A watchdog group will file a complaint against Florida Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist on Friday accusing him of taking advantage of pandemic-instituted proxy voting to campaign for governor of Florida, according to a document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) will send a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) accusing Crist, who reportedly voted by proxy 107 times between Jan. 7 and April 7 according to the Tampa Bay Times, of abusing the House’s COVID-19 policy to avoid spending time in Washington while he campaigns in Florida for governor. The letter asks OCE to open an investigation into Crist.
“It is evident that the true reason he is voting by proxy and virtually attending committee hearings is unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the complaint alleges. “Rather, the reason is so he can campaign for governor.”
The complaint cites Crist allegedly attending campaign events while voting by proxy and include screenshots of social media posts allegedly showing him on the trail on the dates he was absent from Congress.
“We want them to do an investigation, which even in the most straightforward cases, it requires them to compile evidence, get a response and make a decision,” Kendra Arnold, executive director for FACT, told TheDCNF. “Ultimately, we hope that this is referred on to the Ethics Committee and that they impose the appropriate punishment.”
Many members of Congress have taken advantage of the pandemic policy, with about 80% of all House members using it to vote remotely by mid-December, according to the Brookings Institution. Arnold said that while FACT, a conservative organization, is considering taking action against other politicians, Crist’s actions were “especially egregious” because his spokesperson acknowledged he was campaigning.
“The Congressman has two important missions: representing Florida’s 13th District in Congress and giving Floridians, exhausted by Ron DeSantis’ never ending culture wars, a clear choice in November,” Crist’s spokesperson, Chloe Kessock, told The Tampa Bay Times in April.
Crist’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
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19th century German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck was very explicit about why he created the modern welfare state – to buy votes. Joe Biden is channeling Bismarck and attempting to do the same, as we can see from an executive order Biden issued in March.
The order directs government benefits agencies to submit plans to promote voter registration and turnout to help Democrats.
If the Biden administration didn’t believe this would overwhelmingly benefit Democrats, they wouldn’t be doing it, would they? This is the new Zuckerbucks – a thinly disguised Get Out the Vote effort for Democrats – except it will be done with government agencies and money instead of private funds. Call them ‘Bidenbucks’.
The order lines up with the recommendations of the far-Left activist group Demos. Two people from Demos are now in the White House.
The Biden administration won’t reveal the details of the agencies’ voter registration plans. What’s that about? What are they hiding? What don’t they want people to know about what they’re up to? Activist groups are using the Freedom of Information Act to attempt to find out.
This is what we know so far:
The order instructs agencies to use all means at their disposal to “engage with the public … about how to register to vote, how to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and how to cast a ballot in upcoming elections….” HUD will conduct voter registration drives at public housing projects. HHS will launch a new voting access hub. The Agriculture Department will be looking for new voters in the food stamp program. Jailers will fish for new votes in federal prisons. The order pushes vote by mail which the bipartisan Carter-Baker Commission noted 17 years ago is notoriously insecure. The order allows agencies to enlist the aid of outside third-party organizations, which you can take to mean Democrat activist groups working to boost Democrat turnout in key areas, just like what happened with Zuckerbucks in the 2020 election. Zuckerbucks, overwhelmingly, went to Democrat strongholds. In addition, the order pushes agencies to get their own employees out to vote – reliably Democrat – and to volunteer to work on elections – again, to help Democrats.
Since when is voter registration and turnout the business of the federal government? You can’t find boosting voter registration and turnout in agency mission statements.
On top of all this, Joe Biden’s budget proposal is asking for 15 billion more Bidenbucks to assist local election officials and goose the U.S. Postal Service to better accommodate voting-by-mail. This is Zuckerbucks all over again, except with government grants and 30 times as much money.
Some Republicans are trying to figure out how to fight all this. Nine House Republicans sent a letter to the White House demanding answers about the executive order’s constitutionality and statutory authority. Defunding the executive order if Republicans take back Congress and various legal theories are also under consideration.
So imagine if every person who receives food stamps, housing, Medicaid, and other government benefits registers to vote. Everyone has a right to vote, that’s not the issue. The federal government should not be putting its thumb on the scale in favor of one political party at the expense of all others. More importantly, as has been observed since ancient times, democracy ends when people discover they can vote themselves the Treasury – more votes leading to more government benefits to buy more votes in an endless cycle until the current system is destroyed. Joe Biden, and Bismarck before him, may not have realized this before issuing the executive order and ginning up the welfare state, but it’s that old saying, ‘It’s OK to be piggy, but hogs go to slaughter.’
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We have been noticing that Biden and his administration are working to label members of the make America great again (MAGA) movement. Hillary tried that calling the MAGA movement members “deplorables”, which only allowed the movement to solidify, grow and defeat her bid to be president.
