Betsy DeVos: Common Core is dead at U.S. Department of Education

 

Good.  Now let’s abolish the US Dept. of Education, return the rights back to the people/parents to educate their children and use resources to create spaces that provide real learning, exploration and fun.  Oh and where one plus one actually equals two.  (people in the states who are familiar w/the common core b.s. will understand that one)

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  • Maureen Downey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1:00 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018  National news

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech today in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.”

She announced the death of Common Core, at least in her federal agency.

DeVos also decried the federal government’s initiatives to improve education. “We saw two presidents from different political parties and philosophies take two different approaches. Federally mandated assessments. Federal money. Federal standards. All originated in Washington, and none solved the problem. Too many of America’s students are still unprepared,” she said.

And she touched on a favorite topic, school choice.

“Choice in education is not when a student picks a different classroom in this building or that building, uses this voucher or that tax-credit scholarship. Choice in education is bigger than that. Those are just mechanisms,” she said. “It’s about freedom to learn. Freedom to learn differently. Freedom to explore. Freedom to fail, to learn from falling and to get back up and try again. It’s freedom to find the best way to learn and grow… to find the exciting and engaging combination that unlocks individual potential.”

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President Trump Drops NUCLEAR BOMB on Vaccine Mandates…

 

Some more information on the recent Conscious and Religious Freedom Division at the HHS Department…in alignment with my first thought as well ~ this gives the People the power to say “NO” to the big pharma outfits, especially the forced vaccination agenda.  Below piece written by a lawyer.

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Wars are won by making political alliances.  If our side EVER wants to win we need to understand that simple fact.

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

It’s not the differences with your allies which should worry you, but the DESTRUCTION your common enemy has planned for everybody who is even remotely on your side.

With the establishment on Thursday of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights, Trump has laid the groundwork to smash every single vaccine mandate as well as turn BIG PHARMA into little pharma.

Don’t think this new division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at HHS is a big deal?

THINK AGAIN.  It gives many different groups a BIG TENT under which to fight.  I think it is time that Christians and Libertarians, and people of other religious faiths realize that we have a COMMON INTEREST in fighting against a FASCIST HEALTH ESTABLISHMENT.

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Yes, we should protect Catholic nuns who don’t want to buy an insurance plan that provides for birth control.  And we should protect nurses who don’t want to take part in abortions.  And we should protect those who do not want vaccines with aborted human tissue injected into their children, Muslims and Orthodox Jews who do not want vaccines with pig products, vegans who do not want  vaccines made with ANY animal products, or the conscientious parent who does their own research and comes to the conclusion that ALL VACCINES ARE A REALLY BAD IDEA.

Is it clear by this time I believe all of you are capable of coming to your own conclusions about vaccines?  I have my own opinion and I am happy to share, but I will not impose my will upon any other person.

Here’s why this is such a BIG DEAL.

The House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R – California) is one of the people who worked on this project.  Do you think he is unaware of the draconian mandatory vaccine law in California which took away religious and philosophical (conscience) exemptions?

This new division at HHS is a HOME RUN for all those who believe in HEALTH FREEDOM.

In a press release put out on Thursday by the HHS Office for Civil Rights, Director Roger Severino said,

“Law protecting religious freedom and conscience rights are just empty words on paper if they aren’t enforced.  No one should be forced to choose between helping sick people and living by one’s deepest moral or religious convictions, and the new division will help guarantee that victims of unlawful discrimination find justice.  For too long, governments big and small have treated conscience claims with hostility instead of protection, but change is coming and it begins here and now.”

In an article for TownHall, House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy was very explicit.

“In the past this office sent the message, now is not the time for freedom, it is time for you to conform.  What a difference one year makes.”

Dr. Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University echoed these comments and brought a laugh to the group by noting what a difference it was to be thanking Health and Human Services rather than suing them.

The acting Health and Human Services Secretary, Eric Hargan, also had some remarkable words:

“For too long too many of these healthcare practitioners have been bullied and discriminated against because of their religious beliefs and moral convictions leaving many of them to wonder whether they have a future in our healthcare system.  When faithful Americans are bullied out of the public square and out of public service, when bigotry is allowed to flourish, we all lose.”

(“Members of Congress Explain Need for New HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division,” By Lauretta Brown, TownHall, January 18, 2018.)

The lawyer in me recognizes expansive legal language and my little litigator’s heart rejoices with the arguments I can spin from it.

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Q Announces #TENDARKDAYS: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

 

Some really good spiritual sharing here as well…

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Q Announces #TENDARKDAYS: Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark!

Published on Jan 20, 2018

1/19/18 ~ Latest Q Posts

 

A lot of awesomeness in these words today…  Remember this day ~ Judgment Day.  Love the words on being United.  Let it be so.  

