Friday, October 9, 2009

G-20, how could a letter and a number be so wrong?

I did not have time to go to the G-20 Summit that was held Last week. Sadly, my life got in the way. Too be honest I am not all that familiar with G-20 or what is. After seeing fellow Americans be badgered by

Police, losing their right to free assembly, I had to do my research. First I Googled “What is the G-20 Summit?” And to my disgust I read that it was group of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. My readers, does that not terrify you at all? The first thing that comes to my mind is New World Order.

They are a group of rich men that get together with other leaders of the world to discuss financial systems. While there has been media coverage of this event no one has really spoken about what this event means and why it is even necessary I also learned in my research that it is normal practice for the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors to meet once a year. Why is not televised on ABC, or CNN, or FOX for that matter so then we the people can see what these great leaders are talking about? We have already surrendered our Banking Industry, Real Estate Industry, Educational System, and Automotive Industry to our government, now surrendering our right to know what our leaders have planned for us. Should we be suspicious of this group, G-20, having meetings behind closed doors? Am I the only voicing these concerns about this group and its true intentions?

I think this group and groups like it ensure that America will not be a capitalist country in the near future. That socialism and communism are knocking on our door. The only way to stop it is to protest at events like the G-20 Summit that was held in Pittsburgh last week. If we come together as a nation and speak out against groups like this that will change the scope of our country, they will have no choice but to listen. Remember my readers they work For us, it’s not the other way around.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Box

How many of you watch TV? When you watch TV do you normally get your information of what is going on in the world from it? The beginning of TV ...Bell Telephone and the U.S. Department of Commerce conduct the first long distance use of television that took place between Washington D.C. and New York City on April 9th 1927. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover commented, “Today we have, in a sense, the transmission of sight for the first time in the world’s history. Human genius has now destroyed the impediment of distance in a new respect, and in a manner hitherto unknown.” This my friend was the beginning of the end of our ability to think freely and for ourselves.

As this election moves on, for the first time in my life I realize that little box has changed the lives of the masses and not for the good of the people. It influences our lives to the point of insanity. To what we eat, what medicines we take, who we vote for, how we feel, and how we think. If you notice in 1927 the first broadcast was conducted by the government. That speak volumes to me, does it you? We are like brainless zombies just sucking in all they want us to think, feel, and speak. And it is no accident that the fall of this nation started when TV's became the central piece of our lives. We eat around it, we sleep with it, we use it to babysit and entertain. We assume what the report to us is all truth without using our own reason.

We cannot use that reason anymore. It has been turned off. Like a switch. We have been conditioned. Brainwashed. All of this fighting about this election totally proves this. It's all an act, a show, a performance being played by the puppets of the government. None of them are in this for the good of the people. They both have special interest. Notice that the candidates who are not a part of the two big players cannot speak at debates, cannot get TV time, will not be seen on CNN or FOX news. They, the powers that be, do not want you to have those choices therfore you are not fed them.

We are incapable of free thinking. We are incapable to care for ourselves. We are conditioned to believe we need credit. We have been taught more is better. We are a part of a large herd of sheep that expands the oceans and lands. Like puppets with hands up our back ends being made to play the part they want. You do not have choices. You do not have free will. You do not have your own life. They own you.. all of you.

Keep watching that box. Let it fill your head with the rhetoric they want you to consume.

A little bit of poetry, "The Pink Elephant"

The worry

The fear
Of you not always being here
It is always in the back of my mind
Poking its ugly head out reminding me its there
Stop please
Stop worrying
Stop having that fear
Can't we just enjoy our life
The one that is here
Not last year
Not 5 years ago
Not 10 or 15
But today and tomorrow
The future and beyond
Those are the days that matter
So please stop
Stop making me worry and fear
Because I love you and I always want you here.

He will not save us!