Now we have Biden labeling MAGA as an extremist group and Donald J. Trump as the great MAGA king. Of course the efforts of Hillary and Joe are what is called malinformation or malicious information. Malinformation is “having or showing a desire to cause harm to someone; given to, marked by, or arising from malice or malicious gossip.”
It’s all gossip, a myth, not fact.
It also is disinformation which is “a subset of propaganda and is defined as false information that is spread deliberately to deceive people.”
Trump Media and Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes joined Greg Kelly on Newsmax to discuss the latest about Truth Social and Biden’s MAGA King comment. Watch:
This effort, which only incites Americans who are concerned about inflation, stagflation, the rising costs for food, goods, services and the economy don’t care. What the American people are concerned about is the economy, stupid.
Americans are leaving retirement due to inflation and a tight job market, according to data released last month by job platform Indeed.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the number of retired seniors surged from 28.3 million in February 2020 to 31.6 million in October 2021, however, higher price levels and other economic challenges are now forcing Americans into “unretirement.”
Now Biden’s policies are causing unretirement. But it gets even worse. Watch this video from CNN:
CNN: A majority of Americans say Biden's policies have HURT the economy.
Americans blame Biden for their economic struggles.
66% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy.
64% disapprove of Biden’s handling of helping the middle class.
81% of Americans feel the government is doing too little to reduce inflation.
Again, as Bill Clinton said, “It’s the economy stupid.”
Name calling doesn’t put food on the table, gasoline in cars or baby formula on store shelves. But Biden’s Build Back Better has taken away things that the American people care about most — Their Economic Well Being.
Whatever you think of Trump, good or bad, the one thing that you can say about the 45th President is that he was pragmatic when it came to solving a problem. He did not make political calculations to determine what direction he would go. That’s why he frequently upset people on in both parties. He wasn’t trying to appease anyone, and was always looking for the most practical, efficient solution. Most politicians are not capable of this. That is what set Trump apart and that’s why there was bipartisan hate for him.
So, call Trump and the 79 million Americans that voted for him and the make America great again movement what you want. It is not and will not change people’s minds because they are struggling to make ends meet.
Their anger and frustration will be exacted upon Biden, his administration and the Democrat Party on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
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“Whoever…with the intent of influencing any judge…in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades…in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned.” – 18 US Code §1507
When Black Lives Matter race rioters burned cities and wounded thousands, Biden’s people and their media allies claimed that these were “mostly peaceful” protests.
A thug could be beheading a conservative and the media and the Biden administration would claim that the head was still mostly on. So their definition of peaceful can’t be trusted. And, there’s no such thing as a peaceful protest at a public official’s home. That’s harassment and intimidation meant to change a judicial ruling.
If conservatives were doing this to D.C. Federal judges who are engaging in blatantly partisan conduct the FBI would be called in and they’d be in jail.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended protests outside the suburban homes of conservative Supreme Court justices as “peaceful to date” — despite the fact that more of the potentially illegal rallies are planned Wednesday to pressure the judges to abandon a draft anti-abortion rights ruling.
“The president’s longstanding view has been that violent threats and intimidation of any kind have no place in political discourse. And we believe of course in peaceful protests,” Psaki said at her daily press briefing.
“So I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about protests that have been peaceful to date,” Psaki later added. “And we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes and that’s the president’s position.”
Would Psaki consider protests outside her home peaceful? I suspect she would not. But as we already know, there’s a double standard.
EXAMPLE 1: Here is a white woman stating that overturning Roe v. Wade is about “white supremacy so white people can preserve their majority.” The reason this is misinformation is because 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods and the most dangerous place for a black or Hispanic is in their mother’s womb. The Guttmacher Institute reports that 59% of abortions are not white. The Guttmacher Institute’sU.S. Abortion Patients infographic shows abortion patients are: 28% are black, 25% Hispanic and 6% Asian/Pacific Islander. For whites it is 39%. If Roe v Wade had not happened it is estimated that the black population of the U.S. would be 31% not 13%.
EXAMPLE 2: In the video below is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. stating that the “MAGA crowd” is “most extreme” political group in U.S. history. NOTE: This statement also falls under the category of disinformation, which is political propaganda.
In testimony before Congress Biden’s Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated unequivocally that abortion is good for the economy. Our question is how does killing future generations of Americans who would become workers and contribute to our economy be good for the economy? It is estimated that over 60,000,000 million unborn Americans have been aborted. If you realize that doing this reduces our population as these unborn were not able to grow up, have families and then children of their own we would not have any labor shortage and our economy would be robust.
EXAMPLE 1: In the below video Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. calls former President Donald J. Trump “The Great MAGA King.” Biden in a speech Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 repeatedly stumbled over the views of pro-Trump Republicans, labeling their agenda as “mega” instead of the MAGA acronym.
