An organization that routinely deals with homeschooling issues across the U.S. and around the globe is taking on a case of parental rights because the circumstances – a social worker calling police over a newborn’s shots – is just too egregious to let pass.
The announcement was made by Michael P. Farris, the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, today.
“We are taking this case because we are tired of seeing the erosion of parental rights in virtually every area of life. Parental rights in medical cases have an impact on broader parental rights, including educational decisions,” he said. “And the plain fact is this: If we don’t fight for parental rights, it is probable that our rights will be eroded bit by bit until there is nothing that remains.” MORE>>>>>>
Robots that 'bleed' like Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator have come one step closer to reality.
Scientists have created a plastic 'skin' that oozes red blood when cut.
It can also 'heal' itself, building tiny molecular bridges inside in response to damage.
The red 'blood' might sound like a pointless Halloween novelty - but the idea is that the 'skin' can warn engineers that a structure such as an aicraft wing has been damaged.
The reason is simple:
PROPHECY - Isaiah 4:1
Polygamy has had very little support in the U.S. since the Republican Party in 1854 declared it, along with slavery, one of the “twin relics of barbarism,” and Congress banned it in 1862. The Mormon church officially abandoned plural marriage in 1890. But when the California Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in favor of homosexual marriage, one dissenting justice warned that it would not be illogical to expect that support for polygamy soon would follow.
In fact, a polygamous group in Utah just last month challenged a ban on the practice in court, and now a new WND/Wenzel Poll, conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies, indicates there is a surprisingly high level of support developing across the U.S.
'Little Obama Can Do' About Gas Prices? Four Years Ago, Bush's Move to Drill Dropped Barrel Price -- And Media Covered It Up
Tom Blumer | March 14, 2012 | 12:45
The New York Times told us about three weeks ago that "there's little President Obama" can do about the current pump price of gas. Since then, it has become a well-established media meme. Poor guy.
Well, not really. Four years ago, another U.S. president did something which caused the barrel price of oil to drop by over $6, and the press spent the rest of the day trying to pretend that the drop had nothing to do with his actions -- and almost succeeded. What follows is from my related NewsBusters post on July 15, 2008 ("Oil Drops Over $6 a Barrel; I Wonder Why?"):
According to Frances Fox Piven:
- The Occupy Movement is made up of “All parts of the Left.”
- That includes proudly: “Democrats, Socialists, Communists, Anarchists.”
- Must all work together because of the “Huge task of transforming America and the world.”
- “We are all together”
At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Francis Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left. In this minute of audio, Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement:
“There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.”
Piven goes on to discuss the major undertaking that the leftist movement is working on and why these ideologies must unite:
“We can work together because we have a really huge task before us, transforming America and the World.”
Both statements were met with applause and agreement from the audience of over one thousand.
|Let's have a toast to raw milk|
Things can seem really grim in the world of food freedom when farmers and food club members are jailed and squashed for providing fresh milk, while the media continues to spread outright lies about its consumption.
Just when it appears that the force, bans, food destruction, jail time, and deception are too much to handle – the people parry and thrust! In this dark cloud of oppression against health freedom and self-sufficiency, there are indeed some overlooked silver linings. For every bout of extreme force, there is a doubly powerful backlash.
Increasing Rallies To Defend Small Milk Farmers
There have been a handful of impressive rallies to defend raided small farms in the last year including the most recent one supporting Vernon Hershberger. Around 300 people showed up at his Wisconsin court hearing and were jam packed into the courtroom and basement during proceedings.
He refused to have a hearing without his own camera rolling and would not accept offers for settlement, i.e. reduced punishment for accepting guilt for four misdemeanors. The pressure from the crowd, his gentle constancy, and his recordings may have led the judge to rethink the call of prosecutors to punish him for violating bail terms. His trial date has been pushed to September.
A new bill in Connecticut has advanced the idea of embedded RFID chips in license plates. (PDF)
The admitted revenue-generating scheme, which would enable real-time tracking from points throughout the state, was first proposed to lawmakers by former astronaut, Paul Scully-Power.
Perhaps even more disturbing than Scully-Power's connection to the companies that would profit from the implementation of the technology, is when he openly states that, "An RFID program would be phased in gradually and then expanded to accomplish other policing tasks without having to change equipment ... the second phase would be to implement speeding violations." (Source)
Could the journals of Lizzie Borden's lawyer reveal the truth behind America's most enduring murder case?
And now they may have been given a new insight - after journals written by her family's lawyer at the time of her murder trial have been discovered.
The two handwritten diaries will no doubt refuel speculation about whether it was the quiet librarian who hacked her parents to death with an axe in 1892.
No one was ever convicted of the murders, but circumstantial evidence appeared to connect Lizzie to the scene.
'It’s all new material, completely unpublished,' Michael Martins from the Fall River Historical Society, which acquired the journals, told the Boston Globe.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.
Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist who claims he was demoted -- and then let go -- for promoting his views on intelligent design, the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
David Coppedge, who worked as a "team lead" on the Cassini mission exploring Saturn and its many moons, alleges that he was discriminated against because he engaged his co-workers in conversations about intelligent design and handed out DVDs on the idea while at work. Coppedge lost his "team lead" title in 2009 and was let go last year after 15 years on the mission.
Opening statements are expected to begin Monday.........
Potential jurors reporting for jury duty in the D.C. Superior Court building have of late been passing a photo exhibit celebrating renowned black women in a series of posters, each featuring portraits of trailblazers exemplifying greatness in their respective fields.
Included among the posters, hung for Black History Month on the walls outside the jurors’ lounge, is one in which the D.C. courts — the federally funded judicial branch of the D.C. government — honor eight “Black Women Paving the Way to Greatness in Politics.”
One might quibble with some of the choices, but most of them are women who indeed deserved to be celebrated. They include: Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and the first black woman who sought to run for president; Carol Moseley Braun, the first black female U.S. senator; former National Security Council adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first black female to hold both offices; Patricia Roberts Harris, the first black female Cabinet secretary, U.S. ambassador and law school dean; and our current first lady, Michelle Obama.
One of these personifications of “greatness,” however, comes as a shock, especially in the context of a court of law. It is none other than Angela Davis, a black activist who came to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. and the radical black group the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was such a high profile communist in the latter days of the Cold War that she was awarded the so-called “Lenin Peace Prize,” given to her in a Moscow ceremony by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev himself.
Of course, Ms. Davis, too, was a trailblazer in her own way.
She was the second black woman to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. She earned that distinction as a fugitive wanted on murder and kidnapping charges stemming from her role in a notorious attack on a courtroom in Marin County in California.
On Aug. 7, 1970, a black 17-year-old named Jonathan Jackson, toting a small arsenal of guns, entered the courtroom of Judge Harold Haley, where convict James McClain was facing murder charges in the death of a prison guard. Brandishing a gun, Jackson halted the proceedings and then armed McClain, after which they together armed two other convicts, who’d been called as witnesses in the case. Jackson and the three freed prisoners then took Judge Haley, the prosecutor and three female jurors hostage, bargaining chips in their effort to force the release from prison of older brother George Jackson, an armed robber who also was under indictment on murder charges in the death of another prison guard.
A career criminal turned Black Panther prison organizer, George Jackson was the author of “Soledad Brother,” a collection of his militant prison letters. The abductors fled with their hostages — Judge Haley now with a sawed-off shotgun taped under his chin, the others bound with piano wire — in a waiting van. They didn’t get far before reaching a police roadblock, where a shootout erupted, leaving Judge Haley, Jonathan Jackson and two other kidnappers dead, the prosecutor paralyzed for life and a juror wounded.
It was quickly established that Angela Davis had purchased at least two of the guns used in the deadly attack, including the shotgun that killed Judge Haley, which she had bought two days earlier and which was then sawed off. California law considered anyone complicit in commission of a crime a principal. As a result, Marin County Superior Judge Peter Smith charged Ms. Davis with “aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder” and issued an arrest warrant for her. Instead of surrendering for trial, Ms. Davis went into hiding. She was captured by the FBI almost three months later at a Howard Johnson motel on 10th Avenue in the heart of New York City.
Ms. Davis claimed that she was innocent, and her case became a cause celebre, as the international communist movement bankrolled her defense and organized a worldwide movement to “Free Angela.” Eventually, she was acquitted in 1972, despite her proven ownership of the murder weapons and a cache of letters she wrote to George Jackson in prison expressing her passionate romantic feelings for him and unambivalent solidarity with his commitment to political violence.
As in the O.J. Simpson trial, however, many remained convinced of the defendant’s guilt despite the jury’s verdict. Ms. Davis was acquitted, wrote author and ex-radical David Horowitz for his Front Page website, “in part because of the difficulty the prosecution had in establishing in court the real connections between Davis and Jackson, and in part because the jury was stacked with political sympathizers like Mary Timothy, an anti-Vietnam [War] activist,” who, according to Mr. Horowitz, would later become the “love interest” of Bettina Aptheker, a prominent Communist Party activist and organizer of the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners.
There is a further irony in the homage to Ms. Davis‘ “greatness” displayed for jurors in the D.C. Courthouse, the scene of people tried for actual crimes who might go to prison: Ms. Davis is these days a driving force in the prison-abolition movement and founder of a group called Critical Resistance, which is dedicated to smashing what she calls “the prison-industrial complex.”
Ms. Davis holds that any black serving a prison sentence in the United States is in reality a “political prisoner,” whatever offense they may have committed. In her lexicon, those convicted are only victims of “masked racism.” As she wrote in 1998, the poverty in which blacks are “ensconced” causes them to be “grouped together under the category ‘crime’ and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of color.” The purpose of prison, in her eyes, is simply to “disappear” people who come from “poor, immigrant and racially marginalized communities.”
