$65 Trillion National Debt, Ending Political Correctness, Failed Hillsborough School Board, Energy Propaganda, Immigration. Helena’s News Roundup

The New Tyrants: Black Lives Matters, Liberals, Homosexual Extremists.

The New Tyrants: Black Lives Matters, Liberals, Homosexual Extremists, Global Warming Alarmists…

That $18.5 Trillion National Debt? Former GAO Official Says it’s 3.5 Times That Whoops, the debt is really 65 trillion if you add in the unfunded liabilities! ” Walker explained that there are entitlement programs and other government committments which aren’t included in the $18.5 trillion calculation:“If you [add] to that $18.5 trillion the unfunded civilian and military pensions and retiree healthcare, the additional under-funding for Social Security, the additional under-funding for Medicare, various commitments and contingencies that the federal government has, the real number is about $65 trillion rather than $18 trillion, and it’s growing automatically absent reforms.”

Bill Gates spent a fortune to build it. Now a Florida school system is getting rid of it “Another Gates-funded ed reform project.. is crashing to Earth. This time it’s the Empowering Effective Teachers, an educator eval prog in Hillsborough Co, which was developed in 2009 with major financial backing from the Gates Found. A total of more than $180 million has been spent on the project since then but now, the district is ending the prog. Under the system, 40 % of a teacher’s eval would be based on student test scores and the rest from “peer evaluators.” It turned out that costs to maintain the prog rose, forcing the district to spend millions of dollars more than it expected to spend. Furthermore, support among teachers waned, with teachers saying that they don’t think it accurately evaluated their effectiveness and that they could be too easily fired.”

New Hillsborough district policy has school suspensions down This new policy will be a disaster!! If you don’t have a policy to address bad behavior, you will breed more bad behavior!! Also-how can one teach or kids learn when there is disruption! “The majority of teachers I’ve talked to feel an absolute pressure not to take a variety of disciplinary actions with students, but they’re not being given adequate alternatives to help kids or change behavior,” Baxter-Jenkins said. “It appears being able to provide numbers that look good is more important..One behavior category on pace to exceed last year’s numbers is physical attacks — 150 in the first quarter, a pace of 640 for the year. Last school year, there were only 376 attacks that resulted in a student’s suspension.”

Prof Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs Must Read! Every Teacher should know this speech by heart and give it to their students on the first day of class or everyday until it sinks into their heads full of mush!! Just outstanding!!

Can We Start Taking Political Correctness Seriously Now? Must Read! “Colleges have disproportionate influence over intellectual life, and political movements centered on campuses can spread well beyond them. But to imagine p.c. as simply a thing college kids do relieves us of taking it seriously as a coherent set of beliefs, which it very much is. PC is a system of thought that denies the legitimacy of political pluralism on issues of race and gender. It manifests itself most prominently in campus settings not because it’s a passing phase, like acne, but because the academy is one of the few bastions of Am life where the p.c. left can muster the strength to impose its political hegemony upon others. The phenomenon also exists in other nonacademic left-wing communities, many of them virtual ones centered on social media, and its defenders include professional left-wing intellectuals.”

GLOBAL COOLING: Decade long ice age predicted as sun ‘hibernates’ What will Obama say? Need more solar panels??”A team of European researchers have unveiled a scientific model showing that the Earth is likely to experience a “mini ice age” from 2030 to 2040 as a result of decreased solar activity.Their findings will infuriate environmental campaigners who argue by 2030 we could be facing increased sea levels and flooding due to glacial melt at the poles. However, at the Nat’l Astronomy Mtg in Wales, Northumbria U professor Zharkova said fluctuations an 11-year cycle of solar activity the sun goes through would be responsible for a freeze, the like of which has not been experienced since the 1600s.From 1645 to 1715 global temperatures dropped due to low solar activity so much that the planet experienced a 70-year ice age known as Maunder Minimum which saw the River Thames in London completely frozen.”

 9 Reasons Why Obama Just Made Wrong Decision on Keystone Pipeline Must Read!! “In a statement today, Obama said the pipeline “would not serve the national interest of the US.”“America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change,” Obama added. “And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.” Former Obama administration Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu hit the nail on the head: “The decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one.”

Great news: the EPA’s new smog rules will only cost 40 times as much as they said “The EPA estimated its stricter smog limits would only cost $1.4 billion a year, but.. the total cost is likely 40 times higher.. EPA’s updated smog.. rule could cost $56.5 billion in lost wages based on econ losses from counties that couldn’t comply with the agency’s 2008 rule..So we’ll be sucking well over $50B a year out of the econ to achieve a reduction in ozone levels from 75 parts per billion to..70 parts per billion…The bottom line is that counties who don’t manage to meet the new levels will face costs and not just from the feds. They will need to curtail activities such as manufacturing or energy exploration. Both mean jobs, so the hidden costs are multiplied well out from any indiv fines or lack of fed funding. We really need somebody new at the helm of this agency before they finally manage to bankrupt us.”