EXAMPLE 2: In this video White House press secretary Psaki was asked to clarify Biden’s “ultra MAGA” statement.
EXAMPLE 3: In this video White House press secretary Psaki supports “peaceful to date” abortion protests at SCOTUS justices’ homes. However, 18 US Code §1507 states: “Whoever…with the intent of influencing any judge…in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades…in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned.” Wither a protest outside any judges house may be peaceful it is according to the law illegal and requires fines, arrests and imprisonment. NOTE: Psaki labels what happened on January 6th as an “insurrection.” This statement is mis, dis and malicious information all wrapped into one.
Finally, we have learned that the DOJ and FBI have been monitoring parents and some parents have been placed on a terrorist watch list because they have questioned what their children are learning in public schools, what books are available in public school media centers and questioning why political indoctrination has replaced education and the teaching of reading, writing and arithmetic as the primary goals of school boards, superintendents, principals and teachers. Here is one example of a parent being silenced by a School Board while trying to read from graphic book “Gender Queer” readily available in district’s media centers.
The Department of Homeland Security’s website states that when Americans see something they must say something. It is the duty of every American citizen to report instances of mis, dis and malinformation to the Disinformation Governance Board for appropriate action. Even if this bad information is being passed along by those holding the highest office in the land.
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Police officers in Michigan took custody of a voting machine as the state expands its investigation into what it’s described as possible unauthorized access to election equipment. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
Police officers in Michigan took custody of a voting machine as the state expands its investigation into what it’s described as possible unauthorized access to election equipment.
Michigan State Police and officials with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office seized an Irving Township voting tabulator on April 29, township supervisor Jamie Knight told The Epoch Times in an email.
The seizure was done pursuant to a search warrant, she said.
“The Township intends to fully cooperate with law enforcement, and the Township attorneys have been in contact with the Michigan State Police regarding this matter. The Township has no further comment at this time,” Knight added.
An investigation was launched earlier this year at the request of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who said her office received reports that an unnamed third party “was allowed to access vote tabulator components and technology in Roscommon County.”
“Michigan law is clear about the security threats that emerge when anyone gains unauthorized access to our election machines or technology, and I will have no tolerance for those who seek to illegally tamper with our voting equipment,” Benson, a Democrat, said at the time……
Walgreens publishes data on their Covid-19 tests. When people take the test, they are asked about vaccination status. In both of the last two updates, the unvaccinated tested positive at the lowest rate. People with three doses tested positive at the highest rate.
Rates of COVID Positivity 4/27 – 5/3
Not Vaccinated – 16.3%
1 Dose – 21.5%
2 Dose > 5m ago – 26.7%
2 Dose <= 5m ago – 20.2% 3 Dose > 5m ago – 30.1%
3 Dose <= 5m ago – 20.8%
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The leftist group called Free Speech for People (LOL) sued the Georgia Secretary of State in state court to have United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from the 2022 voter ballot. The law suit alleges that Greene violated a constitutional clause, that was added after the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s, to prohibit politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” or “given aid or comfort” to the nation’s enemies.
Florida Family Association launched several email alerts starting on April 30, 2022 that asked people to send emails to urge Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger not to invalidate the candidacy of Marjorie Taylor Greene.
State Court Judge Charles Beaudrot ruled that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on the ballot.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accepted Judge Beaudrot’s ruling.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene will remain on the ballot.
The leftist efforts failed again to defeat voting rights through the courts.
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As many know, the US is confronting a shortage in baby formula that has grown quite serious. What started as complaints on Twitter of “out of stock” messages on Amazon purchases has turned into a national panic.
CBS News reports that at retailers across the country, some 40 percent of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of late April, according to an analysis from Datasembly.
“This is a shocking number that you don’t see for other categories,” Ben Reich, CEO of Datasembly, told the news network.
The story got enough traction to finally get the attention of the White House.
On Monday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the government is doing its best to address the shortage, noting that manufacturers say they’re producing at full capacity following a product recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Ensuring the availability is also a priority for the FDA and they’re working around the clock to address any possible shortage,” Psaki said.
Psaki is not wrong that the product recall has made the baby formula shortage worse.
As Eric Boehm pointed out at Reason, part of the shortage stems from a suspected bacterial outbreak at an Abbott plant in Michigan, which prompted the recall of three major brands of powdered formula. Matters were made worse when the plant was subsequently shut down for FDA inspection.
Still, one could be reasonably suspicious of the idea that a single contamination could upend the entire US baby formula market. And for good reason.
A closer look at US trade and regulatory policies reveals the government itself is primarily responsible for the baby formula shortage.
Few may realize it, but baby formula is one of the most regulated food products in America. That’s not me saying it, but the New York Times.
