Friday, April 17, 2015


Elementary Students Indoctrinated About Global Warming Via Common Core 
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What is happening in a 4th grade class at Cherokee Elementary School in Lake Forest School District 67 in far northern Illinois is not unlike what is happening in classrooms around this state and nation. Students at Cherokee Elementary School have been learning about renewable sources of energy. In the process they are being encourage to become young political activists through interaction with their Lake Forest City government and their local Democrat state representative, Scott Drury of the 58th State House district. 
The article heretofore referenced, "Cherokee students, state experts talk renewable energy," was written by Steve Sadin of the Pioneer Press, a Chicago Tribune Publication, where it appeared in print on Thursday, April 9, 2015. 
Children are extremely gullible. They will accept whatever their teachers convey to them. Consider the polar bear ruse. Most likely these 4th graders fell prey to the polar bear ruse in an earlier grade when global warming was first introduced. Images of periled polar bears (bears can swim!) sinking into arctic seas because of melting polar ice caps have become an iconic symbol of the devastating consequences of so-called global warming.  However, a new government investigation into the supposed science surrounding this now-infamous urban legend has revealed that it was likely nothing more than a pseudoscientific hoax propagated by faulty math and perfunctory observations.
What if the Obama administration and politicians in Washington D.C., as well as those in our state capitol, are using fear of global warming to justify higher taxes, new regulations, and huge subsidies to insiders and major donors to their political campaigns.  It is estimated that on the whole global warming legislation would result in raising energy costs for a typical family by $3,900 every year and increase the risk of dangerous power outages. Even the Obama administration admits how reductions in energy use caused by its policies would have no effect on the global climate.  Why, because any reduction in carbon dioxide emission by the U.S. would be more than offset by increases in emissions from China, India, and other countries.  
Do parents know what their children are being taught in their classrooms?  The Common Core Science curriculum teaches that global warming is manmade and that the science behind global warming is settled. The "Essential Principles of Climate Science", composed of seven guidelines, has as its guiding principle that humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts. As to Common Core standards, a framework is set forth for K-12 Science Education which includes suggested guidelines for what children should know by the end of 5th, 8th and 12 grades. For example, by the end of 8th grade students are expected to accept that human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature as reflected in global warming.
When 4th graders at the Cherokee Elementary School, through research, settled on wind and solar power as the best power methods for the City of Lake Forest, having rejected hydroelectric power, were they ever encouraged to research the drawbacks inherent in wind and solar power before they went vocal with their conclusions?  Not likely, as the purpose of their research was to ascertain that renewable energy sources are good for the environment, while fossil fuels are bad and cause global warming. 
Instead, the 4th graders accepted hook, line and sinker that fossil fuels cause global warming, which was then reinforced by a visit from their Illinois state representative Steve Drury and others classroom guests, with agendas that advance global warming alarmism.  
Some of the major disadvantages of wind energy are that no electricity is produced if there is no wind, it is expensive to install, big acreages of land have to be used, and the turbines kill birdsRegarding solar power, as solar systems rely on the steady absorption of sunlight, Illinois has a solar power disadvantage given its many cloudy and sunless days. Then too solar panels gradually become damaged by ultraviolet radiation. Rain, snow, dirt, temperature fluctuations, hail and wind also pose serious hazards.  Solar panels are also costly to install and they do emit environmental pollutants.
In keeping with the expressed goal of the Cherokee students, how to turn their ideas into law, IL Representative Scott Drury informed the eager and attentive children of a bill he is proposing that would require 35% of Illinois's power to come from renewable sources by 2030 and to further reduce the amount of energy used 20% by 2025. 
Does Representative Scott Drury really understand the implications of his bill on the people of Illinois?  To which these questions might be posed to Drury: "Are we going to cover all of Illinois with windmills?"  And what about solar panels, Representative Drury?  How effective are they here in northern Illinois?  It is evident that 4th grade students at Cherokee Elementary School have been well trained to accept global warming as real. For when Drury asked the students their opinions on renewable energy vs. the effects of global warming and the problems caused by fossil fuel, most hands went up in support of the environmental platform. 
The sun and the wind might be free, but converting them to reliable electricity is expensive, if not impossible to do.  Even when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow, we still expect electricity for all our needs, meaning that backup power on demand is required.  In Illinois coal presently supplies 40% of its power, yet a coal power plant in Waukegan, IL (about 10 miles north of Lake Forest) was used as an example by a Sierra Club representative to convey to Cherokee students how smoke from burning coal, a fossil fuel, produces mercury which goes into the water and the air and can cause asthma.  The same representative informed the class of 4th graders that coal burning caused global warming and that the use of renewable energy would arrest the trend. 
Already the EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) absurd restrictions on limiting CO2 emissions have forced the closure of many coal-fired plants that are needed to provide low cost electricity.  Does it really make sense for the EPA to impose draconian measures here in this nation, while leaders of the European Union are moving away from green policies that have resulted in driving up the cost of electricity across Europe?
Following are some basic facts about Global Warming that are in direct contrast to the spoon-fed pabulum that is being force-fed as undisputed fact through the mainstream media and our government-sanctioned educational system. 
  • There is no scientific consensus on the human role in climate change.
  • Future warming due to human greenhouse gas emissions will be much less than the United Nations forecasts.
  • Carbon dioxide has not caused weather to become more extreme, polar ice and sea ice to melt, or sea level rise to accelerate.
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is extremely expensive and won't affect the weather.
  • Public policies should aim at fostering economic growth to adapt to natural climate change.
In other words:
  • Scientists don't know how much of the global warming (or "climate change" as it is often called now) of the twentieth century was man-made and how much is natural?
  • Scientists don't know whether temperatures in the future will be higher than they are now, or lower.
  • The benefits of warmer temperatures and more carbon dioxide in the air will be greater than the costs they create for at least the next 100 years or longer.
Part 2 will present information from reliable and knowledgeable scientists and organizations to challenge those who insist that the scientific debate over global warming is over and that 97% of scientists agree human activity is causing a climate crisis that demands we move on to government directed solutions to the crisis.
[Originally published at Illinois Review]