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You Are Free TV: #WETHEPEOPLE: Q IS BACK- NSA Intel Leading To D$ Arrests ASAP #GREATAWAKENING

 

#WETHEPEOPLE: Q IS BACK- NSA Intel Leading To D$ Arrests ASAP #GREATAWAKENING

Published on Jan 18, 2018

“Explosive”, “Shocking” And “Alarming” FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, “End Mueller Investigation”

 

All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. tonight after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. –Sara Carter

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A source close to the matter tells Fox News that “the memo details the Intelligence Committee’s oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.” An educated guess by anyone who’s been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.

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Lawmakers who have seen the memo are calling for its immediate release, while the phrases “explosive,” “shocking,” “troubling,” and “alarming” have all been used in all sincerity. One congressman even likened the report’s details to KGB activity in Russia. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News. “It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.

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Roy Potter ~ Missiles, Mad Scientists and Mad Politicians

 

I have to agree w/most of what he says…

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MISSILES, MAD SCIENTISTS, AND MAD POLITICIANS

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Flight Tracker ~ U.S. Military Aircraft Traffic

 

Sharing a photo capture taken at 8:30pm, PST, as well as the link.  I don’t follow this site so I don’t know if this is an unusual amount of activity, but considering 3/4 of the U.S. is saturated, and given all of the intel we are hearing and have been, I would say this is an excessive amount and there is very good reason for it.  Again, thank you men and women and godspeed for all.

Sourced from here.

 

James Gilliland Newsletter ~ An Extreme Inconvenient Truth Continues

 

Eloquent.  Spot-on truth that resonates.  

An Extremely Inconvenient Truth Continues

by James Gilliland

January 13, 2018

As expected we knew we would get quite the feedback from the last newsletter especially from Hillary fans.

If you are still a Hillary fan you have my sympathy that’s all I can muster

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A slip of the tongue now and then is not comparable to Satanic Worship, Spirit Cooking, Baby Sacrificing, hanging out with pedophiles and defending sexual predators, extreme bribery, real Russian and terrorist collusion – and let’s not forget Seth Rich and a long list of murders of people who oppose or expose the Clintons.

We can’t even engage or argue that position of defending Hillary anymore, you can’t debate psychopaths, the extremely ignorant or insane. The evidence and facts are in for those who do serious research and it is all spelled out in the over 11,000 indictments.

The democrats continue to make complete fools out of themselves with their positions on all most every topic which change moment to moment. The truth is they don’t have a position or an argument. All they have is Trump Derangement Syndrome. My god, I would never run for any public office with people hanging on every word.

I am the first to admit to having bad humor and stating the obvious even if it is not politically correct. All the democrats have as a majority is wordsmithing and the race card, nothing else. They judge, condemn, point fingers at others of what they have redundantly demonstrated by their own words and actions to have been doing for years.

The insanity is people still be lie ve them.

The republicans are no different yet the extreme mass displays of ignorance, lack of integrity, criminal behavior and double speak is mainly coming from the democrats.

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Has anyone set the rhetoric aside and looked at the actions?

It’s like defending a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has been terrorizing your village for decades after eating the majority of people within and saying he is a victim or the protector of the village. The wolves governing the sheep. They profess they are really the good guys, hoping they are not their next meal. Classic Stockholm syndrome. The slaves defending the plantation from those trying to free them. To many they are so conditioned that is all they know.

Has anyone set the rhetoric aside and looked at the actions? The track record now and those of the past? Nobody is all good, nobody is all bad, none of us are perfect and we make mistakes yet when one has a long history of extreme behavior outside of Universal Law – even the laws of America – how can we expect anything else? It is pathological now, showing behavior that would fit into the clinically ill category and I am not talking about Trump. I am talking about those who deem themselves as his enemy and profess to be servants of the people. The ones screaming the loudest and pointing fingers the most are the ones most guilty of the same acts they accuse others of, and to the extreme.

Then you have the victims and the race card players who will never admit things are getting better – using their victim roles for emotional or financial support which also includes the desire for fame.

Yes, there are still injustices to correct, imbalances yet let’s focus on solutions not name calling and division. This is all going to reveal itself, they are all going to be exposed and many are looking at serious jail time. They won’t escape by paying off judges and hiring powerful attorneys because the military and their courts are now in charge.

America no longer resembles what it was created to be. The Republic, The Constitution, Bill of Rights, liberty and justice for all has become enslavement with a “just us” system with two sets of rules. One for the elite and one for the poor and middle class. The democrats – while professing to be the champions of the poor and middle class – extremely failed to serve and listen. They became self-serving addicts in their lust for power and wealth: most becoming rich at the expense of the very people they profess to serve. Yes, Hillary that is what happened. The masses woke up, well some of them anyway, but there are still those who want to stay on the plantation attacking the very people trying to free them. Again, yes there are still problems – this won’t shift overnight but why not work together to find solutions rather than name calling and blowing a word or two out of proportion?

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I have studied with Lamas, Master teachers and Elders from all cultures and beliefs. The most powerful often had a wicked sense of humor and were definitely PC incorrect.

They used humor to trigger responses, get people to look at their wounds, attitudes, be lie fs that no longer server them.