My ideals and thoughts are not popular. The U.S. Government, at one time, did not try to police the world or play babysitter to everyone from cradle to grave. People took responsibility for themselves, their families, and their communities. That is how the founders of America thought it should be. What happened? How did we loose that, and how can we get it back? Why can't we help out sister Jane when she is financial disaster, instead of her having to turn to Uncle Sam to help her out? What happened to looking to your neighbors for help?

Obama is going to save the nation? How please tell me? More hand outs? More STUFF? More spending? How praytell will he be our nations savior?

Will he end welfare? The welfare system has been a failure, if you have not noticed. Our welfare system is unfair to everyone, including most of all to the poor themselves, who are trapped in a system that destroys opportunity for themselves and hope for their children.

Will he end the over taxation of us? Politicians spend millions of dollars to urge people not to smoke -- while spending more millions to subsidize tobacco farmers. They send billions overseas for foreign aid -- while the federal deficit swells. They spend millions to subsidize public art -- while working families struggle to pay their taxes. Isnt it ironic? Will he end this nonsense?

Will he stop the bailing out of companies? Will he stop rewarding thieves? And lets talk about taxes some more, This is quoted from the website, "Let's take a look at a median income family of four in the 1950s. At that time, the Federal income tax amounted to only 2% of the family budget. Americans enjoyed the highest standard of living in the world.

By contrast, in the 1990s, the Federal income tax takes 25% of income for the same family of four. Taxes at all levels -- federal, state, and local; hidden and visible -- take about 50% of a family's income. We must work from January to June just to pay taxes.

It now requires two paychecks to keep many families from going bankrupt. Typically, a working mother brings home 32% of a family's income.

So, whether she chooses to work -- or must work to make ends meet -- taxes have stolen her contribution to the family budget. In other words, one spouse now works all year just to pay taxes."

Is he going to stop this? Will your Savior OBAMA stop this from happening?
Why is he our savior? Albert Einstein once said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

Please stop fooling yourself, and PLEASE stop the insanity!

Just because he speaks well, dresses well, is charming, articulate, educated, and down right dapper, does not make him our hope. He is just like them. We need CHANGE true CHANGE!

What kind of Patriot are you?

As you most of you may know I am a Libertarian with firm believes in what our forefathers so admerably fought for. They left King George's hold to be free from Religious oppression and Taxation. They sought freedom to own their own land and see fit what to do with it. The worked hard and never took the easy rode out. Last night I watched the movie The Patriot and it was an emotional movie for me to watch. I am not sure I have ever cried so hard watching a film. I think many years ago I watched parts of it but I never really sat down and watched the movie. It was, to say the least, incredibly moving.

Today we are religiously oppressed. People of all beliefs are told that they cannot express their religion, for example children cannot pray in school Christian or otherwise, children cannot refused to pledge the flag, and those are just two examples of how the government has oppressed those who have or do not have a belief in a God or Gods. Today we are taxed on EVERYTHING. What we eat, drink, touch, breath, heat our homes with, when we are born, when we die, when we work, when we play. We cannot live on our land, that we own, the way we see fit. If I live in the city limits I cannot have my garden too big, I cannot own a goat, I cannot add on to my home without permission, I cannot do plumbing or electrical work without a permit and fees attached to it.

All those things our forefather fought for are now meaningless to the people of our country. Thousands of Men, Women and Children died for those rights. The rights of free people of a great nation. We fled tyranny to create our own form of government slavery? I was already heartbroken watching what has become of this once great nation, but after watching that film last night it really has left me battered and broken. Why do we stand for these things? We will go over seas and fight for other peoples freedoms but we sit at home and let our own government destroy our republic? The irony is painful to say the least.

The question we should all ask ourselves is, what kind of patriot are you? Would you die for your freedoms? Would you sacrifice for your principles? Or will you stand by and allow King George back into your life and make all those things our Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters died for be done in vain?
I spend all my time worrying about my kids education. I often question myself. Am I spending too much time on it? Do I worry too much? Should I just take a step back and stop being overly involved? I realize that all things in life have a good and a bad side to them. Education shouldn't be any different, only where is the line. That line that people over step and invade your comfort zone. I am feeling invaders in my space. There are certain things I will tolerate, and maybe they just do not see themselves over stepping their boundaries.