N.Y. Parents Keep Thousands of Students 

Out of Common Core Testing

Parents kept tens of thousands of students out of Common Core testing in schools throughout the city and state of New York Tuesday in a campaign organizers hope reached the goal of 250,000 students avoiding the tests. Official numbers won’t be available for weeks, the New York Post reported, while observing that the number of third- to eighth-graders statewide not taking Tuesday’s English exam will likely exceed last year’s 60,000. 

155,000 New York kids boycott standardized tests

MAHOPAC, N.Y. — Tens of thousands of parents expressed disapproval of New York's reliance on standardized tests by having their children refuse to take the tests earlier this week.
But a group called United to Counter the Core, which is critical of the tests, said Thursday that more than 155,000 children boycotted the English tests that were administered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. More than 1.1 million students were supposed to take them.
Such a reaction to standardized testing not unprecedented, but the size of the boycott is.


"Report: With Cartel Help, ISIS Crossing Border From Mexico"

by Alex Newman
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An explosive report released April 14 by the non-profit Judicial Watch, citing official Mexican military and law-enforcement sources, states that the terrorist group ISIS, now calling itself the “Islamic State,” is operating a camp in Mexico just miles away from the U.S. border. The sources also told the government watchdog that human smugglers working for Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS operatives cross the U.S. border into New Mexico and Texas. Moments after its release, the Judicial Watch report sparked headlines across the United States and around the world. And while government sources were quick to issue official denials, considering the troubling facts behind the rise of ISIS and the U.S. government’s well-documented relationship with some Mexican drug cartels, it would hardly be surprising if the seemingly unrelated forces were cooperating.
According to the Judicial Watch report, relying on sources including a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector, the ISIS camp is situated about eight miles from the U.S. border near El Paso, Texas. The area is reportedly known as “Anapra” and is just west of the violence-plagued Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. “Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States,” Judicial Watch reported, citing the same knowledgeable sources. Pointing to information provided by the Mexican officials, the group reported that a joint operation involving the Mexican Army and federal law-enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, Muslim prayer rugs, and “plans” of Fort Bliss (entrance shown), which houses the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division and is in El Paso near the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to law-enforcement and intelligence sources who spoke with Judicial Watch, the area where the ISIS camp is reported to be is controlled by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel, also known as the Juárez Cartel, and its enforcement arm known as La Línea. Another gang originally formed in El Paso, the Barrio Azteca, reportedly operates in the region as well. Cartel control of the area makes it a “dangerous and hostile operating environment” for military and police operations, the group said. So-called “coyotes” working with the cartels in human smuggling operations are helping ISIS terrorists move across the border into New Mexico and Texas, particularly near Sunland Park and Fort Hancock, the sources were quoted as saying.
“These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing,” Judicial Watch said. “Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has ‘spotters’ located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”
After the news broke, Obama administration officials who have deliberately refused to secure the border or enforce immigration laws, along with their apologists in the press, were quick to deny the validity of the reports. A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, for example, which has led the executive-branch plot to provide amnesty in violation of federal law, said about the ISIS-in-Mexico report that “there's no indication that this claim has any validity to it.” Local media outlet ABC-7 reported that it “checked with several federal law enforcement agencies” and was told that the Judicial Watch report was “unverified.” The same agencies reportedly claimed without elaborating that “it is unlikely that ISIS is in Anapra or Juarez, Mexico.”
Congressman and pro-amnesty zealot Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who represents the district including El Paso, posted a message on Facebook also claiming that the report was essentially unsubstantiated fearmongering. “Today I reached out to the Mexican government, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Northern Command,” he said. “None of them have found any evidence, credible or otherwise, that Isis is in Juárez.” O'Rourke lamented that the story was “terrible for the country's image of the border,” and said the people of El Paso should fight back “with the facts.” He also claimed the bosses of numerous federal bureaucracies had claimed there was no terrorist threat at the border — words he may eventually regret.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told OneNewsNow that smugglers have apparently already helped move ISIS operatives into the United States. He is also not surprised by the reactions of the establishment media and the administration to the explosive information. “A national security threat on the border is something that the Washington media doesn't like to talk about because it makes many of the politicians that they try to cater to uncomfortable,” Fitton was quoted as saying. “So asking the Obama administration about this, you might as well be asking Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attack: they're never going to tell you the truth.”