As Christina Szalinski reported in March 2021, “baby formula is one of the most tightly regulated food products in the US, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dictating the nutrients and vitamins, and setting strict rules about how formula is produced, packaged, and labeled.”
Despite these regulations—more likely, because of them—many American parents buy “unapproved” European formula even though, Szalinski notes, it’s technically against the law.
“There are large Facebook groups devoted to European formulas, where parents share spreadsheets and detailed notes on ingredients and how these formulas compare to their US counterparts,” she notes. “Some caregivers report choosing them because European brands offer certain formula options (like those made from goat’s milk or milk from pasture-raised cows), which are rare or nonexistent in an FDA-regulated form in the US. Others seek out European brands because of the perception that the formulas are of higher quality and that European formula regulations are stricter.”
On this black(ish) market, it turns out Americans are willing to pay big bucks for European formula. Szalinski says that on one website selling EU baby formula, you’ll find German imports that run roughly $26 for a 400-gram box, which is about quadruple the price of the top US baby formulas recommended by the Times.
At times, these nefarious black market imports have resulted in high profile busts, like in April 2021 when US Customs and Border Protection agents in Philadelphia seized 588 cases of baby formula (value: $30,000) that violated the FDA’s “import safety regulations.”
Some may contend that the FDA is simply keeping Americans and their babies safe—which is no doubt what regulators want you to believe—but this overlooks an inconvenient fact: despite the FDA’s efforts, Americans are consuming vast amounts of black market baby formula, and the children are doing just fine.
We have high tariffs (technically tariff rate quotas but whatever) on infant formula, of course. https://t.co/M3XKKf9F7J
The government’s regulatory war on baby formula imports isn’t the only way it has contributed to the baby formula shortage, however. Tariffs have also played a role. As Cato scholar Scott Lincicome pointed out on Twitter, the US government imposes a stiff levy on baby formula (technically a “tariff rate quota”) that amounts to 18 percent.
There’s general agreement among economists that tariffs create market distortions that harm domestic consumers over time, and there’s every reason to believe these taxes on imports have made it more difficult for Americans to access baby formula during this shortage (and hit their pocketbooks, too).
Who Gets to Choose
If the Biden administration is serious about addressing the baby formula, they’d forget about “working around the clock” and simply abolish the protectionist policies and regulations that are making it more difficult to purchase formula.
Some may contend that this would result in more foreign imports of baby formula of “questionable” quality, but it’s a mistake to believe that bureaucrats in Washington, DC (or anywhere else for that matter) have the “proper” formula that meets some universal standard.
Indeed, as Szalinski points out in her Times article, though the EU and the US both require a bunch of the same vitamins and minerals in baby formula, there are some striking differences as well, particularly in iron content and DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid).
Because the EU requires high levels of DHA, something that isn’t required at all in the US, nearly all American baby formulas fail to meet the EU standard.
“Currently, the only US formula that would meet the EU’s requirements for DHA is the new infant formula Bobbie,” writes Szalinski. “As a self-described ‘European-style’ formula, Bobbie is marketed as an FDA-regulated alternative to European formulas.”
Bureaucrats in DC no doubt will tell you their formula is the correct and healthy one, while bureaucrats in the EU almost certainly would contend they have the right mixture of ingredients.
This invites an important question: who actually has the best baby formula for infants, the EU or the US?
Many may think they know, but the economist Thomas Sowell reminds us this is the wrong question.
“The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best,” Sowell says.
What Sowell was getting at is that consumers with skin in the game must ultimately decide what product or service is best for them, and government attempts to regulate that choice invariably make it more difficult for consumers to get the best product at the best price.
This is why the economist Ludwig von Mises noted that consumers—not politicians, CEOs, or bureaucrats—are the true captains of the economic ship in a free market.
“The real bosses, in the capitalist system of market economy, are the consumers,” Mises wrote in his book Bureaucracy. “They, by their buying and by their abstention from buying, decide who should own the capital and run the plants. They determine what should be produced and in what quantity and quality. Their attitudes result either in profit or in loss for the enterpriser.”
The baby formula shortage is the latest example that shows most people in Washington, DC need to crack open some Mises and stop trying to provide “solutions” to markets.
Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has been the subject of articles in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Star Tribune. Bylines: Newsweek, The Washington Times, MSN.com, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, the Epoch Times.
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We recently asked the Superintendent of the Sarasota County Public Schools a series of questions about teachers lying to their students and using their classrooms to push a political agenda. We wanted to find out if the district ever took action against a teacher for violating either of these two key points: 1. lying to students and 2. pushing a particular political agenda(s) in their classrooms.
Political literature shall not be distributed in schools or on school property.
We received answers to our questions from Assistant Superintendent Jody Dumas (see the answers below with references).
What we learned from Assistant Superintendent Dumas’ answers are the following:
Florida’s Principles on Professional Conduct in Education require that educators must teach in “the pursuit of truth.”
