John C posted on Main Page The Lobby John C The following is a good resource for groups fighting the system. Pioneer Institute a MA group have material on many subjects, and do testify in other States. Heard their challenge to Common Core and was worth the time.
Information is available from their website: Charter Schools (12 ), Health Care (25 ), School Choice (24 ), Pensions (14 ), Virtual Learning (3 ), Academic Standards (19 ), Better Government Competition (17 ), Common Core (21 ), Education (75 ), Regionalization Clearinghouse (13 ), Roe Better Government Network Research (10 ), Better Government (55 ), Economic Opportunity (18 ), Transportation (15 ), Municipal Management (37 ), Health Care Policy (Federal ) (4 ), Health Care Policy (MA ) (22 ), US History (7 ), Media Guide (1 ), Fellowship (3 ), Unfunded Liabilities (18 ), Book (1 ), Housing (6 ).
March 3 at 08:21 EST .
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Gerty A most interesting site--will investigate later. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the quotes at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for posting.
March 3 at 09:35 EST .
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John C Here is a Common Core 10 min training film from Pioneer, to share with your school committees.
Music in an elevator might be enjoyable. Music should stir your soul and make you want to participate.
March 1 at 21:56 EST .
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John C posted on Politics A friend sent this and I pass it on. I can not verify the source.
An Obituary printed in the London Times
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense , Who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure How old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red Tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, Sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn ) and reliable Strategies (adults, not children, are in charge ).
His health Began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations Were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment For kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after Lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened His condition.
Common Sense lost ground when Parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to Do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a Student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to Live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better Treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating When you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the Burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up The will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of Coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a Huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, -by his parents, Truth and Trust, -by his wife, Discretion, -by his daughter, Responsibility, -and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers; - I Know My Rights - I Want It Now - Someone Else Is To Blame - I'm A Victim - Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
February 4 at 06:26 EST .
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John C posted on Faith Has there been any discussion in the Christian missionary churches, of targeting and converting muslims in America? So many main line churches seem to be doing the hands off, get along, and be friends, thing.
January 24 at 08:10 EST .
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Wrightwinger I am of the opinion that this is a ripe field, as the gospel is a better option. To have this much hate, they need something better than what they have!
January 24 at 15:37 EST .
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Surfhut I'm not involved in any Christian missionary so can't answer your question. Agree with WW that this is a ripe field here in the USA.
Cutting through centuries of Islam in a person's heritage is a formidable challenge. Much like cutting through generations in a person's heritage of living on welfare.
Churches/ministries in the hands off, get-along, be friends thing remind me of corrupt politicians. Their principles crumble at the altar of power, fame and money.
Thank you for posting this, John. You've got me thinking about a lot of things. Hope the conversation continues.
January 25 at 08:40 EST .
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John C posted on Faith John C MA Citizens for Life announced their plans for members to join the annual Walk for Life in DC this month. I posted it on events wall.
January 4 at 08:44 EST .
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John C posted on Politics I am near a rush hour congested expressway, so for the past week I have taken my $5 Staple printed sign, "Fish Rot from the head Impeach Obama", to an overpass and have been rewarded by toots and waves. Some working people are paying attention.
October 15 at 09:06 EST .
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Surfhut I'm in OKC. Ran some errands during my lunch break and saw a truck with New York plates plastered with stickers like Impeach Obama, Remember Benghazi. Texas isn't the only state to escape to from the insanity! Ahem ... Obama didn't carry a single precinct here.
October 15 at 20:55 EST .
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Jan Not wanting to rain on anyone's parade but my daughter, a very conservative young woman, is not amused by the banners on the overpasses in her state. The commute has become every more dangerous as people look up to read the banner. I realize it's an unintended consequence but the rush hour drive is hazardous enough.
Rake King "We're from America, there's none prouder, if you can't hear us yell. Then we'll yell a little louder". My old high school cheer, revised in support of the Vets.
October 8 at 21:32 EST .
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Rake King Last night our local tv news was showing returning WWII vets, who had visited their memorial in D.C., many with old uniforms and medals, some in wheelchairs. It brought tears to my eyes as they related how much fun it was. Most will never return, due to their age. How could anyone in our government be so mean spirited as to close off that memorial, when they all knew the trips had been planned for a long time.