Indeed, Andy Ramirez, president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council (LEOAC), also vehemently disagreed with the denials being spouted by official sources and open-borders advocates about the ISIS presence in northern Mexico. “It's believed by my sources that they're already infiltrating across the US-Mexico border,” said Ramirez, who maintains an extensive network of sources within law enforcement and has testified on numerous occasions before Congress on security and border issues. “And yes it is a very credible threat.” He also told The New American that “drug cartels, alien smuggling organizations, and terrorist groups alike all know that the Obama Regime is not allowing CBP and ICE to enforce immigration law, so they can cross at will and embed on US soil as they please.”
In fact, recent congressional hearings confirmed yet again that the Obama administration is openly and brazenly refusing to enforce immigration laws or control the border. Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas) put it bluntly after questioning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) boss Sarah R. Saldaña: “Director Saldaña confirmed today that the administration’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws as written is intentional, and that they will continue to only enforce the law as they see fit.” But lawmakers need to do more than hold hearings and complain if the threat is going to be dealt with, Ramirez explained. “What must be done is that the Congress needs to begin impeaching people across the Obama administration that refuse to enforce our laws,” the border-security advocate said.
The idea that ISIS operatives might be in Mexico collaborating with drug cartels is hardly as far-fetched as it might seem at first glance. For one, it must be understood that the notion that the U.S. government is seriously waging a terror war is discredited by the fact that the southern border remains as porous as ever. Considering the fact that the Obama administration has been openly supporting and arming self-declared al-Qaeda leaders — in Libya,Syria, and beyond — the terror war begins to sound like a giant fraud. Some analysts said the Obama administration had even “switched sides” in the war. According to Vice President Joe Biden and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, various Islamic regimes in Obama’s supposed “anti” ISIS coalition haveeven been funding and arming the terrorist group butchering its way across Syria and Iraq.
When it comes to the supposed war on drugs and the cartels, the situation is equally dire. As The New Americanreported last year, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel for over a decade that allowed it to operate with impunity under multiple presidential administrations. The Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder, who is currently in criminal contempt of Congress for attempting to cover up the scandal, were even exposed sending heavy weaponry to the Mexican drug cartels as part of operation “Fast and Furious.” Perhaps even more astounding is that federal law enforcement sources quoted in leaked documents said that ICE had been deliberately allowing cartel hitmen into the United States to commit murder. Plus, cartels want to make money — and ISIS has got plenty of it.
It is hardly unreasonable to suspect that, eventually, a terrorist attack perpetrated by illegal border crossers allowed in by the federal government’s policies — whether ISIS or any other group — will occur on U.S. soil. If and when that were to happen, more than a few analysts have suggested that it could be exploited as a justification for stripping yet more liberties from the American people, or even declaring martial law. For the sake of national security, the rule of law, U.S. sovereignty, and the freedoms protected under the U.S. Constitution, Congress must act to secure the border.


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Video footage out of Ontario, California shows armed National Guard troops patrolling residential streets and practicing traffic control.
The video, which was shot this past weekend, features Guard troops marching in formation while chanting a military cadence. Troops also take turns to practice blocking traffic.
The troops, followed by a humvee, marched close to an elementary school and single family homes.
“I just watched it again and recognized the low block wall and the elementary school! It was right there where my sister and her husband live! OMG how frightening!” one YouTube commenter responded, while others insisted the patrols were a routine occurrence.
However, another respondent insisted that the patrol was not normal.
“During the last few seconds I got a quick glimpse of my sister and brother-in-laws house on Fuschia. Ave,” wrote the commenter.”That motorcycle was parked almost in front of their house. They told me they saw this procession going on from their front yard. They have lived in that house for 30 or so yrs and this is the first time they have seen this type of thing in their neighborhood. Might be a common thing to do their training someplace else but not in that area.”
Concerns about the presence of troops on American streets have heightened since the announcement of Jade Helm, an upcoming nationwide military exercise which some fear is a dry run for martial law.
As we reported earlier this week, a National Guard drill based around dealing with civil unrest after a dirty bomb attack in Richmond, California featured role players acting as angry Americans yelling ‘right-wing’ rhetoric.
Footage captured by a local shows Guard troops pushing irate citizens away with batons before one of the protest group states, “I’m a sovereign citizen, I refuse to recognize you guys, I refuse to recognize you.”
Disturbing video out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month also showed military and law enforcement practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training.