Appeals court keeps block on Obama immigration actions The 5th Circuit opinion holds “not just that procedural rules were shortcut, but that Obama and Sec Johnson lacked the legal authority for their actions. Smith said the Imm and Naturalization Act simply doesn’t confer the power the admin is claiming.”.. the INA flatly does not permit the reclassification of millions of illegal aliens as lawfully present and thereby make them newly eligible for a host of fed and state benefits, including work authorization,” Smith wrote.. “Today, the Fifth Circuit asserted that the separation of powers remains the law of the land, and the pres must follow the rule of law, just like everybody else,” Paxton said. “Throughout this process, the Obama admin has aggressively disregarded the constitutional limits on executive power…”

A decade into a project to digitize U.S. immigration forms, just 1 is online Incompetence -Again!! “This project, run by USCIS, was originally supposed to cost a half-billion dollars and be finished in 2013. Instead, it’s now projected to reach up to $3.1 billion and be done nearly 4 years from now, putting in jeopardy efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration policies, handle immigrants already seeking citizenship and detect national security threats, according to documents and interviews with former and current fed officials.From the start, the initiative was mismanaged.. The project’s failures already have daily consequences for millions of immigrants who are in the country legally. Immigration lawyers say the current system leads to lost applications, months-long delays and errors that cause further delays. Immigrants miss deadlines for benefits, meaning they lose everything from jobs and mortgages to travel opportunities.”

Conservative Review – The Truth Behind the Numbers: Foreign-born Jobs Up, American-born Jobs Unchanged “All of the decline in joblessness can be attributed to an increase in employ among foreign-born workers ..among Am-born workers the # of unemployed increased…Relative to the pop growth, almost all of the net increase in new jobs over the past decade has benefited immigrants. You might argue that this represents good news for immigrant families.. But according to Pew, their poverty rate is at an all-time high. In 1970, the poverty rate among immigrants stood at 18%, slightly higher than the 14% of the native-born population. Now the poverty rate among immigrants has grown to 28% compared to 15% among Native Americans. Concurrently, 87% of illegal immigrant families and 72% of legal immigrant families are on welfare. Increased poverty and welfare usage among immigrants, yet increased employment? What gives?”

Could olives be Florida’s next big crop? The proof is in the oil. “It is Florida olive oil. And it’s good. They said it couldn’t be done. They said the climate wasn’t right: too much humidity, not enough chill hours. There are bound to be pests; it’s too rainy and olives don’t like too much water. Despite all the naysayers, a number of growers are experimenting with olives around the state, working with U Florida agriculture profs and entomologists to find out exactly which varieties, planted exactly where and harvested exactly when. The aim? Create FL’s next big-money crop in an era where our famous citrus industry is struggling. It comes at a good time. Spain’s olive farmers have been battling drought and Italian olives are succumbing to a bacterial outbreak. Meanwhile, the olive oil market is growing worldwide, exponentially in places with an exploding middle class like China or India.”

Feminization of America Is Bad for the World Dennis Prager has incredible insight! “The Mattel research reveals that male nature wants good guys to kill bad guys..; and that female nature wants the good guy and bad guy to “be friends in the end.” This difference may be the most important of all the sex differences. Indeed, it can actually shape the future of America and of the world. Of course, there are women who want evil destroyed – the late Margaret Thatcher, for example. And there are men who oppose confronting evil – the men who lead the modern Dem Party, for example. (One such man is the pres of the US, whose has a feminized view of those who do evil – talk to them, but don’t confront them, label them, or fight them.)But these exceptions happen in large numbers under two circumstances: when women get married and when men are feminized.”

Among Latinos, Bernie Sanders Bombs – And Donald Trump May Be Gaining Some “Everything the open borders lobby assures will secure the Latino vote is among the offerings of socialist candidate Bernie Sanders. To roll up that vaunted vote, which political consultants insist is key to winning the election, Sanders has hired top illegal immigrant activists such as Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas, he’s offered amnesty for the millions, and he’s spread out a table full of free stuff — just as Latin America’s demagogues and dictators regularly do.There’s just one problem: Latinos don’t seem to want him .They’ve edged away from Sanders, with many favoring Hillary, and at least some, according to this report in the Wash Times, leaning to Trump, who is supposedly so racist that there is no way he could ever attract a single Latino vote.”

What I Learned at Tuesday’s Debate Simon is always a good read! “Who won? The NYT said Rand Paul, which means he didn’t. Frank Luntz’s focus group of actual New Hampshire Republican voters gave it to Rubio in a walk. I tend to agree, with Cruz a close second. Marc Thiessen said on The Kelly File that Rubio would be the strongest GOP candidate in the general because he would seem like JFK debating Hillary’s Nixon. Actually, I think Hilary’s worse than Nixon, but he’s got a point.Which leads me to a slight rejiggering of yesterday’s debate preview post in which I said we have probably already reached the Final Four — Donald Trump, Ben Caron, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, with the assumption that Trump, in the number one slot, would never be passed.”