Category Archives: 2015 May update one

Feds Panic on Mass Common Core Test Refusals, Threaten Reprisals

Public resistance to Common Core is exploding across America, and officials are not happy about it. The Obama administration’s Department of Education, along with pro-Common Core government officials across the country under pressure from the feds, appear to be in panic mode. Facing a growing nationwide “opt out” movement to refuse participation in the unconstitutional federally funded testing regime aligned with the Obama-backed national school standards, senior bureaucrats, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have actually started resorting to lawless threats against parents, teachers, students, and entire state governments. Some parents were threatened by officials with jail time. Even small children are being punished by the state for “opting out” of the deeply controversial tests, with one California mother telling The New American that her daughter was publicly denied ice cream in retaliation.

But so far, the threats are only emboldening the opposition.

Perhaps the most outrageous threat so far came from Obama’s education chief, Duncan, who boasted in recent years of using government schools to create “green citizens” with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) as a “global partner.” Late last month, Duncan, who was greeted by protesters urging him to “stop test bullying,” threatened federal intervention to force Americans to take the Common Core tests if states would not do the job. “We think most states will do that,” Duncan proclaimed at an Education Writers Association conference in Chicago. “If states don’t do that, then we [the federal government] have an obligation to step in.” In reality, of course, the federal government has an obligation under the U.S. Constitution to butt out. But despite swearing an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, including the 10th Amendment, Duncan has led the charge in recent years to finish federalizing the government school system — and to use it as what he called a “weapon” to “change to world.”

Sounding oblivious to America’s federalist system of constitutional government, Duncan proclaimed that he expected state governments to hold “districts’ and schools’ feet to the fire on this,” as if state governments were mere administrative units to enforce decrees from the all-powerful federal executive branch. Hundreds of thousands of students in New York recently opted out. Almost nobody took the tests in some districts amid a full-scale uprising by teachers, students, and parents. In Chicago, where even the teachers’ union has blasted the federal takeover, school officials were threatened with the loss of more than $1 billion in state and federal “education aid” if not enough students were successfully coerced into taking the Common Core-aligned tests. Still, few details were provided on what it might look like to have the Obama administration “step in” and force students to take the controversial tests — an outrageous threat he also made in a discussion with Motoko Rich of the New York Times.

FK – All this seems far more bizarre than the ‘education reform’ the commie globalists have attempted in the past. Their arrogance has exceeded their grasp but will it exceed the tolerance of enough real Americans so that they will see the necessity of doing what will be required?

Will Obama Ever Be Tried For His Crimes?

FK – The Marxist mutt will be making millions from speeches and book deals just like the klintons if enough don’t see the necessity of doing what will be required.

Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama’s trade pact

If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door.

If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving.

And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.

“It’s like being in kindergarten,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who’s become the leader of the opposition to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda. “You give back the toys at the end.”

For those out to sink Obama’s free trade push, highlighting the lack of public information is becoming central to their opposition strategy: The White House isn’t even telling Congress what it’s asking for, they say, or what it’s already promised foreign governments.

FK – Treason by any other name?

And they have the gall to brag about it:

FK – You bastards are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, if you’re not knocking holes in the side.

How much did this propaganda cost? Did that knock a hole in the deficit?

We didn’t send you up there to play games with our domestic blood enemies, but to defeat them!

Eventually enough will have enough, and you’ll look out your windows and see us coming, and we won’t be packin’ signs.

Or will we wait for them to come for us?:

FK – We tried to build a militia years ago to deal with this evil but the average amerikan would rather sit on their ass and eat steak and ice cream and wait for the big beam up. They fully deserve what is happening to them.

Or are they prepping for something else?:

FK – You mean excuse, not spark…

Are you ready for a “Long Hot Summer”? The prospects for urban riots are hyped as a breach of domestic security

FK – Are they just working on our minds, so far?

FK – I think WWIII ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. We’re now into 4 or 5…

‘Biblical prophecy’ is a horrifying thing, not because it might be true but because the elites are so obviously using it to keep billions of brain-dead morons sitting on their asses waiting for the world to end. It’s one of their biggest tools, a way to keep the slaves working while not seeing the necessity of fighting back.

The Bill of Rights is what makes us exceptional. If we lose that we lose all.

FK – The best thing our enemies could do for us would be to bring in foreign troops. It’ll be a lot easier to get Bubba to kill the furriners than his cousin in the NATIONAL guard or his neighbor on the local cop force. Simple sad fact.