I am guilty of that myself – often pushing that big red button to show people where they are emotionally charged. It is an opportunity to heal.


Those unhealed wounds and traumas will keep manifesting no matter how politically correct you try to make your leaders and why are you not leading yourselves? Do you think you can fix this externally?

Lion no more victim

If you are not a victim and there is not a charge then PC incorrect comments are powerless.

If it is not your coat don’t wear it. Personally, I find it hilarious watching the president say what everyone else is afraid to discuss. He is not a politician, right or wrong he shoots from the hip and you know where he is coming from. I find that refreshing.
He does what he says he is going to do or attempts to despite the extreme resistance by those who want to maintain the status quo.

From a therapist point of view, he is an excellent trigger.

The victims will scream at this analogy and come up with a plethora of reasons why Trump is evil even attack me for stating the obvious from a higher perspective. Trust me I have been called everything.

Reason this, can’t you see the process?

Can you become the detached observer and see how everything is being exposed, coming up to be healed?

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We are on the upward spiral and if we continued business as usual with the democrats we would be taking the downward spiral. Do we agree with everything unfolding? No, no one should.

We should hold all our leaders’ feet to the fire until Universal Law is the order of the day. Universal Peace, Brother/Sisterly Love, Individual Freedom and Prosperity for All is Universal Law.

Make that your foundation. Create Heaven on Earth. Do not get caught up in the hell others want for you, the separation game, the victim, race card, creating a mass diversion over a word or two ignoring and derailing addressing much bigger issues. These swamp creatures are becoming more and more apparent and rather than address the issues and serve the people it is now becoming perfectly clear their real agenda and that is to amass power and wealth at the expense of Humanity and the Earth.

We need a complete overhaul, holding those in office to their oaths and their mandates. Service to the people which includes the restoration and cleanup of Earth.

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A great prophet once said: Universal Peace will not come through governments or religions but through the hearts and minds of the people.

If the people chose and practiced Universal Law, chose to create Heaven on Earth, stopped giving their power away to those with a long history of betraying that trust we would take a quantum leap in evolution.

We are being pushed on high in that direction.

James Gilliland field

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Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Could Violate Ethics Rules

 

This has me giggling – quite loudly.  The obvious reason ~ since when do these mainstream corporate media outlets follow ethics?  Isn’t that WHY they are referred to as “fake news”?  As my mate says, I hope he crushes them.  

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Little is known about what the president intends to do Wednesday, but some experts aren’t taking it lightly.

Every awards show has its critics, but President Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed “Fake News Awards” has drawn attention from a group beyond the usual peanut gallery: ethics experts who say the event could run afoul of White House rules and, depending on what exactly the president says during the proceedings, the First Amendment.

The White House has not yet said what form the awards presentation, scheduled by Trump for Wednesday, may take. But Norman Eisen, the former special counsel for ethics for President Barack Obama, and Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics, have both tweeted that if White House staff members were involved, they would be in violation of the executive branch’s Standards of Ethical Conduct, which ban employees from using their office for “the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise.”

Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, agreed, telling POLITICO that there were plenty of valid reasons for executive branch employees to use their position to criticize private enterprises — if a bus company were violating federal safety regulations, for instance — but that helping put on an event to bash the media would not qualify.

“There has to be a legitimate official government reason for the position you’re taking with the respect to the particular company,” Painter said. “But here the only reason is they don’t like the coverage of the president.”

The president is not subject to the executive branch ethical standards, but all other White House staffers are. Ethics experts say that if the undertaking were carried out exclusively by political staff from the Trump campaign or the Republican National Committee — and not government employees in the White House — there would be no problem.

The issue, Eisen said, is “if the president enlists others in government to use government time or government resources to attack certain media outlets, while implicitly preferring others.”

Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media and an assistant to the president, has tweeted that he has nothing to do with the awards, saying that “it’s from a campaign,” though it was not clear exactly what he was referring to.

A Washington University School of Law ethics expert, Kathleen Clark, said that she agreed with Eisen and Shaub: Targeting specific news outlets by giving them “fake news awards” would represent a sort of “anti-endorsement,” she said, and would break the rules.

Not all experts agreed that the awards would violate executive branch standards. Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School and an ethics expert, said that White House staff members would be breaking the rules only if they endorsed or criticized an enterprise that had nothing to do with their jobs.

“Put me down as skeptical,” he said. “It’s got to be unrelated to the office. Criticizing the president’s critics strikes me as related to the office.

It is not reasonable to fully separate politics from governing, he said, “so long as we assume staff can be used for some political purposes, so long as there is a White House communications office and a White House political office — we’ve crossed that line a long time ago.”

Briffault said he did not see a particular difference between criticizing the media on Twitter or in an interview or briefing — as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders does on a nearly daily basis — and being involved in Trump’s awards.

Eisen argued that if the president creates a whole show around bashing specific media outlets, “there is more formality to it.”

“When you elevate it into a program,” he said, “it becomes harder and harder to say it’s just the president bloviating and it feels more and more like official government activity.”

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