I really thought we found our home, a place we could feel our kids were safe, respected, and treated as an equal. It started out that way but as the layers peel back we are discovering that things are not what they always seem. As I said before, there is a good and a bad side. The good side is just amazing. The discovery that goes on, the time for research and true learning is there. Taking a small thing like an maple leaf, and learning its parts, its life history, how it produce sap, how the sap is then turned into syrup, the math of the measuring how much sap it takes to make a gallon of syrup, learning about the farmers and their lives, and how commerce works, it is endless. And these amazing things happen all the time.But at the same time a child can focus on their maple tree all day and never learn to spell maple, or know how to say tree in a native language, or have an adult near by to explain why sap only comes in February and March. Those things are missing from this amazing place.

Those things could be over looked because I can at home help them with those addtional things they may miss while away from me. What they cannot get from me is my protection while I am away. Protection from words, and actions that can break the soul of a child. I cannot protect them from being singled out, or made out to be strange, not part of the group, or not fitting into the mold that they so desperatly try to have families conform to. The word "cult" has passed my ears before from ex-attenders. Those who have left the "family" to move on to more "mainstream" or " more structured" environments. I was warned of this indoctrination that would happen to my family and I was blinded by my desperate need to have a place my children could be all that they could be.

So here I am.. back where I started. There are times I watch them with their peers and see them collaborating on projects together, learning about things far beyond their years in sciences and math, I see them read stories and novels of great literature, and I wonder would it be right of me to remove them from this group of thinkers. Then there are times when my son comes home and tells me what some students and even staff voice to him, he is the outcast of very few, which is almost harder then being alone in a crowd of 1000. He feels he is unheard, misunderstood, and that no one is listening to him. There are times when they over step their boundaries as educators and try to parent, even in front of me. As if I am not even standing there, or capable of making good choices for my sons.

I thank those of you who took the time to once again listen to my constant battle of the educators. I thank you for allowing me to spill my frustrated soul. Just hope for me, and my family, that these choices I am about to make are the right ones.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

An Assembly Line Education: The American Educational System

An Assembly Line Education: The American Educational System

By: Tina Pabon

After nine months of carrying and forming a human being inside your womb and then forcing it out into the world, parents say to themselves “Ok you are here now, what do we do?” Children come with no instruction manual, Website, or 800 numbers. How are we supposed to know what is best for this new life? You get advice from everyone along the way, your parents, his parents, doctors and friends. Most of the time you ignore the nagging voice in your head that says, “That can’t be right, it doesn’t feel right.” I mean really what do you know?

Time flies by and before you know it your little blessing is now 3 and then it starts, “Are you sending him to preschool this year.” Your mind starts to race, “Oh gee, I hadn’t thought of it, he is so little still, but what if I don’t, will it scar him for life? How could I forgive myself! I better do what they tell me.” And you do, you buckle to the pressure of, your parents, his parents, doctors and friends. I mean really, they do need socialized, right? They do need educated, right? You are totally incapable of educating a 3 or 4 year old. How could you even possibly think that you are qualified to do that?

Soon the baby teeth start to fall out one by one and the crisp fall air is on its way. Your baby will go to school all day now. Kindergarten is so vital to their educational upbringing, isn’t it? Aunt Sally and Uncle Jim assure you this is the best thing for little Sue. Socialization is still very important for her growth. She needs to learn how to take direction, follow the rules, and there are certain milestones that she must hit, along with her other classmates. This of course goes on into middle school and then high school.
We all know that humans are individuals, each its own mold that is broken after birth. No one will ever be you. You may share similar interest with someone or maybe your brother and you both have brown hair but you are you. The DNA you carry is yours never to be copied. Yet the American school system is designed with one child in mind, one goal in mind, and only one way to get that child to that goal. Your school has a curriculum. If you do not know what the word curriculum is, Webster’s dictionary defines it as, the courses offered by an educational institution. That curriculum has been determined by a group of strangers who have never met your child. They know nothing of how he or she learns. What his or her strengths or weaknesses are. Would they know that your 8 year old loves to draw sky scrapers, or that you’re 13 year old is a poet? Of course not, yet they have the power to determine what courses your child will be given for her entire educational career.