Are we headed toward a ‘turning point?’

FK – A lot of so-called humans need to stop waiting for the world to end and wake up and grow up and think about the future of humanity: Will it be under Liberty or some from of slavery, as we have now?

This is why they are militarizing: “The world will become Baltimore when people realize they cannot acquire basic resources”

Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies on Baltimore’s Rioters

More recently, conservative libertarians have expressed fears that MCAC is using its LPR technology to track gun owners traveling through the state. John Filippidis, a Florida man with a concealed carry permit, was driving, unarmed, with his wife and daughters in the family SUV to a Christmas gathering in December 2013 when he was stopped by Maryland transportation police outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore:

Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”

“At home in my safe,” John answers.

“Don’t move,” says the officer.

Several hours later, after multiple police had unpacked and inspected his entire minivan, Filippidis was sent on his way with nothing but a warning. Maryland authorities have never revealed how they knew he owned a gun.

FK – Any nazi participating in such evil should be hunted and eradicated.

Open Letter to the Oregon House of Representatives: Planning on voting for “Universal Background Checks”? The NRA is the least of your personal worries. The Law of Unintended Consequences, Armed Civil Disobedience, and Lex Talionis.

Subject: Planning on voting for “Universal Background Checks”? The NRA is the least of your personal worries. The Law of Unintended Consequences, Armed Civil Disobedience, and Lex Talionis.

Dear Legislator,

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an un-indicted criminal. For the past two years, my friends and I have been breaking the state firearm laws of Colorado, Connecticut, New York, Maryland and, most recently, the state of Washington, that were passed in the wake of Sandy Hook. In those states where standard capacity magazines were banned, we have smuggled in such forbidden items in defiance of those laws. We have hardly made a secret of it. We want the authorities to arrest us. To date, they have not dared. In Connecticut and New York, the non-compliance rates on the registration of firearms and magazines are estimated to be as much as 85% to 90%. In New York, county sheriffs have put the state police on notice that if they try to enforce the SAFE Act in their jurisdictions that THEY will be arrested, not their intended victims. The authorities of those states have made noises that they will enforce these unconstitutional laws. But again, to date THEY HAVE NOT DARED.

FK – Another reason we need a militia in every county in this country.

Antis crow over Oregon win, reveal next smoke and mirrors Washington push

FK – Another law that won’t be obeyed. Another reason we need a militia in every county in this country.

Passage of H.R. 2028 Includes Right-to-Carry on Army Corps Land Provision

FK – So why doesn’t the big money NRA have a free system for non-members to use to contact their elected public servants about this issue like Gun Owners of America?

Maine constitutional carry bill advances despite Bloomberg barricades

FK – Kentucky needs to get on the ball and restore our Liberty here. A right applied for is a privilege.

As always, there are other options:

FK – A ‘dangerous criminal’ is presumably but not always someone who has been convicted of a violent crime and is in prison. If we have a ‘dangerous criminal’ in prison that cannot be trusted with weapons why are we letting him out? Why has the ‘pro gun’ community ignored this obvious question for so long?

We need to end the ‘drug war’ and free the prisons up for those who actually belong there. When felons are ‘trusted’ to return to society they need to get all their rights back. No person should be deprived of their right to self defense. If they’ve ‘paid their debt to society’ society has no business treating them like second class citizens.

But then we need to repeal GCA ’68 and the NFA and all the other evil ‘gun laws’ anyway don’t we?

The ‘crime’ issue is a red herring. Even if ‘gun control’ could be proven to lower crime it would still be evil.

All ‘gun control’ is propaganda designed to condition the sheeple to more ‘control’ until full civilian disarmament is achieved. Thus all gun control is an act of war. All who forward it should be arrested, tried for treason against Human Liberty and executed.

JPFO had the right idea years ago: Destroy gun control.

The Tesla battery heralds the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience. The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round – these are the mantras of all those opposed to the progress of renewables.

Now the renewable power billionaire Elon Musk has just blown away that final defence. Last Thursday in California he introduced to the world his sleek new Powerwall – a wall-mounted energy storage unit that can hold 10 kilowatt hours of electric energy, and deliver it at an average of 2 kilowatts, all for US$3,500.

That translates into an electricity price (taking into account installation costs and inverters) of around US$500 per kWh – less than half current costs, as estimated by Deutsche Bank.

