Sunday, September 02, 2007

Is it just me?

Please, sir, may I have some more?

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Is it just me?

Or does anyone else think that the media 24/7 news cycle coverage of an obscure Idaho senator's questionably salacious restroom misdemeanor more than two months ago really trumps the Democrat dynastic successor presumptive nominee's strange bedfellowship with yet another Chinese influence peddling felon?

Am I just paranoid?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketA story like the Paw family's ongoing financially incongruent but synchronistic contributions to prominent Dems and their ties to Norman Hsu probably took days or even weeks to develop before appearing online on Tuesday, August 28th, from the L.A. Times--a newspaper not famous for its conservative leanings.

A story like this, though credited to Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields, passes over many desks for fact-checking and editing prior to publication.

So am I just being paranoid in thinking that someone at the Times may have provided a 'heads up' to someone in the DNC prior to the Tuesday release of a potential bombshell and that the August 27th report by Roll Call of Craig's June 11th lewd conduct charge and August 8th guilty plea to disorderly conduct was deliberately timed to overshadow already shadowy Clinton conduct?

Am I out of my mind?

Or can any rational person come to believe that our national disinformation organs responsible news media could 'sit' on a story--essentially keeping it as a hole card--for when needed?

Iz me crazee?

Or is it that the outing of Craig is a "man bites dog" story and the Clintons are doing only what we all expect them to do?

But Bill Clinton can almost be heard muttering, "Dammit, I knew there was somebody I forgot to pardon."

Seemingly unrelated

Recent high school test scores indicate a diminishing gap between white and minority students.

That there is some nice news but there's more.

12th grade students rank 19th among 21 'developed' nations in math and 16th among 22 in science.
The schools systematically let kids down. By grade 4, American students only score in the middle of 26 countries reported. By grade 8 they are in the bottom third, and at the finish line, where it really counts, we're near dead last. Its even worse when you notice that some of the superior countries in grade 8 (especially the Asians) were not included in published 12th grade results.
This is no more nor less than we deserve in trusting government schools and unions to educate our kids. Then those kids grow up to be voters and the downward spiral steepens.
As a bit of background, the industrial titans of the 1890's began to think that not only could the production line be engineered, but people's lives could be engineered as well, in order to work like homogeneous robots with the machines. People like Rockefeller and Carnegie gave huge sums to prominent academics to see if this could be realized through the educational system. They found that to a considerable extent it could, and it is still being done today as evidenced in the Congressional Record during the Clinton administration. This is the story that John Gatto has to tell.-DB

Between 1967 and 1974 teacher training in the US was covertly revamped through the coordinated efforts of a small number of private foundations, certain universities, global corporations and several other interests working through the U.S. Department of Education and through key state education departments, one of which is the state of Vermont.

The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific teaching reforms to be forced on the country, unwillingly of course, after 1967. It also sets out, in clear language, the outlook and intent of its invisible creators. Nothing less than quoting again "the impersonal manipulation through schooling of a future America in which few will be able to maintain control over their own opinions"...

According to the BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT, post modern schooling would focus, (I quote directly from the document), "on pleasure cultivation and interpersonal relationships and other attitudes and skills compatible with a non-work world"...
Remember all the outrage regarding those guest speakers' talks with classes from Boulder Valley High School? The ones advocating pot smoking and free love?

I hope you hit the link for the congressional record--here's an excerpt from it that ties this back to the first portion of this post:
On Sept. 25, 1998, Rep. Bob Schaffer placed in the Congressional Record an 18-page letter that has become famous as Marc Tucker's "Dear Hillary" letter. It lays out the master plan of the Clinton Administration to take over the entire U.S. educational system so that it can serve national economic planning of the workforce.
The PDF of this letter as entered in the Congressional Record (starts in the lower right-hand corner of page): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.

The "Dear Hillary" letter, written on Nov. 11, 1992 by Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), lays out a plan "to remold the entire American system" into "a seamless web that literally extends from cradle to grave and is the same system for everyone," coordinated by "a system of labor market boards at the local, state and federal levels" where curriculum and "job matching" will be handled by counselors "accessing the integrated computer-based program."

Tucker's plan would change the mission of the schools from teaching children academic basics and knowledge to training them to serve the global economy in jobs selected by workforce boards. Nothing in this comprehensive plan has anything to do with teaching schoolchildren how to read, write, or calculate.

Tucker's ambitious plan was implemented in three laws passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1994: the Goals 2000 Act, the School-to-Work Act, and the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act. These laws establish the following mechanisms to restructure the public schools:
1. Bypass all elected officials on school boards and in state legislatures by making federal funds flow to the Governor and his appointees on workforce development boards.

2. Use a computer database, a.k.a. "a labor market information system," into which school personnel would scan all information about every schoolchild and his family, identified by the child's social security number: academic, medical, mental, psychological, behavioral, and interrogations by counselors. The computerized data would be available to the school, the government, and future employers.

3. Use "national standards" and "national testing" to cement national control of tests, assessments, school honors and rewards, financial aid, and the Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM), which is designed to replace the high school diploma.
Designed on the German system, the Tucker plan is to train children in specific jobs to serve the workforce and the global economy instead of to educate them so they can make their own life choices.

The original Tucker letter was typed on the letterhead shown below.
11 November 1992
Hillary Clinton
The Governor's Mansion
1800 Canter Street
Little Rock, AR 72206

Dear Hillary:

I still cannot believe you won. But utter delight that you did pervades all the circles in which I move. I met last Wednesday in David Rockefeller's office with him, John Sculley, Dave Barram and David Haselkorn. It was a great celebration. Both John and David R. were more expansive than I have ever seen them — literally radiating happiness. My own view and theirs is that this country has seized its last chance. I am fond of quoting Winston Churchill to the effect that "America always does the right thing — after it has exhausted all the alternatives." This election, more than anything else in my experience, proves his point.
A multidecadal plan begun between 1967 and 1974. During those years a young couple, ruthless in their ideology impassioned with idealism plotted dreamed of someday making a difference.

Bloody hell.

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