Florida’s Principles on Professional Conduct in Education require that teacher to “nurture of democratic citizenship.”
That educators: “Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.”
That educators: “Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.”
That educators: “Shall not intentionally distort or misrepresent facts concerning an educational matter in direct or indirect public expression.”
That the primary objective of the school’s educational media center is: “to implement, enrich, and support the educational program of the school and the representation of different points of view.”
That school media specialists: “the media center which places principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality…Materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge…Materials shall be considered based on the accuracy of the content.”
That: “Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution…must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board.”
And: “If the district school board finds that an instructional material does not meet the criteria under sub-subparagraph a. or that any other material contains prohibited content under sub-subparagraph b., the school district shall discontinue use of the material for any grade level or age group for which such use is inappropriate or unsuitable.”
On the issue of responsibility for after school clubs/organizations we learned: “All clubs and organizations must be approved by the principle…Qualifications for membership shall be clearly stated in the club/organization by laws approved by the principal.”
ZERO teachers, librarians or other school level staff have been fired or suspended for any of the above in the past 5 years lying to students or using, distributing or sharing political information in the classroom or media centers.
Given all of the above you would think that the Sarasota County School Board, the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, principles, district staff, teachers and media specialists are all squeaky clean but you would be wrong.
As they say is only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole barrel or in this case the Sarasota County School District.
We have come into possession of some disturbing people that the students at Pine View School a school for the gifted and rated as #6 Magnet school in America, have been exposed to via a program named PINC. In a December 20th, 2018 edition of the Pine View Student newspaper titled “The Torch” we found that this school hosted a man named Christiaan Triebert who works for the New York Times. Accoriding to Christiaan Triebert’s bio:
Christiaan Triebert is a journalist on the Visual Investigations team, which combines traditional reporting with open source methods to break news and hold the powerful to account.
[ … ]
He co-produced “Day of Rage,” one of the most complete pictures to date of what happened during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and why.
So in December of 2019 the #6 Magnate School in the nation, Pine View, hosted a misinformation specialist. According to the answers we received from Assistant Superintendent Jody Dumas this event and all other PINC events had to have been approved by Dr. Stephen Covert, Pine Views’ Principal.
But it doesn’t end there. In the same newsletter there was an article titled “The Torch analyzes vaping and its growing popularity” by Ben Gordon, Sci & Tech Editor. Really an article in a school newspaper on vaping?
Vaping has become so mainstream among teenagers and young adults in the United States that it was labeled an epidemic as of September 2018.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, roughly 2 million teenagers have said they have vaped or juuled at some point in their life.
What differentiates e-cigarettes from normal cigarettes is that while e-cigarettes heat liquid, they do not burn anything like cigarettes
or cigars. This means users are not exposed to the carbon monoxide and other toxins found in conventional cigarettes.
[ … ]
So what are the benefits of e-cigarettes? Some users explain that they can help you curb cigarette addiction. But, with e-cigarettes being somewhat new technology, it would be incorrect to assume that the benefits outweigh the risks without proper research supporting that claim.
Although e-cigarettes may help current smokers quit using tobacco, they also cause younger people to begin smoking and spark a nicotine addiction. Viewing the new technology as a way to sustain their business, big tobacco is investing in advertisement towards young people. This effectively causes a new epidemic of addictions to nicotine, and should be avoided at whatever costs necessary.
Sounds like Ben and Pine View are all into promoting vaping or julling doesn’t it?
Finally The Torch published an article titled “Go Green goes the extra degree with environmental outreach efforts on campus” by by Tricia Saputera, News Editor. Tricia wrote:
Pine View’s environmental club, Go Green, has recently taken strides to expand their club and to educate fellow students on the
simple ways they can help the environment. Within the past two months, they have conducted a cleanup, taught elementary students and invited guest speakers to further education efforts.
[ … ]
The club additionally invited three members of the Florida Conservation Corps as guest speakers Dec. 10 to speak to the club. With a mission “to develop natural and cultural resource leaders by connecting them to areas of critical need in conservation, preservation, interpretation and resource based recreation,” as stated on their website, the Florida Conservation Corps discussed the harmful effects of invasive species.
The 24-year-old Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Which is good. But when Pine View’s Environmental Club wants student to “Go Green” it sounds very much like the current administrations efforts to fully implement the Green New Deal.
We continue to be concerned that what happened in 2019 is happening today not only in Pine View but across the district. We have received another lead about a student questionnaire sent home that has politically motivated questions on it. We will publish another column with our findings.
(1) Florida educators shall be guided by the following ethical principles:
(a) The educator values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
(a) Obligation to the student requires that the individual:
4. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
8. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
(c) Obligation to the profession of education requires that the individual:
1. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
2. Shall not intentionally distort or misrepresent facts concerning an educational matter in direct or indirect public expression.