That translates into delivered energy at around 6 cents per kWh for the householder, meaning that a domestic system plus storage would still come out ahead of coal-fired power delivered through the conventional grid.

FK – Does anyone know if this will really work? Will the average consumer be able to afford it? If enough who can afford it buy it will it make grid power too expensive for the rest of us? Is there a time-scale for a switchover? Who will decide that? I think the govt. has true ‘free energy’ systems they’ve acquired from ‘other‘ sources. Allegedly J.P. Morgan stopped Tesla because he didn’t want to sell antennas. What will be the catch for this? There’s always a catch… Yes, I’m cynical. I’ve been paying attention for too long.

New York Times Stumbles onto the Truth About Baltimore

An article from yesterday’s New York Times about the relative calm in Baltimore stumbled by accident onto something like the real reason why blacks were rioting. Near the famous burned-out CVS–the city had begged the company to “invest” in a dodgy neighborhood–the Times reporter found someone it identified as “Robert Wilson, a college student who went to high school in Baltimore.” The article concludes with Mr. Wilson’s explanation of why blacks rioted. He said nothing about Freddie Gray or police brutality. Instead, he said this:

We’re just angry at the surroundings–like this is all that is given to us?–and we’re tired of this, like nobody wants to wake up and see broken-down buildings. They take away the community centers, they take away our fathers, and now we have traffic lights that don’t work, we have houses that are crumbling, falling down.

This quote almost perfectly captures the black mentality that leads to rioting. Blacks live in neighborhoods that they, themselves, have wrecked, and then ask, “This is all that is given to us?”

Hard-working white people built the “broken-down” buildings Mr. Wilson is complaining about. Many had parquet floors, high ceilings, and fine moldings found today only in the most expensive new construction.

FK – The guy was partly right. They created the welfare state knowing full well what the result would be if they paid unwed women to have babies. Humans are blank slates when born and most struggle to stay that way, of whatever race.

The Secret of The Muhammad Garland TX Shooting

FK – It’s not about the guns or the Second Amendment. We can win that battle and still lose the war. See earlier post below.

Former terror suspect well known to the FBI is named as one of two gunmen shot dead by cops after attack on anti-Islam ‘draw Muhammad’ art contest near Dallas

FK – Sounds like a poorly planned and poorly executed attack to me…

FK – Another reason we need a militia in every county in this country to protect the Bill of Rights.

Establishment GOP Wants to Provide Illegal Immigrants with Driver’s Licenses

FK – The best thing the ‘right wing’ could do for Mexicans is end the drug war.

Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives.

The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns.

On January 7, CBS News relayed reports from Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the first two officers to arrive “were apparently unarmed” and “fled after seeing gunmen armed with automatic weapons and possibly a grenade launcher.” The UK’s Independent reported that “three policemen arrived on bikes but had to leave because [the attackers] were armed.”

BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo “eight journalists, two police officers, a caretaker and a visitor.”

Moreover, the terrorists were able to continue their attack at different points in and around the city for the next 48 hours.

FKSo are we justifying the militarization of the police now? I don’t care what they have in the way of arms, but if they don’t have the Bill of Rights in their hearts and minds and know that protecting the Bill of Rights is their first priority then we have a problem.


For 10 years, Galana made profits from safari hunting based on sound conservation principles. Marty’s success gives meaning to the old rancher adage, “If it pays, it stays.”

Unfortunately, Marty and the other Kenyan hunter-conservationists ultimately lost out to so-called animal “welfare” activists. In May 1977, anti-hunters succeeded in banning all “legal” hunting in Kenya. Without hunting, wildlife on Galana ceased being an asset. Hunting had provided a major source of revenue for sustainable, profitable, private conservation, but without hunting, there were no revenues and no hunters or guides in the field to police against poaching. Not surprisingly, poachers slaughtered more than 5,000 of the 6,000 elephants Marty and his partners had conserved. Perhaps more importantly, hunting provided native people with incomes and with meat, giving them incentive to be part of the conservation effort. With wildlife all but gone, the government proposed in 2013 to put 1.2 million acres of the original ranch under irrigation, a project that will not be sustainable.

FK – This article seems incomplete but makes good points. Our society has become so pathetic that it’s men lack the gumption to even kill what they eat.

Here’s the book mentioned in the article:

Galana: Elephant, Game Domestication, and Cattle on a Kenya Ranch

And the Africans seem to be doing more damage to their wildlife than the trophy hunters.

My column on this issue:

The deer and the real horror