Ms. Davis imputes to the American ruling class what she terms “racial assumptions of criminality,” which enable the nation to lock up the innocent under a veneer of legality and “disappear the major social problems of our time.” As she explains, most people “have been tricked into believing in the efficacy of imprisonment,” even though “prisons do not work.” Ms. Davis envisions linking her struggle against this “complex” with other “strands of resistance” to build a new “powerful movement for social transformation.”
In the D.C. Courthouse, as juror selection takes place, lawyers for both sides daily strive to winnow out even subtle biases that could impinge on a jury’s impartial hearing of trial evidence. With her blanket dismissal of evidence as irrelevant in trials of (automatically innocent) minority defendants, Ms. Davis indicts the entire American legal system as a rigged farce.
I first wrote this back in 2009, as I seem to be the only one in America, at the time who was alarmed when I read that Angela Davis was a visitor to the White House, so I am replaying this story, please note the story above where all of a sudden we see the media finally noticing her again, this time with Michelle Obama. This woman is a Communist, racist, and charged murderer- who literally makes Bill Ayres look like a boy scout!
By: Bob Barney
Another name that has surfaced on the White House list of visitors, seems to have gone unnoticed by most. The name that I recognized right away was that of Angela Davis. In my generation Angela Davis was a black radical communist, whose anti-American rhetoric was well known back in the early 1970s. Born in 1944, the black activist ran for vice president in the Communist Party. Yes, you read that correctly, the Communist Party of America. Yet another communist among the inner circle of Barack Obama. She was arrested and found innocent of the murder of Judge Harold Haley, in California. A radical past includes violence in every un-American activity one can imagine. She was much more visible in the 1970s then William Ayers, and just as dangerous. Now she is granted a White House visit. The White House claims that most of the names released on their list of visitors are not the famous people, or should I say the infamous people that they appear to be.
In 1970, a California judge, Judge Haley was abducted from his courthouse and murdered in an attempt to free communist prisoners. The shotgun that was used to kill the judge was purchased in Angela Davis's name, many believing she personally bought the gun. She was charged as an accomplice to murder and became only the third woman in the nation's history to make the FBI's 10 most wanted list! Yes, the 10 most wanted list! This is just another friend of Barack Obama, visiting the White House.
Angela Davis was introduced to communism in college, became a professor at UCLA in 1969 and became a spokesman for causes such as the Communist Party and the Black Panther movement. Gov. Ronald Reagan fired her from her job. She also won the Lenin peace prize in the 1980s, named after the famous Russian Communist Lenin.
A little known fact about Davis is that she supported Jim Jones' Peoples Temple in San Francisco back in the 1970s. Most do not realize that Jim Jones was a founder of the "black liberation theology movement," made famous now by the Rev. Wright. Yes the dots all do seem to connect, all of these evil, murderous persons are all interconnected, and have relationships with our president: Barack Obama!
Wikipedia claims, "In a New York City speech on July 9, 1975, Russian dissident and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn told an AFL-CIO meeting that Davis was derelict in supporting various socialist projects around the world, given her stark opposition to the U.S. prison system. In particular, Solzhenitsyn claimed that a group of Czech prisoners appealed to Davis for support, which he further said she refused to offer. In a speech at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Davis denied Solzhenitsyn's claim."
Davis, Malik Zulu Shabazz (modern leader of the Black Panthers) and a host of other communist and anti-American radicals appear to have visited the White House in the last nine months. Answer this question, if George Bush were to have Ku Klux Klan members visiting the White House during his stay as president, would there be a national outcry? Be honest, because we all know the truth,The Plain Truth to that question.
By Bob Barney
With the talk about cutting the Defense budget, I would like to know that if the military cannot account for 25% of their spending (More money for the Pentagon, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports, while its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends.), how can we not have an immediate 25% spending cut in military spending. I believe that we could easily reduce defense spending by 50% and remain safe. Do we need troops in Europe? It's time Republicans stop taking bribes (called donations) for the defense contractors and start working on saving this nation from bankruptcy. Until we cut the trillions in fraud, waste and abuse; I don't want to hear a peep about needing to cut Medicare and Social Security. I am a patriot. Stop the waste, and I'll give back everything! I'll give back my Medicare (I am not eligible) and Social Security (ibd), but not until I am convinced we have an honest budget! As Ronald Reagan would say, "I paid for this Medicare!"
Here is the rest of that CBS story:
$2.3 trillion — that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America. To understand how the Pentagon can lose track of trillions, consider the case of one military accountant who tried to find out what happened to a mere $300 million.
"We know it's gone. But we don't know what they spent it on," said Jim Minnery, Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
Minnery, a former Marine turned whistle-blower, is risking his job by speaking out for the first time about the millions he noticed were missing from one defense agency's balance sheets. Minnery tried to follow the money trail, even crisscrossing the country looking for records.
"The director looked at me and said 'Why do you care about this stuff?' It took me aback, you know? My supervisor asking me why I care about doing a good job," said Minnery.
He was reassigned and says officials then covered up the problem by just writing it off.