The NAACP is concerned and so am I

In what alternate universe do for profit charter schools make sense?

The only answer I got was, NONE!

One concern that I have is from a statement that (boy, this is hard to say) Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos made to the effect that vouchers to charter schools is a good way to put “god” back into education. She doesn’t respect our secular laws as to the separation of church and state and IMHO she is unfit to “serve” in that capacity.

I’ll leave the explaining to this article written for Education Votes. Be informed, not just opinionated. Click on the article….

http://educationvotes.nea.org/2017/07/26/naacp-seeks-ban-profit-charter-schools-increase-local-control/?utm_source=EdVotes&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=072917EdVotesEmail&utm_content=NAACPCharters

A dear John letter to John Deere

This is a little known trend that has already started and will be nearly impossible to eradicate unless arrested soon.

For hundreds of years the American farmer, car buffs, emerging engineers and others have been know to tinker with a thing or two. You know, the American way?

Those days may be numbered…..

What I am referring to is a little known [ALEC influenced] law you won’t likely see mentioned on mainstream media and will certainly will not hear about from the lawmakers that passed it, or any lawmakers for that matter.

I’m talking about what is called “repair prevention” and it’s being pushed by major manufacturers. It’s an attempt to corporatize the idea of ownership.

Today a lot of the manufactured goods you buy contain software, from a beard trimmer to a bulldozer. When you buy an item it should be yours to do with as you please and that should include the right to “fix” the thing you own, as we have done in the past.

Then comes this…. Maybe you’ve signed one yourself….. it’s called an “End User License Agreement”, or EULA. This agreement you signed has buried in the “find print” is a clause that forbids anyone from attempting, or doing, repairs or alterations to it.

John Deere has a doozy of a EULA…

More about it here:

Without going any further into this now, I suggest you click on the links provided and I will update this as new information becomes available.

Meanwhile, if you own an Apple cell phone 6 or later, do not attempt to fix it without taking it to a licensed Apple outlet. If you do you may end up with a locked device with “Error 53” on the display and at that point it’s value is only as a paperweight.

 

Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan

 

I sure hope that the good people of this once great state of Michigan don’t dwell on this good man’s name and aren’t intimidated by his Muslim background and consider him on his merits only.

He is a very smart and altruistic person that is aware of the plight of the people that the current administration so easily dismisses.

The Snyder administration is using a very narrow minded view of things to discriminate against certain groups and to deny the rights of others.

His (Snyder’s) administration is using government to deny rights to, and access to some public services, by selling off public programs to private (for profit, of course) entities.

It’s not only the Flint water crisis where he poisoned (for life in some cases) over 9000 children with lead tainted water….

It’s also the fact that Snyder cut $1.2 billion from the funds for public schools and gave this tax money (it’s yours too) to the owners of private charter schools that are run to make profits. WTF???

He also signed a contract with a filthy, greedy company to feed the incarcerated in our state prisons rotten and rat chewed upon food, also for profits.

Snyder also had the CONservatives in our GOP majority run legislature to pass a stupid “right to work” law (for lower wages and no benefits) in the waning hours of a session when the ones that would have opposed it, the Democrats, had conveniently gone home for the day.

He also is an enemy to the LGBT community by backing a screwed up, so-called “religious freedom” law that allows emergency personal to discriminate against anyone they believe to be homosexual and refuse to treat them (even in life threatening situations).

Then there is a woman’s right to control her own body that the GOP thinks they have a right to deny (they don’t). Snyder sided with an extremist religious group to allow part of the fee paid for a specialty license plate with the words “Choose Life” on it to go to them to advance their discriminatory views on abortion. It is a gross violation of the separation of church and state. This group is profiting from fees paid to the state for license plate renewal. It’s just plain wrong.

Abdul El-Sayed is what this state needs to restore honesty and openness to the governor’s office after the debacle of the #SnyderFails administration. He has run our state and its public services into the ground long enough.

Google will confirm all these claims. I am new at this (relatively) and if I supply all the links, you’ll still come back with the ones I missed….. curse Google and love it too…

Make sure you get out and vote in the next election.


Are we going to let this crap continue?

There is a bill that has been put before the Congress to give Single-Payer Healthcare to all which would bring the United States into the 21st century like all the other developed industrial nations.

The bill is designated H.R. 676 and it is the much needed bill to bring us the health care system we deserve.

Click here for a guide to the information you’ll need to contact your representatives and also there are some suggestions as to what works the best.

Please let your representatives in Washington DC know that we will accept nothing less.

By signing a petition and taking as many other actions as you can, you can be a part of the social revolution America needs, and has needed, since before the Reagan presidency.

Follow my blog and send me an email via the comments section and tell me what you think.  Open discussion is good.

Thank you.

On the Wings of the Night

Look what they’re doing (somewhat) covertly hoping you won’t notice.

While the main distraction was being perpetuated, see what your new (cough) president and his fascist, racist, bigoted cronies were up to……

When they thought that no one would notice……. too much, this is a list (that’s probably not 100% complete) of things introduced in the House of Representatives:

  1. HR 861- Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
  2. HR 610- Vouchers for Public Education
  3. HR 899- Terminate the Department of Education
  4. HJR 69- Repeal rule Protecting Wildlife
  5. HR 370- Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  6. HR 354- De-fund Planned Parenthood
  7. HR 785- National Right to Work law (this one would effectively end all unions)
  8. HR 83-   Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities
  9. HR 147- Criminalizing Abortion (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act)
  10. HR 808- Sanctions against Iran

I have never seen, or ever thought I’d see, such dysfunction and deceit in the elected officials in this country.


I guess I should have known when Sarah Palin emerged and took ignorance to new lofty heights in politics.


Then I became aware of the likes of dumb shit Michele Bachmann and Joni Ernst and realized that we had entered some form of alternate intelligence…… I mean when I was younger and didn’t pay as much attention to politics as I do now, I at least knew that even if someone was on the other side of an issue, that there was a bit of decorum politely extended and rational, civilized discussions would take place. Oh well…


Now I’m nearly ready to jump ship and swim until I die bcause the grip these semi-literate hate mongers have on the true illiterate hate mongers is, in my estimation beyond the point of no return.


Having said that…….I’ll be back!!!