (Deloitte Contracting, Complete Data Warehouse, 2007)  Pennsylvania Senior college students graduating that year would now be age 28. Every person…. EVERY person age 28 and under, schooled in Pennsylvania, has a psychometric profile, an intelligence profile kept by the state of Pennsylvania…. In 10 years, every Pennsylvania schooled person, age 38 and under…. In 20 years, every person age 48 and under…. In 30 years, Pennsylvania will have a complete psychographic on every person in the workforce and on every child born thereafter in the workforce. This is an American electronic model eerily similar to East Germany’s Stasi of yesteryear.

“Governor Corbett, do you realize that your new baby grandson has been granted his own unique national ID?

“The Common Core Standards are the vehicle to nationally standardize the data collection as the autonomy of the school is stripped from the local level and the teacher in the classroom. The individual mandate, similar to the Obamacare individual mandate, requires students to conform to this national agenda. (eScholar Contract) There is no privacy. Governor Corbett, this is a federal system of control from the top down, a  “backward instructional design model” bypassing our elected state legislature. (Keystone Exams Statement of Work, Contract: Proposed Amendments/Student CDT) (PennData, Pennsylvania State University)

“The Common Core Standards, a grant from the National Center of Education Statistics, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ESEA Flexibility Waiver issued by Secretary Duncan,  and an Executive Order (Executive Order12866) that was given by President Obama without Congressional authority and without state legislative oversight mandates a national data base and a nationalized curriculum where every state will have the exact same affective standards and use a national test that will force everyone into compliance toward the same attitudes, values, and beliefs. This “design down system” means that the curriculum must align to psychological standards, teachers must intervene with standardized psychological treatment when computerized adaptive feedback identifies immediately where to intervene, and the national test will monitor the progress to be sure every student is standardized to meet those psychological standards. Teachers must remediate each child to insure that the students are absorbing the standardized attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions.

“Teachers, also monitored with a unique ID, will be held accountable to the practice of psychology, although not state-licensed practitioners and vulnerable to malpractice issues. The students must meet Interpersonal Skills proficiency, or teachers will be threatened with reprisal or eventually fired. (ESEA Flexibility Waiver, Principle 1, Principle 2) The contract we have discovered states that Common Core is a “model curriculum.” Common Core provides 2394 foolproof validated scripts with which to remediate each child’s affective domain to achieve proficiency. We have also discovered that these Interpersonal Skills Standards are also embedded in other academic areas of Career Education and Work, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Health Safety and Physical Education. The test contract in Appendix B for the Keystone Exams states, “The diagnostic assessments are intended to be easily administered online and provide immediate feedback of students’ strengths and weaknesses.”

“Clearly this data collection system has utilized education funds to set up a national system of surveillance and interventions on our students that is structured from the federal level down into our each classroom.  Huge amounts of our taxpayer money have been used to fund this system of surveillance creating a dossier on each student and their family for the purpose of creating the worker desired by big business and enforced by the arbitrary authoritative state. (Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, Department of Labor)

“We are requesting Governor Corbett to stop the data collection.

“Governor Corbett, stop the invasion of privacy.

“Governor Corbett, we want legislation NOW, to protect our families, protect our children, and protect our children’s future.

“We are calling on the Attorney General to investigate the data collection.

“America used to educate its children and let them create their own world. Now, we are creating their world and forcing them to live in it.    ~ Joe Esposito, Oklahoma

END NOTES . . .

Bill Bennett, Wed, Nov 26, 2014, Mrs. Bennett’s Basic Table Manners

  1. Napkin in the lap.
  2. Drink from the glass or glasses to the right over the knife.
  3. Your bread and butter plate and salad plate is to the left over the fork. (The memory trick for this is “BMW”: Bread, Meal, Water.)
  4. No talking with your mouth full.
  5. Try very hard not to spill your food on the table and up the front of your shirt, especially on your tie.
  6. Wait to eat until the lady of the house is seated and has raised her fork.
  7. Also wait especially at significant meals for a prayer of blessing for the food.
  8. Do not blow your nose at the table.
  9. Do not place the wine bottle on the floor by your chair.
  10. Do not punctuate your sentences in anyway with your silverware.
  11. Always, always personally thank the hostess and tell her the food was delicious. This is especially important if you have left enough food on the floor under your chair for the family dog’s next meal.
  12. If you want your mother to go to her grave with a peaceful heart, offer to clear the table, take out the garbage, and always, ALWAYS, follow up with a handwritten Thank You note (not email) within 3 days. I have on file all handwritten notes from youngsters – the file is thin!

CBS NY: “Proposed Legislation Would Make ‘Rape by Fraud’ a Crime in New Jersey”

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey lawmaker has a plan that would make it a crime to lie in order to sleep with someone.

“As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Mount Laurel) calls it ‘rape by fraud.’

“Women and even men have been lured into relationships with people who aren’t who they say they are.

“You probably would not consent to someone who purported to be a million different things other than they are,” Singleton said.

“The assemblyman has introduced a bill that would make lying to get someone to have sex equal to rape.

“‘We think it is important to folks to be protected and this is just another way to provide that protection,’ he said.

“Under the bill, it would require more than a little white lie to land you in jail. The lies would have to be continuous and rise to a high level of deceit. . .”

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/24/proposed-legislation-would-make-rape-by-fraud-a-crime-in-new-jersey/

Mark Torregrossa, Michigan Live: “Great Lakes ice cover developing; Earliest in over 40 years”

“Ice is already starting to develop on Michigan’s Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years.

“According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, on November 20, 2014, three of Michigan’s Great Lakes had ice starting to form. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan were one-half percent ice covered, while Lake Huron had one percent ice. Lake Erie was not reporting any ice as of Nov. 20, 2014.

“Decent early season ice coverage records date back to 1973. Last Friday was the earliest date that all three Great Lakes already had ice since the better reporting of early season ice began. . .”

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2014/11/great_lakes_ice_cover_developi.html

Ted Loubris: GW BS

Quakertown, PA, November 26, 2014

Also, GW: Who’s Making Money? . . .

I’m sitting in Pennsylvania today, the day before Thanksgiving, and the snow is just pouring down outside.  Global Warming, my Pootie!  The left has been trying to lie to us for the last twenty years that the earth is warming because of CO2!

The last seventeen years the earth’s temperature is steady in spite of China and India dumping billions of tons of gas into the air!

All the Climate change nonsense is just that.  It’s just another was to tax billions out of the Folks.

What is amazing is that so many idiots believe this crap when all they have to do is walk outside and see it’s total BS!

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