Passed: Utah County Republican Resolution Against Common Core | COMMON CORE

Passed: Utah County Republican Resolution Against Common Core   2 comments

Below is the full text of the resolution that Utah County Republicans voted to pass, in opposition to Common Core this week.

It will be interesting to see what Governor Herbert does with the mounting evidence that Utahns oppose Common Core.  Despite publically taking a second look at the academics, he has not taken any steps to get a second look at state  and federal data mining done in Utah, nor has he taken a second look at the actual governance structure of Common Core which seems far, far more important than the academic snapshot.  The governor’s still moving full steam on with the Common Core-promoting Prosperity 2020 and SLDS systems in this state, and has not resigned from his Common Core-promoting role in the  National Governors Association (that unelected, private trade group which created and copyrighted the Common Core.)

Governor, is it time to start listening more closely to voters?

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Satanic Temple to distribute materials to school children in Florida -

The Satanic Temple has announced that it will provide pamphlets on Satanism to students in Florida, following the school board’s decision permitting the distribution of religious materials.

Among the materials that are set to be distributed are pamphlets on the philosophy, practice of Satanism, the Satanic Temple’s tenets. Also, the sect tells school children about their legal rights to choose to practice Satanism, according to the official press release.

Earlier this month, the school system made a decision to let any religious and atheist materials be provided in schools.

via Satanic Temple to distribute materials to school children in Florida -.

As the Koran says, “Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not.” (Quran 2:216)

Americans were brutally honest about the evils of Nazism, but failed to equally condemn Communism. Germany hasn’t had another Fuhrer, but Russia is back to acting a lot like the Soviet Union. And while Nazism is confined to trailer parks, sympathy for the red devil is prevalent among Western elites. ISIS is exposing its own evil to the West in a way that neither the brownshirts nor the flyers of the red flag did. If we destroy ISIS without exposing the ideology behind it, then we will have won a Pyrrhic victory because we will still be fighting the nice Jihadist next door for the next thousand years.

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The Headchopper Next Door

Charles Manson’s girls, Jim Jones’ followers and Mohammed’s companions all believed in much the same things. They saw the world as a fundamentally hostile place and they believed that only one man could change the world. And they believed that people had to die for that change to come about.

In a multicultural environment in which we believe that all religions are the same, we don’t like to think about what might have happened if Charles Manson had a million groupies instead of a few elderly women locked up in prison. Nor do we like to think about how we would handle Jim Jones if he were running California, instead of just being closely linked to the political infrastructure of the men like Governor Brown and Harvey Milk who did run it.

It’s easy to dismiss a small enough religion as a cult because its leader sleeps with young girls and its members are willing to kill for him. But when the cult grows big enough, we say it’s a religion of peace and hope that its followers believe the peaceful version of Islam that the infidels preach to them.

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While Cowardly Political Correctness and Consciences Deadened to Evil Rule the World, Muslims Slice off the Breasts of Kidnapped Christian Girls in Syria and Iraq

The unspeakable savagery to those of us left with a soul is too much to bear — but the media yawns, and Obama wrings his hands in frustration that Americans might associate the Islamic state with Islam.

Those of us who warned for years of the growing Islamic global menace — savagery on an incomprehensible scale — were viciously attacked, led by a media hellbent on norming this savagery and vilifying anyone who disagreed. And even now, as journalists get their heads sawed off with six-inch knives, the media hits bottom and keeps digging.

Here are nuns and a mother superior slamming the media for their refusal to report on these monstrous war crimes — for fear of offending Islam.

via Muslims Slice off the Breasts of Kidnapped Christian Girls in Syria and Iraq -.

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Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism | CNS News

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a “heinous crime” and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.

The Council of Senior Religious Scholars said in its fatwa, or religious edict, that it backs the kingdom’s efforts to track down and punish followers of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

The clerics are appointed by the government and are seen as guardians of the kingdom’s ultraconservative Wahhabi school of Islam. The statement by the group of 21 scholars underpins the kingdom’s broader efforts to deter citizens from joining extremist groups that want to bring down the Western-allied monarchy.

via Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism | CNS News.

With Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode

With Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode

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In the Southern Hemisphere, sea-ice levels just smashed through the previous record highs across Antarctica, where there is now more ice than at any point since records began. In the Arctic, where global-warming theorists preferred to keep the public focused due to some decreases in ice levels over recent years, scientists said sea-ice melt in 2014 fell below the long-term mean. Global temperatures, meanwhile, have remained steady for some 18 years and counting, contrary to United Nations models predicting more warming as carbon dioxide levels increased.

Of course, all of that is great news for humanity — call off the carbon taxes and doomsday bunkers! However, as global-warming theories continue to implode on the world stage, the latest developments will pose a major challenge for the UN and its member governments. Later this month, climate “dignitaries” will be meeting in New York to forge an international agreement in the face of no global warming for nearly two decades, record ice levels, and growing public skepticism about the alleged “science” underpinning “climate change” alarmism.

As The New American reported last month, virtually every falsifiable prediction made by climate theorists — both the global-cooling mongers of a few decades ago and the warming alarmists more recently — has proven to be spectacularly wrong. In many cases, the opposite of what they forecasted took place. But perhaps nowhere have the failed global-warming doom and gloom predictions been more pronounced than in the Antarctic, where sea-ice levels have continued smashing through previous records. For each of the last three years, ice cover has hit a new record high.

Articles: Outrageous IRS Commissioner False Claim: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’

In the review period through June 2012, the IRS violated the law 30 percent of the time in asset seizure matters, up from 22 percent the prior year. It was 38 percent the year before that.