Question: What is the policy on teachers teaching a political agenda in the classroom?
Answer: Teachers are required to stick to the curriculum and standards for the classes they are teaching as outlined by the Florida DOE.
Question: What is the policy on librarians and teachers obtaining recommending or using pornographic materials or age inappropriate material in libraries and the classroom?
I. Objectives of Selection – The primary objective of the school’s educational media center is to implement, enrich, and support the educational program of the school.
The center shall provide a wide range of materials on all levels of difficulty, with diversity of appeal, and the representation of different points of view. The School Board asserts that the responsibility of the media center is to provide:
A. Materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interest, abilities, and maturity levels of the students served.
B. Materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
C. A background of information enabling students to make intelligent judgments in their daily life.
D. Materials representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to the American heritage.
E. A comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the media center which places principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality.
F. Provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues in order that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical analysis of all media.
II. Criteria for Selection of Educational Materials
A. The standards to determine the propriety of the educational materials shall be pursuant to Florida Statutes.
B. First consideration shall be given to the needs of the individual school based on knowledge of the curriculum, of the existing collection, and of the needs of children and youth. Requests from users of the collection, i.e., administrators, faculty, parents, and students shall be given high priority.
C. Materials shall be considered based on the accuracy of the content, overall purpose, timeliness, importance of the subject matter, quality of the writing/production, readability and popular appeal, authoritativeness, comprehensiveness of material, reputation of the publisher/producer, reputation and significance of the author/artist/composer/producer, format and price.
CHAPTER 4.00 – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
D. Gifts of media or money shall be accepted with the understanding that their use or disposition shall be determined by those persons having the responsibility for acquisitions, according to the same selection criteria and procedures as purchased materials.
III. Procedures for Selection
A. In selecting materials for purchase, the school media specialist or designee shall evaluate the existing collection and shall consult with:
1. Reputable, unbiased, professionally prepared selection aids such as those published by the American Library Association and other reputable publishing companies generally accepted by the educational media profession.
2. Media staff, curriculum consultants, faculty, students, and community representatives.
3. Media committee appointed by the principal to serve in an advisory capacity in the selection of materials.
B. In specific areas, the media specialist shall follow these procedures.
1. Purchase multiple copies of outstanding and frequently used materials;
2. Replace periodically worn or missing basic items; and
3. Withdraw out-of-date or unnecessary items from the collection.
Question: What is the policy on librarians ordering pornographic or age inappropriate materials?
Answer: Same as above
Question: What is the policy on suspending or firing teachers for doing any of the above?
Answer: See Instructional contract language.
Question: What is the policy of suspending or firing librarians for doing any of the above?
Answer: See Classified contract language.
Question: How many teachers, librarians or other school level staff have been fired or suspended for any of the above in the past 5 years?
Question: What is the role of the school principal and superintendent in supervising these activities and where can I find them in School policies?
1. Each district school board is responsible for the content of all instructional materials and any other materials used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list, whether adopted and purchased from the state-adopted instructional materials list, adopted and purchased through a district instructional materials program under s. 1006.283, or otherwise purchased or made available. Each district school board shall maintain on its website a current list of instructional materials, by grade level, purchased by the district.
2. Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The process must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board that:
a. An instructional material does not meet the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d) if it was selected for use in a course or otherwise made available to students in the school district but was not subject to the public notice, review, comment, and hearing procedures under s. 1006.283(2)(b)8., 9., and 11.
b. Any material used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list contains content that is pornographic or prohibited under s. 847.012, is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented, or is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used.
Question: Who specifically is responsible for policing the use of age inappropriate or pornographic materials in schools and libraries?
If the district school board finds that an instructional material does not meet the criteria under sub-subparagraph a. or that any other material contains prohibited content under sub-subparagraph b., the school district shall discontinue use of the material for any grade level or age group for which such use is inappropriate or unsuitable.
3. Each district school board must establish a process by which the parent of a public school student or a resident of the county may contest the district school board’s adoption of a specific instructional material. The parent or resident must file a petition, on a form provided by the school board, within 30 calendar days after the adoption of the material by the school board. The school board must make the form available to the public and publish the form on the school district’s website. The form must be signed by the parent or resident, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional material based on the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d). Within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired, the school board must, for all petitions timely received, conduct at least one open public hearing before an unbiased and qualified hearing officer. The hearing officer may not be an employee or agent of the school district. The hearing is not subject to the provisions of chapter 120; however, the hearing must provide sufficient procedural protections to allow each petitioner an adequate and fair opportunity to be heard and present evidence to the hearing officer.
Question: Has the School Board or any school hosted an “Anti-Racism Fight Club” presentation by Doyin Richards?
