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DHS Checkpoints in TN: No refusal, mandatory blood draws in effect this weekend

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM

DHS Checkpoints in TN: No refusal,  mandatory blood draws in effect this weekend

The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up  checkpoints throughout Tennessee this weekend. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints you will be asked for your papers, and likely administered a sobriety test which could include a forced blood sample!!! If you think you have nothing to worry about, keep in mind that TN DUI Officers have in the past have been warned to arrest more people “or else” which means they have every incentive to meet their quota. Once your blood and DNA is forcibly extracted from you it gets stored in a government database.

Here is the official release from the TN government –
https://news.tn.gov/node/10756

Here is a list of when and where the checkpoints will be located:
https://news.tn.gov/sites/default/files/Memorial%20Day%20Checkpoints.pdf

 BE PREPARED!

If you should happen to not be able to avoid one of the “vampire checkpoints” listed at the above link please take the time to watch the following instructional videos in order to be prepared for your encounter.

10 rules for dealing with law enforcement:




7 rules for recording law enforcement:
http://gizmodo.com/5900680/7-rules-for-recording-police

DON’T TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT – PART I & II:

CITIZENS GUIDE TO SURVIVING POLICE ENCOUNTERS:

PRINT OUT THIS MINI POCKET CARD OF RIGHTS FOR YOUR WALLET OR GLOVE BOX:
http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/bustcard_eng_20100630.pdf

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT (full version):
http://www.aclu-tn.org/pdfs/kyr/kyr_english.pdf

Video of how to get through a checkpoint:

Please forward this blog on to as many of your fellow Tennesseans that you know to keep them safe from government intrusion.
 

PS – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey voted for this and admits his ignorance at how this could possibly be an invasion of privacy. See the video of his own words here:

http://tncampaignforliberty.org/wordpress/2012/09/ramsey-admits-his-ignorance-on-the-constitution-regarding-individual-rights-forced-blood-extraction-laws/

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Common Core: Girl Scouts patch for mastering national standards

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Common Core- Girl Scouts patch for mastering national standards

Many years ago Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. 

“She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.”

“With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.”

Today, I personally believe Mrs. Low  is rolling in her grave as she witnesses the Girl Scouts being reformed into a liberal leftist organization that is satisfying the needs of the United Nations, The federal government, the Dept of Education, Dept of Homeland Security.

The “new” Girl Scouts under the tutelage of Anna Maria Chavez, a former Janet Napolitano stooge, a Dept of Homeland Security officer and a former board member of an organization that gave us STEM.

Under her leadership and partnerships with huge corporations and the Chamber of Commerce, the Girl Scouts have ventured into Common Core land and adopted standards just as our nations educational system has done.

Yes, you heard it correctly, the Girl Scouts are assisting with the nationalization of our schools via the the Common Core Standards and have adapted their “badge” designations to provide a legacy patch for fulfilling the standards.

As this Girl Scouts Common Core Standards Badge protocol has rolled out while awarding badges for completing the top down nationalization of our school standards the nation watches as one of the last mom and pop grassroots organizations have succumbed to governmental control.
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/national_program_portfolio/curriculum/pdf/brownies_Badges/CommonCore_brownies_Badges.pdf

The Girl Scouts delivered this paragraph on their website regarding their allegiance with national standards “sold” to our nation as a voluntary, state led effort.

“The Common Core Standards, developed and approved in 2010 by a bipartisan group of governors and educators, provide a shared framework for learning and teaching objectives specifically for English Language Arts and Mathematics for most US students. The 21st Century Skills standards focus on blending subject-skills with life and career skills; information, media, and technology skills; and other key skills necessary to develop multidimensional abilities to succeed in the new century. Financial Literacy standards correlate to national personal finance education.”

Why? Besides the new liberal bureaucratic leadership, I believe it is  probably linked to present or past federal grants, scholarship money or corporate money. In my research, I have not found money switching hands but I’m sure it’s there or will be.

The depth of this move and the people involved you must look beyond the small groups assembled in most every community in this nation. The smaller groups, in my opinion, have been co-opted by a larger force hardly interested in what they think at the receiving end of this takeover.

As with many initiatives across this country and the vastness of these efforts, you must agree that the coordinated effort under a common theme has to be a part of a bigger picture. I don’t believe anyone can deny this and we need to look at the most common organization as the root to our nations demise.

The UNITED NATIONS and UNECOSOC have given Girl Scouts special Consultative Status to implement the 8 Millenium Development Goals, a well known Agenda 21 trap that many of our churches have fallen into as the UN sets up a scenario for a “One World Government with a One World Religion!”

With this information known and exposed it is easy to see why the Girl Scouts are on board to create “Global Citizens”, the new buzzword that essentially means we have handed over our children, our sovereignty and rights to international powers with a big plan with the assistance of many useful idiots on the inside.
http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/our_partners/affiliates/

The 700 million dollar “corporation” has gotten too big. Yesterday, when I thought of the Girl Scouts I thought of thin mints and teaching girls how to become ladies exposing them to things outside of their homes. Today I see a very sad remnant of Mrs Lows vision developing into just another money hungry organization creating global citizens and being a pawn to the highest bidder. This is truly the saddest statement on our society when the Girl Scouts trade the thin mints for components of socialism. 

With approximately 59 million Alumni of the Girl Scouts you can clearly see the need of international and federal agencies to indoctrinate this population.

More resources for your reading enjoyment.

Program Connections to State
(and National) Curriculum Standards
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/national_program_portfolio/curriculum/

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/01/thin-mints-and-executive-orders-girl-scouts-align-with-common-core/

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/girl-scout-badges-align-with-the-common-core/

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/05/07/yes-the-girl-scouts-do-have-common-core-badges/

The “New” Girl Scouts!

htthttp://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/our_partners/affiliates/p://blog.girlscouts.org/2012/01/atlanta-magazine-hails-new-girl-scouts.html?m=1

To see why the Girl Scouts have turned to the left, you need look no further that it’s current leadership.

http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/leadership/sr_leadership_mgt.asp

Remember, this blogs is and always had been a collection of my opinions based and formed on my own research. 

Department of Education replacing “Mom and Dad with parent 1 and 2” to halt gender roles

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Department of Education replacing “Mom and Dad with parent 1 and 2” to halt gender roles

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will replace “gender specific terms like ‘mother’ and father’” in the 2014-2015 federal student aid form with neutral language.

The terms “mother” and “father” will no longer be used on the Federal Application for Student Aid.
The new language, “parent one” and “parent two,” is aimed at accommodating students who have grown up in gay households and have either two mothers or two fathers, according to a statement released by the DOE late last month.

“All students should be able to apply for federal student aid within a system that incorporates their unique family dynamics,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the press release.

The new language will “provide an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families,” he added.  

According to Duncan, “gender-specific terms also fail to capture income and other information from one parent when a student’s parents are in a same-sex marriage under state law but not federally recognized under the Defense of Marriage Act.”

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education did not return calls for comment from Campus Reform.

The Federal Application for Student Aid, or FAFSA, determines a student’s eligibility for federal student aid, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @oliverdarcy

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4747

Please visit the site above many times, it is chocked full of great information.

I’m curious, who will be parent number 1 and who will be parent number 2. Seems this delineates one  to a lesser role? 

A liberal wack a mole socialist agenda is coursing through our educational system and it must cease.

Why aren’t we focused on teaching the kids instead of trying to get them to change their whole thought process and comfort zone and adjust to someone else’s idea of how they think the world should be.

ABC’s, the three R’s, what ever happened to that? 

If you choose an alternative lifestyle, so be it! Godspeed and may you live long and be prosperous. 

My question is this, why should my children be asked to change the way they think because a few choose to do their thing? 

Tennessee deserves better than this bloated budget mess

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Tennessee deserves better than this bloated budget mess

The Tennessee budget has been passed. The pork, the busted caps and excess spending limits have left many Tennesseans with a very bad taste in their mouths.

In what has been touted as a fiscally responsible, constitutionally intact budget has been determined to be quite the opposite.

As many of our elected leaders criticize Washington DC for financial irresponsibility we in Tennessee are doing the same thing. We have somehow placed a pink bow on a pig and we call it beautiful.

Despite what you hear, the budget for Tennessee is anything but beautiful. Take off the bow and look at it’s content. 

Don’t get bedazzled by our legislators returning to their respective districts while blowing smoke right up your rear ends.

Having a budget that would make a liberal proud is not a good thing.

Please allow me to summarize what Mr Drew Johnson has so eloquently expressed in his opinion piece below about the Tennessee budget that was passed.

1) This is the largest, most bloated budget in Tennessees 217 year history.

2) Our legislators, en masse, voted to once again vote away the constitutional cap to allow our TN budget to become bloated.

3) At 32.8 billion, this is a full 2 billion more than last years budget.

4) The Constitutional Cap was lifted by 132.5 million.

5) This 132.5 million will be added to every budget from here to eternity costing taxpayers billions.

6)  Instead of a tax holiday or further reduction in our taxes, your legislators and Governor elected to waste it on pork projects, millions of dollars worth.

7) The legislators did provide some cuts in this budget of about 7.00 per person.  I’ll just take my seven dollars, buy a 12 pack of a choice beverage and my benefit will long be forgotten.

Opinion piece by Drew Johnson from the Chattanooga Times:

Tennessee deserved better from GOP budget-busters

Tennessee’s Republican state lawmakers must think we’re stupid.

Otherwise, they wouldn’t have bragged about passing a “balanced budget,” as state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman; state Rep. Kevin Brooks, of Cleveland; and a number of other GOP lawmakers did last week.

And they never would’ve implied that new state budget was “thoughtful and strategic” like Gov. Bill Haslam did last Friday. And they certainly would never have called the budget “fiscally responsible” as House Speaker Beth Harwell did with a straight face in a guest op-ed in The Tennessean.

Did these Republican leaders think Tennesseans would forget that the State Constitution requires a balanced budget?

Did these supposed “fiscal conservatives” believe that taxpayers wouldn’t realize that they just passed the biggest, most bloated budget in the 217-year history of the Volunteer State?

Did they hope that no one would notice their hypocrisy when they voted to bust the state’s cap on spending after they spent much of the legislative session championing ideas intended to strengthen the spending limit?

At $32.8 billion, the new state budget is the largest in Tennessee’s history. It’s a full $2 billion more than last year’s budget.

But that’s not the worst of it for taxpayers.

The state portion of the state budget — the chunk of the budget paid for by revenues from state taxes, such as the sales tax, franchise and excise tax, state gas tax, and the Hall income tax — is limited by the Tennessee Constitution. State spending is limited based on the personal income growth in the state over the previous year. That spending limit, known as the “Copeland Cap,” can only be overridden by a majority vote of both houses of the legislature.

With a Republican supermajority in the Tennessee General Assembly, taxpayers must have believed that GOP lawmakers wouldn’t dare vote to bust the cap and spend more than they were constitutionally allowed. But they did — by $132.5 million.

When the state coffers began filling with more money than expected, rather than returning the excess tax dollars to taxpayers by further reducing the sales tax on groceries or enacting several sales tax holidays, lawmakers decided to waste it.

Out of 132 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, only seven voted against busting the spending cap. Even state Rep. Courtney Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, who sponsored a constitutional amendment to make the cap much more difficult to bypass, voted to exceed the spending limit. So much for principles. So much for fiscal conservatism.

That $132.5 million isn’t just a one-year expenditure. Since each year’s spending cap is based on total state spending from the previous year, the $132.5 million will be added to every state budget from here to eternity. Republicans’ decision to bust the cap will ultimately cost state taxpayers billions upon billions of dollars.

So how did Republicans in the Tennessee legislature spend the extra money they collected from the pockets of Tennesseans? A number of questionable pork projects found their way into the budget at the last minute, including:

• $1 million for grants to private zoos and aquariums in the state.

• $1 million in handouts to refurbish the Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation.

• $475,000 to fund a State Museum Task Force to look at building a new State Museum.

• $400,000 in additional funding for the Jackson Theater in Jonesborough.

• $310,000 to build a storage shed at the West Tennessee Cemetery in Memphis.

• $125,000 to spread among Tennessee’s public television stations.

• $50,000 to the Alex Haley House and Museum.

• $20,000 in giveaways to National Coalition of 100 Black Women chapters in the state.

Did the budget do some good things? Sure, lawmakers passed a number of tax cuts. But, in total, those tax cuts amount to less than $7 per Tennessean, or approximately diddly-squat.

For years, Republicans in Tennessee promised that if they ran state government things would be different. The budget would be lean, spending would be responsible and the state spending cap would remain intact.

Well, now the GOP is in control, and what happened? They spent more than Democrats ever did.

After such a dramatic display of fiscal irresponsibility by GOP lawmakers, conservatives in Tennessee must be thinking, “With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?”

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/23/tennessee-deserved-better-from-gop-budget/?opinionfreepress

Ben Cunningham explains the Copeland Cap!

http://taxingtennessee.blogspot.com/2009/08/copeland-cap-is-toothless-tiger-for-tn.html?m=1

Common Core: P20 SLDS, a tracking system for your child

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Common Core-P20 SLDS, a tracking system for your child

SLDS means: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.

SLDS is a citizen tracking program, and a grant program, that rewards states financially for participating.  It’s also called P-20, which stands for preschool through age 20 (workforce) tracking.  I see citizen tracking as creepy and Orwellian.  What do you see?

The federal website shows, here– 

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/slds/factsheet.html 

— that SLDS was presented as a financial prize to states, a grant, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  It sounded good, but in reality, its purpose –besides the uneven redistribution of taxpayers’ money– is to track citizens (students).