These are stunning statistics made more disturbing by the lack of being cured. Property, right up there with life and liberty, is a fundamental right expressly identified in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. This raises the obvious questions: What is the level of lawbreaking at the IRS when the stakes are not so high, and what lawbreaking at the IRS does TIGTA not look for?

Both Congress and the courts, however, have contributed to the underlying lawlessness at the IRS in ways that most Americans find offensive — or would if they were to understand the abdication of power to the IRS.

via Articles: Outrageous IRS Commissioner False Claim: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’.

Articles: The Mysterious Moderate Muslim

David Wood, from Acts17Apologetics, has created a short video of essential verses from the Koran that highlight the pervasive call to violence. Would that such violence were only written in some ancient document that no one cared about. Unfortunately, we see Muslims the world over following these violent teachings as they commit mass murder, engage in honor killings, as well as rape, stoning, floggings, acid attacks, beheadings, and on and on and on.

The Muslim community appears to have no desire to expunge these violent teachings from the Koran, and so Islam remains a totalitarian ideology that puts it in a class all its own among other religions. Yet most in the West refuse to accept this fact. Instead, they want to believe a sweet story about Islam that exists only in their minds. Case in point: Just a few days ago after ISIS beheaded a British aid worker, Prime Minister David Cameron publically stated the all-too-familiar refrain that “Islam is a religion of peace.”

via Articles: The Mysterious Moderate Muslim.

WATCH Michael Farris Debate Delegate Bob Marshall – Convention of States

There’s no doubt about it—people are hungry to learn more about the Convention of States Project and its potential to rein in our runaway federal government. The people of Virginia demonstrated this last night, drawing a crowd, lining the walls and filling the lobby of the packed theater at Northern Virginia Community College to witness the debate between Michael Farris and Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall. Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli served as moderator.

Audience members came from all over the Commonwealth. And no one seemed to mind having to stand for two hours as these two conservative giants articulated two distinct proposals for responding to Washington’s abuses of power.

via WATCH Michael Farris Debate Delegate Bob Marshall – Convention of States.

Obama’s Health Care Vietnam

Examples are as close as your nearest clinic or doctor’s office, where medical experts with decades of training are now routinely required to obtain insurance approval for even the most basic tests, procedures, and medications.  A cardiologist tries to prescribe a refill of digoxin for a patient with an irregular heartbeat.  Despite the drug’s generic status and the fact that it’s been in use in some form since 1785, the patient’s insurance company insisted that he fill out a three-page form justifying his request.  His written reply: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”  An endocrinologist colleague of mine, an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related disorders, reports that she can no longer prescribe testosterone for anyone without completing stacks of “Mother may I” paperwork and sending them off to insurance company functionaries – none of whom are doctors – for approval.  Primary care providers looking to refer patients to specialists must now obtain pre-authorization in order to do so; apparently the provider himself is too ignorant to know when a case is beyond his level of clinical expertise.  Patients trying to remain “in-network” for their surgeries often find that the networks of doctors and hospitals that they must use simply don’t overlap.

Such tactical red-lining and second-guessing would be familiar to anyone on the front lines in Vietnam, where President Lyndon Johnson once bragged that U.S. pilots “can’t bomb an outhouse without my approval.”  The rules obstructing the actions of soldiers on the ground and in the air in that war were endless and frequently nonsensical.  Enemy fighter planes could not be attacked unless they showed “hostile intent.”  They created arbitrary “no fire zones” in which U.S troops could not fire at an enemy first, or sometimes at all.  Surface-to-air missile sites could not be attacked while under construction – only after they were active.  Once declassified by Sen. Barry Goldwater in 1985, these “rules of engagement” filled 26 pages of the Congressional Record.

Mind-numbing complexity is now the hallmark of medicine under ObamaCare – not the natural complexity of making diagnoses and fighting natural pathology, but new man-made complexity that destroys clinical productivity and creates long lines of patients waiting for care.  In 2009, the Obama administration and a Democrat-majority Congress essentially mandated that U.S. doctors install and “meaningfully use” expensive, unintuitive, and complex electronic medical record systems.  Repeated studies, including a 2013 report from the RAND Corporation, have found that technology interferes with face-to-face discussions with patients, requires physicians to spend untold hours performing clerical work, and degrades the accuracy of medical records by creating legions of lookalike template-generated notes.  Reporting requirements for everything from pay-for-performance programs to having lunch with drug reps have skyrocketed.

via Articles: Obama’s Health Care Vietnam.

Gen. Allen: Entirely Destroy the Islamic State Now

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The brutal murder of the brave American journalist James Foley is meant to directly terrorize the world’s media, the international community, and the United States. If all the actions of the Islamic State, or IS, to date weren’t sufficiently reprehensible, this act and the potential for other similar acts will snap American attention with laser-like focus onto the real danger IS poses to the existence of Iraq, the order of the region and to the homelands of Europe and America.

Make no mistake, the abomination of IS is a clear and present danger to the U.S.The only question really is whether the U.S. and its allies and partners will act decisively now while they can still shape events to destroy IS, an act that seems increasingly self-obvious.

IS is a well-organized entity, almost certainly supported by former Saddamist regime elements whose hand can be seen in the campaign design now unfolding. This group is not a flash in the pan that will go away of its own accord or if we don’t poke at it. It is not benign. IS is reinforced by Sunni tribal elements from Syria and Iraq, and most alarmingly, is aided by a witch’s brew of foreign fighters from Chechens to Uighurs to Pashtuns, but also including Europeans and Americans. The Caliphate’s Western recruits will be felt in the European and American homelands for years to come regardless of the fate IS and its cause.