Answer: Not able to answer at this time.
Question: Does the district have in its classrooms or libraries the Fist Book?
Question: What after school clubs approved by staff, are promoting political agendas?
Answer: Clubs are student driven and must comply with School Board Policy 4.5
(1) All clubs and organizations must be approved by the principle before they can operate within a school, and must comply with the following procedures:
(a) membership in clubs and organizations shall be available to all students who qualify. Qualifications for membership shall be clearly stated in the club/organization by laws approved by the principal.
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Dr. Rich Swierhttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngDr. Rich Swier2022-05-12 09:53:442022-05-13 10:32:53FLORIDA: Sarasota County School Administration Answers Ours Questions — Sort of. Read on…
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took heat online after posting a message on Monday in support of an immediate finalization of the disastrous Iran Deal, which she claimed would avert a Middle East war.
“We are running out time in making peace in the Middle East and avoiding war,” Omar tweeted. “It’s time to finalize the Iran deal!”
“Making peace in the Middle East has much more to do with expanding the #AbrahamAccords, allowing Israel to work together with her Arab neighbors on tourism, economic growth & diplomacy, rather than making a bad deal in Vienna to fund the #1 State sponsor of terrorism in the world,” wrote media contributor Joel M. Petlin.
“We had peace in the Middle East, but then you elected Biden,” wrote conservative writer and commentator Chad Greene.
“On behalf of Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Yemenis, Saudis, Emiratis, Bahrainis, Israelis, Egyptians, Iranians oppressed by their own regime and all people who will affected by Irani regime terrorism EMPOWERED by this deal, Please SHUT UP!!!” wrote former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan. “Tell me you’re a pro-terrorism without telling me you’re pro-terrorism,” she added in another tweet.
“Ilhan Omar opposes the #AbrahamAccords and *actual peace* in the Middle East while shilling for Iran,” wrote social media activist Emily Schrader. “Can’t make this up.”
“Nothing says a stable middle east like giving terrorists nukes,” another wrote.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) blasted Omar in June after the congresswoman equated the U.S. and Israel to Hamas terrorists and the Taliban: “Omar is an antisemite who hates America and hates American troops,” he said. “She has no place serving in Congress.”
On May 3, 2021, Omar told MSNBC host Joy Reid that she and her fellow black Democrats were becoming exhausted by people who refused to concede that America was a racist nation. “I think there is a lot of emotional exhaustion that many of us who are black lawmakers and black people in public service are experiencing,” said Omar. “Because every single day you know that there are ways to transform the justice system, the policing system, and you have to have conversation[s] with people who want to turn a blind eye to the injustices that exist within our systems, who continue to insist that this country is not a country that is racist, that our systems don’t have racism embedded in them.”
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Discover The Networkshttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngDiscover The Networks2022-05-12 07:14:112022-05-12 07:14:11Omar Accused of ‘Shilling for Iran’ After Call to ‘Finalize’ Deal
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TOPIC: OPERATION OVERLORD JUNE 7, 2022: MEGA MAGA Invades the Disinformation Governance Board
Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government, providing objective coverage of key issues facing the United States today. Frank is the co-host of the Vernuccio/Novak Report, nationally both on broadcast radio and the web at amfm247.com. FRANK also co-hosts of the “The American Political Zone,” Broadcast on the AUN-TV Network and on cable in eastern Connecticut.
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Conservative Commandos Radio Showhttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngConservative Commandos Radio Show2022-05-12 06:49:382022-05-13 05:43:56PODCAST: MEGA MAGA Invasion of the Disinformation Governance Board and Biden’s Stealth Disarmament
Why do progressives run things into the ground when they take control of government? Let’s look at Biden and the disasters that have occurred on his watch. First let’s take the Department of Justice (DOJ). At the DOJ they have a problem with consistency, as they only enforce federal law if the perpetrators are Republicans/Conservatives or anyone else that doesn’t subscribe to their national suicide pact with extremists that involves America speeding toward a brick wall at 120 MPH. When leftists commit crimes, our government officials as high up as VP Harris, start raising money to bail them out of jail. When conservatives commit crimes, and even sometimes when they don’t, they are arrested and threatened with decades in federal prison.
Just recently the DOJ suggested that some of the January 6th protesters serve a life sentence. Meanwhile, BLM is buying multi-million-dollar houses with money that they raised stoking the fires of racial conflict, and openly advocating for the destruction of the nuclear family as stated on their own website. National suicide is being committed here in real time, the media is asleep at the wheel, as they look toward 2022 midterms. The DOJ is an extension of the executive branch and is not an independent agency. The DOJ operates at the discretion of the President. This includes the FBI. But Biden is beholden to leftist extremists as they insist that any law broken in pursuit of the cause, should be excused because as Karl Marx used to say, “the end justifies the means”. Biden is confined to this ideological box that he cannot, under any circumstances operate outside of.