Some of us have kids who are, what they call “hands on learners”. I have a couple of those and I can read something over and over again to my sons and unless they experience it they will never learn it. Leet's put my 10 year old son in a science class at your average local public school? The teacher tells everyone to please get in their seats. “Be quiet” she yells to them. The children scatter into their seats and do as told, become silent. Miss So’n’So begins reading Chapter 3 which is discussing plant life. She pulls up her power point and the children see a photo of a leaf. The teacher goes into detail about the parts of a leaf, the guard cells, the phloem, the stoma, etc. Then her power point goes on to tell the kids how the leaves and roots work together. By this time my son is ready to stand on his head. He looks out the window and sees lots of trees with leaves on them, and flowers in bloom. He wants to pull those plants apart and stick them under a microscope. My son wants to pull out the roots and examine them. Miss So’n’So has a better idea, “Get out your workbooks.” I can hear him moaning now! Don’t get me wrong there is a time and a place for workbooks, if that is how a child learns best. Then the teacher lists vocabulary words that they must write down and then define each of them. This same method of teaching that will continue at the same pace, regardless of your child’s needs, for the next 6 hours. For children like mine it isn’t learning, its torture.

There are teachers out there who do get creative but they do have to stay within their curriculum. If by November the class as to be at point A and your daughter is not, she gets left behind. This is when the school decides your child has a disability. Something is wrong with your child not their system. It is the square peg being forced into the hole over and over again. When your child is not following the rules of the game, they sit her on the side lines with the rest of the “Learning Support” kids and now you have a child with a label because she couldn’t keep up in the game that group of strangers created for her. More now than ever, the talk over the water cooler is whose child has what. ADHD is the most common of them all. What are the signs of ADHD? Well for one a short attention span, and then there is being impulsive and hyperactive. Now let’s look at the definition of boredom, again from the wonderful Webster’s dictionary, it says that boredom is the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. A child who is impulsive, hyper, and has a short attention span could very well be board not suffering from a disorder. Could have all this disorder hysteria be a rouse created by the public educational system? According to the The National Center for Educational Statistics there were 540,382 public school students who dropped out of grades 9–12 in school year 2004–05 in the 50 states.1 Of the states that reported dropout data for school year 2004–05, California, New York, and Texas had the highest number of grade 9–12 dropouts, with more than 43,000 dropouts each. Does this tell you that there might be a problem in our educational system and not with our children?

When we are in school it is the only time in our life when we will be around people of our own age and only our own age. When you go to work do they only have you work with the other 35 year olds? Of course not that would be silly. Why is it ok with children? Children can learn so much from older peers, siblings, adults, and situations that they would never have in a brick and morter school. You sit them in a hot classroom, with 30 other kids their age, with one or maybe two adults standing at the head of the room. The children are not allow to talk to the person next to them, they may not just leave to use the rest room, they may not eat if they are hungry, and can you imagine if a child tried to take a nap during class? How is this a productive environment for children to learn in?

Schools are institutions that have a set of rules that have been designed around an average student. Children are not a prototype and most of them are not average. Children are individuals, each with their strengths, weaknesses, needs, wants, and dreams. If a child is not given an environment where they are free to think, free to create, free to move, free to have dissent, free to debate, and the freedom to be themselves, then they will never learn. All they will do is regurgitate the information that this institutionalize education has forced on them and join the assembly line nation that our government is creating for us.

An Assembly Line Education