Friday, December 24, 2010

$335,906 Is The Price Of The Constitution

$335,906 Is The Price Of The Constitution: "When Senators give speeches, they will say that you can't put a price on freedom. But as it turns out you can. You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution. And that amount is $335,906."

AMERICANS turning off cable TV.

AMERICANS turning off cable TV.: "The economic downturn has US cable television companies shedding subscribers in record numbers and Americans increasingly "cutting the cord" in favor of cheaper online options, new research shows."

Comming to a "distribution center" near you!

Julian Assange: I Never Heard Of Bradley Manning

Julian Assange: I Never Heard Of Bradley Manning: "

Julian Assange: I Never Heard Of Bradley Manning

Author: Ghost32

Keywords: Julian Assange Never Heard Bradley Manning

Added: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 17:25:26


Black Hole Information Paradox

Black Hole Information Paradox: "

Interesting video regarding alternate universes and Black Holes.

Author: 2020vision

Keywords: black holes space parallel universe

Added: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 02:18:53


Which telescope to buy

Which telescope to buy: "

Which telescope to buy

Author: Mystery747

Keywords: telescope buy

Added: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 04:43:38


The Lockheed Martin HULC Exoskeleton

The Lockheed Martin HULC Exoskeleton: "

Lockheed Martin's latest promo video of the HULC exoskeleton designed to ease a Soldier's load by turning him into a temporary robot.

Author: Ghost32

Keywords: The Lockheed Martin HULC Exoskeleton

Added: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:37:54


Pregnant robot trains students

Pregnant robot trains students: "

Author: Djdamm

Keywords: students pregnant robot trains

Added: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:04:57


The Militarys Bullets Made Of Sound.

The Militarys Bullets Made Of Sound.: "

Sound waves are used as "bullets" for military and medical uses.

Author: Ghost32

Keywords: The Militarys Bullets Made Sound

Added: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 01:43:52


Good news for Detroit teachers, parents and students!!! Robert Bobb’s actions found illegal

Good news for Detroit teachers, parents and students!!! Robert Bobb’s actions found illegal: "

Picture of Robert Bobb


BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) and Detroit School Board Score Major Legal Victory

Against Market-Based Corporate Education Models

Ruling comes on the eve of crucial election in Detroit Federation of Teachers

The Wayne County Circuit Court held today that Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb has violated the law for the last 20 months by illegally taking control over the academic affairs of the Detroit Public Schools.

The Court held that Bobb had no legal authority to seize that power. It also declared that he had no educational expertise or experience — that “all [Bobb’s] study in education has emanated from unvetted sources, who may stand to benefit financially should his academic plans come to fruition and who have supplemented his pay.”

Finally, it held that his educational plan was a “fix” that was “short on teaching and learning wisdom,” an opportunity where some “stand to profit shielded …from the eye of public oversight of competitive bids” because of Bobb’s one-man rule.

In the words of the ruling, [Bobb] “was empowered to figure out how to pay for education fashioned by the Board. Instead he created education products he proposed to implement. His business paradigm envisions competitive marketplace schools where parents shop like consumers for the best schools with best being dictated by survival of the fittest principles of caveat emptor [buyer beware]. …Schools will compete for the best students, leaving less gifted children or those that come from households that somehow fail to present their children to school in the optimal ready-to-learn state, [to] fall by the wayside. Only schools with the best teachers will thrive and without encouragement to foster cooperation among and between teachers and schools, the weak perish.”

George Washington, an attorney who represented the Detroit school board, said “This decision is the beginning of the end of Bobb’s illegal dictatorship and of the pro-charter and anti-education policies that he has attempted to force down the throats of Detroit’s students and citizens. We will do everything necessary to enforce this decision.”

The decision comes on the eve of a crucial runoff election in the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Steve Conn, a long-time BAMN member who is a candidate for President on the Defend Public Education/Save Our Students slate, supported the lawsuit and hailed the decision. Keith Johnson, the current President of the DFT, has supported Bobb from the day he was appointed.

Shanta Driver, the National Chair of BAMN and one of the attorneys on the case, said “This decision rejects the educational program and the political methods that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and plutocrats like Bill Gates and Eli Broad have used in their attempt to destroy public education. The decision and Steve Conn’s election as President of the DFT will vastly strengthen the national fight against Duncan’s pro-charter, market-based competitive education model and will make it possible for us to repair the enormous damage that Duncan, through enforcers like Michelle Rhee and Robert Bobb, has already done to our children’s futures.”

Copies of the decision, as well as the campaign flyer for Steve Conn for DFT President are attached.

Contacts: George B. Washington (attorney) 313-963-1921; 313-715-4886

Steve Conn 313-645-9340

Joyce Schon (attorney) 313-434-7075

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Feds illegally raid New Mexico farm school without warrant and find nothing but fresh produce

Feds illegally raid New Mexico farm school without warrant and find nothing but fresh produce: "The government terror campaign against innocent civilians continues with a recent report in the Santa Fe New Mexican about a September raid on a small farming school that left children and administrators in shock. According to the report, officials paid a surprise and unwarranted visit to the Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm in Cuarteles, New Mexico, on September 21 to search for marijuana — but they ended up needlessly terrorizing small children and finding only tomato plants in the process."

Despite massive protests, US Senate passes S 510 Food Safety Bill

Despite massive protests, US Senate passes S 510 Food Safety Bill: "The Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) by a 73 to 25 vote today. The $1.4 billion bill is the first major overhaul of food safety law for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 70 years and gives FDA enhanced responsibility to ensure the nation’s food safety."

UK Children Will Be 'Bribed' To Walk To School

UK Children Will Be 'Bribed' To Walk To School: "Nanny State Alert!!:

Children will be given shopping vouchers for walking to school under a radical Government plan to combat obesity.

S 510 Food Safety bill is still alive and may unleash a new army of FDA agents

S 510 Food Safety bill is still alive and may unleash a new army of FDA agents: "The U.S. government wants to know where your greenhouse is. Under Senate Bill 510 — which is now back in the hands of the U.S. Senate after the House hid an amendment in an appropriations bill and passed it last night — American food producers would be required to register their facilities with the U.S. government. The feds, it seems, want a database of food growers so they know who to target for surprise inspections (show me your papers!)."

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