Let’s look at another Biden Disaster, gas prices and the overall price of energy. The false claim that oil is scarce and in limited supply as oil is the second most abundant liquid on the planet next to water, that is naturally replenished. This view is held by most people as this is not common knowledge, although it should be. The fossil fuels label was a scam concocted by lawyers of Rockefellers that sought to convince the masses that oil was scarce as to create demand for their product on a global scale due to perceived limited supply. They have a similar scam with the mining and sale of diamonds, but that is a different discussion. On day 1 of the Biden Administration domestic exploration and drilling was brought to a halt because, “we have to do it for the environment”. 2020 America is energy independent and we are world’s largest net exporter of oil and gas is under 2 dollars a gallon. 2022, we are having to get on our knees in front of Saudi Royalty and OPEC, and even get some oil from Russia to meet domestic demands as prices skyrocket. Biden says that gas prices are the result of price gouging. Biden, never having to run anything or deal within the market, doesn’t realize how ridiculous that accusation is. I’m not even going to go into it here, other than pointing out that we have a President that doesn’t understand how capitalism works. In order to stay within his ideological box, Biden must appease the climate cult.
But let’s not forget the globalists, as they need love too. Biden is stuck in Ukraine as you have Ukrainian government corruption, a Ukrainian military swarming with neo-Nazis, some complete with swastika tattoos on various regions of their bodies. Is this who we are giving weapons too? We are not sending another 40 billion to Ukraine. Where is this taxpayer money going? All this money going to a corrupt government on the other side of the world while we have record inflation, and babies that do not have access to the formula that they need for nourishment. Ukraine has been shelling its own people for years. So, have they stopped, or have they just now found a suitable scapegoat in Russia? Not saying Putin is not a bad dude but I think that the anti-Russia narrative is a convenient and plausible one to most people that are not following events closely. After all, we are conditioned in the West to hate Russia. Here we are again inside Uncle Joe’s box that he cannot step outside of because he has to pander to his supporters, even if they may be few. So, George Soros, Klaus Schwab, and others hell bent on global control through one world government and the great reset, must be pleased with Biden and his actions. This is why there is no consistency in this administration’s policies. You cannot be consistent when you are constantly pandering to multiple special interests, that all want different things. Eventually, special interests start to clash.
Whatever you think of Trump, good or bad, the one thing that you can say about the 45th President is that he was pragmatic when it came to solving a problem. He did not make political calculations to determine what direction he would go. That’s why he frequently upset people on in both parties. He wasn’t trying to appease anyone, and was always looking for the most practical, efficient solution. Most politicians are not capable of this. That is what set Trump apart and that’s why there was bipartisan hate for him.
So, we have the mob, that advocates for arrests of conservatives by federal law enforcement to intimidate and punish political opposition ala the doctrine of Karl Marx. We have climate cultists that would rather see us go back to living in the dark ages, than promote use of modern energy sources. All while pushing unrealistic, truly unsustainable sources of energy like solar and wind. Then the NWO crowd that want to strip away national sovereignty and replace national government with one central world government. Anyone that thinks that Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 is conspiracy theory, needs to wake the hell up and find a red pill to swallow quickly. You have a lot of catching up to do. As for those of us in the know, we just need to put our trust in God and know that He is in control. Remember, that nothing happens without his consent, and that sometimes you have to walk through the darkness, before you can see the light.
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Save America Foundationhttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngSave America Foundation2022-05-12 06:30:512022-05-12 06:38:42Biden In The Box
According to the Biden regime, Federal law no longer applies to mobs of Biden voters. They to harass, threaten, intimidate all the Supreme Court justices they want as long as they are on the side of the totalitarian Democrats.
18 US Code §1507: “Whoever…with the intent of influencing any judge…in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades…in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned.”
Arrest the Terrorists. Release the Decision.
From the story:
White House press secretary on Tuesday refused to condemn the mob protests that have converged outside the six conservative Supreme Court justices’ homes in the last week in response to the leak of a draft opinion that would reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion on the national level (National Review). Townhall: Psaki on “protests that have been peaceful to date.” “We certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes” (Twitter). Eugene Volokh cites Cox v. Louisiana (1965). The notion of a fair trial excludes: influence or domination by either a hostile or friendly mob. There is no room at any stage of judicial proceedings for such intervention; mob law is the very antithesis of due process (Reason).
Psaki: "I know that there is an outrage … about protests that have been peaceful to date and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges' homes." pic.twitter.com/KsdmHTZj9j
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http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00The Geller Reporthttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngThe Geller Report2022-05-12 06:12:032022-05-12 06:37:20White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Protestors: ‘We certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes’