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… Body Cameras are a Tool [#law enforcement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 27th,2016

.. they can be a useful tool ..

.. but , they can also be misused ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. hopefully , they will be used wisely …

.. the best keys are the training , education ,  and experience of the officer himself / herself . That is the critical difference …

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… Are You That Narcissistic , POTUS ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 12th,2014

.. gee whiz ..

.. those advisers are there for a reason , to advise ..

.. you do not always have to follow their advice , Your Lordship . But , it helps to listen to them and follow their advice . These people are educated in and experience in their fields for a very good reason . They are not ” potted plants , ” to be put there for window dressing . These people know something , usually something that you do not . Listening to their advice helps once in a while …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. you do not know everything . That is what those adivsers are for , you idiot !

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… This Could Get Interesting [#federal child dumping]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 11th,2014

.. and , no , this is not Sheriff Joe Arpaio getting involved …. yet .

.. what I am talking about is Maricopa County [that means Phoenix] . Phoenix is Arizona ‘ s state capital , so the rest of Arizona ‘ body politic has to be paying attention . Yes , they will pay the bills . They may not want to , but they will do it . Especially in an election year . Most states , including Arizona , have a rainy – day fund . They can dip into this for unanticipated expenses . These kinds of bills sure as hell meet the definition thereof . Maricopa will not be the only one . There will be others …

.. [h/t — AzFamily]..
.. [link] to the story / video …

.. what I am talking about is child abuse . These kids are just being dumped onto the streets of Phoenix (and Maricopa County) . There is plenty of real estate for them to cover . Maricopa County is well over 8,500 square miles in land area . Where I live in Ohio [Cuyahoga County] is 1,250 square miles , and 2/3rds of that is Lake Erie .

.. Also , it is hot as hell this time of year . Average temps during the day in Phoenix are around 105 to 115 degrees , folks . It may be ” dry heat , ” but it is still dangerous as hell , especially to the unacclimated , and most of all , kids …

.. the Maricopa County Attorney is talking about going after the Feds . Specifically , going criminally after the folks who are doing the dumping , and I would suspect , even more . Dumping those kids on the streets in this heat , with no escort or supervision , just to get rid of them , is criminal . It is child endangerment , in my state , in any state …

.. If he has a good working relationship with the US Atty in Phoenix , then the US Atty can go after the folks who are higher up the food chain … and that means all the way up , including , potentially Obama . Yes , POTUS . This is a criminal dereliction of duty , and it is crying out loudly for a federal criminal investigation . A US Atty would be perfect for it , and the visibility would help protect him or her …

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… Indiana has the Good Sense [Education Standards]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 21st,2014

.. to junk the crap that has come to be known as ” Common Core . ”

.. Now , the radicals at the ObamaCrap Department of MisEducation are threatening them over the act …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the Feds are threatening the state of Indiana over its refusal of ” Common Core . ” They are possibly going after segement of their federal funding , parts of which they have no business fooling around with …

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… An Amazing Speech [Campbell Brown // Charter Schools]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 16th,2014

.. no , I do not think that Campbell Brown is a conservative ..

.. not yet , at least .

.. but , you have to admit , she is one hell of a speaker . She has embraced motherhood since she left ABC and then CNN . She has now had two children , and education has become much more important to her …

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..
.. [link] to the speech ..

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… Harvard at least Shows Some Sense [Satanic ” Black Mass”]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 14th,2014

.. somehow , in their lack of sense , the Wicca crowd at Harvard College scheduled what is (was) known as a Satanic ” Black Mass . ” How the ” hell ” these idiots came up with the bright idea for an event such as that , I will never understand . Especially considering Harvard ‘ s pedigree and history …

.. [h/t — HarvardCrimson]..

.. [link] to the news article ..

.. Harvard was originally founded (back in the 1640s , I believe) as a college principally devoted to the teaching and education of religion , faith , and the promulgation of ministers . Boy , oh , Boy , has Harvard come a long way since then …

.. amazingly enough , a club (the Cultural Studies Club) was the original sponsor of the event . Someone must have convinced them to come to their senses ….at least these idiots first drove this so – called ” Black Mass ” off of campus . Then the morons trying to put it on eventually gave up the ghost , as it were . Thank God !! …

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… School is In Session [Dr. Ben Carson] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 12th,2014

.. watch Dr. Benjamin Carson take Roland Martin of CNN to school , going over onto the offensive to defend his commentary on ObamaCrapCare …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the video segment …

.. he really does a number on Martin , who is normally a well – prepared and educated fellow . In this case , he got roasted ….

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… A Mother is ” Suspended ” from School …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. yes , believe it or not …

.. a Sacramento , Ca area mother of a 12 – year old was suspended from going anywhere near her son ‘ s school for 14 days …. What for ??

.. a confrontation with the principal …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. it seems neither mother nor son are fans of Common Core curriculum standards . So , the son took flyers from his mom to school to hand out to his fellow students . His teachers did not like it , and took them away . His mom decided to confront the principal …

.. I do not blame her . Common Core standards are junk . People need to be educated about them . These two have guts , and ought to be congratulated …

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… I thought Common Core was bad …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 27th,2014

.. but this bad ??

.. Alec Torres from the National Review has found some representative samples of boo – boos from around the country …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the test samples ..

.. I strongly suggest that you take a look at the test samples . You will probably scratch your head as MUCH AS I did (quite a bit) . What these idiots were doing with this craperoni masquerading as test questions is beyond ridiculous …

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… Spot On , Brit [Hume] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 8th,2014

.. Brit Hume was guesting on the O Reilly Factor , as he often does …

.. well , Bill was asking him a question , ….