The assumption was that everyone everywhere would approve of citizen tracking and would want to be tracked.  A secondary assumption is that the government’s holding detailed, intimate information about its citizens would never be used against anybody wrongly, and that none of this has nothing to do with constitutional rights to privacy.  (For more on that, click here: 

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html )

I highlighted the first element of data to be collected because it speaks about PII, personally identifiable information.  PII can be a name, a social security number, a blood sample, handwriting sample, a fingerprint, or almost anything else.  The fact that the government included “except as permitted by federal/state law” is VERY significant because the federal Department of Education did the dastardly deed of changing federal privacy law, known previously as the protective, family-empowering, FERPA law.  The Department of Education did this without Congressional approval and are now being sued by the Electronic Privacy Information Center for doing it.  But as it stands now, FERPA has been altered and won’t be put back to its formerly protective state.  So parental rights over children’s data, and parental consent rules, have been cast aside.  –All in the name of getting lots and lots and lots of data available, whether with malignant or benign intention, especially for federal use.

Here it is, pasted directly from the government site and available in English or Spanish:

en Español

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: $250 million

Grantees: States

Type of Grant: Competitive

Purpose:

The program provides grants to states to design, develop, and implement statewide P-20 longitudinal data systems to capture, analyze, and use student data from preschool to high school, college, and the workforce.

Program Requirements:

Since it started in fiscal year 2005, the program has awarded grants worth $265 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia. The Recovery Act competition requires that the data systems have the capacity to link preschool, K-12, and postsecondary education as well as workforce data. To receive State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, a state must provide an assurance that it will establish a longitudinal data system that includes the 12 elements described in the America COMPETES Act, and any data system developed with Statewide longitudinal data system funds must include at least these 12 elements. The elements are:

An unique identifier for every student that does not permit a student to be individually identified (except as permitted by federal and state law);
The school enrollment history, demographic characteristics, and program participation record of every student;
Information on when a student enrolls, transfers, drops out, or graduates from a school;
Students scores on tests required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
Information on students who are not tested, by grade and subject;
Students scores on tests measuring whether they’re ready for college;
A way to identify teachers and to match teachers to their students;
Information from students’ transcripts, specifically courses taken and grades earned;
Data on students’ success in college, including whether they enrolled in remedial courses;
Data on whether K-12 students are prepared to succeed in college;
A system of auditing data for quality, validity, and reliability; and
The ability to share data from preschool through postsecondary education data systems.

BCN Editorial and summation:

An excerpt from the web site below:

http://www.tn.gov/firsttothetop/programs-data.html

“Many conditions in addition to students’ academic experience influence learning and the Tennessee Department of Education will bolster the current longitudinal data system by adding information from other child serving agencies like the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to inform best practices and help reduce achievement gaps in the near- and long-term.”

This is a compilation of sensitive information, from different federal agencies, being placed in your child’s P 20 database, to follow him or her into adulthood, possibly contributing to an influence on their job hunt with eventual prospective employers. 

It used to be water under the bridge if your child was unfortunately molested, abused or had some behavioral type problem. It used to be hopeful that enough time would elapse between the event and adulthood and the issue would be long dealt with and forgotten. 

Today,with the assistance of the P20 database, this information will follow your child well  into adulthood and be in full display for every teacher and employer to view and make employment decisions based on this data.

The site further explains,
“Tennessee will build a longitudinal student data system that will push the frontier in collection and utilization of P20 data and promote improvements in program administration and educational outcomes. The initiative will significantly increase teacher, school, and district-level use of near-real time student data by employing sophisticated, as yet underutilized longitudinal data for predictive and retrospective identification of student achievement growth and academic risk factors.”

Perhaps the P20 will get as invasive as Common Core amasses large amounts of personal information about students. Michelle Malkin cites research by Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute, who discovered a report by the Department of Education revealing that Common Core’s data mining includes “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”

“Pushing the frontier”, “real time data”, “as yet underutilized data collection.” This tells me that many, yet not mentioned data points will be collected on your child. Perhaps, religious affiliation, blood type, DNA map, fingerprints or parents affiliations or political leanings. I don’t know but the “frontier” is wide open and once established the sky could be the limit.

Source of info:

http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/what-is-slds-and-why-should-i-care/

P20 database program:
http://www.tn.gov/firsttothetop/programs-data.html

http://m.christianpost.com/news/common-core-cirriculum-a-look-behind-the-curtain-of-hidden-language–92070/

I encourage you to visit this blog frequently. It is full of information on this subject.

While BCN interjected opinion into the article above the whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com blog is to receive full credit for their content. 

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