.. and Brit nailed POTUS right on the head …. Obama is a very slow lerner

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the interview clip …

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… Bill O Reilly gives POTUS a lecture …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. on how to deal with Vladimir Putin .

.. I heard this live on Monday night . Bill was not the least bit friendly towards Obama , not one bit at all …

.. Bill nailed POTUS on top of his head . Hopefully , the ObamaCraps were watching , and will get the message …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..

.. [link] to the Talking Points Memo segment …

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… No , it is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 22nd,2014

.. to hold teachers accountable for what goes on in the classroom  . We as taxpayers have  invested hundreds of billions of  dollards into our schools , and what have we gotten ?? … a boatload  of crap ! We have every right and every expectation to want to know not just what it is our kids are  learning , but why .

.. teachers need to be held responsible for their actions .

..  [h/t — EAGnews]

.. [link] to the news piece ..

..  teachers need to be  held to account for the product of what they teach . It is not just a matter of promotion rates and grades  , as well as attendance . People expect results , and that means both satisfactory and improving  proficiency test results . If the faculty  does not like it , too bad …

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… How Dense is Main InJustice …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 17th,2013

.. and with this one , you can add Main MisEducation to the mix …

Race-Based Admissions after Fisher

.. It is depressing that the legality and morality of racial discrimination in education continues to be a contested issue.

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.. You have to consider the so – called “guidance” that was issued by the ObamaCraps for universities on the meaning of the Supreme Court’s decision last June in Fisher v. University of Texas. The guidance (and accompanying “Questions & Answers “)predictably reiterates that the administration “strongly support[s] diversity” — including, of course, using discrimination in order to achieve it — but, as a legal matter, this is irrelevant if a school is sued .

.. The fact is that this “guidance” is designed not to help schools follow the law , but to push them to adopt dubious race-based policies that the Supreme Court has warned against . These policies will continue to provoke and prompt lawsuits , but are policies that the ObamaCraps and its political allies stubbornly support. The whole tone of the new guidance is to offer encouragement to schools that want to engage in racial discrimination: The administration promises that it “will continue to be a resource” for such schools. It is as if the FBI offered eager encouragement to state and local police that wanted to engage in racial profiling without violating the law.

.. What is worse though, is that the guidance is probably telling many schools just what they want to hear: Study after study by the Center for Equal Opportunity has shown that universities across the country are only too happy to weigh race very heavily indeed in their admissions. What they end up doing is taking up race as not one factor  , but as the primary factor . Which is not what the Supreme Court  had in mind , or intended .

.. If they (and their lawyers) read the Fisher decision honestly, it ought to make them gulp and reconsider such discriminatory policies. And I should add that, in the run-up to the ruling, it became clear how increasingly unpopular and discredited racial preferences in admissions are, even among liberals who had once supported them. This ought to prompt some serious soul-searching among university presidents on whether “diversity” is really worth the price of racial discrimination.

In Fisher, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, before race can be used in university admissions, a university must give “serious, good faith consideration of workable race-neutral alternatives” to achieving the goals that are purportedly being achieved by weighing race in admissions decisions. The high court said that the lower court, on remand, “must assess whether the university has offered sufficient evidence that would prove that its admissions program is narrowly tailored to obtain the educational benefits of diversity.” The Court also said that there must be “a careful judicial inquiry into whether a university could achieve sufficient diversity without using racial classifications.” And: “The reviewing court must ultimately be satisfied that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity.” A nondiscriminatory approach must be used if it “could promote the substantial interest about as well and at tolerable administrative expense.”

There is certainly enough in this language to justify an aggressive and thorough challenge to universities’ use of race in admissions, and so they should expect as much. Universities must now be able to document their consideration of alternatives to weighing race, including any reason for not adopting such alternatives. If they do not , they will regret it .

..  A particular example would be documentation of how the educational benefits of considering race in admissions would be greater than the educational benefits of considering other, nonracial factors instead. How is education improved by using race, exactly — and how much, exactly, are those benefits of “diversity” enhanced by considering race in admissions, rather than nonracial characteristics that provide actual diversity in backgrounds, such as income or parents’ professions/educational level or geography or age or work experience or whatever?

If a nonracial admissions system would achieve similar benefits and with fewer costs, then the consideration of race cannot be said to have been narrowly tailored to the achievement of those benefits.

More fundamentally, schools must now be able to document why and how race is considered in student admissions and must periodically review and rejustify those considerations. And they must be able to document not only (a) the anticipated benefits but also (b) the possible costs associated with the consideration of race in student admissions at the university — and especially, with regard to the latter, the relative academic performance of members of groups that have received such favorable consideration …

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… Spinning Questions , Making Execuses …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 17th,2013

.. I long for the days when there were tough questioners around  . Those who not take

any guff or excuses from politicians . Those who would expect a straight answer , and

wait until they got one .

.. They knew that access to their pages or their show was a currency not to be taken

lightly  . The politicians craved it , like moths to a flame . If one did not give

direct answers often , they would be cut off . Not just for weeks . Months . or ,

possibly even for good , to send a message , to make sure that it was sent and received

. Most of the time , it got thru .

.. These days , the press behaves like sheep . They take what they are given , and

print or broadcast what they are told . The authentic practice of journalism seems to

be an afterthought .

.. Where tough questioners are needed , is when there is a scandal or a crisis .

Politicos seem to have an innate tendency to cover up , when they screw up badly . It

is an instinctive trait , but it should not be done . It should be unlearned . It is

wrong , and it should not happen .

.. Answer the friggin question , the way it was asked , not the way that you want to

answer it . People are owed an honest days work for their tax dollar , and that

includes giving straight answers . Also ,

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